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.

2014 BFA and BA Exhibition

2014 BFA and BA Exhibition

April 18-May 2
USM Art Gallery

Opening Reception: Friday, April 18, 6-8 pm

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