Start with a blank canvas and develop the artist within. You will have plenty of guidance and support as you pursue your undergraduate Studio Arts degree with a concentration in Painting at PennWest Edinboro.
As a student, you'll thrive in the exciting, artistic environment of PennWest Edinboro.
Our Art Department has the widest array of studio offerings within the Pennsylvania
State System of Higher Education and is a program of distinction at Edinboro.
At Edinboro, we pride ourselves on our 100-year history of instruction in the visual arts and art education. In addition, our Art Department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD), which sets national standards for excellence in the field.
Although our program is grounded in traditional practice, you'll explore contemporary concepts to arrive at your own aesthetic expression.
Renowned faculty, each with a wide range of experiences and approaches, will help you develop your skills in color theory, color mixing, light and space, composition and painting techniques. You'll work with still life, the human figure, landscape and contemporary subjects in order to gain in-depth experience.
As a result, you will graduate with a thorough understanding of both traditional and
contemporary approaches to painting, ready to take advantage of the unlimited expressive
potential of this art form in today's art world.
There is no portfolio review prior to admission. Just bring your passion for the arts and a desire to work hard in a multidisciplinary, highly supportive environment.
The Art Department at Edinboro is one of the largest in the nation and meets the same rigorous standards as the finest art programs in the nation.
As a Studio Arts major with a concentration in Painting, you will explore every aspect of painting under the mentorship of highly credentialed professors. They'll challenge you to explore your potential as painter and as an artist in the contemporary art world. Exceptional resources for students include:
When you graduate, you will be fully prepared for advanced study in a graduate program. With a Master of Fine Arts degree, you could teach at the college level or move into fields such as museum curation, art criticism or art conservation.
Or, you could join other alumni who have pursued careers as gallery artists, gallery directors, or work in various areas of illustration, including book covers, medical illustration, CD/album covers or freelance illustration.
- Bradley Milligan (BFA ’18) – Two-time Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation International Award Winner ($12,000)
- Jackie White (BFA ’18) - Intern Curator at the Erie Art Museum
- Scott Fischer (BFA ’12) - Materials and Applications Specialist, Golden Artist Colors
- Alison Stinely (BFA ’10) - Assistant Professor, Old Dominion University
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Take charge of your experience. Ask questions, meet our students and professors, and see the campus yourself.