USM Art Department
Minor in Studio Art
The minor in studio art is designed for non-majors who wish to gain substantial knowledge in one of seven studio disciplines offered at USM: ceramics, drawing, digital arts, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture. Students who minor in studio art take an abbreviated version of the foundation program, and then take a sequence of course within a specific discipline.
The minimum number of art and art history credits (exclusive of the University's Core curriculum) required for the minor: 21.
Studio Art Foundation Requirements (6 credits)
Select two courses from the following:
ART 141 2-D Design
ART 151 Drawing I
ART 142 3-D Design
ART 152 Drawing II
*Each studio discipline has specific prerequisites for its 200-level course: Ceramics and Sculpture: ART 142, ART 151; Digital Arts: any two from ART 141, ART 142, ART 151, or ART 152; Drawing and Painting: ART 151, ART 152; Photography and Printmaking: ART 141, ART 151.
Art History Requirement (3 credits)
ARH 112 Art History: Renaissance to the Present
Introduction to Studio Discipline Course (3 credits) Select one course from the following:
ART 221 Introduction to Digital Art
ART 231 Introduction to Ceramics
ART 251 Drawing: Media and Strategies
ART 261 Introduction to Painting
ART 271 Introduction to Photography
ART 281 Introduction to Printmaking: Intaglio and Relief or
ART 282 Introduction to Printmaking: Lithography and Screen Printing
ART 291 Sculpture: Additive and Subtractive Processes or
ART 292 Sculpture: Altered and Constructed Processes
Upper-Level Studio Courses (9 credits)
- Two 300-level studio courses from the studio discipline for which the student has completed a 200-level introductory course.
- One 400-level studio course from the selected studio discipline.