to the curriculum of the Academy is the study of the human figure and the reinterpretation of traditional methods of art instruction for the contemporary student. The courses offered at the Academy focus on this need to understand the complex nature of the human form and its relationship to the creation of vital contemporary art. It is the school's goal to provide students with sufficient knowledge of anatomy, perspective, geometry and the effects of light on form to render the human figure from the imagination as well as from life. The Academy offers students the opportunity to earn a Master of Fine Arts degree while improving these skills. The schools unique curriculum combines courses in figurative drawing, painting and sculpture with courses in cast drawing, anatomical study, and art history.