Students gain visual literacy in the drawing discipline. Beginning courses concentrate on developing the perceptual skills essential for understanding visual form by doing observational drawings. Students start out using only black and white media and then progress to the use of color media. Course offerings in figure drawing allow the student to master the human form while continuing to build on observational skills. As students gain drawing skills, they are encouraged to deal with conceptual references to subject matter. Individual and group critiques and discussions further support the students growth as developing artists.
The course breakdown below has been provided ONLY as a guideline for students. Please visit Mississippi State University's Admissions website for official requirements, or contact the Department of Art directly. (http://www.catalog.msstate.edu/caad.html)
The following courses are approved concentration studios for drawing.
Drawing Concentration Courses (21 Hours Total)
- Art 3053 Watercolor I
- Art 3213 Life Drawing II
- Art 2233 Drawing III
- Art 4343 Drawing IV
- Art 4600 Advanced Studio - Drawing
- Art 4600 Advanced Studio - Drawing [must take with thesis]
In addition, choose one (3 hours)
- Art 3023 Painting II
- Art 3033 Non-Representational Painting
- Art 3043 Figurative Painting