Studio Art Minor

The minor in Studio Art provides students with the opportunity to integrate creative and artistic practice with other academic or research pursuits. Students selecting the minor in Studio Art are not necessarily pursuing careers as practicing professional artists or designers; rather they are seeking a unique program of study where the visual arts and creativity provide desirable skills.

Fall 2017 Classes Available to Studio Art Minors (pdf) (prereqs. do apply). If students have questions, please contact the Art Advising Office.

Summer 2017 Dodd Courses Open to Minors (pdf)


The Studio Art Minor consists of 24 credit hours:  9 hours of prerequisite courses +  a minimum of 15 hours of minor studio courses.

Transfer credit hours allowed: A maximum of 6 (with School of Art approval)

Prerequisite Courses (9 hours)
ARST 1050 Drawing I
ARST 1060 Color Composition  OR  ARST 1080  3D Design (choose one)
ARHI 2300 Art History I   OR  ARHI 2400 Art History II  (choose one) 

Required Courses (15 hours) 
Take (15 credit hours/5 courses) from those below across a various areas of concentration. (There is no guarantee that all minor courses can be taken in one area of concentration, but student should plan accordingly for upper-level studio choices by taking the appropriate 2000-level prerequisites):

   — Two (2) 2000-level studio courses (6 hrs.)

   — Three (3) studio courses (9 hrs.) at the 3000 level or above

Notes on the Studio Art Minor:

— Students can not both major and minor in Art.  

— Required prerequisite foundations courses must be competed before taking upper-level studio courses.

— Courses taken to satisfy Core Areas I through V may not be counted as course work in the minor.

— Courses taken in Core Area VI may be counted as course work in the minor.

— The studio art minor is intended as a general course of study, so students may not focus in only one area (such as Ceramics or Printmaking, for example).

How to Declare a Studio Art Minor:

Declaring the Studio Art Minor is an easy process: 

  1. You will first go on Athena, go to Student Records, then My Programs, and select Studio Art Minor.
  2. Then please email the Dodd Advising office notifying them that you have added the art minor. Include the following information:
  • Your 810/811#
  • Your current major
  • You intended graduation date
  • Art courses completed or in progress to date as well as any AP art credit received.

Upon receipt of your email, you will be added to the School of Art minor listserv so that you will receive notices and updates on available courses and news at the Dodd.