Art and Design Minor

HFA PEAK

 

15 credits

 

The goal of the Art and Design Minor is to supply students with sufficient grounding in the visual arts to allow them to develop their artistic skills and interests further, if they should decide to do so.

 

The Ways of Seeing course will introduce students to the wide variety of cultural contexts in which images are produced, and the range of styles in which they can be fashioned. This will be complemented by an introductory course covering any one of the following three areas: two-dimensional, three-dimensional, or digital media. Together, the two foundational courses will help students decide on which path they would like to take through the intermediate or upper-level studio courses. The studio courses will be supplemented by at least one art history course which will introduce students to some of the multiple historical contexts in which art has been made, the many uses to which art has been put, and the variety of methodologies that have been employed to understand artistic production and consumption.

 

 

Studio Courses

Complete the following:

ART-111Ways of Seeing

3 credits

Complete one of the following (3 credits):

ART-131Introduction to 2-D Media

3 credits

ART-151Introduction to 3-D Media

3 credits

ART-171Introduction to Digital Media

3 credits

Complete 6 credits from the following:

ART-211Illustration and Visual Narrative

3 credits

ART-212Creative Bookmaking for Writers and Artists

3 credits

ART-231Drawing and Composition

3 credits

ART-235Painting

3 credits

ART-251Sculpture

3 credits

ART-255Ceramics

3 credits

ART-256Raku Ceramics

3 credits

ART-271Digital Imaging

3 credits

ART-281Graphic Design

3 credits

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ART-333Figure Drawing

3 credits

ART-345Contemporary Printmaking

3 credits

ART-353Three-Dimensional Design

3 credits

ART-375Digital Video

3 credits

ART-385Web Design

3 credits

Students completing the Art & Design minor with the Marketing & Digital Media major must select 2-D or 3-D studio courses to fulfill the Art & Design minor.

Art History Courses

Complete one course from the following (3 credits):

ARH-200Ancient to Medieval

3 credits

ARH-205Renaissance to Modern

3 credits

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ARH-300Modern Art

3 credits

ARH-330Picasso and 20th Century Art

3 credits

ARH-340Gender in Modern and Contemporary Art

3 credits

ARH-370Art History Seminar

3

Outcomes

Upon successfully completing this minor, students will be able to:


1) Analyze the role of media and techniques in art making and visual communication, and demonstrate these techniques in their own creative work;
2) Demonstrate the application of theories of design and visual communication in the production of their own creative work;
3) Apply, either in writing or orally, theories of design and visual analysis to inform thoughtful critique of artworks; and
4) Demonstrate engagement with the visual production of non-dominant cultures and sub-cultures.