Studio Art


Students with materials; area: drawing, faculty: Pete Schulte


From rigorous tradition to radical forms of experimentation, the act of drawing is the foundation for most major forms of art, as well as a vibrant means of expression in its own right. The drawing program at The University of Alabama is committed to providing students with a challenging learning experience that spans the spectrum of creative possibility.


The drawing area employs an innovative approach to formal and perceptual drawing at the foundations level, followed by intermediate study wherein students begin to balance their formal and perceptual refinement with explorations of materials, processes, content, and theory.  Advanced students in the drawing program are encouraged to probe the parameters of the medium; to explore drawing in its traditional graphic form(s) of expression, as well as in its potential to exist across surface, space, and time.  At each level of study, historical precedent and contemporary developments in art and culture are explored to engage the perceptual, conceptual, and critical facilities of the student artist. Thinking of a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) major in Drawing? Here is a sample four-year plan for the BFA in Drawing.

students in a drawing class


The drawing program is housed on the third floor of historic Woods Hall in the heart of the UA campus.  The classroom experience is an active learning environment where discussion, critique, and collaboration between students and faculty propel individual expression and mastery of the discipline of drawing. Classrooms are available after hours and graduate students are provided with individual studios.

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For information about applying, visit our Prospective Students page or call us at (205) 348-5967. Thinking of a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) major in Drawing? Here is a sample four-year plan for the BFA in Drawing.

Drawing Faculty

Contact Us

For information about applying, visit our Prospective Students page or call us at (205) 348-5967.

UA Drawing News

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Pete Schulte and Yevgeniya Baras Showcase Art in Traveling Exhibit

Associate Professor Pete Schulte has work featured in a two-person exhibition with Yevgeniya Baras at the Margie E. West Gallery at the University of Georgia in Athens, now through November 10, 2022. The show previously was on exhibit at the Gallery at Heimbold Visual Arts Center, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York, in June and

Drawing Professor’s NYC Solo Show Reviewed in Hyperallergic

Associate Professor Pete Schulte’s solo exhibition, The Train and the River, at McKenzie Fine Art in New York, N.Y., was favorably reviewed in Hyperallergic by the prominent art critic and poet John Yau, December 8, 2021. In Yau’s essay, “Pete Schulte’s Magical Abstract Drawings,” he describes his experience discovering Schulte’s new works and writes, “Schulte

Students: Apply for Your Passport Now!

For two weeks in May 2022, UA students will have a chance to study history and make art in Italy. UA Department Art and Art History professors will guide students through the historic cities of Rome, Florence, Tivoli, and Pompeii, Italy. They will visit and study iconic ancient sites, such as the Forum, the Colosseum,