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Art

The Department of Visual and Performing Arts offers Core courses in art history and Upper-Division courses in art history and in two-dimensional and digital art that can be included in several academic programs on campus. The Art program also offers a Minor in Art with an emphasis in Studio Art or Art History.

Learning Outcomes: Students who complete the Minor in Art will be able to demonstrate:

  1. Basic skills in artistic creation
  2. Awareness of studio art methodology and conventions
  3. creative thinking in the study of art history and criticism and the visual arts' relationship with other disciplines

Students interested in the Minor in Art should complete and submit the Change/Addition of a Minor form to the VPA Department AND complete and submit the Minor in Art Graduation Form to the Registrar along with the graduation form for their degree.

Art Minor Program Requirements

Three Lower Division Courses 9 hours total

  • Required of Both Emphases: (3 hours each)
    • ART 1101 Drawing I
    • ART 2302 Art of the Modern World

  • For Studio Art Emphasis, Choose One from the Following: (3 hours)
    • ART 1102 Drawing II
    • ART 1104 2-D Design/Color Theory
    • ART 1301 3-D Design

  • For Art History Emphasis, Choose One from the Following: (3 hours)
    • Art 2301 Art of the Pre-Modern World
    • Art 2303 Introduction to Non-Western Art

Three Upper Division Courses 9 hours total

  • Required for Studio Art Emphasis: (3 hours)
    • Art 3001 Oil Painting

  • For Studio Art Emphasis, choose two from the following: (3 hours each)
    • CMS 4410 Digital Video Production
    • ART 4900 Independent Study of Studio Art
    • ART 3101 The Visual Arts & Society
    • ART 3401 American Art Visions
    • ART 3310 Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Art
    • HUMN 4800 Special Topics in the Humanities
    • CMS 4310 Film Analysis and Criticism
    • CMS 4320 Women and Film

  • Art History Emphasis, choose three from the following: (3 hours each)
    • ART 3101 The Visual Arts and Society
    • ART 3401 American Art Visions
    • ART 3310 Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Art
    • HUMN 4800 Special Topics in the Humanities
    • CMS 4310 Film Analysis and Criticism
    • CMS 4320 Women and Film
    • CMS/WST 4810 Women and the Arts

Total Program Requirements 18 hours

Art Faculty

Dr. Virginia Bonner
Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies

Dr. Mark Watson, Assistant Professor of Art History

Mr. Alan Xie, Associate Professor of Art and Coordinator of Art Program