The Middle Tennessee State University Art Department offers a B.F.A. degree in Studio
with a concentration in painting, which is directed towards students who wish to work
as professional artist, in art-related fields, and/or work toward a graduate degree
(M.F.A). The painting area at MTSU provides students with a well-rounded contemporary
studio experience, involving both traditional and experimental methods. Students are
exposed to historical and contemporary theory. As students progress into the upper
level painting program, they are encouraged to make personal decisions based on issues
such as content, concept, materials, form, and presentation.
Safety is a priority in the painting area. To insure a healthier working environment,
students and faculty employ safe handling of materials and encourages the use of the
least toxic approaches.
Upper division painting majors will be provided studio spaces to aid in their artistic
development. Painting students are encouraged to utilize these spaces to research
and develop their ideas.