Paier College of Art, Hamden, CT

Fine Art Programs

 

Fine Arts encompasses a diversity of media and expression, but at Paier it is a program dealing primarily with picture making—the drawing and painting of objects and figures, and of portraits and landscapes. Accomplishment of these in a variety of media provides the content of the program. As work progresses, emphasis is placed upon the students' intuitive responses to personal experience, environment, and imagination. Although the students have the opportunity to elect courses that will provide knowledge of art applications, student assignments are not produced to satisfy a commercial need. Students learn to make the fine arts pieces the central experience, and to extend their vision by offering that experience to others.

Opportunities in Fine Arts have broadened over recent years owing, in part, to a massive world-wide cultural explosion. While painters work alone, they are increasingly the objects of support by growing numbers of galleries and audiences everywhere, and by institutions that allocate monies for the purchase of art toward the building of major collections. Moreover, there is local, state, and federal legislation that provides specific percentages of construction cost to be spent on commissioned art for public structures. Beyond self-expression and the presentation of such paintings in galleries, the painter has other opportunities. The painting of portraits is a tradition nearly as old as the history of western art. Artists have also found opportunities as wall decorators and historical muralists. Such commissions emanate from architects; banks; businesses of every description; museums; federal, state, and local programs; competitions; and the like. Moreover, many painters practice the art of printmaking. In recent times the print (e.g., lithograph, silk-screen, etching, woodblock, aquatint, etc.) has become an attractive commodity in the art market because selling prices are usually lower than the single painting.

For Paier Fine Arts graduates, beginning opportunities will depend upon their skill and vocabulary of expression, the nature of their work, and the developing professional contacts that they establish.

Fine Art Programs:

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Fine Art | Diploma in Fine Art | Certificate in Portrait and Figure Painting

Bachelor of Fine Art Degree in Fine Art
Foundation Year
NO. COURSES SH/CHW/CHS
FO111 Drawing I 3/5/75
AS101 English I 3/3/45
AH105 History of Western Art I 3/3/45
FO131 Painting I: Oil 3/5/75
  Social Science Elective 3/3/45
  Fall Semester Totals 15/19/285
     
FO100 Color/Design 3/5/75
FO112 Drawing II 3/5/75
AS102 English II 3/3/45
CG160 Introduction to Computer Graphics 2/3/45
FO132 Painting II: Oil 3/5/75
  Academic Elective 3/3/45
  Spring Semester Totals 17/24/360
  Foundation Year Totals 32/43/645
Second Year
NO. COURSES SH/CHW/CHS
FA225 Landscape Painting 3/5/75
FA223 Intaglio Printmaking 3/5/75
FA251 Life Drawing I 2/3/45
FA258 Painting: Still Life 3/5/75
FO123 Perspective 2/3/45
AS231 Mathematical Ideas (Math Req.) 3/3/45
  Fall Semester Totals 16/24/360
     
CG371 Computer Drawing 2/3/45
FA252 Life Drawing II 2/3/45
FA273 Painting: Watermedia 3/5/75
FA259 Painting III: Trompe L'Oeil 3/3/45
AH106 History of Western Art II 3/3/45
FO141 Three Dimensional Design 2/3/45
  Spring Semester Totals 15/22/330
  Second Year Totals 31/46/690

Third Year
NO. COURSES SH/CHW/CHS
FA282 Clay Figure Modeling
3/5/75
FA383

Creative Processes I

3/5/75
FA341 Head Painting I 3/5/75
AH305 History of Modern Art 3/3/45
FA351 Life Drawing III 2/3/45
AS267 Effective Speaking (Human. Elec.) 3/3/45
  Elective 2/3/45
  Fall Semester Totals 19/27/405
     
FA384 Creative Processes II 3/5/75
FA352 Life Drawing IV 2/3/45
IL341 Painting IV: The Clothed Figure 3/5/75
CG370 Painting on the Computer 2/3/45
AS210 General Psychology 3/3/45
  Spring Semester Totals 15/22/330
  Third Year Totals 34/49/735


Fourth Year
NO. COURSES SH/CHW/CHS
AS250 Business Practices 2/3/45
FA487 Fine Art Thesis I
3/5/75
FA451 Life Drawing V 2/3/45
FA445 Life Painting I 3/5/75
IL483 Studio Explorations I 3/5/75
AS255 Intro. to Biology (Phys. Sci. Req.) 3/3/45
  Fall Semester Totals 16/24/345
     
FA488 Fine Art Thesis II 3/5/75
IL484 Studio Explorations II 3/5/75
AH406 History of Contemporary Art 3/5/75
AH205 Introduction to Philosophy Art 3/3/45
  Physical Science Elective 3/3/45
  Elective 2/3/45
  Fall Semester Totals 17/22/330
  Fourth Year Totals 33/45/675
  Program Totals 130/183/2745
SH represents Semester Hours (credits) per semester
CHW represents Clock Hours (contact time) per week
CHS represents Clock Hours per semester (15 Weeks)

Total Semester Hours: 130
184 Total Clock Hours x 15 weeks
per semester: 2745

 
Diploma in Fine Arts
Foundation Year
NO. COURSES SH/CHW/CHS
FO111 Drawing I 3/5/75
AS101 English I 3/3/45
AH105 History of Western Art I 3/3/45
FO131 Painting I: Oil 3/5/75
  Fall Semester Totals 12/16/240
     
FO100 Color/Design 3/5/75
FO112 Drawing II 3/5/75
CG160 Introduction to Computer Graphics 2/3/45
FO132 Painting II: Oil 3/5/75
FO141 Three-Dimensional Design 2/3/45
  Spring Semester Totals 13/21/315
Foundation Year Totals 25/37/555

Second Year
NO. COURSES SH/CHW/CHS
FA225 Landscape Painting 3/5/75
FA251 Life Drawing I 2/3/45
FA258 Painting: Still Life 3/5/75
FA223 Intagio Printing 3/5/75
FO123 Perspective 2/3/45
  Fall Semester Totals 13/21/315
     
AS102 English II 3/3/45
AH106 History of Western Art II 3/3/45
FA252 Life Drawing II 2/3/45
FA273 Painting: Watermedia 3/5/75
FA259 Painting III:Trompe L'Oeil 3/5/75
  Spring Semester Totals 14/19/285
  Second Year Totals 27/40/600

Third Year
NO. COURSES SH/CHW/CHS
IL382 Clay Figure Modeling 3/5/75
FA383 Creative Processes I 3/5/75
FA341 Head Painting I 3/5/75
FA351 Life Drawing III 2/3/45
  Elective 2/3/45
  Fall Semester Totals 13/21/315
     
CG371 Computer Drawing 2/3/45
FA384 Creative Processes II 3/5/75
FA352 Life Drawing IV 2/3/45
IL341 Painting IV: The Clothed Figure 3/5/75
  Elective 2/3/45
  Spring Semester Totals 12/19/285
  Third Year Totals 25/40/600

Fourth Year
NO. COURSES SH/CHW/CHS
FA487 Fine Art Thesis I
3/5/75
FA451 Life Drawing V 2/3/45
FA445 Life Painting I 3/5/75
FA483 Studio Explorations I 3/5/75

AS250

Business Practices 2/2/30
  Fall Semester Totals 13/20/300
     
FA488 Fine Art Thesis II
3/5/75
FA446 Life Painting II 3/5/75
CG370 Painting on the Computer 2/3/45
FA484 Studio Explorations II 2/3/45
  Elective 3/5/45
  Spring Semester Totals 14/21/315
  Fourth Year Totals 27/41/615
  Program Totals 104/158/2370
SH represents Semester Hours (credits) per semester
CHW represents Clock Hours (contact time) per week
CHS represents Clock Hours per semester (15 Weeks)

Total Semester Hours: 104
159 Total Mininum Clock Hours x 15 weeks
per semester: 2370



Certificate: Portrait & Figure Painting
First Year
NO. COURSES SH/CHW/CHS
FA341 Head Painting I 3/5/75
FA251 Life Drawing I 2/3/45
FA273 Perspective 2/3/45
  Fall Semester Totals 7/11/165
     
F0100 Color/Design 3/5/75
FA342 Head Painting II 3/5/75
FA252 Life Drawing II 2/3/45
  Spring Semester Totals 8/13/195
First Year Totals 15/24/360
Second Year
NO. COURSES SH/CHW/CHS
FA351 Life Drawing III 2/5/45
FA445 Life Painting I 3/5/75
FA282 Clay Figure Modeling 3/5/75
  Fall Semester Totals 8/13/195
     
FA352 Life Drawing IV 3/5/75
FA446 Life Painting II 3/3/45
IL431 Painting IV Clothed 2/3/45
  Spring Semester Totals 8/13/195
  Second Year Totals 16/26/390
  Program Totals 31/50/750
SH represents Semester Hours (credits) per semester
CHW represents Clock Hours (contact time) per week
CHS represents Clock Hours per semester (15 Weeks)

Total Semester Hours: 31
50 Total Clock Hours x 15 weeks
per semester: 750