Life Drawing

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The courses in Life Drawing focus on intensive study of the figure in a variety of contexts. Students complete assignments that require them to render a representational figure, draw a figure in action, compose a figure within an environment and compose multiple figures in a narrative mode.

Students strive to develop an individualized style in their work and to produce a professional portfolio that exemplifies their creative vision.

Life Drawing Outcomes

Upon completion, students will be able to:

Technical
1. Create well-executed figurative art that demonstrates proficiency with:
Theoretical
2. Use drawing as a form of personal expression to create a unique, consistently styled portfolio of work.
Professional
3. Apply professional practices to:

Career Opportunities

 

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Life Drawing

Sample Program

Semester 1

Fundamentals of Art I 5 Semester Credit Hours
Beginning Life Drawing I 5 Semester Credit Hours
College Composition I 3 Semester Credit Hours
College Success Seminar 1 Semester Credit Hour

 

Semester 2

Fundamentals of Art II 5 Semester Credit Hours
Beginning Life Drawing II 5 Semester Credit Hours
Anatomy 3 Semester Credit Hours

 

Semester 3

Intermediate Life Drawing I 5 Semester Credit Hours      
Figurative Sculpture I 5 Semester Credit Hours
Art History I 3 Semester Credit Hours
Oral Communication 3 Semester Credit Hours

 

Semester 4

Classical Realism: Bargue Drawing and Cast Drawing  5 Semester Credit Hours 
Art History II     3 Semester Credit Hours
Studio Elective 200/300 or 400 level 5 Semester Credit Hours
(One of two) Film and Society or Introduction to Psychology  3 Semester Credit Hours

 

Semester 5

(One of three) Advanced Figurative Drawing; Advanced Figurative Drawing: Figure in Composition; or Drawing for Illustrators 5 Semester Credit Hours 
Studio Elective 200/300 or 400 level 5 Semester Credit Hours
Quantitative Literacy 3 Semester Credit Hours
(One of four)Film and Society; Film and Society: World Cultures;
Psychology; Adulthood: Relationships, Wellness, Stress and Longevity
3 Semester Credit Hours

 

Semester 6

(One of three) Advanced Figurative Drawing; Advanced Figurative Drawing: Figure in Composition; or Drawing for Illustrators 5 Semester Credit Hours
Digital Graphic Foundations 5 Semester Credit Hours
(One of three) Advanced Anatomy; Intro to Lab Science; or Vision, Light and Color 3 Semester Credit Hours
(One of four)Film and Society; Film and Society: World Cultures;
Psychology; Adulthood: Relationships, Wellness, Stress and Longevity
3 Semester Credit Hours

 

Semester 7

Advanced Drawing I 5 Semester Credit Hours
Studio Elective 200/300 or 400 level 5 Semester Credit Hours
Studio Elective 200/300 or 400 level 5 Semester Credit Hours

 

Semester 8

Portfolio: Life Drawing 5 Semester Credit Hours
Advanced Drawing II 5 Semester Credit Hours
(One of five) Survey of American Illustration; History of Graphic Design; 20th Century and Contemporary Art History; Art History:
Renaissance and Baroque; or World Art 
3 Semester Credit Hours
College Composition II 3 Semester Credit Hours

122 Total Credits Required for the BFA Degree in Life Drawing

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