Art Minors

Animation and Interactivity Minor

This minor provides a thorough focus on the study of Animation and Interactivity through the lens of New Media developments in Contemporary Arts.  Explore the topics through a fine arts perspective; research and develop ideas as creative producers; foster innovative and critical thinking within digital media.

Students must complete 21 credits as specified below:

Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Art
Survey of Art History: Ancient through Medieval
Survey of Art History: Renaissance through Modern
Encounters with the Arts of Global Africa
Required courses:
ACO 1270Time Studio3
ADA 2210Introduction to Digital Practices3
ADA 3220Introduction to Interactivity in Graphic Arts3
ADA 4220Time-Based Media II: Experimental Animation3
ADA 4230Time-Based Media III: Experimental 3D Animation3
ADA 4240Advanced Interactivity: Experimental Video Games3
Total Credits21

All courses in the minor must be completed with the grade of C- or higher.

Art Minor

This minor broadens understanding of artistic expression from the past to the present.  Learn fundamental concepts and then apply them in a studio setting. Fine Art electives may be taken from any of the nine Fine Art areas:  Ceramics, Digital Art, Drawing, Fibers, Metalsmithing, Painting, Photography, Printmaking or Sculpture.

Students must complete 21 credits as specified below:

ADR 1050Drawing I3
ACO 1200Surface Studio3
or ACO 1230 Space Studio
Select one of the following:3
Survey of Art History: Ancient through Medieval
Survey of Art History: Renaissance through Modern
Encounters with the Arts of Global Africa
Select four studio electives12
Total Credits21

All courses in the minor must be completed with the grade of C- or higher.

Design Minor

This minor offers students the opportunity to learn fundamental visual concepts in design and apply these in a studio setting. The minor also broadens understanding of creative expression from the past to the present.

Students must complete 21 credits as specified below:

ADR 1050Drawing I3
ACO 1200Surface Studio3
Select one course from the following:3
Space Studio
Time Studio
Design Process
Art and Design History - choose one3
Survey of Art History: Ancient through Medieval
Survey of Art History: Renaissance through Modern
Encounters with the Arts of Global Africa
History of Costume
History of Modern Design I
History of Modern Design II
Design Studio Electives - select from the following courses: 19
Fashion
Textiles
Fashion Design: Basic Construction
Clothing and Culture
Textile Performance Analysis
Fashion Design: Advanced Construction
Introduction to Merchandising
Merchandise Information
Fashion Illustration
Aesthetics of Apparel Design and Merchandising
Graphic Design
Introduction to Graphic Design: Skills and Concepts
Typography
Graphic Design I: Principles and Problem Solving
Introduction to Interactivity
Graphic Design II: Word, Image, and Visual Organization
Industrial Design
Ethnographic Research Methods for Designers
Introduction to Industrial Design
Presentation
Product Design Engineering
Transportation Design/Engineering
Interior Design
Architectural Drafting and Perspective Drawing
Interior Design: CAD I
Interior Design Studio I
Interior Design Studio II
Interior Design: CAD II
Environmental Design Theory
Interior Design Studio III
Interior Perspective and Illustration
Total Credits21

1 Choose design studio electives in discussion with your art advisor.

Digital Art and Photography

This minor offers students the opportunity to supplement their major field of study with a rigorous investigation of digital art and photography. The program will provide a rich academic environment that will foster creativity and spur innovative thinking. The three required courses provide students with a deep understanding of the production of visual language in video, photography, and other time-based methods. From this dynamic foundation, they will choose a line of study to more thoroughly investigate advanced photography techniques, interactive art, or 2D/3D animation in a fine arts context.

Students must complete 18 credits as specified below:

Required courses 9
Time Studio
Time-Based Media I: Video Art
Introduction to Photography
Art History - choose one3
Introduction to Art
Survey of Art History: Ancient through Medieval
Survey of Art History: Renaissance through Modern
Encounters with the Arts of Global Africa
Studio Electives - choose two6
Introduction to Digital Practices
Introduction to Interactivity in Graphic Arts
Time-Based Media II: Experimental Animation
Time-Based Media III: Experimental 3D Animation
Advanced Interactivity: Experimental Video Games
Advanced Time-Based Media
Black and White Darkroom Photography I
Digital Photography I
Black and White Darkroom Photography II
Digital Photography II
Advanced Photography
View Camera
Total Credits18

All courses in the minor must be completed with the grade of C- or higher.

Printmaking

This minor offers students the opportunity to supplement their major field of study to focus on printmaking as a means of visual expression. Students pursuing a Minor in Printmaking must complete 18 credits distributed as follows:

Select one of the following:3
Surface Studio
Drawing I
Select one of the following:3
Survey of Art History: Ancient through Medieval
Survey of Art History: Renaissance through Modern
Encounters with the Arts of Global Africa
APR 2300Printmaking3
Select three of the following:9
Photo-Processes for Printmaking I
Intaglio I
Lithography I
Screen Printing I
Relief and Experimental Printmaking I
Photo-Processes for Printmaking II
Intaglio II
Lithography II
Screen Printing II
Relief and Experimental Printmaking II
Total Credits18

All courses in the minor must be completed with the grade of C- or higher.

Textile Design 

This minor offers students the opportunity to learn textile design skills and apply these in a studio/industry setting. The minor provides course options in both print and woven textile design. The minor combines elements of the fibers and fashion programs.

Students must complete 21 credits as specified below:

ADR 1050Drawing I3
ACO 1200Surface Studio3
AFI 2660Introduction to Fabric Printing and Dyeing3
AFI 3640Digital Textile Design3
Select one of the following:3
History of Costume
History of Modern Design I
History of Modern Design II
In discussion with your art advisor, select two studio electives from fibers6
Beginning Weaving
Intermediate Weaving and Fiber Arts
Intermediate Fibers: Printing and Dyeing
Weaving: Senior Project
Fabric Printing and Dyeing: Senior Project
Total Credits21

All courses in the minor must be completed with the grade of C- or higher.