Art, Minor

The art minor allows students to complement any degree with a broad exploration of visual studies, fine arts, and design. Following an introduction to the fundamentals of drawing and two-dimensional design, students select from courses in time-based media, interaction, sculpture, painting, and art history. The department’s exceptional Dialogues are popular among art minors, who are able to complete a large portion of their course work during culturally immersive and focused studio residencies in places such as Ireland, Iceland, Cuba, and the Galapagos Islands. 

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified. Students who wish to register for 2000-level courses and above need to plan ahead in order to complete prerequisite course(s) ahead of time.

Requirements for Non–Art and Design Majors

Art Required Courses
ARTF 1120Observational Drawing4
ARTF 11222D Fundamentals: Surface and Drawing (with optional ARTF 1123 )4
Art Elective Courses
Complete three of the following:12
Conceptual Drawing
3D Fundamentals: Structure and Drawing (with optional ARTF 1125 )
4D Fundamentals: Sequence and Drawing (with optional ARTF 2221 )
5D Fundamentals: Experience and Drawing (with optional ARTF 2224 )
Sculpture Basics
Painting Basics
Figure Drawing
Drawing in Mixed Media
Art and Design Abroad: Studio
Art and Design Abroad: History
Art and Design Special Topics
Photo Basics (with optional ARTD 2361 )
Animation Basics (with optional ARTD 2371 )
Video Basics (with optinal ARTD 2381 )
Global Art and Design History: Ancient to Medieval
Global Art and Design History: Renaissance to Modern
Modern Art and Design History
Contemporary Art and Design History
Survey of the Still and Moving Image

Requirements for Art and Design Majors

Note: This minor is not available to students in the BA in art program or any art combined major.

Required Courses
ARTF 1120Observational Drawing4
ARTF 11222D Fundamentals: Surface and Drawing (with optional ARTF 1123 )4
Elective Courses
Complete three of the following:12
Sculpture Basics
Painting Basics
Figure Drawing
Drawing in Mixed Media
Art and Design Abroad: Studio
Art and Design Abroad: History
Art and Design Special Topics
Photo Basics (with optional ARTD 2361 )
Animation Basics (with optional ARTD 2371 )
Video Basics (with optional ARTD 2381 )
Global Art and Design History: Ancient to Medieval
Global Art and Design History: Renaissance to Modern
Modern Art and Design History
Contemporary Art and Design History
Survey of the Still and Moving Image

GPA Requirement

2.500 GPA required in the minor