Drawing, the foundation of any art practice, is your most accessible and versatile tool for exploring and expressing creative ideas. With the Specialized Program in Drawing, you master fundamental drawing techniques, methods and materials. Expand your understanding of line, gesture, volume, composition and perspective so you can accurately and artistically put your creative ideas into concrete form. Required and elective courses provide the opportunity to develop your perceptual awareness, technical range and artistic vision. Join our email list to stay informed about this program.
The table contains the required courses for the Specialized Program in Drawing, as well as the terms they are typically available for enrollment.
3 Required Courses, Minimum of 2 Electives, 10 Semester Units (180 Hours of Instruction)
|Required Courses||Course Number||Units/ CEU||Classroom|
|Electives||Course Number||Units/ CEU||Classroom|
|Anatomy for Artists||X415.5||2||Fall|
|Advanced Anatomy for Artists||X415.7||2||Spring|
|Exploring the Portrait and Self-Portrait||X434||2||Spring
|Extremities: Drawing Hands and Feet||X415.6||1||Fall|
|Pastel (offered future term)||X408||2|
|Pen and Ink Drawing (offered future term)||X432||2|
|Perspective Drawing for Artists||X406.6||1||Summer|
|Working in Series||X413.3||2||Fall
Course availability is subject to change.
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You may enroll in individual courses without registering for the Specialized Program in Drawing.
If you are interested in learning to draw for personal growth and artistic self-expression, this program meets your needs. It's also beneficial if you seek professional development for a career that requires artistic skills. This program satisfies the art practice prerequisite for the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Visual Arts.
There are no prerequisites for the Specialized Program in Drawing, but a bachelor's degree is recommended.
The curriculum consists of 3 required courses and a minimum of 2 electives for a total of 10 semester units (180 hours of instruction). Candidates must pay a nonrefundable program registration fee.
All coursework must be completed within two years of registering for the program. However, requirements may be updated based on new developments in the field of study; we recommend completing the curriculum in a timely fashion. For more information, please see the completion requirements and the substitutions, waivers and transfer credit policies.
By registering, you declare your intention to complete the curriculum. To register for the Specialized Program in Drawing, submit the online registration form with your credit card information or complete the mail-in registration form. The registration fee is nonrefundable.
You should register for the program before you complete your second course in the curriculum.
Each course is priced individually, and you pay the course fee at the time of enrollment. The program has an estimated cost of $2,375 (not including course materials or registration fee). Course fees are subject to change.
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