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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

ART HISTORY
 
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

 

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 : 18 hours 

Required Courses - 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

 

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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