Drawing is direct and immediate, creating a conversation with the observable world through one’s hand and eye. As a medium, it is both the basis for visual thinking in other media, and a powerful expressive vehicle on its own.
Students in the Drawing concentration are exposed to a wide variety of drawing approaches and materials, both conventional and unconventional, and are encouraged to broaden their drawing vocabulary technically and conceptually, with a goal of finding their own distinctive voice.
The main drawing studio serves as a classroom, and is well-equipped with adjustable drawing tables and metal easels, as well as a large LED TV for lectures and demonstrations. Advanced drawing students are provided with dedicated semi-private work spaces in a separate, large studio.
- Our BA/BS Art-Studio Major, Drawing concentration, is a 42-credit major program that provides a well-rounded education in fine art and visual communication with a course sequence focused on drawing. There is no portfolio review and admission is open to anyone.
- Our BFA Art-Studio Major, Drawing concentration, is an intensive 78-credit major program that provides a rigorous fine art education with an in-depth focus on drawing. Admission to the program requires an application process and portfolio review.
- Our Art-Studio Minor is an 18-credit minor program that provides a complimentary fine-art experience with students able to select electives focused on drawing. Any undergraduate student may declare this minor.
Drawing makes you see things clearer, and clearer, and clearer still. The image is passing through you in a physiological way, into your brain, into your memory – where it stays – it’s transmitted by your hands. Martin Gayford