Visual Arts

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.

Required Courses

The program consists of a 20-credit sequence of University elective art courses. The sequence must include CFA AR 193 Visual Arts: Drawing I, taken for 4 credits. Space permitting, and with signed approval, CFA AR 131 Drawing can count in place of AR 193. Any course offered by the School of Visual Arts may count toward the visual arts minor as elective credit.

Courses that are specifically designated for visual arts minors and non-majors include:

  • CFA AR 294 Visual Arts: Drawing II
  • CFA AR 295 Visual Arts: Painting I
  • CFA AR 297 Visual Arts: Sculpture I
  • CFA AR 395 Visual Arts: Painting II
  • CFA AR 397 Visual Arts: Sculpture II
  • CFA AR 470 Ceramics I
  • CFA AR 521 Site-Specific Art
  • CFA AR 580 History of Graphic Design

Courses open to non-majors by waitlist (please contact the School of Visual Arts Office, Room CFA 522, before registration to be placed on waitlist):

  • CFA AR 246 Introduction to Photography
  • CFA AR 251 Introduction to Printmaking
  • CFA AR 261 Introduction to Art Education
  • CFA AR 280 Introduction to Graphic Design
  • CFA AR 389 Graphic Design Elective
  • CFA AR 418 Glassblowing
  • CFA AR 425 The Artist and the Book
  • CFA AR 448 Printmaking I
  • CFA AR 469 Color (spring only)
  • CFA AR 573 3D Design & Animation
  • CFA AR 576 Multimedia Design

Additional visual arts major courses may be available to non-major students, space permitting and with signed approval. All Summer Term visual arts courses can count toward the minor.

A grade of C or better must be received in all courses taken toward this minor. With advisor approval, one transfer course or 4 transfer credits may be used to fulfill the minor requirements. For further information, contact the School of Visual Arts in the College of Fine Arts, Room 552.