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The art minor allows you to focus on studio art in your favorite medium, or art history. For an art minor, you’ll take a few required courses, then choose electives within your favorite medium and talents.

The art minor in art history is an enriched course of study in art history and critical practices designed for studio artists who want to a deeper understanding of history, criticism, and theory.

Why should I study art?

Students minor in art to supplement a major in another field and to fulfill their personal artistic interests.

What can I do with this degree?

Many careers, 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 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
  • Ideas through conversations with artists and the study of artists and movements
  • Ability to analyze, interpret, and critique art
  • A personal style and vision for your artwork

What unique experiences or opportunities will I have?

Students will have opportunities for internships with Bethel’s permanent art collection and with museums or galleries in the Twin Cities that offer hands-on experience. You’ll also have the chance to do gallery assistantships in the 2 on-campus Bethel galleries that can provide experience in curating, handling, and exhibiting artwork.

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