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.

Foundations
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:
Ceramics:
Fundamentals of Ceramics (or any CER)
Drawing:
Fundamentals of Painting (or any DRWG)
Expanded Media:
Fundamentals of Expanded Media (or any EXM)
Metals/Jewelry:
Fundamentals of Metalsmithing/Jewelry (or any METL)
Painting:
Fundamentals of Painting (or any PNTG)
Printmaking:
Fundamentals of Printmaking
Sculpture:
Fundamentals of Sculpture (or any SCUL)
Textiles/Fibers:
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.