Why Study Painting at IU Southeast?

The painting program at IU Southeast provides experience in both acrylic and oil painting techniques. Painting students at IU Southeast develop the ability to manipulate spatial and expressive qualities in their work through paint application, color, and drawing.

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The painting program at IU Southeast provides experience in both acrylic and oil painting techniques. Painting students at IU Southeast develop the ability to manipulate spatial and expressive qualities in their work through paint application, color, and drawing. Students are also encouraged to explore representation, abstraction, and experimental image-making and techniques. The resident faculty member in painting has an extensive background in traditional and modern painting techniques. Students in the program learn traditional skills involving surface preparation and glazing, as well as more recent techniques involving digital imaging. Painting is one of the oldest mediums in the visual arts and is still considered one of the cornerstones of an artist’s education.

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(see Fine Arts degree requirements for foundation and degree descriptions.)

B.A. Curriculum in Fine Arts: Painting

Foundations:
  • F100 Intro to Drawing
  • F101 3-D Design
  • F102 2-D / Color Design
  • P273 Computer Art and Design
Art History:
  • A101 Ancient to Medieval Art
  • A102 Renaissance to Modern
  • A449 (20th Century)
  • 300/400 level non-western Art History
200-level Studio Courses and Art History:
  • S200 Drawing I
  • S230 Painting I
  • S240 Printmaking I
  • S250 or S351 Graphic Design I
  • S260 Ceramics I
Upper level Studio:
  • 300 and 400 level studio: Take a minimum of 12 credit hours in Painting.
    • S331 Painting II
    • S331 Painting II
    • S431 Painting III
    • S431 Painting III
Seminar:
  • A401 Senior Art Theory

B.F.A. Curriculum in Fine Arts: Painting

Foundations:
  • F100 Intro to Drawing
  • F101 3-D Design
  • F102 2-D / Color Design
  • P273 Computer Art and Design
Art History:
  • A101 Ancient to Medieval
  • A102 Renaissance to Modern
  • A449, 20th Century Art, 1925 to Present
  • 400 level Art History, nonwestern
  • 300-400 level Art History, nonwestern or western
200-level Studio Courses and Art History:
  • S200 Drawing I
  • S230 Painting I
  • S240 Printmaking I
  • S250 Graphic Design I
  • S260 Ceramics I
Upper level Studio:
  • 300 level studio in studio major
  • 400 level studio in studio major
  • 18 credit hours of 400 level BFA Painting
    • S432 Painting
    • 300-400 level studios or Special Topics
    • S345 pr S301 Drawing
Seminars:
  • U400 Sources and Resources, Professional Skills in the Fine Arts
  • G400 BFA Final Review

18-easel facility with both artificial daylight and natural northern light, also includes vented spray booth, and painting storage, floor to ceiling exhibition and presentation surfaces.

FINA-S 230 Painting 1 (3 cr.)
P: FINA-F 100, FINA-F 101, FINA-F 102, FINA-P 273. Introduction to painting in oil. Study of the spatial and expressive qualities of color, with an emphasis on composition and pictorial design. Development of technical skills in image making through exploration of traditional and modern methods of paint application. Introduction to surface preparation, framing, and display of paintings.

FINA-S 331 Painting 2 (3 cr.)
P: FINA-S 230. Intermediate course in painting, with an emphasis on the technical command of both oil and acrylic media. Continued study in composition and pictorial design in painting. Further development in traditional and modern methods of paint application with an emphasis on individual experimentation. May be repeated once.

FINA-S 431 Painting 3 (3 cr.)
P: FINA-S 331. Advanced course in painting aimed at the continued mastery of technical skills, with an emphasis on individual solutions to pictorial and conceptual problems in painting. May be repeated.

FINA-S 432 B.F.A. Painting (1-6 cr.)
P: Accepted into B.F.A. studio major. Concentrated studio projects within the framework of the B.F.A. painting program. Attention to content, craftsmanship, intent, and resources. May be repeated for a total of 18 credit hours.

The complete IU Southeast Bulletin is available online.

 

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Debra Clem
Professor of Fine Arts
Coordinator
dclem@ius.edu
Phone: (812) 941-2358
Office Location: KV 134
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