Drawing and Painting

What you will learn in the Drawing and Painting Emphasis at Southern Miss.

The objective of the Drawing and Painting area is to teach all students an understanding of the expressive and investigative possibilities of the two-dimensional formal plastic arts.

For those who are professionally oriented, the program provides experiences of sufficient breadth and depth to develop professional standards of performance.

Teaching is done by a two-dimensional visual form problem-solving method, using traditional materials on a planer surface to produce visual artwork. An open and ongoing dialogue about painting and drawing and visual aesthetics is done in group criticism sessions, as well as individual (one-on-one student / faculty) criticism sessions. Theses, combined with group classes and individual projects, will prepare the student for the senior project and exhibition. Advanced courses are individualized and highly independent.

Make sure to check out our student work located in our virtual galleries:

Selected Student Work //

Mailing Address //

118 College Dr. #5033
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

Physical Address //

201E Theatre and Dance Building
Hattiesburg Campus

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