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Department of Art|College of Arts & Sciences

Minors in Art

Students may elect one of the ten areas of emphasis in Art: Art History, Ceramics, Drawing, Graphic Design, Painting, Printmaking, Ceramics, Metalsmithing, Museum Studies, or Sculpture.

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

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

At least 12 credit hours in a minor must be from courses not being counted toward the student's major.

 

Art History Minor

Total Credits: 24 hours
12 hours must be exclusive to the minor and not used in the major

Art History Sequence - Required - 6 hours:

ART 2010 Art History Survey I

ART 2020 Art History Survey II

Art History Electives - Required - 12 hours:

Either ART 2720 Islamic Art or ART 2730 African Creativity and Ritual (3 hours)

plus

9 hours of Art History electives

Studio Art Electives - Required - 6 hours:

Choose from:

ART 1005 Drawing I

ART 1110 Foundation 2D

ART 2410: Ceramics I

 

Graphic Design Minor

Total Credits: 24 hours

Required Courses - 15 hours:

ART 1005 Drawing I

ART 1110 Foundation 2D

ART 2112 Graphic Design

ART 2122 Computer Graphics

ART 3112 Typography

Art History Survey Elective - Required - 3 hours:

Choose from:

ART 2010 Art History Survey I

ART 2020 Art History Survey II

Studio Art Elective - Required - 6 hours

Choose from:

ART 3120 Graphic Design II

CO/M 2400 Introduction to Photography

MKT 3210 Introduction to Marketing

ART 4110 Computer Graphics II

 

Painting Minor

Total Credits : 24 hours 

Required Courses - 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

 

Drawing Minor

 Total Credits : 24 hours 

Required Courses - 12 hours:

ART 1005 Drawing I

ART 1110 Foundation 2D

ART 2005 Drawing II

ART 3052 Life Drawing I

Studio electives in Drawing- Required - 6 hours:

Choose from:

ART 3005 Drawing III

ART 4005 Drawing IV (prereq of ART 3005)

ART 4052 Life Drawing II (prereq of ART 3052)

ART 4660 Independent Study in Drawing

Studio Art Elective - Required - 3 hours:

Choose from:

ART 1130 Foundation Color

 

ART 2210: Beginning Painting

 

ART 3510 Printmaking I

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 - 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

 

Ceramics Minor

 Total Credits : 24 hours 

Required Courses - 9 hours:

ART 1005 Drawing I

ART 1120 Foundation 3D

ART 1310 Introduction to Sculpture

Studio electives in Ceramics- Required - 12 hours:

ART 2410 Ceramics I (Handbuilding)

ART 2420 Ceramics II (Wheel)

ART 340 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

 

Sculpture Minor

 Total Credits : 24 hours 

Required Courses - 12 hours:

ART 1005 Drawing I

ART 1110 Foundations 2D

ART 1120 Foundation 3D

ART 1310 Introduction to Sculpture

Studio electives 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


Metalsmithing Minor:


Total credits: 24 hours

Required courses—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 Electives in Metalsmithing—Required—6 hours:
Choose from:

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, 3 credits

ART 2020 Art History Survey II, 3 credits

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