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Studio Art (B.F.A.) - Painting Specialization

Freedom of expression.

Become a professional artist. You are passionate about your art, and you want to share your talents with the world. This program will help you develop both the creative and professional skills you need for a future as a studio artist in today’s global art communities. A major in Studio Art with a Painting Specialization prepares majors for careers as fine artists, graduate study in fine arts, and entry-level positions in art.

Is it for you?

This program will be a good fit if you:

  • Have strong skills in art or design
  • Work well with technology
  • Are committed to developing your talent
  • Have a creative, expressive, curious personality
  • Like to draw

Career Opportunities

  • Studio artist
  • Art director
  • Advertising artist/illustrator
  • Art consultant
  • Museum administrator/curator

Recent Employers

  • Self-employed
  • Graduate School

Suggested Certificates

  • Graphic Design
  • Experiential Learning

Suggested Minors

  • Museum Studies
  • Entrepreneurial Studies

To learn more specific details about program requirements, view this program in the course catalog.

View the recommended academic plan.

Still deciding? Reflecting on your values, interests, personality traits, and skills will provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. FOCUS 2 CAREER, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you do just that. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 CAREER by using the code: jacks. After completing FOCUS 2 CAREER, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.