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Learn drawing with online courses and programs

Drawing has been used for centuries to communicate and express ideas. Learn how to draw with online courses delivered through edX.

What is drawing?

Drawing is an art form that has been used for centuries to share information, record events, and create art. From cave paintings to fashion sketches, drawing has been a vital part of human culture.

In today's world, drawing is still used for many of the same purposes. Architects use drawings to plan buildings, engineers use drawings to design machines, and artists use drawings to express their creativity. Drawing has also evolved with the rise of digital art and animation used in movies, television, advertising, and social media.

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Drawing course curriculum

If you are interested in advancing your drawing skills, an introductory drawing course curriculum may introduce you to the fundamentals, such as the elements of art, principles of design, perspective, and composition. Learners can practice observational techniques that can teach them how to better represent the world around them through their drawings. They may also develop their own personal drawing style and learn how to use a variety of drawing media.

More advanced courses may focus on using these skills in specialty fields, such as architectural design and computer graphics. Architects, fashion designers, and structural engineers can take courses involving computer software applications that support the drawing process in their work.

Are you ready to start learning? Explore the range of educational opportunities offered through edX. Sign up for an accelerated boot camp or enroll in a full degree program and start working toward a bachelor's degree or (for more advanced learners) a master’s degree in a relevant subject. You can also explore executive education programs specifically designed for busy professionals.

Explore jobs that use drawing 

Drawing is a valuable skill that can be used in a variety of industries. In today's digital age, roles that can use drawing skills include:

  • Fashion designer: Creates sketches of their designs.

  • Architect: Produces blueprints and renderings of their proposals.

  • Engineer: Creates schematics and diagrams of their manufacturing and other designs. 

  • Animator: Illustrates characters, backgrounds, and props for animated films and television shows. 

  • Graphic designer: Creates logos and other visual elements for websites and marketing materials. 

Drawing can provide a rewarding career for anyone who enjoys the process of observation and illustration. Explore how drawing can benefit you with courses delivered through edX.

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