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The Department of Painting practices the student for the language of Drawing and Painting through a rigorous studio-based education, so that will be a solid foundation to become a practicing painter. This comprehensive program equips the student with a high level of skills of the academic aspect of painting, and the modern and contemporary approaches to the filed. The Department is also dedicated to explore Sri Lankan Traditional Painting through a rigorous studio practice and on field studies. Combining all these studio based education with research components which address the critical thinking, conceptual ideas, theoretical and contextual investigation of practice, the Department amplifies its contribution to the students, faculty and the public. Through our public program such as exhibitions and art talks the Department shares art and culture to a wider audience. The Department also has networked with Korea National University of Art in South Korea and SOJO University in Kumamoto in Japan. Our academic staff is the forefront figures in the country on Drawing and Painting major. They have profound profiles as practicing artists within the institute, the country and region as well. These extraordinary academics are qualified with post-graduates practice and research from the countries of India, USA, China, and in Sri Lanka. With all these, the Department facilitates our student to become a graduate who will be a forefront figure in the fields of visual arts and culture.

  • Five Studios for the student.
  • Lecture Hall
  • David Paynter’s Collection
  • Antique Cast Collection of Greek-Roman Sculpture
  • Human Skeletons for Anatomy Studies
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