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.
Rescheduled Student Exhibition Opening Reception
Due to the predicted storm, the Opening Reception for the USM Juried Student Exhibition has been rescheduled for Thursday, March 20, 6-8 p.m.Learn More