Candice Davis talks about her experience studying drawing and painting at MCAD.

MCAD’s drawing and painting major trains you to have exceptional technical and conceptual skills while also fostering opportunities for you to network, promote your work, and get involved in the creative Twin Cities community.

As a Drawing and Painting Major You Will:

  • Hone your technical and conceptual drawing and painting technique
  • Find your own creative direction and voice
  • Gain foundational skills in a variety of creative media
  • Acquire the skills and knowledge for a professional career in your chosen field

Tell Me More about Drawing and Painting at MCAD

Student Work

Alumni Spotlight

Samantha French Painting

Samantha French ’05

“Participating in the MCAD Art Sale is probably one of the biggest reasons that I’m a full-time artist today. Knowing there was a market for my work gave me the confidence to start applying for other exhibitions and to continue making the paintings I wanted to make.”

Faculty Spotlight

Michael Kareken

Michael Kareken, Professor

Michael Kareken has received awards for printmaking and drawing from the American Academy of Arts and the National Academy of Design. His work is in the collections of the Walker Art Center, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the Minnesota Museum of American Art, the Weisman Art Museum, and the Minnesota Historical Society, among others.