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Drawing and Painting, B. F. A

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
, NY,
The Drawing and Painting program at the State University of New York Fredonia helps you to develop skills to succeed in the ever-changing contemporary art world. You will explore traditional and contemporary painting approaches and theories while also investigating multicultural and gender influences on contemporary society and art.


The Drawing and Painting program at the State University of New York Fredonia challenges you to participate in the practices necessary to succeed in careers related to the visual arts. World-renowned faculty will instill a strong work ethic and help you develop your own personal vision through drawing and painting and the incorporation of other disciplinary interests.

The Fredonia Difference

At Fredonia, you’ll complete rigorous, in‐depth courses geared towards developing your own artistic voice with high-level technical, conceptual, creative, and aesthetic accomplishments. Small studio classes ensure you’ll have personal connections with faculty. Our arts programs are tightly wound with our theatre and music, providing extra opportunities to cross disciplines in the College of Visual and Performing Arts. Fredonia has a competitive application process that requires the submission of an art portfolio.

Career Opportunities

  • Art teacher
  • Independent curator
  • Art therapist
  • Arts administrator
  • Art restoration specialist
  • Muralist
  • Art gallery/Art Auction House/Museum work
  • Illustrator
  • Art Director
  • Professional Fine Artist

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Visual Concepts
  • Visiting Artist Program
  • Printmaking
  • Introduction to Photography
  • Art in Culture From 1400 to the Present
  • ARTH History Elective

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • First-Year applicants should provide secondary school transcripts and proof of graduation. 
  • Transfer applicants should provide university transcripts and transcript evaluation through a NACES certified company.
  • Recommendation letters are an important aspect of the graduate school application for Fredonia. The information provided in recommendation letters is used as evidence of your overall potential to succeed as a graduate student.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    762 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 762 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    762 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 762 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    354 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 354 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Fredonia

  • 910 - 1990 USD/month
    Living Costs

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