Drawing serves to undergird the work of the majors in all eight emphasis areas in the department.
Classes in the illustration program are held in the illustration and painting studios as well as computer labs in Calder Art Center. These diverse facilities help students cultivate the technical proficiency necessary to develop their individual artistic focus and personal approach to the field. Many students in the illustration emphasis have personal studio spaces in a common room that encourage informal discussions between peers.
Department of Art and Design, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan