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Drawing & Painting

The drawing and painting curriculum provides students with an understanding of the evolution of representation, illusion and meaning through a range of media including graphite, charcoal, watercolor, acrylics and oil paint. Our classes challenge students to think conceptually, and consider drawing and painting as something beyond direct observational representation. We provide students with a background in non-objective drawing, perspective, contour as well as different media and rendering techniques.

All of the drawing and painting courses include independent projects, to give students experience in developing unique, personally driven works of art. Students are exposed to a functional knowledge of the history of painting and drawing though the completion of master studies and reading assignments.

Emphasis Requirements

  • ART 205 - Figure Drawing I
  • ART 211 - Art History Survey I
  • ART 212 - Art History Survey II


Studio Art Emphases Courses, 300-/400-level: (18 Semester Hours)

Studio Art Electives: (12 Semester Hours) (can be outside area of emphasis but supportive of emphasis)

Select a General Art Elective: (3 Semester Hours) (any course with ART prefix)


Participation in:

  • Annual MUW Juried Student Exhibition in the freshman, sophomore, and junior years
  • Senior Exhibition


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