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 coursework 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 1122
and ARTF 1123
2D Fundamentals: Surface and Drawing
and 2D Tools
5
Art Elective Courses
Complete three of the following:12-15
Conceptual Drawing
5D Fundamentals: Experience and Drawing
and 5D Tools
4D Fundamentals: Sequence and Drawing
and 4D Tools
3D Fundamentals: Structure and Drawing
and 3D Tools
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
and Photo Tools
Animation Basics
and Animation Tools
Video Basics
and Video Tools
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.

Required Courses
ARTF 1120Observational Drawing4
ARTF 1122
and ARTF 1123
2D Fundamentals: Surface and Drawing
and 2D Tools
5
Elective Courses
Complete three of the following:12-15
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
and Photo Tools
Animation Basics
and Animation Tools
Video Basics
and Video Tools
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