Department of Painting

The Department of Painting has the longest history from among all the other Departments of the Faculty of Visual Arts. It was first introduced as a Drawing and Painting Course at the Technical College at Maradana in 1893. Having provided over one hundred years of service to development of painting, the department has produced many locally and internationally reputed artists and academics.

At present, the Department of Painting offers a four-year special degree programme. After completing the introductory course in the first year, students have the opportunity of following the Painting course as their main subject. This four-year special degree programme is structured to provide technical training in the use of art materials and the fundamentals of colour and composition. Related disciplines are also integrated into the curriculum. Emphasis is laid on the study of international trends and cultural and historical developments in order to widen the students’ range of artistic vision.

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