The painting studios at TAMUCC offer a wide range of artistic instruction in the fine art of painting. Starting with an in-depth understanding of the materials to be used, studies begin with traditional processes as those practiced by master technicians including Johannes Vermeer and Rembrandt Van Rijn, then continue into contemporary approaches such as multi-disciplinary and multi-media painting. While oil paint is the primary medium used, other materials are also explored including acrylic, spray paint, and ink, as well as alternative surfaces including metals and plastics. Figure and landscape painting are investigated, as well as topics in personal content, ultimately leading to intensive individual studio practice wherein the goal for each student is to develop a cohesive, competitive, and quality body of work to be used either for entrance into graduate school for further studies or towards a serious and professional career in the arts. Undergraduates have been accepted into major institutions for advanced studies, with some receiving partial or full scholarships, and graduates have received numerous accolades for their work as well as collegiate teaching posts.

Undergraduate Offerings 

  • ARTS 2316 – Painting I 
  • ARTS 3303 – Intermediate Painting
  • ARTS 3311 – Color Theory 
  • ARTS 3313 – Figure Painting   
  • ARTS 4303 – Advanced Painting 
  • ARTS 4391 – Topics in Studio Art   

Graduate Offerings 

  • ARTS 5191 – Graduate Professional Practices Seminar   
  • ARTS 5315 – MFA Studio in Art: Painting 
  • ARTS 5320 – Graduate Critique Seminar  
  • ARTS 5391 – MFA Seminar in Art   
  • ARTS 5394 – Directed Research   
  • ARTS 5395 – MFA Thesis   
  • ARTS 5397 – Graduate Teaching Assistant Practicum   
  • ARTS 5398 – MFA Project