Degree Courses: Drawing
FA200 Drawing I
Drawing I challenges the student with various complicated compositional problems. Technical proficiency and diversity are enriched through the use of familiar drawing media as well as aggressive experimentation with new media and manners of working. Additionally, the drawing experience is broadened by confronting a wide variety of drawing subjects.
FA201 Drawing II
Drawing II presents open-ended involvements which require students to determine their own artistic reactions, concerns and pursuits. In addition, anatomy of the head and neck is studied as an integral component to the expressive and inventive aspects of the portrait and the self-portrait.
FA210 Figure Drawing I
Figure Drawing I stresses correct perception and understanding of the human form through the study of human skeletal anatomy. Anatomical concerns are complemented by experimentation with new media and compositional issues.
FA211 Figure Drawing II
In this course students begin to explore the expressive potential of the human form through complicated compositional manipulations and media applications.
FA300 Drawing III
Students search, invent, embrace and develop individual concerns within traditional concepts. They work within broad parameters which promote and motivate drawing as a means to explore ideas rather than necessarily to arrive at a conclusive visual statement or goal.
FA301 Drawing IV
Building on the experiences of Drawing III, students immerse themselves in nurturing their own emerging artistic personalities and visual voices.
FA310 Figure Drawing III
Figure Drawing III provides a thorough investigation of soft tissue human anatomy. The goal is to gain insight and awareness about the complexities of the human machine in order to facilitate sensitive and knowledgeable drawing.
FA311 Figure Drawing IV
Figure Drawing IV progresses from the anatomical focus to include the exploration of intuitive and responsive means and applications. Credits: 3.0
FA400 Drawing Thesis
In conjunction with on-going independent work, each student mounts a retrospective exhibition of work done from early childhood to the present. This exhibition begins a comprehensive examination of self as an artist.
FA401 Drawing Thesis This course uses what was learned in Drawing V as the foundation for the execution of work culminating in the thesis exhibition. This exhibition brings visual form to each student’s unique artistic identity and celebrates it.
FA410 Figure Drawing V Figure Drawing V emphasizes the students’ responsibility in using the human form as a vehicle to explore and display personal vision.
FA411 Figure Drawing VI Figure Drawing VI aims at drawings of maturity and sophistication as students move toward independence from art institute and assignment objectives. Students work closely with each other and the instructor to ensure a solid transition from student artist to professional artist.