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Bachelor of Fine Arts Major in Painting in the Philippines

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Major in Painting is a four-year degree program in the Philippines that is concerned with producing artistic representations through the use of paint. This program focuses on developing the student’s perceptual and technical skills in painting.

Taking this major will help you learn about the basics of drawing, the different tools used in painting, the types of surfaces paintings are usually done in, and the use of visual perception in introducing different concepts in your paintings.

Some of the courses that you may take while enrolled in this program include:

  • Visual Perception
  • Visual Studies
  • Visual Communication
  • Techniques
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Materials
  • Art Theory
  • Art History
  • Art Workshop
  • Research Method in the Arts

Aside from the courses mentioned above, you may also be given the opportunity to work at art museums, advertising agencies, printing presses, or other similar companies that can hone your talents and skills as an aspiring painter as part of your On-the-Job Training (OJT).


Graduates of BFA Major in Painting can be employed in any of the following positions:

  • Painter
  • Illustrator
  • Production Designer
  • Visual Communicators
  • Costume Designer
  • Graphic Artist
  • Professor / Art Educators
  • Art Critics
  • Art Historians
  • Fine Art Appraiser
  • Or other similar art-related positions

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  1. I wonder if taking this course is a right choice for it is not really high in demand.

    • Hi, Rexine!

      Thanks for visiting our site.

      If you’re thinking of pursuing a career in painting, your concern may be a bit justified. If you’d take the graphic design and illustration route, though, you may not have to worry too much because graphic designers have been some of the more in demand professionals in the job market both here and abroad for some time now. That doesn’t mean that that employment trend is not going to change over the years, but as you accumulate professional experience, you can explore different career paths as you go along.


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