The Department of Arts develops intellectual curiosity and critical thinking skills through an active hands-on curriculum. While imparting foundational expressive skills, the program encourages students to expand their conceptual and perceptual capabilities and make connections between their personal experience and art, science, social science, and the environment. 

Curricular Requirements

A student with a major in another department may minor in Art with the permission of the Department of Arts Chair This minor provides an in-depth introduction to studio art in both traditional and contemporary practice. Eighteen credit hours as listed are required

ART 100 - Drawing I 3
ART 101 - Watercolor 3
ART 104 - Painting OR 3
ART 106 - Two-Dimensional Design  
ART 110 - Ceramics OR 3
ART 113 - 3D Fundamentals  
One Studio Elective 3
One 200 Level Studio Elective 3
Any ARH Art History Course 3
Total Credits 18
Academic and Technical Standards

No course grade below C (2.0) in a content area will be accepted towards degree completion. If a grade below C is attained in a required arts course, that course must be retaken until at least a C is received for degree credit. 

Learning Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes for the Art Minor.

The art minor introduces students to the understanding of materials, processes and their application. Students learn to think both concretely and intuitively through hands on experiences. Instructors provide historical and contemporary models to convey these concepts. Learning through the visual arts allows students to acquire a variety of separate but interrelated concepts and skills:

The following seven categories list the outcomes for students enrolled in the art minor. These categories are listed separately but are interrelated concepts and skills. Correlations to CAS core values/methodologies are listed under each heading in italics.

1. CREATIVE/COMPOSITIONAL METHODS- Graphic and Symbolic Communication-Artistic Expression.

Courses emphasize expressing creativity while learning the fundamentals of composition and design in creating works in the studio. Students will be able to demonstrate clear methods of composition and design.

2. CRAFTSMANSHIP- Directed and Engaged Learning, Artistic Expression

Students will be able to determine and demonstrate standards of craftsmanship.

3. CREATIVE PROCESS-Expand Expressive Capabilities, Experiential Learning.

Students will know and be able to demonstrate concrete methods and processes for research and the creation of work in the studio.

4. PERSONAL VOICE-Expressive Capabilities.

Students will develop work that has a distinct personal voice and utilizes their interests and experiences.

5. CRITICAL THINKING- Develop Skillful Thinking

Students will learn methods to critique and discuss works of art as well as be introduced to skills in writing about art.

6. ART HISTORICAL PLACEMENT- Acquire Knowledge (and Context)

Students will be introduced to historical and contemporary styles and strategies of expression and use some of this knowledge to create works of art.

7. INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDY- Connections to the Outside World-both Personal and Interpersonal.

Students will be encouraged to link their study of art with other disciplines and have the opportunity to create work that expresses their personal backgrounds and interests.

Transfer Credit

Courses completed at another accredited college can be transferred to this degree program.  Transferred courses must be reasonably close in scope and content to the required courses offered at UNE in order to count as exact equivalents.  Otherwise, they may transfer as general electives.  All courses completed must be no older than five years.  Other restrictions apply.  See Undergraduate Admissions also.

Financial Information


Tuition and fees for subsequent years may vary. Other expenses include books and housing. For more information regarding tuition and fees, please consult the Financial Information section of this catalog.

Stephen Burt

Minor in Art

College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Arts