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 101Drawing I3
or ART 103 Art Concepts and Practice
or ART 104 Art Principles and Practice
Visual Art Introduction Courses3
1 course required in any of the following areas:
Fundamentals of Ceramics (or any CER)
Fundamentals of Painting (or any DRWG)
Expanded Media:
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)
Fundamentals of Fibers
Visual Art Courses12
minimum 12 Jr/Sr. hours

Minor 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.