Minor in Visual Arts

The minor in visual arts is designed for students who want an introduction to the concepts and functions of the visual arts offered in a professional training program.

The program consists of a 20-credit sequence of courses. The required course is CFA AR 193 Visual Arts: Drawing I, for 4 credits. Space permitting and with portfolio approval, either CFA AR 131 or 132 (Drawing for Majors) can count in place of AR 193. The remaining 16 credits are to be selected from any visual arts elective courses. Studio courses within the School of Visual Arts not listed below may be included in a minor sequence, but approval for registration into any of these courses is dependent upon submission of a portfolio and/or faculty approval. With approval, visual arts minor students may take up to 4 studio credits at a comparable art institution.

Outline of Study

Required Courses (4 credits):

CFA AR 193 Visual Arts: Drawing I (for 4 credits) OR
CFA AR 131 Drawing I (requires portfolio approval)

Choose 16 more credits from any course offered by the School of Visual Arts. The following are suggested courses:

Courses with open registration:
CFA AR 294 Visual Arts: Drawing II
CFA AR 295 Visual Arts: Painting I
CFA AR 297 Visual Arts: Sculpture I
CFA AR 389 Graphic Design Elective
CFA AR 395 Visual Arts: Painting II
CFA AR 397 Visual Arts: Sculpture II
CFA AR 469 Color (Spring only)
CFA AR 521 Site-Specific Art
CFA AR 580 History of Graphic Design
Any School of Visual Arts Summer Term offerings
Courses open on a space-permitting basis:
CFA AR 250 Introduction to Printmaking
CFA AR 261 Introduction to Art Education (Spring only)
CFA AR 280 Introduction to Graphic Design
CFA AR 425 Artist and the Book (Spring only)
CFA AR 447 Printmaking I (Fall)
CFA AR 448 Printmaking I (Spring)
CFA AR 470 Ceramics I
CFA AR 559 Contemporary Issues in Art Education (Fall only)
CFA AR 573 Design and Animation

Course offerings may vary from semester to semester.

Students must earn a grade of C or better in courses applied toward the minor.