Drawing Certificate

Drawing is a fundamental skill and building block to all visual art, design, and professional creative practices.

The Drawing Certificate equips students with basic to intermediate drawing abilities using a mix of traditional techniques with contemporary approaches.

Explore your creativity using conceptual expression and diverse sketching tools and materials, and apply your newfound skills in interesting drawn projects. Whether you aim to establish an professional practice, revisit foundational drawing techniques, or improve your existing skills, this certificate is a suitable stepping stone for all creative aspirations.

A renewed flexible Drawing Certificate- effective FALL 2024.

Required Courses in this Certificate

Core Courses

CSVA 100Elements and Principles of Art
CEFA 1013D Materials + Media
CEFA 102Colour Theory
CSDR 100Introductory Drawing
CSDR 101Perspective Drawing
CSDR 102Drawing from Life
CSDR 103Narrative Drawing (Coming soon)

CSDR 110

Pen + Ink Drawing
CSDR 111Portrait Drawing
CSDR 112Figure Drawing

History + Theory | Complete both of:

CESE 101Art History
CSHT 101Visual Culture
(formerly CESE 102: Contemporary Critical Theory)

Professional Practices | Complete at least 1 of:

CSPD 100Portfolio Websites
CSPD 102Applications: Grants, Residencies + Exhibition
CSPD 105
Business Planning for Creative Practitioners

...or choose a course from any of our Professional Practices courses

Elective Courses | Complete 1 of the following:

If you would like to choose an elective course topic that is relates to your drawing practice, these are our recommendations:

CSPN 100
Introductory Painting Techniques
CSIL 100Introductory Illustration
CSSC 100Creative Writing
CSVA 102Industry Intro: Visual Arts

...or choose 1 elective course from any of our offerings

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