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Minors in Graphic Design, Art History and Studio Art

Design the Career of Your Dreams Through Undergraduate Art Minors at BSU

Explore the history of art and visual culture from various geographic and cultural perspectives. Make art in a range of media. Create graphics for a nationally recognized student art and literary publication. At Bridgewater State University, you can customize your education with studio art, art history and graphic design programs.

From secondary and elementary education to photography and communications, an art minor can enhance any BSU degree program. That’s because the creative problem-solving skills, spatial thinking and design principles you’ll gain through the study of art and artistic processes can be applied to a wide variety of careers.

In addition to various art majors, our nationally accredited Department of Art and Art History offers three minors: art history, graphic design and studio art.

If you’ve been searching among the best graphic design programs, art history undergraduate programs or studio arts programs, you’ll find accredited program options at BSU.

Art Minor Program Highlights

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Design and create in well-equipped studios

From our graphic design programs to our art history undergraduate programs, you can choose what inspires you. As an art minor at BSU, you’ll learn and practice in top-notch facilities, taking art courses in our main art building, which has dedicated spaces for painting, printmaking and more.
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Earn your art minor from an NASAD-accredited program

The best graphic design programs, art history undergraduate programs and studio arts programs are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). Our Department of Art and Art History has been NASAD accredited since 2012.
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Take courses with recognized faculty

As you earn your art minor, whether it’s in graphic design, studio art or art history, you’ll learn from practicing artists and art historians who bring their expertise to the classroom and studio.

Small class sizes, big opportunities

In our art programs, you’ll learn in classes of 35 or fewer students. This will allow you time to receive one-on-one feedback from your instructors, as well as the opportunity to become part of a close-knit community of art majors and minors.

Undergraduate art programs with the flexibility you need

Our art and art history minors allow you to take classes full time, part time, online, face-to-face or in a hybrid format. To make our programs even more accessible, we also offer our programs in the evenings.

Program of Study for Art Minors

The best graphic design programs, art history undergraduate programs and studio arts programs give you invaluable skills you may apply in nearly any career. Through critical thinking, research and craft, art minors enhance the bachelor’s degree of your choice.

  • The art history minor delves into global art and architecture, and pairs well with our studio arts program or a graphic design degree.
  • The graphic design minor covers new and traditional processes. The best graphic design programs, BSU’s included, help you gain analytical and design skills. Choose this if you love design but don’t necessarily want a graphic design degree.
  • The studio art minor emphasizes techniques from digital imaging to drawing.

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Program details from 2023-2024 Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog

Careers in Graphic Design, Art History and Studio Art

An art minor from our studio art, art history and graphic design programs can add value to nearly any bachelor’s degree. Whether you’d like to teach grade school or junior high or work in communications or other fields, the spatial and design skills and critical thinking abilities you gain will benefit your career.

With an art minor added to your bachelor’s degree, you may tap into what you’ve learned to enter graduate school or pursue a career as a:

  • Public School Teacher
  • Marketing and Communications Coordinator
  • Social Media Manager
  • Artist or Photographer
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Continue your education beyond your Art Minor

If you’d like to continue your education and earn a graduate degree after you complete one of our art history undergraduate programs, studio arts programs or graphic design degrees, here are a few BSU programs to look into:

  • Visual Arts, MAT
  • Early Childhood Education, MEd
  • Elementary Education, MEd