Painting and Drawing

Painting and Drawing

Program Description

The Department of Fine Arts offers the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a Painting and Drawing concentration. You’ll spend most of your time getting practical, hands-on experience, guided by experienced faculty. Class sizes tend to be small which promotes student and faculty interaction. In professional practice, highly creative fine artists work in fine- or commercial-art studios located in office buildings, warehouses, or lofts. Others work in private studios in their homes. Some artists share studio space, where they also may exhibit their work. The visual arts training this program provides, along with the other liberal arts components of the curriculum, is a solid foundation for jobs in advertising, marketing, crafts, entrepreneurship and other career endeavors.

In this AUM program, you can develop your own artistic voice as you develop into a visual artist or art historian. You will have the opportunity to:

  • Build a professional portfolio
  • Learn from professors who are successful practitioners in their field
  • Express yourself creatively within a supportive and collaborative environment. 

With this degree, students can choose from concentrations in Graphic Design, Sculpture, Painting and Drawing, Ceramics and Photography.

Put Your Degree to Work

Note: While salaries vary depending on several factors including your level of experience, education and training, and geography and industry, here is a sampling of the future job growth and salaries in this area.

With a fine arts education with a concentration in painting and drawing, some artists work as illustrators, or in the exhibit design or museum profession. Some have careers as a graphic designer, art director or multimedia artist.

U.S Bureau of Labor statistic sample
JobsMedian PayJob Growth through 2028
Multimedia artist/animator$72,520 per year4%
Graphic designer$50,370 per year3%
Art director$92,780 per year1%

For More Information

Fine Arts Department
Auburn University at Montgomery
Goodwyn Hall 104

Program Overview

The course listings below are a representation of what this academic program requires. For a full review of this program in detail, please see our official online catalog AND consult with an academic advisor. This listing does not include the core curriculum courses required for all majors and may not include some program-specific information, such as admissions, retention and termination standards.

Course sampling specific to the Graphic Design major includes:

Course #Course Name
VISU 2202Watercolor
VISU 2212Beginning Painting
VISU 3122Advanced Drawing
VISU 3532Intermediate Painting
VISU 4242Advanced Painting

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