Jul 13, 2024  
SFCC Catalog 2023-2024 
SFCC Catalog 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Drawing and Painting Certificate

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CIP: 50.0702
School of Arts, Design, and Media Arts, 505-428-1731

The Certificate in Drawing and Painting provides a solid basic understanding of drawing and painting techniques, as well as a contextual understanding of issues of historic and contemporary importance to this discipline. Students learn how to analyze and employ compositional dynamics, color interaction, value, and space within the two-dimensional format. They learn to create the illusion of three-dimensional form and space using a two -dimensional medium. A basic understanding of the human form as well as an introduction to a variety of materials and media central to drawing and painting provides the student with a solid foundation on which to find their own creative voice. Completion of this certificate enables students to continue their studio work outside of an academic setting, or complete additional coursework for an undergraduate degree in fine arts.

Students can earn the following degree related to this certificate:

 Students can follow the Program Map listed below to complete this certificate:

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate effective communication based on the elements and principals of design.
  • Demonstrate the use of critical thinking and/or problem solving in analysis or creation of art.
  • Demonstrate safe and sustainable studio practice.
  • Express an individual creative voice.

Program Requirements: (18 Credits)

Related Requirements: (6 Credits)

Choose one of the following

Total 24 Credits Min.

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