Arts Minors

Art History Minor (20 credits)
To earn an Art History minor a student must complete 20 credits in art history. 9 of  those credits must be unique to the minor. Courses with a grade of less than 2.0 (C) will not count towards the minor.

Art History Minor courses

Costume & Fashion Design Minor (18 credits)
This interdisciplinary minor is intended for students interested in developing skills and abilities in the areas of costume and fashion design and to prepare them for careers and/or further professional development in these highly desirable fields of employment. Using hand-on and computer-aided design & illustration techniques, students will create garments & accessories and learn the basics of textile design & production.

Costume and Fashion Design Minor courses

Digital Art and Design Minor (18 credits)
To earn a Digital Art and Design minor a student must complete 18 credits in Digital Art and Design courses with at least 6 of those at the 200-level or higher.Students interested in the Digital Art and Design minor are required to submit a portfolio for admission to the program after completing the two Digital Art Techniques Courses: ART 122 and ART 124. The portfolio will include eight samples of the student’s work (two samples each from Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, and Dreamweaver). Portfolios must be carefully prepared according to guidelines available in the art office. Portfolios must be submitted and program admission approved before students can enroll in 300 level design courses. Courses with a grade of less than 2.0 (C) will not count towards the minor.

Digital Art and Design Minor courses

Film Studies Minor (15 credits)
The Film Studies minor complements several major programs, particularly in Communication, the Visual and Performing Arts, English, History, and Modern Languages. Students who complete the Film Studies minor will be prepared for careers or further study in the areas of film and video techniques, history, and criticism.

Film Studies Courses

Game Design Minor (15 credits)
The computer gaming minor addresses the needs of students interested in simulation, human machine interaction and gaming. This is an interdisciplinary minor covering both the artistic and computational needs of the field. Students with such a minor may work with animation, game engines, mathematics, modeling, network design, and state-of-the-art hardware and software. Although the College of Arts and Sciences houses the Minor in Game Design, all undergraduate students from colleges across the University are eligible to complete the Minor.

Game Design Minor courses

Studio Art Minor (18 credits)
(*Individualized minor; must meet with a faculty member to discuss course selections) A Studio Art minor consists of 18 credits of Studio Art courses with at least 6 of those credits at the 300 level or above. Grades of less than 2.0 (C) in Studio Art courses will not count towards the minor.

*** The Studio Art Minor is flexible – these are some examples of the various ways a studio art minor can be structured. If you are interested in a studio art minor, please meet with the department chair or a full-time art faculty to discuss your options.

Studio Art Minor – Example of Painting and Drawing Focus

Studio Art Minor – Example of Printmaking Focus

Studio Art Minor – Example of Sculpture Focus

A Minor must include at least 9 unique credits.

*Art Pre-requisites can be waived with approval from faculty and the Department Chair.