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Basic Drawing DRWG.S.STC

Short-term Technical Certificate - 9 Credit Hours

Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences
Department: Art
Effective as of Fall 2012

What is the program about?

This short-term certificate provides basic proficiency in freehand drawing. The student will draw with a variety of materials including charcoal, pastel and ink. The student will be able to render three-dimensional items on a two-dimensional surface and will be able to demonstrate proficiency in value, contour and perspective. This certificate will provide the student with a broad range of styles and historic sources for his or her work, whether the individual is a graphic designer or freelance illustrator.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate ability to render three-dimensional items on a two-dimensional surface with proficiency in the use of value, contour and perspective.
  • Solve visual and technical problems in several media and promote the development of good craftsmanship through evaluations within each class/studio based on the student’s own work.
  • Demonstrate basic proficiency in freehand drawing using a variety of media.

Career Opportunities

The Art department strives to provide students with high quality education experiences in the visual arts, and the short-term certificate in Basic Drawing prepares students to enhance their freehand drawing skills - especially professionals working in the fields of graphic design or freelance illustration.


Course Title Credits
ART 1111 Drawing I 3
ART 1112 Drawing II 3
(ART 2111 (Intermediate Drawing I) OR ART 2216 (Life Drawing & Anatomy I) OR ART 1121 (Beginning Painting I) OR ART 2222 (Intermediate Painting - The Figure) OR ART 2221 (Intermediate Painting-Observation & Concept)) 3
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This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances.