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Minors in Art

The University of Wyoming Department of Visual and Literary Arts offers the following Minors within the Art and Art History Program:

Art History

Ceramics

Drawing

Graphic Design

Metalsmithing

Museum Studies

Painting

Photography

Printmaking

Sculpture

Students must earn at least a "C" in each course included in the elected area to earn a minor degree.

Students should plan on a minimum of five semesters to complete an art minor due to upper-division course prerequisites.   

Please note: B.A. in Studio Art, B.F.A. in Studio Art, and B.A. in Art Education degree students cannot have a minor in a specific studio discipline. B.A. in Art History students may have a minor in studio disciplines, and B.A. in Studio Art, B.F.A. in Studio Art, and B.A. in Art Education degree students may have a minor in Art History.

 

Art HistoryCeramicsDrawingGraphic DesignMetalsmithingPaintingPhotographyPrintmakingSculpture

Art History Minor

Total Credits: 21 Hours

Art History Sequence - Required 6 hours:

Art 2010 Survey I - required

Art 2020 Survey II - required

Lower Division - Required 3 hours:

Art 2700 - Intro to Museology OR

Art 2030 - History of Graphic Design

Other Traditions - Required 3 hours:

Art 3720, including but not limited to: Art & Architecture of Medieval Islam

Japanese Art History, Meso-American Art History

Art History electives at the 3000 or 4000 level (including additional Other Traditions) – Required 9 hours

Ceramics Minor

Total Credits: 24 Hours

Required Courses - Required 9 hours:

ART 1005 Beginning Drawing

ART 1120 Foundation 3D

ART 2350 Metalsmithing I

Studio Elective Courses in Ceramics - Required 12 hours:

ART 2410 Ceramics I (Handbuilding)

ART 2420 Ceramics II (Wheel)

ART 3410 Advanced Ceramics I

ART 3420 Advanced Ceramics II

Art History Survey Elective - Required 3 hours:

Choose from:

*ART 2010 Art History Survey I

*ART 2020 Art History Survey II

**Prerequisites for Art 2010 and 2020:  Successful completion of WA

 

Drawing Minor

Total Credits: 18 Hours

Required Courses - Required 12 hours:

ART 1005 Drawing I

ART 1110 Foundation 2D

ART 2005 Drawing II (prereq of ART 1005)

ART 3052 Life Drawing I (prereq of ART 2005)

Studio Electives in Drawing - Required 3 hours:

Choose from:

ART 3005 Drawing III (prereq of ART 2005)

ART 4005 Drawing IV (prereq of ART 3005)

ART 4052 Life Drawing II (prereq of ART 3052)

ART 4660 Independent Study in Drawing

Art History Survey Elective - Required 3 hours:

Choose from:

ART 2010 Art History Survey I

ART 2020 Art History Survey II

**Prerequisites for Art 2010 and 2020:  Successful completion of WA

 

Graphic Design Minor

Total Credits: 24 Hours

Required Courses - Required 18 hours:

ART 1005 - Drawing I 

ART 1110 - Foundation 2D

ART 2112 - Graphic Design I 

ART 2122 - Computer Graphics I 

ART 3112 - Type, Text, Image & Narrative

ART 2030 - History of Graphic Design 

Art History Survey Elective - Required 3 hours:

Choose one from:

ART 2010 - Art History Survey I 

ART 2020 - Art History Survey II 

Studio Art Elective - Required 3 hours:

Choose one from: 

ART 3120 - Graphic Design II 

ART 3150 - Computer Graphics II 

ART 4060 - Computer Graphics III

ART 2255 - Intro to Digital Photo 

ART 2265 - Intro to B&W Photo 

MKT 3210 - Introduction to Marketing 

 

Metalsmithing Minor

Total Credits: 24 Hours

Required Courses - Required 15 hours:

ART 1110 Foundation 2D, 3 credits

ART 1130 Foundation Color OR ART 1005 Drawing I, 3 credits

ART 1120 Foundation 3D, 3 credits

ART 2350 Metalsmithing I, 3 credits

ART 3350 Metalsmithing II, 3 credits

Studio Elective Courses in Metalsmithing - Required 6 hours:

ART 4355 Metalsmithing III, 3 credits [may be repeated for credit]

ART 4630 Special Topics in Metalsmithing, 3 credits [may be repeated for credit]

Art History Survey Elective - Required 3 hours:

Choose from:

ART 2010 Art History Survey I

ART 2020 Art History Survey II

 

Painting Minor

Total Credits: 24 Hours

Required Courses - Required 12 hours:

ART 1005 Drawing I

ART 1110 Foundation 2D

ART 1130 Foundation Color

ART 2210: Beginning Painting

Studio Electives in Painting - Required 9 hours:

Choose from 3000/4000 painting courses

Art History Survey Elective - Required 3 hours:

Choose from:

ART 2010 Art History Survey I

ART 2020 Art History Survey II

Photography Minor

Total Credits: 24 Hours

Required Courses - Required 15 hours:

ART 1110 Foundation 2D

ART 1130 Foundation Color

ART 3510 Printmaking I or ART 2112 Graphic Design

ART 2265 Intro to BW Photography

ART 2255 Intro to Color Photography

Studio Electives in Photography - Required 6 hours:

Choose from 3000/4000 Photo courses

Art History Survey Elective - Required 3 hours:

Choose from:

ART 2010 Art History Survey I

ART 2020 Art History Survey II

 

Printmaking Minor

Total Credits: 24 Hours

Required Courses - Required 12 hours:

ART 1005 Drawing I

ART 1110 Foundation 2D or ART 1130 Foundation Color

An upper division drawing course beyond ART 1005

ART 3510 Printmaking I

Studio Electives in Printmaking - Required 9 hours:

Choose from 3000/4000 printmaking courses

Art History Survey Elective - Required 3 hours:

Choose from:

ART 2010 Art History Survey I

ART 2020 Art History Survey II 

Sculpture Minor

Total Credits: 24 Hours

Required Courses - Required 12 hours:

ART 1005 Drawing I

ART 1110 Foundations 2D

ART 1120 Foundation 3D

ART 1310 Introduction to Sculpture

Studio Elective Courses in Sculpture - Required 9 hours:

ART 3310 Cast Forms

ART 3320 Mixed Media (Taught every other fall)

ART 3330 Assembled Forms

ART 3340 Figuratively Speaking (Taught every other fall)

Art History Survey Elective - Required 3 hours:

Choose from:

ART 2010 Art History Survey I

ART 2020 Art History Survey II

 

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Art and Art History Program

Department of Visual & Literary Arts

Visual Arts Building, Room 110

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Dept. 3138

Laramie, WY 82070

Phone: (307) 766-3269

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