Painting/Drawing

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BFA in Painting/Drawing

 

The first and most fundamental language of art, drawing is the vocabulary you use through all artistic disciplines. As an idea becomes a story through your hands to the page, the Drawing concentration at Memphis College of Art will challenge you to master the technique as you refine your voice.

Major Requirements (33 Credits):

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  • PD200 Painting 1
  • PD201 Painting 2
  • PD220 Life Drawing
  • PD230 Drawing Composition
  • PD300 Collage/Mixed Media
  • PD310 Contemporary Concepts
  • PD320 The Figure
  • PD33* Subjects In PD
  • PD33* Subjects In PD
  • PD400 Painting/Drawing Seminar
  • PD401 Painting/Drawing Seminar

Typical Four-Year Course Progression

1st Semester (15 credits)

  • Drawing 1 (3)
  • 2D Design (3)
  • Digital Foundations(3)
  • Writing 1(3)
  • Art History Survey: Prehistory to Medieval (3)

2nd Semester (15 credits)

  • Drawing 2(3)
  • 3D Design (3)
  • Color Foundations (3)
  • Writing 2 (3)
  • Art History Survey: Renaissance to Contemporary (3)

3rd Semester (15 credits)

  • Idea, Process and Criticism(3)
  • Painting 1(3)
  • Drawing Compostion(3)
  • Literature Elective(3)
  • Art History Elective(3)

4th Semester (15 credits)

  • Painting 2(3)
  • Life Drawing(3)
  • Studio Elective(3)
  • Math or Natural Science Elective(3)
  • Liberal Arts Elective(3)

5th Semester (15 credits)

  • Contemporary Concepts(3)
  • Studio Elective(3)
  • P2(3)
  • Social Science Elective(3)
  • Studio Elective or Art History Elective(3)

6th Semester (15 credits)

  • Collage/Mixed Media(3)
  • The Figure(3)
  • Studio Elective or Art History Elective(3)
  • Liberal Arts Elective(3)
  • Liberal Arts Elective(3)

7th Semester (15 credits)

  • 300 level Subject in Painting/Drawing(3)
  • Seminar(3)
  • Studio elective or Internship(3)
  • Liberal Arts Elective(3)
  • Art History Elective(3)

8th Semester (15 credits)

  • 300 level Subject in Painting/Drawing(3)
  • Seminar(3)
  • Studio Elective(3)
  • Studio Elective(3)
  • Liberal Arts Elective(3)

BFA in Fine Arts with a concentration in Painting/Drawing

The first and most fundamental language of art, drawing is the vocabulary you use through all artistic disciplines. As an idea becomes a story through your hands to the page, the Drawing concentration at Memphis College of Art will challenge you to master the technique as you refine your voice.

Concentration Requirements (21 Credits):

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  • PD200 Painting 1
  • PD201 Painting 2
  • PD220 Life Drawing
  • PD230 Drawing Composition
  • PD320 The Figure
  • PD400 Painting/Drawing Seminar

Typical Four-Year Course Progression

1st Semester (15 credits)

  • Drawing 1 (3)
  • 2D Design (3)
  • Digital Foundations(3)
  • Writing 1(3)
  • Art History Survey: Prehistory to Medieval (3)

2nd Semester (15 credits)

  • Drawing 2(3)
  • 3D Design (3)
  • Color Foundations (3)
  • Writing 2 (3)
  • Art History Survey: Renaissance to Contemporary (3)

3rd Semester (15 credits)

  • Idea, Process and Criticism(3)
  • Painting 1(3)
  • Drawing Compostion(3)
  • Literature Elective(3)
  • Art History Elective(3)

4th Semester (15 credits)

  • Painting 2(3)
  • Life Drawing(3)
  • Studio Elective(3)
  • Math or Natural Science Elective(3)
  • Liberal Arts Elective(3)

5th Semester (15 credits)

  • Studio Elective(3)
  • Studio Elective(3)
  • P2(3)
  • Social Science Elective(3)
  • Studio Elective or Art History Elective(3)

6th Semester (15 credits)

  • Studio Elective(3)
  • The Figure(3)
  • Studio Elective or Art History Elective(3)
  • Liberal Arts Elective(3)
  • Liberal Arts Elective(3)

7th Semester (15 credits)

  • Studio Elective(3)
  • Studio Elective(3)
  • Studio elective or Internship(3)
  • Liberal Arts Elective(3)
  • Art History Elective(3)

8th Semester (15 credits)

  • Seminar(3)
  • Studio Elective(3)
  • Studio Elective(3)
  • Studio Elective(3)
  • Liberal Arts Elective(3)

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