Art, Minor


The Art minor enhances a student’s ability toward skills and conceptualization development. It promotes creative thinking to visual art that could be applied to many interdisciplinary fields. The Art minor would provide a venue for further skill/talent development.

The objective of the art minor is to provide students with an understanding of studio art and art history, embodied in the practice of art through the study of contemporary visual culture as well as with an appreciation of the formal language utilized by artists. Students will also become aware of the disciplinary methodology and conventions. Students will have the choice of two emphases:

The minor in art will benefit students majoring in any liberal arts discipline with a practical component, including studio art, digital imaging, video and film studies, art history, art criticism, and liberal studies. Students minoring in art will gain a sense of the overall studio art, digital art, and evolution of the history of art, as well as in-depth knowledge of visual art in different disciplines. Students should be sure to check for pre-requisite course requirements and co-requisite requirements.

Program Requirements

Studio Art Emphasis

Three Lower Division Courses9
ART 1101Drawing I3
ART 2302Art of the Modern World3
or ART 1100 Art Appreciation
Choose one from the following:3
Drawing II
2-D Design/Color Theory
3-D Design
Three Upper Division Courses9
ART 3001Oil Painting3
Choose two from the following:6
Digital Video Production
Independent Study: Studio Art
The Visual Arts and Society
American Art Visions
19th and 20th Century Art
Special Topics in Art (when the course has a studio art emphasis)
Special Topics in Art (when the course has a studio art emphasis)
Special Topics in Art (when the course has a studio art emphasis)
Film Analysis and Criticism
Women and Film
Selected Topics in Humanities
Total Credit Hours18

Art History Emphasis

Three Lower Division Courses9
ART 1101Drawing I3
ART 2302Art of the Modern World3
ART 2301Art of the Pre-Modern World3
or ART 2303 Art of the Non-Western World
Three Upper Division Courses9
Choose three from the following:9
The Visual Arts and Society
American Art Visions
19th and 20th Century Art
Special Topics in Art (when the course has an art history emphasis)
Special Topics in Art (when the course has an art history emphasis)
Special Topics in Art (when the course has an art history emphasis)
Film Analysis and Criticism
Women and Film
Women and the Arts
Selected Topics in Humanities
Total Credit Hours18