The drawing program centers on an in-depth exploration of ideas and materials to stimulate conceptual and technical refinement.

The program cultivates a broad approach to media and technique with an expansive use of traditional and contemporary processes. The department offers a strong foundation with drawing as central across all artistic disciplines. Foundation students learn to solve problems of composition, two- and three-dimensional relationships, and personal expression. Advanced and graduate students investigate the language of drawing as integral to aesthetic development and individual creative vision.