Studio Art Minor

For information, please contact the Department of Art, 124 Art Building, 513-529-2900. 

Students pursuing an Art Minor in Studio Art explore and develop concepts, techniques, materials, methods, and critical aesthetic thinking as applied to any of the traditional fine arts disciplines including Ceramics, Jewelry Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, and/or Sculpture. The minor is designed to allow students to choose a single focused medium (discipline-specific focus) or explore a varied range of media (media-survey focus). The discipline-specific focus encourages a depth of exploration; a deeper development of skill, processes, and techniques; and a deeper understanding of the conceptual, cultural and historical considerations relevant to a particular media. The media-survey focus allows the student to explore a broader range of traditional fine arts media, while still encouraging some depth within one particular artistic medium.

At least 18 semester credit hours of course work is required of the minor in the Studio Art courses, with at least 6 semester credit hours at the 300 level or higher. Students with a discipline-specific focus should meet with an advisor in the discipline after completing 9 hours of the minor to plan course work at the 300 level or higher.

3 semester credit hours of Foundation Art course work is required of all minors. Some 200-level courses have prerequisite requirements in drawing.

A minimum 2.50 GPA is required for admittance to the minor. Minimally, the program of study will include 18 semester hours completed with a 2.50 GPA. 

Program Requirements

A minimum of 18 credit hours is required for the minor, with at least 6 credit hours at the 300 level or higher.

Take 3 credit hours of the following Foundation Art offerings:3
Color Theory and Practice
Creative Practices in New Technology
Problem Solving
Technical Drawing
Design and Composition
Observational Drawing
Choose 6 to 9 credit hours from the following:6-9
Introduction to Figure Drawing
Intermediate Drawing 1
Intermediate Drawing 2
Painting I
Printmaking I
Introduction to Digital Imaging
Photography
Ceramics I
Jewelry Design and Metals I
Sculpture I
Choose 6 to 9 credit from the following:6-9
Thematic Studio
Drawing V
Drawing VI
Painting II
Painting III
Printmaking II
Printmaking III
Illustration
Photography II
Photography III
Ceramics II
Ceramics III
Jewelry Design and Metals II
Jewelry Design and Metals III
Sculpture II
Sculpture III
Drawing VII
Painting IV
Painting V
Printmaking IV
Printmaking V
Photography IV
Photography V
Ceramics IV
Ceramics V
Jewelry Design and Metals IV
Jewelry Design & Metals V
Sculpture IV
Sculpture V
Total Credit Hours15-21