The SCAD painting department offers instruction in technique, contemporary art, art criticism and critical theory, providing a foundation that allows students to experiment and explore their individual voices and creative vision.
Professional practicesThrough grants, coursework, internships and introduction to distinguished artists, SCAD offers unrivaled professional practices opportunities that complement the painting department's academic curriculum and rigorously prepare students for independent studio and professional careers.
Painting is offered in Atlanta, Hong Kong, Savannah and online via eLearning.
Grants from organizations such as the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation help support the development of classes focusing on professional practices for fine artists. Students benefit from the expertise of CPAs, copyright and trademark attorneys, speech coaches, curators and writers.
New York, New York
SCAD painting students are invited to compete for a 10-week studio residency in New York City. Every quarter, a graduate or upper-level undergraduate student is selected to work in a studio space near Times Square for elective coursework and/or internship credit. This program is offered through SCAD, ArtLink and the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts.
SCAD painting students learn from renowned working artists who come to SCAD to instruct and inspire. Recent artists-in-residence or distinguished faculty include Matt Blackwell, Adam Cvijanovic, JuYeon Kim, Steve Locke and Michael Scoggins.