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Studio Art

A studio minor provides the student with a strong introduction to the foundations  in drawing and design that are applicable to all of the visual arts, from painting and photography to digital imaging, sculpture and much more. Students have the option to take courses in a diverse range of concentrations as well as in art history that can be tailored to their specific interests. All professions solicit and benefit from individuals who possess skill sets in critical thinking and analytical problem solving that a minor in visual arts courses affords.

Required Courses

All prerequisites, corequisites and restrictions apply.

  • VIAR 101 - Design I 3 Credit(s). or
  • VIAR 102 - Design II 3 Credit(s). *

  • VIAR 111 - Drawing I 3 Credit(s).
  • VIAR 120 - Appreciation of the Visual Arts 3 Credit(s). **
  • VIAR 112 - Drawing II 3 Credit(s).

or

  • VIAR 250 - Introduction to Painting 3 Credit(s).

or

  • VIAR 260 - Introduction to Sculpture 3 Credit(s).

Choose six (6) credit hours from the following:

  • VIAR 303 - Introduction to Printmaking 3 Credit(s).
  • VIAR 304 - Intermediate Printmaking I 3 Credit(s).
  • VIAR 340 - Graphic Design Fundamentals 3 Credit(s). ***
  • VIAR 350 - Intermediate Painting 3 Credit(s).
  • VIAR 335 - Media Workshop 3 Credit(s).
  • VIAR 365 - Introduction to Computer Animation 3 Credit(s).
  • VIAR 360 - Intermediate Sculpture 3 Credit(s).
  • VIAR 375 - Introduction to Metalwork and Jewelry 3 Credit(s).
  • VIAR 376 - Intermediate Metalwork and Jewelry 3 Credit(s).
  • VIAR 380 - Introduction to Ceramics 3 Credit(s).
  • VIAR 385 - Intermediate Ceramics 3 Credit(s).
  • VIAR 396 - Introduction to Digital Photography 3 Credit(s).

Minimum credit hours required: 18

Note:
* VIAR 102 is a prerequisite for VIAR 260.
** VIAR 120 will not count for credit towards graduation if student changes major to VIAR.
*** VIAR 340 will not count for credit towards graduation if student changes major to VIAR.