Department of Art & Art History

Minor in Studio Art

The Studio Art Minor is designed for students who want to enrich their major field of study with a competency in art making. A minor in studio art is valuable for any student seeking to develop innovative thinking and creative expression through a range of drawing, design, painting, photography, sculpture, printmaking, and ceramics courses. Students pursuing fields as varied as engineering, communications, and marketing can benefit from instruction in creative thinking practices, and in critical and observational skills. Art coursework can better prepare students for advanced study in allied fields such as architecture, graphic design, environmental design, interior design, and industrial design. The range of art experiences offered in the studio minor fosters a lifelong appreciation and enjoyment of art.


Students who minor in Studio Art complete 6 hours of studio fundamentals as well as 9 hours of upper division courses:

ARTS 1110: Drawing I (3 credits)
ARTS 1210: 2D Design or ARTS 1220: 3D Design (3 credits)
3000-level Studio Art (3 credits)
3000-level Studio Art (3 credits)
3/4000-level Studio Art (3 credits)

Students must maintain a 2.5 GPA in the Studio Art Minor.

If a course has been used to fulfill any other university requirement, it cannot be used to complete a CLA minor. Please see your minor advisor for details.

Additional Resources

Department of Art & Art History Advisors
CLA model of Studio Art Minor
Department of Art & Art History Courses
Minor Declaration Form

Last Updated: October 26, 2020