What will I learn?

The Department of Art and Design offers a BA and a BFA degree. It provides a creative environment for academic excellence in the areas of drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, graphic design and photography. The curriculum offers a strong foundation in the creation, history, and theory of the visual arts and design, preparing students for professional careers and graduate studies. Majors and minors receive rigorous training and individualized attention by faculty who are committed to teaching excellence in traditional practices, expanded media, and trans-disciplinary approaches to art, through contemporary curriculum that emphasizes experimentation, problem solving and collaboration. The Department of Art and Design also provides experiences for the liberal arts students who wish to explore studio practices through elective courses.

Painting Program

The painting program at Binghamton University provides a rigorous training in the discipline, through an emphasis on both traditional skill-based practice as well as interdisciplinary approaches, all the while deepening the conceptual basis of making an image in today’s world.

Students can choose from a broad range of painting classes, beginning with introductory courses, which lay the foundation for painterly techniques and formal aspects of painting, to more advanced concept-driven courses. Introductory classes cover the potential of still life, figure and landscape, as well as investigations into abstract painting. Intermediate level courses provide expansion on the narrative and thematic sequence of works, in a variety of media.

At the advanced level, students develop a well-articulated body of work, as well as an artist statement, and are skilled in presenting their work to a broader audience via group critiques, exhibitions or presentations. Critiques, demonstrations and visiting artist presentations and exhibitions are important components of the curriculum. Painting concentration is housed in spacious, naturally lit studios with ample space for class activities and individual work. Students are provided with private lockers, painting storage areas as well as with 24/7 access to facilities.

Which department am I in?

Harpur College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (126 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$24,660.00 per year
Application deadline

Expected March 2022

Start date

Expected August 2022


Harpur College of Arts and Sciences

Library North 2430,


New York,

13902, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have completed high school.

For international students

Students must have completed high school in a recognized institution.

Non-native English speakers must submit one test score demonstrating English proficiency. All test scores must be less than 2 years old.

TOEFL: 80-95

IELTS: 6.5-7.0

Duolingo: 110-120

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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