- 2019-20 Drawing Checksheet; Sample 4-Year Plan (PDF)
- Course Descriptions
- For curriculum guides previous to 2019-20, please email your academic advisor or visit the main art office.
The Painting and Drawing program, which has a long history of producing nationally prominent artists, offers a diverse array of courses designed to prepare students pursuing careers in art. It is based on providing a solid foundation in painting and drawing fundamentals through a rich exploration of traditional media and techniques. Intermediate and advanced courses encourage students to develop a critical and conceptual approach to their contemporary art and culture. The program includes a graduate curriculum offering Master of Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees in both Painting and Drawing.
What will I study?
- To train students to effectively compose and visually translate a three-dimensional reality into a two-dimensional plane through drawing based on observation and imagination.
- To gain competence in the use of traditional dry and wet drawing media.
- To gain experience in the appropriate selection of medium and approach for the idea at hand.
- To understand the potential of drawing to function as an end in itself, as well as a preliminary study for another medium.
- To introduce and develop the formal vocabulary of drawing; composition and design, perspective, anatomy, and other concepts necessary for aspiring artists to self-evaluate their work.
What makes this program unique?
What can you do with a degree in Drawing?:
Drawing majors working in related professions include: Teaching, Illustrator, Courtroom Sketch Artist, Animator, Medical Illustrator. For more careers in this field, speak to your academic advisor or the Drawing area coordinator.