Painting is one of the most outstanding and developed programs with the longest history in GAFA. As a pioneer in the introduction of Western painting and woodcuts to China, the program of Painting carries forward the cultural and academic attainments made by our predecessors including Li Tiefu, Hu Yichuan, and Wang Zhaomin, all of whom influenced the development of Chinese art in the 20th century to a large degree. Since China’s economic reform and opening up, the program has served as a pioneer, trendsetter and reformer, adhered to the philosophy of “Embrace the era, Converse with Chinese and foreign learning, Focus on expertise, and Stay humble”, and has become a significant institution that trains first-rate artistic and creative talents and makes scientific research achievements in China. In 2019, the program of Painting was approved for the development of national first-class undergraduate programs. It has five concentrations, including Oil Painting, Printmaking, Book Binding, Illustration, and Watercolor Painting. The program is offered in GAFA Guangzhou Higher Education Mega Center Campus.