The Art Minor, like the Major, is grounded in developing artists and scholars who are compassionate global citizens, whose imagination and creativity lead the way to an environmentally and socially responsible future. The core of our studies center in art foundations and research, grounded in our Benedictine values, and rooted in the process of inquiry and creative expression.
Students can choose from five areas of concentration to focus their studies: Drawing and Painting, Design, Film and New Media, Photography, and Studio Art.
Upon completion of an Art Minor, the graduate will be able to:
- Master technical skill to produce artwork in the chosen medium.
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the role of an artist.
- Demonstrate aesthetic awareness and critical judgment of artwork.
- Employ an understanding of history and theory to evaluate work of others and their own.
- Demonstrate professional practices.
Students must achieve the following program requirements for all courses listed under Program Requirements and Program Required Courses for the Art Minor.
Minor Credits: 20
Program Required Courses
The art minor requires 20 credits, including 14 core credits:
|ART 1105||Introduction to Art||4|
|ART 1120||Drawing I||4|
|Select one of the following:||4|
|Modern Art History|
|ART 4477||Art Minor Capstone Project||2|
|Select six credits of art electives at the 2000-4000 credit level||6|
Students can choose either a general art minor, or have the ability to have a minor with an emphasis in any of the major tracks.