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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Art Department

Drawing

Page address: http://www.mnsu.edu/artdept/drawing.html

Drawing is an important component of the BFA program for students in all concentrations. Beginning drawing courses emphasize the development of solid perceptual drawing skills through rigorous explorations of drawing’s materials and methods. Assignments encourage both traditional and experimental approaches to the medium as students confront challenges related to line, value, composition, and other important skills.  

Intermediate and advanced courses build upon the skills learned in Drawing Foundations while introducing more personal and conceptual approaches to the medium. 200 and 400 level offerings in the area include both broadly-based drawing courses as well as life drawing. In all courses, students learn to view drawing as a problem-solving activity. Critiques of student work and discussions about drawing’s role in contemporary art and art history fuel interesting conversations and encourage an ongoing dialogue about art making. At all levels, risk taking and experimentation are encouraged.  

Students choosing to concentrate in drawing enroll in a sequence of courses that go beyond the basic drawing requirements of the BFA program. Through extensive engagement with the drawing medium, they develop a sophisticated and personal body of work that will prepare them for a career as a studio artist and allow them to successfully pursue opportunities in the arts after graduation.

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Colin Ruff, Fall 2007
Art 410 Drawing Workshop

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Collaborative Wall Drawing, Fall 2007

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Danielle Reinke, Fall 2007
Art 210 Drawing

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Alyssa Proulx, Fall 2007
Art 410 Drawing Workshop