Art majors not interested in an education minor are encouraged to select a minor complementing their interests within the major. Students interested in pursuing a minor in studio art, art history or graphic design will find diverse course offerings suitable to their interests and skills. To insure an appropriate selection of art courses in the major or minor, it is important that each student work closely with his or her art adviser or the department chairperson in program selection.
This minor develops the necessary skills and critical thinking specifically relevent to art history, while augmenting a student’s major course of study in other fields. A studio art concentrator could select this minor to further enhance their understanding (comprehension) of the visual arts field.
This minor develops the necessary skills and critical thinking specifically relevant to the graphic design discipline while augmenting a student’s major course of study in related fields of study, such as communication studies, computer science and business. The curriculum is studio based, developing competence in both traditional processes and new technologies. The student learns the following: creative problem solving skills, analysis, spatial thinking and design principles, all emphasizing the rigor of a design studio or advertising firm.
This minor may not be taken by art majors. All other students wishing to minor in studio art should meet with an art department adviser before selecting their courses.
Last Modified: December 4, 2011