Minor in Studio Art

The minor in studio art provides a general introduction to the use of tools and materials and an understanding of traditional and experimental media for the production of fine art. The minor in studio art is further designed to enrich the student’s life by increasing her/his awareness of the world by developing skills of visual perception and communication. Students electing to minor in studio art must complete 21 hours of course work, including nine hours of Foundational Art Studies (see below), which provide the basic technical and theoretical skills essential for a fundamental understanding of the discipline as well as a rigorous preparation for the advanced/upper division courses.

Foundational Art Studies
Select 3 of 5 following course:9
Foundations of Art Studio Technology
Foundations of 2D Design
Foundations of 3D Design
Foundations of Digital Media
Foundations of Drawing I
Studio Electives: Choose any 2 studio classes from: 2D studies (drawing, printmaking, painting) 3D studies (sculpture, ceramics) New media studies (photography, digital arts)6
Art History: Choose any art history course3
Total Hours18

Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0. for all course work in the minor (in keeping with College of Arts and Letters standards). Candidates for the minor in studio art should have their course work verified and approved by an Advisor in studio art or the Chair of the department prior to making formal application for graduation.