Fine Arts Minor

The Fine Arts Studio minor is design for students wishing to more fully explore creative expression through Drawing, Painting and Printmaking. Student artists gain a working knowledge of these core media artists have used to transcribe and communicate their engagement with the world. They engage in the visual research that fuels the evolution of visual forms reflective their time and place. Students in the Fine Arts Studio minor produce a portfolio of work that demonstrates their achievements in the practice of drawing, design, painting and printmaking and work towards development of a personalized style in the upper level coursework they select.

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Students pursing the Fine Arts minor are exposed to studio and art history courses. They compare and contrast painting, sculpture, and architecture of major periods from the dawn of history to the Renaissance. They engage in research that emphasizes the influence of historical events on the evolution of forms that are visual equivalents of humanity and its perception of itself in different periods of time.  Students in the Fine Arts minor produce a portfolio of basic drawing that indicates successful ability to deal with problems of formal composition.

Required Courses for the Minor

  • AR 221 Basic Drawing
  • AR 222 Basic Design
  • AR 321 Painting Techniques

Elective Courses for the Minor

Select three from

  • AR 310 Life Studio: Human Figure
  • AR 315 Advanced Drawing for Illustration
  • AR 333 Watercolor Painting
  • AR 335 Fundamentals of Relief Printmaking
  • AR 336 Mixed Media: Collages, Monotypes, Monoprints
  • CO 323 Photography II: Black and White
  • CO 324 Photography II: Color/Digital