MajorPainting (Studio Art)

Pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in studio art at Wichita State prepares students to be exceptional artists as well as versatile, creative professionals. Our degrees offer a unique intersection of Applied Drawing, Ceramics, Photo, Print, Sculpture and Electronic Media, and Community and Social Practice. Large studio spaces, ADCI galleries and new technology are at your fingertips.

Learn how painting is the right fit for you.

Male student painting a portrait. 

Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

To be admitted into the School of Art, Design and Creative Industries, you must first be admitted to Wichita State.

For WSU's admission requirements, and to apply, click the link below.

Inside the Program

Painting student displays culture through her art

As a studio arts major with a painting concentration, you have the opportunity to express culture in new ways.

As a master's student, Alicia Daniel's work involved the concept of expatriation and explored the idea of leaving one's homeland and emigrating, adapting and thriving in another in order to form a new identity.

Her work, which focuses on the vibrant colors inspired by the art often seen in Barbados, was exhibited in the "Things Could Get Messy: Artists Supporting K-12 Art Programs" exhibition at the Reuben Saunders Art Gallery in Wichita.


The painting concentration offers intensive studio work. You'll develop a wide range of technical and conceptual skills, including traditional, mixed and digital media. This approach requires a foundation in the fundamental aspects of painting media, as well as an understanding of the historical and social context in which painting is encountered.


A degree in art from Wichita State will nurture your creativity and give you the knowledge, skills and connections for success in the workforce—and in graduate studies.

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