Craft. Create. Inspire.
Master your craft and reflect God’s love for creation as you study the arts at NGU.
All Things Begin with Creativity
Think outside the canvas as you master all aspects of painting. Color mixing, composition, and technical skills. Oils, acrylics, and watercolors. Realism, impressionism, modern art, and more. Even examine the history, theory, and philosophy behind art itself.
Then, prepare for a wide variety of careers rooted in the world of painting. Freelance or a commissioned painter, of course. But also, instructor or tutor, private/public curator, art therapist or critic, gallery/museum director, and more. Pursue your passion, wherever it leads, through a Bachelor of Arts in Art with a concentration in painting.
What Can I Do With a Degree in Painting?
A career in painting involves creating visual art through various painting techniques and mediums. Painters use their creativity and technical skills to produce artwork that conveys emotions, tells stories, and captures the beauty of the world around us.
Painters can work as independent artists, exhibit their work in galleries, collaborate with other artists, or even pursue commercial opportunities in areas such as illustration, design, and advertising.
Experience Learning as You Explore Your Craft
Your Creation on Display
NGU’s College of Communication and Fine Arts hosts several exhibits each year. Enjoy the work of your peers and professors while showcasing your own creations for all to see.
Publish Your Passions
Gain exposure and refine your talents through NGU’s literary and arts publication, “The Mountain Laurel.” Published work in an annual magazine + helpful feedback from professional artists. All to help you grow as an artist.
Our Studio, Your Space
You’re free to create with access to NGU’s state-of-the-art private studios. Ceramics, drawing, graphic design, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpting … you’ve got it! Because being a studio artist requires a studio, after all.
A Professional (and Personal) Portfolio
Our experienced professors help you create a portfolio to showcase your knowledge and ability. Highlight your talent and impress future employers – now that’s mastering your craft!
Upcoming Fine Arts Events
Your Passion, Your Path – Study the Arts as You Design
Elevate Your Perspective
You’ll also take Chapel every semester, and Cultural Events for the first four semesters. You earn credit through attendance, and each course counts as half a credit. This is the NGU difference, how you find your peak performance and elevate your perspective, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually.
Stories that Started Here
Jamie Costa ’15
Since graduating, I have won several competitions for my impressions and have signed with two talent agencies in CA.
Grace Watson ʼ18
Some of her fondest memories of NGU comes from hanging out with fellow music majors in ‘The Music Lobby’ of the Cline School of Music.