The art minor allows you to focus on studio art in your favorite medium or art history, while simultaneously pursuing studies in another field for a well-balanced education.
Why should I study art?
Students minor in art to supplement a major in another field and to fulfill their personal artistic interests. For an art minor, you'll take a few required courses, then choose electives within your favorite medium and talents that strengthen your skill and passion. The art minor in art history is an enriched course of study designed for studio artists who want a deeper understanding of history, criticism, and theory. Either course of study in combination with your major coursework will help you obtain a diverse set of skills, meant to widen your career prospects after graduation.
What can I do with this degree?
Many careers—in fields including business, education, engineering, marketing, and science—seek graduates with creative training and visual literacy. Whether you apply for medical school or teach English in China, an art minor makes you stand out from the crowd by showing employers you are creative and versatile.
What skills will I develop?
- Hands-on skills in all traditional mediums, as well as in contemporary media such as video and digital, or an introduction to art history
- The ability to generate ideas through conversations with artists and the study of artists and movements
- The ability to analyze, interpret, and critique art
- A personal style and vision for your artwork
What unique experiences or opportunities will I have?
- On-campus internships with Bethel’s permanent art collection
- Off-campus opportunities working with with museums or galleries in the prolific Twin Cities
- Gallery assistantships in Bethel's two on-campus galleries can also provide experience in curating, handling, and exhibiting artwork
0 exhibits each year featured in our 2 on-campus galleries
0 pieces in Bethel's permanent art collection
MAR 28 2017
6 p.m. Alumni Lounge and Olson Boardroom
Paul Glader, head of The Kings College Journalism Program, Speaks about Trump, Journalism, Facts and Faith
APR 6 2017
Exhibition featuring Wendy Red Star in the Olson Gallery
APR 12 2017
6 p.m. Eastlund Room, Community Life Center, level 2
Discussion of of Red Star's exhibition in the Olson Gallery
Art professors go above and beyond for students open to challenge as they pursue their art careers. Many Bethel alums are still active in the art world and have successful careers. We've developed a growing, active national alumni network.Allison Peller '08
Current job: Curator, First Things Gallery, New York City
The Art Department at Bethel was an incredibly formative place for me. You'll find kind and genuinely caring experts who will propel you forward in your artistic, spiritual, and professional journey and provide a unique, personalized experience.Elise Valley '10
Current job: Pre-K Through Grade 12 Art Teacher, Legacy Christian Academy
After graduation I interned at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts, which turned into a job. I also had the opportunity to show in Vienna, Austria, because of an invitation from a professor.Sarah Lee '12
Current job: Artist, Coordinator at Minnesota Center for Book Arts