The Department of Visual Art welcomes non-majors who wish to learn about the various areas within visual art through the completion of a minor. Visual Art minors are not required to submit a portfolio for admission.
Because studio courses are sequential, students are advised to declare a minor no later than the first semester of their junior year to allow for adequate time to complete the Visual Art minor.
The Visual Art minor is 18 hours or 6 courses, (12 hours at the JR/SR level). Students complete a foundations course, such as, ART 101 Drawing I, and an introductory concentration course out of the 8 art areas we offer (Drawing, Painting, Ceramics, Expanded Media, Metalsmithing/Jewelry, Printmaking, Sculpture, or Textiles). Students are encouraged to concentrate in one art area to attain the proper number of JR/SR hours.
Requirements for the Minor
A minimum of 18 hours is required for the minor; 12 hours must be numbered 300 and above.
|ART 101||Drawing I||3|
|or ART 103||Art Concepts and Practice|
|or ART 104||Art Principles and Practice|
|Visual Art Introduction Courses (3)||3|
|1 course required in any of the following areas:|
|Fundamentals of Ceramics (or any CER)|
|Fundamentals of Painting (or any DRWG)|
|Fundamentals of Expanded Media (or any EXM)|
|Fundamentals of Metalsmithing/Jewelry (or any METL)|
|Fundamentals of Painting (or any PNTG)|
|Fundamentals of Printmaking|
|Fundamentals of Sculpture (or any SCUL)|
|Fundamentals of Fiber Forms (or any TD)|
or ART 133
|Fundamentals of Fibers|
|Visual Art Courses (12)||12|
|minimum 12 Jr/Sr. hours|
Satisfied by 18 hours of minor courses.
Minor Hours in Residence
Satisfied by a minimum of 9 hours of KU resident credit in the minor.
Minor Junior/Senior (300+) Hours
Satisfied by a minimum of 12 hours from junior/senior courses (300+) in the minor.
Minor Junior/Senior Graduation GPA
Satisfied by a minimum of a 2.0 KU GPA in all departmental courses (300+) in the minor. GPA calculations include all departmental courses in the field of study including F’s and repeated courses. See the Semester/Cumulative GPA Calculator.