Painting has always been among the most popular fine arts
majors at RISD. After all, painting is a means of human expression that
pre-dates history and remains as inspiring and relevant today as it was during
the Renaissance or the Impressionist movement or the Pop Art period in the
By majoring in Painting, you’ll develop the purpose,
direction, confidence and technical skills needed to express your ideas as an
artist. Professors encourage both the freedom and discipline essential to this
process by embracing a wide range of aesthetic attitudes and offering flexible
programs, along with a place where ideas rooted in the tradition of painting
are openly examined and exchanged, challenged and refined.
All of these elements, combined with an active community
of both undergraduate and graduate Painting majors, create a stimulating
atmosphere conducive to your own creative exploration and growth.