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 the following:9
Foundations of 2D Design
Foundations of 3D Design
Foundations of Digital Media
Foundations of Drawing I
Elective Courses
Upon completion of the required foundations courses, students must take 12 hours distributed in any of the following subject areas: 2D Studies (drawing, printmaking, painting), 3D Studies (sculpture, ceramics), New Media Studies (photography, digital arts), with no more than nine hours in one studio area. A minimum of six hours must be in Advanced Art Studies courses at the 3000 level and above.12
Recommended Courses
It is strongly recommended that the following art history survey courses be taken:
History of Western Art
History of Western Art II
One course in the history of non-Western art
One additional course in the history of Western art
Total Hours21

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.