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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 will take a few required courses, then choose electives that strengthen your skill and passion within your favorite medium.

The art minor in art history is an enriched course of study designed for students who want a deeper understanding of art 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 a medium of your choice, 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

You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in the R.E.A.L. Experience—a program specifically designed to help you gain the relevant, hands-on experience employers desire—so that when you graduate, you’ll be as impressive in practice as you are on paper.


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