Fine Arts, Minor

The Undergraduate Fine Arts Program combines studio practices, seminar courses, and interactions with visiting artists and professionals in order to provide an open intellectual framework to foster critical awareness and independent methods of artistic research and learning. The Fine Arts Department offers a diverse range of studio courses in the areas of animation and 3D modeling, ceramics, design, drawing and painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and video. The dynamic curriculum also provides students with the opportunity to thoroughly examine contemporary art, creative research, interactive design and public art through seminar-based instruction.

The Undergraduate Fine Arts Program offers a Fine Arts Major for students in the College of Arts and Sciences and School of Engineering, and a Fine Arts Minor for undergraduate students across the university. The Fine Arts program works in conjunction with three interdisciplinary degree programs in Cinema Studies, Digital Media Design and Visual Studies. Fine Arts courses are available to all students at the university to take as electives in order to enhance multidisciplinary learning.

A goal of the Undergraduate Fine Arts program is to facilitate an environment where the potentialities of art are considered in relation to the real life conditions of our students. Encouraged to test themselves against the rigors of divergent artistic approaches and their histories, our students develop a more complex set of skills to creatively and critically negotiate the turbulent shifts taking place globally in terms of human experiences.

Minor Requirements
Core Requirement
Select one of the following Options:2
Option I:
Drawing I
FNAR: Drawing Studio
Option II:
Sculpture Practices
FNAR: Scuplture Studio or Ceramic Studio
Option III:
Photography Practices
FNAR: Photography Studio
Option IV:
Painting Practices
FNAR: Painting Studio
Option V:
Art, Design and Digital Culture
FNAR: Design, Animation, or Video Studio
Art History Requirement
Select 1 course unit of ARTH course1
Studio Electives
Select 3 course units of FNAR courses3
Total Course Units6

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2017 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.