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, animation, ceramics, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture 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)

*Note that ARTS 1230: Introduction to Digital Art is in the process of being added as an option for this requirement of the Studio Art Minor curriculum; until it is officially approved, ARTS 1230 can be substituted for this fundamentals course. It is recommended that students who are minoring in Studio Art and interested in taking Painting, Photography, and/or Printmaking courses should take ARTS 1210 for this requirement; those interested in taking Ceramics and/or Sculpture courses should take ARTS 1220; those interested in Animation courses should take ARTS 1230. Please meet with the CLA advisor for Studio Art to determine which of these studio fundamentals is best for your plans for the minor. 

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 19, 2021