DRAWING is the heart of all the visual arts, the most direct and fundamental indicator of visual literacy in any medium. Through a broad spectrum of drawing materials and approaches, we encourage high levels of achievement in this core discipline as the basis for enhanced perceptual awareness and more fully informed studio work.

Students who successfully complete this program will:
  • Develop proficiency in the tools and techniques related to this studio practice.
  • Develop observation skills and understanding of 2D principles.
  • Create a cohesive body of work that is well considered and conceptually rigorous.
  • Employ a vocabulary for critique and presentation.

Degree Requirements

All bachelor degree seeking students take the General Education Program. Fine arts students select a concentration in ceramics, drawing, painting. or photography as well as studio courses outside of their concentration for electives.

Download an outline for how a four year sequence might look for each major.

Requirement Hours
General Education Program 32*
Art Core Requirements 30
Art Studio Concentration (Ceramics, Drawing, Painting, or Photography) 30
Art Studio Electives 24
General Electives 6
Total Hours Required 122

* The Art Core contains three art history courses that satisfy requirements in the GEP.

Elective Requirements

  • Art Studio electives: Choose 24 hours of ARTG and/or ARTS.
  • General electives: Choose 6 hours of courses other than ART.

Studio Concentration

Drawing and Illustration Concentration (30 Hours - 10 courses)
ARTS 2211 Drawing 1 3
ARTS 2212 Drawing 2 3
ARTS 3211 Intermediate Drawing 1 3
ARTS 3212 Intermediate Drawing 2 3
ARTS 4211 Advanced Drawing 1 3
ARTS 4212 Advanced Drawing 2 3
ARTS 2221 Life Drawing 1 3
ARTS 2222 Life Drawing 2 3
ARTS 3221 Intermediate Life Drawing 1 3
ARTS 3222 Intermediate Life Drawing 2 3
ARTS 4221 Advanced Life Drawing 1 3
ARTS 4222 Advanced Life Drawing 2 3
ARTS 2711 Illustration 1 3
ARTS 2712 Illustration 2 3

Get Started

This degree is coordinated by Bastien Lecouffe. For information, contact blecouffe@shawnee.edu.

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