Drawing & Painting Concentration

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Art with a concentration in Drawing/Painting is designed for the student who desires to nurture and grow the artist within while preparing for a professional career– a degree designed for true artists.

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Students develop individual creative expression while learning skill and technique, and study the history of art and the work of noted artists, as well as the abstract, representational, experimental and conceptual facets of painting.

Painting students develop new ways and methods to create, working on canvas, fabric, and wood. From oils, chalk, acrylics, watercolors and other mediums with various brushes and tools, airbrushes and even bare hands.

Painting Students

  • Study watercolor, printmaking, oil painting, composition and color
  • Create and host an exhibit of their work on campus during the senior year
  • Review portfolios with art professors
  • Learn about budgeting and adjusting for reality in working with clients
  • Minor in marketing or another complimentary area
  • Work in the studio classes and individually
  • Learn from professors who are also working artists
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Chicago’s Arts Community Next Door

Gallery Row, Art Institute of Chicago, and the many other galleries and venues of our country’s third largest city are just an hour away.

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Technology Toolbox

Apple MacBook Pro computers and iPad technology bring students into the world of professional art and graphic design. Production computers turn digital imaging into television. The on-site digital photography studio and dark room for traditional film development and modern techniques for manipulating images are for students’ creative pursuits.

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Gallery Space on Campus

Students design and deliver their own art shows, professionally lighted and displayed, in the lobby of Strickler Planetarium and the Brandenburg Art Gallery. The Victorian House Art Gallery regularly features exhibits from visiting artists and is open to Olivet students and the community.

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Career Prep

During your sophomore year a special career preparation course for art majors teaches how to apply for and find jobs.

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Collaborate on exciting projects with Olivet faculty, staff and students and the community as your clients. Learn about budgeting and adjusting for reality in working with clients.

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Internship Opportunities

Earn course credit, gain experience and get paid through internship opportunities, on and off campus.

Every person is an artist. You can find meaning from anything you make.

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Where Your Future Begins

We Believe. You Belong Here. Discover why Olivet is a place where faith meets calling. Take the first step today.

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