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Painting and Drawing, B.F.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Oakland, TN, United States
At the Painting and Drawing program offered by California College of the Art students develop their technical and conceptual skills in drawing and painting studios while sharing and debating ideas with faculty, peers, and visiting artists.
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Overview

Beyond the studio and into the world

The Painting and Drawing program at California College of the Art host a diverse group of visiting artists each year. You’ll be exposed to new trends and practices in contemporary arts, which helps you confidently engage with the ideas you’re most passionate about in studio. Most of our drawing and painting studios take students to Bay Area museums, galleries, and nonprofit spaces, many of which are within walking distance of our San Francisco campus. These opportunities encourage you to think critically about your contributions to the field, as well as make meaningful connections to arts professionals in the world at large.

Potential career paths

  • Professional artist
  • Arts educator
  • Business owner in the creative field
  • Cultural innovator
  • Artist’s studio assistant

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:

  • Painting 1-4
  • Drawing 2
  • Materials and Methods
  • Digital Tools
  • Painting or Drawing Workshops
  • Junior Tutorial
  • Media History 2: Living Painters
  • Senior Project: Painting

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

Admission requirements

  • An online application and nonrefundable application fee of $70
  • Personal essay
  • High school and/or university transcripts
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Portfolio (log in to SlideRoom)
  • Proof of English proficiency (international applicants only)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    51092 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 51092 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    51092 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 51092 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Oakland

  • 1055 - 1970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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