The Anatomy Track is a set of four courses providing a breadth of knowledge in artistic anatomy for application in one's own artwork or to inform college-level teaching. It may be taken in addition to the required concentration in drawing, painting or sculpture. Three distinct approaches make up the artistic anatomy program: Structural Anatomy entails the study of the skeleton, muscular structures, groupings, and kinesthetic functions; Anatomical Drawing combines lectures with perceptual drawing; Écorché involves the sculpting of an anatomical model built out from the skeleton to the muscle masses. Special courses in Animal Anatomy and other topics are offered regularly.
“There is as much difference in bodies as in faces, and the character should be sought in its complete unity. On seeing a hand one should know instinctively what the foot must be.”
- Thomas Eakins