The undergraduate drawing program at Colorado State University includes a solid foundation in the basics of drawing plus a strong emphasis on the advanced development of drawing as a “high art” form. Initially, courses expose students to working from observation. A variety of fundamental skills, techniques and materials are explored through rudimentary exercises and open projects. Perception skills and visual vocabulary are introduced to students through group critiques and discussions. Throughout the program, students are expected to refine skill together with an increasing exploration of personal expression and ideas. Drawing majors are expected to be highly motivated individuals engaged in the process of drawing as a sophisticated fine art which displays an advanced level of visual challenge and aesthetics as well as conveying a sense of content and meaning.
This program draws on the expertise of five full time professors who offer a variety of views and perspectives through their different approaches to teaching, drawing and art-making.