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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Arts and Architecture

Art Minor

Contact: Graeme Sullivan, gls27@psu.edu; Roy Robson, rrr5237@psu.edu

College of Arts and Architecture (ART_UMNR)

The B.A. degree in art provides a comprehensive liberal education coupled with professional resident instruction in art. Students electing to take the Art Minor will gain access to skills and knowledge to enable them to understand and integrate a range of art and design methods and content to broader academic interests. Students completing this minor will find a flexible coursework structure that ensures their objectives and artistic interests are met. Depending on each student's objectives and course choices they may choose courses that provide a foundation for a liberal arts education, preparation for a double major, preliminary stages towards a professional career in visual arts and design, or broad grounding for graduate studies. Each student must elect an area of concentration from one or more of the following: ceramics, drawing and painting, new media, photography, printmaking, or sculpture. The Art Minor enables students to advance and integrate visual arts and design knowledge and skills in a range of areas and is especially appropriate for students with substantial interest in art and design, but who intend to pursue careers in other fields.

Retention Requirements: Students in the Art Minor are expected to maintain acceptable academic growth as demonstrated by earning of grades of C or higher. Failure to do so is grounds for an academic warning, with clear written strategies and a time frame for the student to return to good standing. Should the student not address the issue, he/she may be advised by faculty to consider a different program or minor.

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.

Some courses may require prerequisites.

For a Minor in Art, a minimum of 18 credits is required.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR: 18 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (6 credits)
ART 110(3), ART 111(3)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (3 credits)
ART 201(3); ART 203(3); ART 211 US(3); ART 220(3); ART 223(3); ART 230(3); ART 240(3); ART 250(3); ART 260(3); ART 280(3); ART 290(3); ART 296(1-18); ART 297(1-9) ART 299 IL(1-12); ARTH 111 GA;IL(3); ARTH 112 GA;IL(3); ARTH 120 GA;IL(3); ARTH 130 GA;US;IL(3); ARTH 140 GA;IL(3)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (9 credits)
Students must take 9 credits within one or more of the following areas of concentration: Ceramics, Drawing and Painting, New Media, Sculpture, Printmaking, or Photography. These 9 credits must include 3 credits at the 300-level and 6 credits at the 400-level.

 

Blue Sheet Item #: 45-06-003

Review Date: 4/4/17

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