Studio Art (Minor)

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Are you creative? Do you like working with your hands? Add a minor in studio art to increase your creative problem-solving and craft skills.

The studio art minor is an opportunity for students across ASU to pursue their interest in art and expand any career path with critical thinking and creative problem solving skills. Across six art courses, students learn art techniques and concepts. The designated coursework is flexible enough for students to concentrate in a single area of the studio arts or explore several mediums.

At A Glance

Studio Art (Minor)

Application requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:

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Program requirements

The minor in studio art requires 18 credit hours (nine upper division). All courses must be completed with a minimum grade of "C" (2.00).
Studio Core -- 9 credit hours
Upper-Division Studio Courses -- 9 credit hours
Notes: When selecting upper division (3XX/4XX) ART studio courses, check the prerequisites. In some cases, instructors will approve an override.
Depending on a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.

Degree requirements

The minor requires 21 credit hours (12 upper-division) in studio art and art history, art education or a related area of study.

Core Studio (6)

ART 110 Drawing as Seeing and Thinking, HU (3)

Complete one of the following: (3)
ART 112 2-D Design (3)
ART 113 Color (3)
ART 115 3-D Design (3)
ART 116 Introduction to Digital Media (3)

Studio Courses* (9)

Choose three from the following courses:

ART 311 Drawing III (3)
ART 314 Life Drawing II (3)
ART 323 Painting II (3)
ART 327 Watercolor II (3)
ART 331 Sculpture II (3)
ART 333 Foundry Casting Methods (3)
ART 346 3-D Computer Imaging and Animation, CS (3)
ART 351 Intaglio I (3)
ART 352 Lithography I (3)
ART 354 Screen Printing I (3)
ART 360 Ceramic Throwing (3)
ART 364 Ceramic Handbuilding I (3)
ART 365 Ceramic Handbuilding II (3)
ART 376 Woven Structures I (3)
ART 377 Surface Design (3)
ART 394 ST: Beginning Relief (1-4)
ART 394 ST: Ceramic Vessels (1-4)
ART 394 ST: Fantasy Figure Foam Carving (1-4)
ART 394 ST: Figurative Sculpture (1-4)
ART 394 ST: Maker Workshop (1-4)
ART 394 ST: Mixed Media: Collage (1-4)
ART 394 ST: Printmaking in Greece (1-4)
ART 394 ST: Slipcasting (1-4)
ART 427 Art on Paper (3)
ART 432 Neon Sculpture (3)
ART 439 Intermedia Studio (3)
ART 442 Art and Community (3)
ART 443 Intermedia Performance (3)
ART 445 Digital Processes for Printmaking (3)
ART 453 Experimental Printmaking: Expanding the Matrix (3)
ART 456 Fine Printing and Bookmaking I (3)
ART 458 Papermaking (3)
ART 459 Monoprinting (3)
ART 461 Polymer Plate Prints (3)
ART 494 ST: Artists' Books (1-4)
ART 494 ST: Blacksmithing (1-4)
ART 494 ST: Digital Compositing (1-4)
ART 494 ST: Drawing in Florence (1-4)
ART 494 ST: Enameling (1-4)
ART 494 ST: Foundry (1-4)
ART 494 ST: Illumination Systems (1-4)
ART 494 ST: Metalworking (1-4)
ART 494 ST: Photogravure (1-4)
ART 494 ST: Summer Foundry Workshop (1-4)

*Other 300- or 400-level courses may be taken if appropriate prerequisites are met or with instructor approval.

Art History (3)

Students choose one of the following:

ARS 101 Art from Prehistory Through Middle Ages, HU, H (3)
ARS 102 Art from Renaissance to Present, HU, H (3)

Art History, Art Education or Related Departmental Courses (3)

Students choose one of the following:*

ARA 311 Art Appreciation and Human Development, HU (3)
ARE 301 Studio Art and Human Development (3)
ARE 370 Teaching Visual Culture (3)
ARE 440 Interdisciplinary Art Education (3)
ARE 446 Multicultural Issues in Art Education (3)
ARE 494 ST: Child Art Development (1-4)
ARS 310 The Renaissance in Tuscany (3)
ARS 340 Art in America, HU, H (3)
ARS 394 ST: Ancient Art and Culture (1-4)
ARS 394 ST: Art and Myth of the Classical World (1-4)
ARS 394 ST: Egyptian Art and Culture (1-4)
ARS 394 ST: Italian Baroque Art (1-4)
ARS 394 ST: Italian Renaissance Art (1-4)
ARS 394 ST: Medieval Art (1-4)
ARS 402 Art of Ancient Egypt, HU, H (3)
ARS 404 Greek Art, HU, H (3)
ARS 406 Roman Art, HU, H (3)
ARS 414 Romanesque Art, HU, H (3)
ARS 417 Late Gothic Art in Central Europe (3)
ARS 418 German Renaissance and Reformation Art, HU (3)
ARS 435 The Pre-Raphaelites (3)
ARS 437 British Culture and Empire (3)
ARS 438 Art of the 20th Century I, HU, H (3)
ARS 439 Art of the 20th Century II, HU, H (3)
ARS 440 Identity and World Film (3)
ARS 465 Native Art of North America, HU, C, H (3)
ARS 466 Native American Art of the Southwest, HU, C, H (3)
ARS 468 Art of the Arctic and Northwest Coast, HU, C, H (3)

Depending upon a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.

Enrollment requirements

GPA Requirement: None

Incompatible Majors: All studio art majors

Other Enrollment Requirements: None

Current ASU undergraduate students may pursue a minor and have it recognized on their ASU transcript at graduation. Students interested in pursuing a minor should consult their academic advisor to declare the minor and to ensure that an appropriate set of courses is taken. Minor requirements appear on the degree audit once the minor is added. Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate by the college or department of either the major program or the minor. Courses taken for the minor may not count toward both the major and the minor. Students should contact their academic advisor for more information.

Career outlook

A minor can help students enhance the marketable skills they acquire in their major program and help them develop new skills apart from it, though most career areas do require more training than a minor alone can provide. A minor in studio art can help students as they pursue careers in animation, ceramics, painting and drawing, textiles, printmaking, and sculpture, woods, and metals.