Studio Art

Drawing

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

Overview

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.

Curriculum

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

Facilities

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.

Contact Us

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

Click on here to read stories about our students and faculty in drawing.

 

 

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BFA Seniors Take Next Step to Graduation

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