Craft. Create. Inspire. 

Painting: Concentration

Bachelor’s
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Master your craft and reflect God’s love for creation as you study the arts at NGU.

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Personalized Tracks
Ceramics. Drawing. Graphic Art. Painting. Photography. Printmaking. And Sculpture. Your studies, customized to your craft, at NGU.
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Average Class Size
Improve your skills. Collaborate with your peers. Receive personal guidance from experienced professors and guest artists. All thanks to NGU’s smaller class sizes.
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Major Productions
NGU’s theatre department plans two major productions each semester. Display your talents as you paint backdrops, build sets, or design costumes. Put your artistic abilities to good use for all to see!

All Things Begin with Creativity

Think outside the canvas as you master all aspects of painting. Color mixing, composition, and technical skills. Oils, acrylics, and watercolors. Realism, impressionism, modern art, and more. Even examine the history, theory, and philosophy behind art itself.

Then, prepare for a wide variety of careers rooted in the world of painting. Freelance or a commissioned painter, of course. But also, instructor or tutor, private/public curator, art therapist or critic, gallery/museum director, and more. Pursue your passion, wherever it leads, through a Bachelor of Arts in Art with a concentration in painting.

What Can I Do with a Concentration in Painting?

A concentration in painting can lead to a fulfilling career as a professional artist, art teacher, or illustrator. This specialization allows you to express your creativity and passion for visual arts, whether through creating your own artwork, teaching others, or contributing your skills to various industries such as advertising, design, or animation.

It’s a path that lets you turn your love for painting into a rewarding profession.

Art Director

Art Teacher

Fine Artist

Muralist

Portrait Painter

Scenic Artist

Experience Learning as You Explore Your Craft

Your Creation on Display

NGU’s College of Communication and Fine Arts hosts several exhibits each year. Enjoy the work of your peers and professors while showcasing your own creations for all to see. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Publish Your Passions

Gain exposure and refine your talents through NGU’s literary and arts publication, “The Mountain Laurel.” Published work in an annual magazine + helpful feedback from professional artists. All to help you grow as an artist. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Studio, Your Space

You’re free to create with access to NGU’s state-of-the-art private studios. Ceramics, drawing, graphic design, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpting … you’ve got it! Because being a studio artist requires a studio, after all. 

 

A Professional (and Personal) Portfolio

Our experienced professors help you create a portfolio to showcase your knowledge and ability. Highlight your talent and impress future employers – now that’s mastering your craft! 

Creating Beside Experienced & Faithful Artists

Hayley De González, MFA
Department Chair, Art
Zac Buser, MFA
Professor, Art
Blake Smith, MFA
Professor, Art

Your Passion, Your Path – Study the Arts as You Design

Studio Art Year 1

Year 1 Sample Courses

  • Drawing
  • Design and Color
  • Digital Imagery
  • Composition and Rhetoric
  • Introduction to Information Technology
Studio Art Year 2

Year 2 Sample Courses

  • Art History
  • Lab Science
  • Foreign Language
Studio Art Year 3

Year 3 Sample Courses

  • Contemporary Art History
  • Social Science Elective
  • New Testament Survey
  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Lab Science
Studio Art Year 4

Year 4 Sample Courses

  • Exhibition and Portfolio Procedures
  • Oral Communication
  • Concepts of Physical Education
  • Social Science

Elevate Your Perspective

You’ll also take Chapel for the first seven semesters, and Cultural Events for the first four semesters. This is the NGU difference, how you find your peak performance and elevate your perspective, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually.

Have Questions about the Art Program or Painting Concentration?

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Hayley De González, MFA

Department Chair, Art
864.663.0009 hayley.degonzalez@ngu.edu
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