ART 1030: Drawing I
Three credits. Fundamental principles of drawing based on observation.
Semester offered: Fall, Spring or Full-Year
Course Eligibility Guidelines for ART 1030:
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. 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 will be submitted electronically. Acceptable formats include CD’s, thumb drives, direct e-mail, or links provided to websites. JPG, TIFF or PDF images are best. If providing individual images on e-mail, please reduce the size and include all of the images in one e-mail. Multiple images may be compiled into one PDF portfolio. 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.