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B.F.A. in Art, Drawing

The Art – Drawing major at Colorado State University includes a solid foundation in the basics of drawing, plus a strong emphasis on the advanced development of drawing as an art form in its own right.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: January, August
Tuition Fee: $32,734 per year
Location: Fort Collins, CO, United States

Initially, courses expose students to working from observation and to thinking critically about observation as an attention-orienting skill. A variety of fundamental skills, research habits, techniques, and materials are explored through basic exercises and open projects.

Perception skills and visual vocabulary are introduced to students through assignments, group critiques, and discussions. Throughout the program, students are expected to acquire, develop, and refine skills and to engage in an exploration of personal expression and ideas.

Drawing concentration students are expected to be highly motivated individuals dedicated to the practice of drawing as a sophisticated art, and dedicated to thinking critically about their practice.

Our Art – Drawing major at Colorado State University will assist them in developing their making and thinking aptitudes towards a body of work which displays an advanced level of visual challenge and aesthetics, as well as conveying a sense of content and meaning.

Potential Occupations

Art graduates possess a number of transferable communication, analytical, and critical thinking skills appropriate for work in traditional business as well as positions in academia and roles as freelance artists, graphic designers, art educators, art historians, studio fine artists and as “creatives” in government and industry. Many employers appreciate art majors for their multiple skills and their ability to adapt to a variety of tasks and work environments.

Participation in internships, cooperative education, and service learning opportunities is highly recommended to enhance practical training and development. Graduates who go on for advanced studies can attain more responsible positions with the possibility of rising to top professional levels.

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Courses included

  • Issues and Practices in Art
  • Global Art History
  • Foundations – Form and Observation
  • Foundations – Color and Composition
  • Foundations – Materials and Space
  • College Composition

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