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 and design, 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 Surface, Space, Time (2D)
     
  • ART 142 Surface, Space, Time (3D)
  • ART 151 Fundamentals of Perceptual Drawing

*Each studio discipline has specific prerequisites for its 200-level courses: Ceramics and Sculpture: ART 142, ART 151; Digital Art: two from ART 141, ART 142 and ART 151; Drawing and Painting: ART 151; Photography and Printmaking: ART 141 and ART 151.

Art History Requirement (3 credits)
     

  • ARH 112 Art History: Renaissance to the Present

Introduction to Studio Discipline Course (6 credits)

Two courses from one studio discipline selected from the following:
     

  • ART 221 Introduction to Digital Art
 and Design I and ART 222 Introduction to Digital Art and Design II    
  • ART 231 Introduction to Ceramics I and ART 232 Introduction to Ceramics II
     
  • ART 251 Drawing: Media and Strategies
  and ART 252 Drawing:  The Figure 
  • ART 261 Painting
:  Water-based Media and ART 262 Painting:  Mixed-Media     
  • ART 271 Introduction to Photography
 and ART 272 Introduction to Photography II
  • ART 281 Introduction to Printmaking: Intaglio and Relief  and ART 282 Introduction to Printmaking: Lithography and Screen Printing
     
  • ART 291 Sculpture: Additive and Subtractive Processes and ART 292 Sculpture: Altered and Constructed Processes

Upper-Level Studio Courses (6 credits)

One 300-level studio course from the selected studio discipline.

One 400-level studio course from the selected studio discipline.