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Sharpen your visual skills with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Arts Drawing

If you are a craftsperson at heart and have a creative eye, Edinboro University is where you belong.

Whether you envision yourself showcasing your work in a famous gallery or producing book covers and album covers for a publishing company, you will jump-start your career with a B.F.A. in Drawing at Edinboro University.

Our expansive curriculum offers you a rich and deeply meaningful education in the arts. Under the mentorship of highly credentialed faculty, you will develop your own aesthetic voice as you work through various drawing mediums. The initial drawing concentration courses are skill-based, focused on building basic knowledge of linear perspective, light and shade, composition and perception, while later classes focus on content and expression. As you work with still life, the human figure, landscape and contemporary practices, you will acquire a thorough grounding in traditional foundations as well as current trends. You will graduate ready to tackle the challenges of life as a highly trained artist or graduate school student.

There is no portfolio review prior to admission. Just bring your passion for the arts and a desire to work hard in a multidisciplinary, highly supportive environment.

Expert Faculty

expert faculty

Accomplished faculty instruct, guide and inspire Edinboro students to achieve and lead. EU faculty are recognized for their commitment to student success and creating a personal and engaging academic environment.

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Talented Students

talented students

Student competitions, gallery exhibitions and portfolio development help students prepare for life as professional artists. With the knowledge and skills they gained at EU, graduates enjoy success across the U.S. and around the world.

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A Place to Create

a place to create

Edinboro students thrive in an exciting, artistic environment. Visiting artists provide inspiration, student organizations offer support, and exceptional studio facilities enable them to develop their own personal aesthetic.

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Edinboro University’s Art Department is accredited by National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD).

Why choose Edinboro?

The Art Department at Edinboro is one of the largest and acclaimed in the nation. As a Drawing major, you will explore a variety of techniques under the mentorship of highly credentialed professors. They will challenge you to explore your potential as an artist in a contemporary world. Exceptional resources for students include:

State-of-the-art learning facilities and studios.

Permanent professional art gallery for inspiration.

Opportunities for internships with local and regional publishing houses.

Painting and Drawing Club hosts visiting artists and organizes trips to art galleries and museums.

Annual faculty and student exhibitions.

Capstone project that defines your personal aesthetics.

Outstanding options for graduates.

As a graduate of Drawing, you can advance your education with a Master of Fine Arts in Drawing that prepares you to teach at the university level. Or you can enroll in a graduate program in a related field, such as Painting, Illustration, Art History, Conservation, Curating, Criticism or Gallery Management. Other alumni find success in the art world, working as:

Medical and/or Scientific Illustrators.

Editorial Artists.

Gallery Artists and/or Directors.

Commercial Artists.

Freelance Illustrators.

Find yourself in our vibrant community of artists.