Drawing is a universal impulse that defines what is fundamentally human—from animals drawn on cave walls twenty millennia ago to every form of visual and spatial expression today.

As a drawing major, you will be challenged to explore all possibilities of what a drawing can be and which conceptual approaches, tools, and techniques best convey your ideas and intentions.

Drawing at Pratt Munson focuses on drawing as the basis of exploration of mark-making, image, and concept development. Pratt Munson students start their drawing educational experience working directly, learning to hone their visual acuity while exploring new techniques and materials. As they move through their class, greater conceptual and experimental exploration is encouraged.






All first-year students take the Foundation program’s core curriculum, along with required art history and liberal arts courses, and begin the fine arts major curriculum in the fall of the second year. While continuing with their required art history and general education coursework, second-year students take more focused courses in their chosen area of emphasis, whether painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture and integrated practices, or jewelry. In addition to their studio requirements, all fine arts students take a series of departmental seminars that address social, historical, and critical issues in contemporary art.

Learning Outcomes 

+ Understand basic design principles, concepts, media and formats;

+ Have knowledge and skills in the use of basic tools and techniques needed to work from concept to finished product;

+ Have a knowledge of historical and contemporary movements and issues in the field of drawing;

+ Understand the many possibilities for innovative imagery and the manipulation of techniques available to those who draw;

+Complete a final project related to the exhibition of original work;

+ Achieve entry-level professional competence in the major area of specialization.

Careers in Drawing

Advertising Artist, Art Buyer/Consultant, Art Handler, Art Historian, Art Teacher, Art Therapist, Arts and Crafts Trainer, Book Jacket Designer, Children’s Book Illustrator, Cartoonist, Conservator, Courtroom Artist, Creative Director, Critic, Curator, Fine Artist, Forensic Artist, Gallery Director, Illustrator, Medical Illustrator, Professor, Sketch Artist, Technical Illustrator