Expanded Drawing & Print Media (BFA)
Drawing and print media provide versatile strategies for experimentation in mark, space and idea. In the University of the Arts’ Expanded Drawing + Print Media program, you will develop a studio practice that pushes the boundaries of traditional classifications and broadens your ways of seeing, making mark and creating experiences.
Students will explore the vast range of mark-making potential, both on paper and beyond paper, that “drawing” materials and print techniques have to offer. You’ll explore time-based works, site-specific works, and text and image work.
An intense and immersive studio experience is coupled with inspiration from world-class art museums in the city and exposure to a wide range of visiting artists and critics.
The curriculum of the Fine Arts Major with an emphasis in Expanded Drawing and Print Media is based on a framework of research, studio experimentation, artistic invention and daily practice. Personal vision and artistic innovation anchor the development of work for significant cultural contributions and dialogue, gallery and museum exhibitions, and creating work for diverse communities and public spaces. To that end, you will be given assignments designed to develop conceptual skills and become proficient in the necessary processes and techniques appropriate for your artistic vision and intention.
Students who complete the Fine Arts Major with an emphasis in Expanded Drawing and Print Media will
demonstrate independent, creative problem-solving and original thinking through the development of a distinct and personal approach to art-making informed by contemporary issues and historical precedents.
demonstrate critical and conceptual development through research and analysis, applying readings, theories and methodologies toward the production of critically informed artworks.
acquire and demonstrate the professional skills needed to be successful as practicing artists, entrepreneurs and productive citizens, including further study at the graduate level.
effectively communicate, orally and in writing, the thoughts behind their choices and decisions concerning content and strategies.
demonstrate proficiency in a number of advanced techniques in individual studio practice, including a deep familiarity with materials and processes.
Drawing: Objects & Space
Drawing: Natural Forms & The Human Figure
Body as Form
Concepts/Works on Paper
The Printed Multiple
Word, Image & Visual Culture
Advanced Drawing & Print Media
Fine Arts Thesis Groundwork
The Artist’s Manifesto
Fine Arts Thesis Studio
Alumni & Careers
Each academic year, the Fine Arts program at University of the Arts hosts innovative, dynamic artists whose work inspires and educates the entire UArts community. Spring 2019’s roster features Catherine Bebout, Mark Campbell, Mary Mattingly and Carrie Moyer.
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