Sharpen your creative skills and develop your aesthetic voice with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Studio Arts with a concentration in Drawing from PennWest Edinboro. Whether you envision yourself exhibiting your work in an art gallery or producing book covers and album covers for a publishing company, this renowned program will jump-start your career.
As a student, you'll thrive in the exciting, artistic environment of PennWest Edinboro.
Our Art Department has the widest array of studio offerings within the Pennsylvania
State System of Higher Education and is a program of distinction at Edinboro.
At Edinboro, we pride ourselves on our 100-year history of instruction in the visual arts and art education. In addition, our Art Department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD), which sets national standards for excellence in the field.
Our expansive curriculum offers you a rich and deeply meaningful education in the arts. Under the mentorship of highly credentialed faculty, you will develop your own aesthetic voice as you work through various drawing mediums.
The initial drawing concentration courses are skill-based and perceptual, focused on building basic knowledge of linear perspective, tonal structure and composition, while later classes focus on content and expression. As you work with still life, the human figure, landscape and contemporary subjects, you will acquire a thorough grounding in traditional foundations as well as current trends in visual art.
You will graduate ready to tackle the challenges of life as a highly trained artist
or graduate school student.
There is no portfolio review prior to admission. Just bring your passion for the arts and a desire to work hard in a multidisciplinary, highly supportive environment.
The Art Department at Edinboro is one of the largest and acclaimed in the nation.
In the Drawing concentration, you will explore a variety of media and techniques under the mentorship of highly credentialed professors. They will challenge you to explore your potential as an artist in a contemporary world.
Our exceptional resources include:
Picture yourself advancing your education with a graduate program in a related field, such as Painting, Illustration, Art History, Conservation, Curating, Criticism or Gallery Management. Other alumni find success in the art world, working as:
- Medical and scientific illustrators
- Editorial artists
- Fine artists
- Gallery directors
- Commercial artists
- Freelance illustrators
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Take charge of your experience. Ask questions, meet our students and professors, and see the campus yourself.