Visual Arts Minor

Kathryn Shields, Co-Chair,Associate Professor
Mark Dixon,  Co-Chair, Associate Professor
 
The visual arts minor allows students from any major to pursue a focused exploration of ceramics, design, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture or art history.

The visual art minor in a studio area is not available to students obtaining an A.B. degree in art. The visual arts minor is available to students obtaining a B.F.A. degree provided that the medium chosen for the minor is different from the student’s studio focus area for the degree. Students obtaining an A.B. or B.F.A. degree in art may minor in art history.

Minor Requirements

Each of the eight tracks in the visual arts minor requires a minimum of 16 credit hours (four courses).

Art History 

One 100- or 200-level art history course:4
One 300- or 400-level art history course4
Any Art History course4
One studio ART course at any level 4
Total Credits16
Total credit hours for visual arts, art history track is 16 credits

Ceramics 

ART 106Design of Objects4
ART 255Ceramics: Wheel Throwing4
or ART 256 Ceramics:Hand-Build & Molds
Any 300- or 400-level Ceramics course4
One ART course at any level 4
Total Credits16
Total credit hours for visual arts, ceramics track is 16 credits

Design 

ART 102Visual Communications4
ART 106Design of Objects4
ART 245Digital Darkroom4
or CTIS 274 Digital Graphic Design (THEA274)
Select one ART course at any level4
Total Credits16
Total credit hours for visual arts, design track is 16 credits

Drawing 

ART 104Drawing Fundamentals4
ART 204Life Drawing4
ART 310Drawing Exploration4
Select one ART course at any level4
Total Credits16
Total credit hours for visual arts, drawing track is 16 credits

Painting 

ART 102Visual Communications4
ART 2204
ART 221Printmaking: Woodcut4
Select one ART course at any level4
Total Credits16
Total credit hours for visual arts, painting track is 16 credits

Photography

ART 102Visual Communications4
ART 231Photography Fundamentals4
Any 300 or 400 level photography course4
Select one ART course at any level4
Total Credits16
Total credit hours for visual arts, photography track is 16 credits

Printmaking 

ART 102Visual Communications4
or ART 104 Drawing Fundamentals
ART 221Printmaking: Woodcut4
ART 323Printmaking: Etching4
Select one ART course at any level4
Total Credits16
Total Credit Hours for visual arts, printmaking track is 16 credits

Sculpture 

ART 106Design of Objects4
Any 200-level Sculpture course4
Any 300- or 400-level Sculpture course4
Select one ART course at any level4
Total Credits16