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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.

Meet our Faculty

Professor Sieger Hartgers discusses his exhibition, Impressions of Campus

“Tom Stephens is one of my most memorable professors at UNC. During my four years in the School of Art and Design I took a total of nine courses with Tom, one each semester. From my first foundations course to my last drawing studio class, Tom made me more deliberate and confident in my work.”

John Sawvel (BA '11) - Creative Director of Museum Arts, Dallas, TX

John Sawvel, UNC Art & Design Alum

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