The Department of Painting offers three majors: Chinese painting, oil painting and illustration. The goal of this program is to develop students' painting skills and creative capabilities. The program consists of two phases: intensive foundation courses and extensive information. In the first phase students take intensive courses in painting foundation and art theories.

At the end of the sophomore year students choose either oil painting, traditional Chinese painting or illustration. Junior and senior students are allocated to different studios where professors help students develop creative capabilities and practical skills in their chosen majors.