Do you want your education to include creative problem-solving, hands-on making, and visual communication? Are you interested in working collaboratively, thinking critically, and gaining skills in a wide range of material processes? The Studio Art minor is for you!
About the Studio Art Program
The Studio Art program is committed to the development of contemporary artists who are not only proficient makers, but also curious and inquisitive observers, critical thinkers, and resourceful self-initiators. Students in the Studio Art program benefit from small class sizes and well-equipped facilities, the numerous offerings of a tier one research university, and active relationships with the larger arts communities in Austin and beyond.
Rather than being limited to study in a single discipline, students explore media in and across multiple disciplines, including Painting & Drawing, Photography & Media, Print, Sculpture & Extended Media, and Transmedia (video / performance / digital media). Professionally active faculty and a rotation of visiting practitioners help students draw connections between their own work and contemporary and historical themes, while the academic offerings of the wider university enrich students’ knowledge of the broader contexts in which art is made and understood.
Coursework Requirements for the Studio Art Minor
- Although the courses required for the minor are 3 credit hours, Studio Art classes meet for 6 hours per week. As you consider if the Studio Art minor is right for you, keep in mind that you will need to allow for 6 hours of in-person classroom time per week for each Studio Art class in your semester schedule.
- All classes must be taken on the letter-grade basis. The student must earn a combined grade point average of at least 2.50 in minor coursework.
Fifteen (15) credit hours of Studio Art (ART) coursework chosen from the courses below.
- ART 352C
Painting for Non-Majors 3 credit hours / May be taken twice for credit
- ART 352D
Drawing for Non-Majors 3 credit hours / May be taken twice for credit
- ART 352E
Figure Drawing for Non-Majors 3 credit hours / May be taken twice for credit
- ART 352F
Print for Non-Majors 3 credit hours / May be taken twice for credit
- ART 352G
Sculpture for Non-Majors 3 credit hours / May be taken twice for credit
- ART 352J
Photography for Non-Majors 3 credit hours / May be taken twice for credit
- ART 352K
Transmedia for Non-Majors 3 credit hours / May be taken twice for credit
- ART 350
Philosophy / Theory / Criticism 3 credit hours / May not be repeated for credit