In the Painting Certificate, students develop the skills and conceptual foundation necessary to cultivate their art practice, drawing inspiration and context from SAIC’s many resources, including the Art Institute of Chicago, an encyclopedic museum that encompasses more than 5,000 years of creative expression from cultures around the world.

Studio Courses (4)

Art History Course (1)

Elective (1)

It is strongly encouraged that students with little or no drawing experiecne take Introduction to Drawing, which can be used to fulfill the Painting Certificate elective requirement.

Total required courses: 7

Completion of the Painting Certificate requires a portfolio review, submission of a signed Certificate Program Completion Form, and a minimum of three (3) digital images from the student's body of work. The Certificate Program Completion Form can be found on the Forms and Downloads Page.

Note: Required courses are not offered all semesters (fall, spring, summer). Please contact Continuing Studies for suggestions on organizing your course sequence.