Paint outside the lines

At SCAD, you can turn your passion for painting into a rewarding career in fine art and new media. Our students and alumni have exhibited at world-renowned museums — from the Guggenheim to the Museum of Modern Art to the Smithsonian — and share their work at the world's most prestigious art fairs, including the Hong Kong International Art Fair and Art Basel Miami Beach. Throughout your time at SCAD, you'll be supported by outstanding faculty, inspiring facilities and annual events that put SCAD at the heart of the fine art world...right where you belong.

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Painting degrees

SCAD's painting degrees are offered in Atlanta, Savannah, and online via eLearning.

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Student work

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Turn your passion into your profession

At SCAD, you'll learn to thrive in an industry that requires acute technical skills, fresh creative vision and a knack for working with others. Discover your calling through The University for Creative Careers.

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"I believe that it is important for students to make a connection with art by encouraging them to make their efforts relevant to their lives and the world in which they live."

Vanessa Platacis | Painting professor

Related majors and minors

Painting is an ever-evolving field, as multifaceted as it is in demand. In order to thrive in such an interdisciplinary industry, many students choose to pursue a double major or related minor while they are here. You can explore new perspectives, harness diverse creative approaches, and develop a unique, well-rounded style — all while earning multiple degrees.

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