The Drawing Program begins with Drawing I, which teaches students fundamentals skills and techniques used in creating drawings. Students deal in-depth with concepts, techniques and materials.

Areas of emphasis include composition, content, technical concerns, use of color and a range of material use from traditional to contemporary alternatives. Coursework is based on observation of actual objects and learning how to depict those objects representationally.

Intermediate and advanced levels of drawing continue to focus on development of those skills, but also allows and encourages students to begin to develop a thematic direction in their work in drawing. Life Drawing emphasizes proportions, anatomy and aesthetic relationships.

Quick Guide: Drawing

The College of Performing and Visual Arts offers undergraduate and graduate degrees for students studying Drawing.
Learn more about Undergraduate and Graduate Art Degrees at UNC

Classes in the Drawing program may include:

  • Life Drawing
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Art History

Career options for graduates of the Drawing program include:

  • Illustrator
  • Studio Artist
  • Art Educator

Learn about the application process to UNC and the School of Art & Design.

How to Apply

To learn more about the Drawing program or to schedule a visit to the School of Art and Design, contact Melanie Poston at (970) 351-1921 or Melanie.Poston@unco.edu.

View Drawing Faculty and Staff

"I've bonded with faculty, classmates, and art unique to this environment. Here I grew to be knowledgeable, sensible, flexible, deliberate, introspective, and ultimately an artist I never thought I would be. I treasure my experiences; they will always be part of me and my art."

Tania Silver

Faculty & Staff

Sieger Hartgers

Associate Professor

Tom Stephens


Kris Heintz-Nelson

Associate Professor

Dan Rioz


The Study of Drawing

Work of student J. Sawvel

Work of student J. Sawvel

Work of student J. Sawvel