International Arts, Minor

Program Code: IARTS_UMNR

Entrance to the Minor

Students interested in declaring the International Arts Minor should meet with the coordinator of the minor to plan a coherent course of study.  For specific information on entrance procedures, please visit the website for the International Arts Minor.

Program Requirements

Requirement Credits
Requirements for the Minor 19-33

Requirements for the Minor

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor, as specified by Senate Policy 59-10.

Prescribed Courses
Prescribed Courses: Require a grade of C or better
AA 100Introduction to International Arts Keystone/General Education Course3
AA 401International Arts Minor Final Project1-3
Supporting Courses and Related Areas
Supporting Courses and Related Areas: Require a grade of C or better
12th-credit-level proficiency in one foreign language demonstrated by course work or examination0-12
Select 15 credits of international arts courses 115

Academic Advising

The objectives of the university’s academic advising program are to help advisees identify and achieve their academic goals, to promote their intellectual discovery, and to encourage students to take advantage of both in-and out-of class educational opportunities in order that they become self-directed learners and decision makers.

Both advisers and advisees share responsibility for making the advising relationship succeed. By encouraging their advisees to become engaged in their education, to meet their educational goals, and to develop the habit of learning, advisers assume a significant educational role. The advisee’s unit of enrollment will provide each advisee with a primary academic adviser, the information needed to plan the chosen program of study, and referrals to other specialized resources.


University Park

Kyrie Harding
Academic Advising Manager
104 Borland Building
University Park, PA 16802

Career Paths

International arts minors build a strong foundation in knowledge of how arts and culture play out on the global stage. By supplementing their major area of study with a global understanding of the arts, students open up possibilities for careers that capitalize on this knowledge, and even create opportunities to further investigate through graduate study.


A minor in international arts provides a deeper understanding of how art and design permeate cultures around the world, and expands the perspective of any student who pursues it. As a well-traveled “citizen of the world,” any student who completes this minor will have an advantage in a competitive job market.

Opportunities for Graduate Studies

The global experiences fostered through an international arts minor may lay the groundwork for more specialized study in an arts discipline at the graduate level. Your undergraduate experiences abroad have the potential to inspire a graduate thesis topic, or they might help you establish a network of resources for research.


University Park

104 Borland Building
University Park, PA 16802