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Drawing and Painting

California State University Long Beach

48 months
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5742 USD/year
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About

The Drawing and Painting program at California State University Long Beach encourages a strong foundation in the traditions of life drawing and offers focuses on both figurative and non-figurative approaches to the medium. Courses are designed to contextualize the fundamentals, introduce critical thinking, and foster independence.

Overview

Building from a strong foundation in observational drawing, design, and color theory, the sequence of Intermediate drawing and painting courses are designed to contextualize a studio practice within an art historical context, introduce critical thinking, and foster independence.

The Drawing and Painting program is enriched by the presence of the University Art Museum, ongoing opportunities to exhibit in our five school galleries, an extensive program of visiting artists and critics amongst the incredible wealth of artists and exhibitions in the greater Los Angeles area.

The Drawing and Painting program at California State University Long Beach, has a reputation for educating motivated and talented students, who become professional artists and artist/ teachers of merit and recognition.

What you will learn

Advanced students deepen their explorations among a broad range of stylistic approaches and materials including representation, abstraction, painting, drawing, or an expanded field that crosses disciplines.

The culminating BFA capstone course is an immersive studio experience where students develop an individualized body of work for the BFA exhibition. The students are challenged to create original works for the exhibition and learn the necessary professional practices to continue in their field.

These skills include resume writing, documentation of work, portfolio development, and preparation for grad school as well as practical survival skills and networking strategies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Art History
  • Writing about Visual Art
  • Global Art Scenes
  • Life Painting
  • Intermediate Life Drawing
  • Painting
  • Advanced Studies in Color
  • Advanced Drawing
  • Concentrated Studies in Abstract Painting
  • Concentrated Studies in Life Painting 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

132 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete each of the courses in the comprehensive pattern of college preparatory subject requirements with a grade of C or higher prior to high school graduation.
  • Graduate from high school by the end of the Spring term prior to Fall enrollment.
  • All transcripts from all institutions attended
  • SAT/ACT scores

Graduates of California high schools and other California residents:

  • 2.5 GPA or greater in college preparatory subjects, AND 3,200 minimum “CSULB Index” to be considered, for non-STEM major
  • a 3,600 minimum “STEM Index” for STEM majors. (Be aware this is higher than the minimum for CSU system-wide eligibility.)

Other non-California residents:

  • 3.0 GPA or greater in college preparatory subjects, AND 3,500 minimum “CSULB Index” to be considered, for non-STEM major
  • a 3,600 minimum “STEM Index” for STEM majors.
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Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5742 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2871 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    5742 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2871 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • If you are not a resident of California you must add $396 to the above totals for each unit of credit you take.

Living costs for Long Beach

1400 - 2000 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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