DO ART SCHOOLS STILL TEACH LIFE DRAWING?
I looked up what are considered to be the top rated art schools and/or university art departments in the US and what their Drawing departments are like. Yes, they teach "drawing". Life drawing? Not so much. Check it out if you want to know more. Here are a couple of links.
HERE IS WHAT DRAWING IS OFFERED AT RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN (RISD) FOR THEIR BATCHELOR'S DEGREE PROGRAM IN PAINTING:
The red-framed box is below the rest of the above, but it is not mis-placed as Graduate Drawing is part of the BFA program in Painting.
During the first year “Foundation” program at RISD, there is also no life drawing.
The website says:
Three core studios
Studio | Drawing
At RISD students pursue drawing as both a powerful way to investigate the world and an essential activity intrinsic to art and design practice. The studio becomes a laboratory of varied and challenging activities in which to investigate materiality, imagined situations, idea generation and the translation of the observable world.
Studio | Design
In this studio, students explore how to organize visual and other sensory elements in order to understand perceptual attributes and convey meaningful messages through objects, spaces and experiences.
Studio | Spatial Dynamics
This studio-based inquiry into physical, spatial and temporal phenomena considers force—the consequence of energy—and its effect on structure. Students explore physical, spatial and temporal phenomena through a range of analogue and digital processes.