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Faculty of Architecture ,Fine Art and Design
Visual Arts (Painting)
BA (Hons)
4 Years
€ 5,500 excl. Additional Fees
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Visual Arts (Painting) (BA)

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Visual Arts Degree Program at Girne American University covers a range of materials, forms, and traditions both representational and nonrepresentational. Our students will explore their individual visions within the context of developing disciplined studio practices as well as developing their work within a wide range of technical, aesthetic, and conceptual approaches.


Critiques and seminars will lead by faculty and visiting artists which will provide students with the form and structure to discuss their work in relation to contemporary art issues. Beginning painting courses introduce the concepts and materials of painting, furthering students’ understanding of space, image, and colour Intermediate and advanced courses cover the properties and possibilities of modern media. In advanced painting classes, students build upon their technical facility and conceptual base to develop personal directions.


All classes emphasize individual aesthetic choices and expression and the exploration of contemporary critical issues, encouraging students to take responsibility for the definition and direction of his or her own work.


Graduates of the Painting Department will attain the qualification as “Painter.” In addition to the technical skills you will acquire while earning a Bachelor`s of Fine Arts degree, you will also strengthen your critical reasoning, problem solving, time management, communication and presentation skills. After four years of completing assignments, you will have no problem working independently or collaborating with others as part of a team.

All these skills will serve you well in an art career or in many other occupations if you decide you want to take a different path. Such as; Art critics for newspapers, magazines, websites and other publications, Art Academy/ Teaching/ Administration Teaching, Art therapists , Art Gallery Owner or Gallery and Museum Management, Art Enrichment Programs Children/Adults , Art Education K-12, Community Centers and Art Programs


Year 1

Fall Semester

  • ART101  Basic Drawing I
  • ART105  2D Design
  • ART113  Art Appreciation
  • ART150  Photography I
  • Elective

Spring Semester

  • ART102 Basic Drawing II
  • ART106 3D Design
  • Elective
  • ART132 Color Theory & Practice
  • ART154 Photography II



Year 2

Fall Semester

  • ART201 Art Studio I 
  • ART213 Fundamentals of Painting
  • ART267 Basic Illustration
  • Elective
  • Technical Elective
  • TURK001 NC Turkish I

Spring Semester

  • ART202 ART Studio II 
  • ART234 Model Making I
  • ART224 Printmaking I
  • Elective
  • Technical Elective
  • TURK002 NC Turkish II
  • ART300 NC Summer Internship I


Year 3

Fall Semester

  • ART301 ART Studio III 
  • ART331 Model making II
  • ART323 Printmaking II
  • Elective
  • Technical Elective
  • NH001 NC National History I

Spring Semester

  • ART302  Art Studio IV
  • ART338  Mythology and Iconography
  • ART336  Wall Practices
  • Technical Elective
  • NH002 NC National History II
  • ART400 NC Summer Internship I


Year 4


Fall Semester

  • ART401  ART Studio V 
  • ART443  Analysis of Art & Design
  • ART419  Contemporary World Art
  • Technical Elective

Spring Semester

  • ART402  Graduation Art Studio VI 
  • ART412  Portfolio &Presentation 
  • ART442 (2,4)4 Honor Thesis in Art 


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