Art - Minor

The Minor in Art provides a broad orientation to the visual arts offered by the Department of Visualization to non-visualization majors. Students pursuing other majors may minor in Art by taking the required hours. There are three emphases within the minor: Traditional Media, New Media, and Visual Culture. Based on the student's interests, an emphasis in either may be selected.

Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.20 with 70 or fewer credit hours completed to apply and must maintain a C average or better in all courses completed as part of the minor in Art. The student’s home college/department may grant, with agreement from the Department of Visualization, transfer credit of no more than six credit hours. Transfer credit will not be accepted for any 300- or 400-level course. Credit for study abroad (CARC) courses may not be applied to the minor in Art if an on-campus course containing similar content is offered. 

Per University guidelines, the student’s home college/department is responsible for advising students pursuing a minor in Art. 

To apply, download the Art Minor Form, complete it and turn it into the Visualization Academic Advisor before the deadline. For additional information, please visit our website.

Submission due dates:  Summer: March 1st | Fall: June 1st | Spring: October 1st


ARTS 349The History of Modern Art3
Select one of the following emphases:15
Traditional Media Emphasis
Drawing I 1
Select four from the following:
Life Drawing
Painting I
Traditional Photography
Advanced Photography
Figure Drawing For Narrative and Concept Development
Advanced Painting
Color Theory
Field Studies in Design Communication
Field Studies in Design Philosophy
New Media Emphasis
Design I 2
Introduction to Graphic Design 2
Visualization Techniques 2,3
Select three from the following:
Introduction to Digital Photography
Graphic Design I
Graphic Design II
Advanced Photography
Digital Painting
Graphic Design III
Multimedia Design and Development
Video and Time Based Media
Designing for the Web
Visual Culture Emphasis
Themes in Contemporary Art 4
Select four from the following:
Body Art of Tattoos
Visual And Material Culture of the Mediterranean
History of the Photographic Image
History of Animation
History of Graphic Design
History of Illustration
History of Gaming
Digital Characters: Art, Technology, Uses and Meaning
Total Semester Credit Hours18

Minimum of 6 hours of 300- or 400-level courses are required.

Students must make a grade of "C" or better in all courses.