All Drawing majors will choose an additional area of emphasis in either Painting or Sculpture.The Drawing program supports the B.F.A. degree as a whole by offering all matriculated students the opportunity to develop their intellectual and artistic faculties through work in a variety of drawing-based artistic forms. The Drawing program, which can be pursued as the student’s major program of study, is comprised of a sequence of courses that addresses representational drawing’s means of conveyance as well as its broader areas of concern in a progression designed to foster each student’s ability through drawing to achieve independently conceived artistic ends. Both as a contributory tool in the service of painting, sculpture or illustration and as an independent art form pursued and practiced by Drawing majors, work in the drawing program is meant to contribute significantly to an expansion in students’ capacity for learning in ways in keeping with the broader goals of undergraduate education in art.
The sequence of courses in the B.F.A. Drawing major program includes and follows upon students’ successful completion of Drawing I or equivalent approved foundation drawing transfer credits. The progression of drawing courses, which is reflected in the 100-, 200-, 300- and 400-level course numbering system, flexibly corresponds to students’ advancement as undergraduates.
The Drawing major comprises 33 drawing credits in total which includes three credits in printmaking, three credits in second-year independent work, and nine credits in Senior Studio, in connection with which work is created for inclusion in the Senior Exhibition. Drawing majors must minor in Painting or Sculpture which will entail taking 15 credits of predetermined courses and 6 credits of electives in either one of those departments. They will choose from among all four majors in earning 6 required studio elective credits and pursue 15 credits in art history and 30 credits in course work in other liberal arts and science.