Drawing Certificate

Artist working with charcoal on still life drawing

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. 

Coursework requirements

  • Studio Courses (4): Four 30-hour courses from those listed under the subject headings Drawing or Painting and Drawing
  • Art History Course (1): One 30-hour course under the subject heading Art History
  • Elective (1): All 30-hour Adult Continuing Education courses are eligible electives for all certificates, including 1-week and 2-weekend intensives

Total required courses: 6

Note: Required courses may not be offered every semester (fall, spring, summer). Please contact Continuing Studies for suggestions on organizing your course sequence.

Completion of the Drawing Certificate requires a portfolio review, fulfilled by participation in Portfolio Review Days offered in the fall and spring. Students will also need to complete the certificate program completion form and submit high-quality digital images of their work.

Start your noncredit certificate today - visit continuingstudies.saic.edu. Select Certificate Programs under the heading Adult Continuing Education in the left column and pay the nonrefundable $100 fee.