Student drawing of a woman lying on her side

Define Your Artistic Vision

The drawing concentration at SRU et’s you explore drawing through various materials to share your art with the world

Art BFA: Concentration in Drawing

Offered by: Art

The BFA in Art with a Concentration in Drawing encourages interdisciplinary approaches to both traditional and experimental drawing materials. Experienced faculty members give a variety of assignments to help improve technical skills, visual perception, and conceptual considerations. Innovation and creative explorations are encouraged to produce diverse perspectives and approaches.

Why Choose BFA Concentration in Art?

Do you love to draw? The Drawing concentration explores the world by communicating one’s ideas through mark making. Coursework will help to identify and utilize your strengths while advancing any areas of improvement. The drawing studio has an inviting, communal atmosphere, and live models are prominent at the upper levels. Observational drawing enhances the ability to render realistically, while drawing from one’s imagination, or a combination, encourages creative solutions. This program helps you develop your own direction in idea, medium, and/or style.

What Will You Learn?

Experiential learning is inherent to the art-making process. Students will learn better hand-eye coordination and improve rendering abilities while discovering their best avenues for self-expression. Historical and contemporary approaches will inform and advance craftsmanship, design choices, and creative concepts. A variety of drawing materials will be explored and applied in various assignments. Everyone will learn about safe handling of materials while advancing their studio practices. Student portfolios grow with each semester through the curriculum. As a capstone, BFA students will produce a professional exhibition in the Martha Gault Art Gallery during their last semester.

Careers In Drawing

Drawing helps develop useful attributes for a wide range of careers by increasing the abilities to analyze as well as to pay attention to detail. The practice of drawing can also improve analytical thinking, time management, and creative problem-solving skills. SRU graduates continue to apply their skills and abilities to numerous related professions like the examples listed below:

  • Independent Studio Artist
  • Illustrator (medical, children’s books, websites, etc.)
  • Muralist
  • Art Educator
  • Art Therapist
  • Graphic Designer
  • Picture Framer
  • Tattoo Artist
  • Art Supply Store Manager
  • Archivist
  • Museum / Gallery Employee

Clubs & Organizations

Art Society

Martha Gault Art Gallery