Explore Our Minors
Complement your major.
We’re flexible. We encourage students to pursue the interests and fields they’re passionate about, because we think that leads to great work and great careers. For students who are eager to color outside the lines and take classes outside their major, we offer a mix of minors and concentrations that let you customize your time here.
Minors constitute five courses (15 credit hours) taken outside your specific degree program. Transfer credits do not count towards a minor. One course, or up to 3-credits, of a minor may also fulfill course requirements in your major. Successfully completed minors will be recorded on your official transcript along with your declared major.
The Art History minor is for students who wish to further their study of art history, intend to enter the fields of museum and curatorial studies, gallery management, art conservation, or other pursuits for which a minor in art history would be an advantage; This minor also expands students’ usual framework, providing images which could inspire their own work. It also gives students thinking of pursuing a graduate degree a more advanced curriculum and better prepares them for admission into graduate programs in studio art, art history, art conservation, or arts management where a depth of undergraduate studies in art history is an admissions criterion.
Business of Art + Design
Our Fine Arts minor will provide you with a solid grounding in the traditional practicalities of painting, sculpture, printmaking, or installation art—lifelong skills that will serve you well in whatever field you choose. Our faculty will also push you to develop your own personal style and artistic voice, a signature that will carry over and define your work.
Gender + Sexuality Studies
Our Graphic Design minor is designed to provide you with broad and desirable skills that will prepare you to collaborate with other disciplines. You will learn to create well-crafted typographic compositions for print, web, and other screen formats.
Photography & Imaging
Virtual Reality Development
The Virtual Reality Development minor provides students with the opportunity to learn more about this emerging technology. The use of VR as an integral visual communication tool is on the rise and extends to all industries; from gaming, entertainment, and media to enterprise sectors such as healthcare, job training, engineering, manufacturing, architectural visualization, real estate, and so much more. Students will learn how to conceptualize, 3D model, and create materials and texture sets to develop virtual environments, interactive objects, hands, and custom avatars. In addition, students can learn how to develop complex interactions, advanced visual scripting, and a wide variety of technical art skills using Unreal Engine.