ART 1030: Drawing I

Three credits ($150). Offered Fall, Spring, or Full-year.

Fundamental principles of drawing based on observation.

Eligibility Guidelines: Successful completion of one full year of high school art instruction is recommended.

Instructor Certification Requirements:

The minimum degree requirement for teachers wishing to teach Early College Experience art courses is usually a Master of Fine Arts, although a candidate with a Master’s in Education and appropriate background may be approved in exceptional situations. Preferred applicants should possess continuing creative activity external to their educational position. Examples include:  participation in shows or activity with community art organizations; publications; competitions; art conference participation or presentations (rather than educational conferences); art residencies or fellowships; membership in professional arts societies; and/or grants or other funding for artistic projects. Samples of the applicant’s personal and student work are a required piece of the application (15 – 20 pieces of instructor work; 15 – 20 pieces of student work).

Regarding student work, observed still life and perspective drawing examples are best for evaluation. Ideally, work is black and white and shows fundamentals of linear perspective, contour line, light and shadow, and an understanding of volume and composition. Student work may include observed figure or landscape, but the portfolio may not consist solely of these forms. Charcoal, graphite, and ink are preferable media. The use of color is not covered in ART 1030, Drawing I, and is not helpful when included in the student portfolio.

Samples must be submitted electronically. Acceptable formats include links provided to websites, or files shared from a Google Drive or Microsoft One Drive. JPG, TIFF or PDF images are best. Multiple images may be compiled into one PDF portfolio as well, however each piece should be labeled and numbered as your own work or student work. Do not use PowerPoint or Keynote to compile work due to compatibility issues. If providing a website, please be clear regarding the specific examples that are to be reviewed.

Upon reviewing the application materials, the faculty coordinator in Art may wish to schedule an interview with the candidate or visit the teaching facilities. This on-site visit is a way to be introduced to the program and discuss possibilities for the course.

Instructor Resources:

ART 1030 Sample Syllabus (PDF)