Adult Programs: Drawing Certificate
In the Drawing Certificate, students develop the skills and conceptual foundation necessary to cultivate their art practice, drawing inspiration and context from SAIC’s many resources, including the Art Institute of Chicago, an encyclopedic museum that encompasses more than 5,000 years of creative expression from cultures around the world.
New requirements - effective fall 2016 - can be completed in one year at a rate of two courses per semester and include the following:
Studio Courses (4)
- Introduction to Drawing (formerly Beginning Drawing)
- Introduction to Figure Drawing (formerly Beginning Figure Drawing)
- Drawing Studio: Multi-level
- The Artist and the Sketchbook
Art History Course (1)
- Art and Movies
- Art Survey at the AIC: American Art
- Art Survey at the AIC: Ancient to Premodern
- Art Survey at the AIC: Impressionism and Post-Impressionism
- Art Survey at the AIC: Modernism and Beyond
Total required courses: 6
Reflecting the degree program's interdisciplinary approach to an art and design education, all Adult Continuing Education courses are eligible electives for all certificate programs.
Completion of the Drawing Certificate requires a portfolio review by a Continuing Studies faculty member, submission of a signed Certificate Program Completion Form, and a minimum of three (3) digital images from the student's body of work.
Note: Required courses may not be offered every semester (fall, spring, summer). Please contact Continuing Studies for suggestions on organizing your course sequence.