The BFA in Drawing offers professional, studio-based training in the visual arts with all the advantages of a university education.
The BFA is a professional degree with concentrated areas of specialization, so you will take more art courses than you would in a BA program. At UMass Dartmouth, you also have the advantages of a university education where you can diversify your studies and expand your career opportunities.
You'll learn fundamental skills and contemporary drawing practices through a wide spectrum of drawing course offerings such as:
- the human figure
- architecture & perspective
- mixed media
- time-based media
You'll develop cross-disciplinary sensitivity—with the possibility of combining drawing with painting, printmaking, photography, digital media, textiles, and other disciplines in contemporary art making. You'll also be able to explore fields across the university, such as business, engineering, and science.
As you move through the curriculum, you'll develop your own portfolio of critical, perceptual, and technical skills.
For the BFA in Drawing, you will complete 90 credits in courses related to your major, and 120 credits overall.
A minor in drawing provides you with the aesthetic, technical, and intellectual training necessary to succeed in the professional art world.
For the minor in drawing, you will complete 18 credits.
UMassD's undergraduate experiences include:
Earn an advanced degree
Master of Fine Arts: Develop your personal voice and advance your creative skills with a master's degree. You can specialize in drawing, painting, printmaking, or sculpture.
Master of Art Education: With an emphasis on how the arts are integrated into daily life, the MAE program leads to a single-level professional certification in Massachusetts as an art teacher in grades Pre K-8 or 5-12.
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Fine Arts: Designed for artists who have earned BFA or BA degrees, and would benefit from immersion in an academic/studio environment. Applicants may wish to develop their artwork for application to graduate school, professional residency or to launch a professional career.