36 months
23951 USD/year
23951 USD/year
9989 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Painters share with poets the magical realms of illusion and metaphor. Derived from a 15,000-year long history, painting today is a complex language that continues to evolve as a vital and everlasting part of contemporary art. Apply now for this Painting - Drawing program at University of Kansas.


Art history reveals that painting offers unending territory for the creative and expressive act. If pursued with rigor, it offers immense rewards as a vehicle to engage with the world while, at the same time, serving as a mirror for cultural understanding and self-reflection.

Painting - Drawing at University of Kansas

Painting students move through a curriculum that builds technical skill and knowledge. You will enjoy the substantial resources and opportunities offered by a large, comprehensive studio art program including individual senior studios, internships, scholarships, travel grants, visiting artists and study abroad trips. Large classrooms accommodate a variety of painting projects, including large-scale work. Faculty members are diverse, active practitioners who exhibit nationally and internationally while teaching structured courses that lead to a variety of special topics and independent study courses. Faculty members actively support student research and mentor students toward success.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Watercolor
  • Landscape Painting
  • Painting , Honors
  • Advanced Special Topics in Painting
  • The Figure 
  • Drawing
  • Individual Studies in Drawing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The committees expect applicants to have the B.F.A. or B.A. degree or equivalent experience. In general, committees expect applicants to present about 70 hours of undergraduate credit in studio or related professional courses, to have maintained an undergraduate overall grade-point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, particularly in visual art courses, and to have had a minimum of 9 hours of credit in art history. 
  • Online Admissions Application
    • Application Fee
    • Three Letters of Recommendation
    • Official Transcript(s)
    • Statement of Purpose
    • Resume or CV
    • Digital Portfolio

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23951 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23951 USD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    23951 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23951 USD per year during 36 months.
  • In-State

    9989 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9989 USD per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Lawrence

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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