Minor in Art
College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)
School of Arts and Humanities


Sarah Gorham


Arts programs develop 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 program may minor in Art with the permission of the academic director. This minor provides an in-depth introduction to studio art in both traditional and contemporary practice. Eighteen credit hours as listed are required.

Courses Credits
ART 101 – Watercolor or ART 104 – Painting I 3
ART 118 – Drawing & Design Fundamentals 3
Two (2) Elective Courses from List A, at most one (1) WRT course allowed 6
One (1) Elective Course from list B 3
One (1) Art History (ARH) course 3
Total 18
List A Elective Course Options Credits
ART 101 – Watercolor 3
ART 102 – Photography 3
ART 104 – Painting I 3
ART 105 – Elements of Acting 3
ART 106 – Two-Dimensional Design 3
ART 108 – Boatbuilding 3
ART 109 – T-Shirt Design 3
ART 110 – Ceramics I 3
ART 111 – Scientific Illustration 3
ART 113 – Three Dimensional Fundamentals 3
ART 114 – Printmaking 3
ART 124 – The Painted Book 3
ART 199 – Topics in Art 3
LIL 120 – Intro to Arts & Humanities Seminar 3
WRT 211 – Creative Writing: Poetry 3
WRT 212 – Creative Writing: Short Fiction 3
List B Elective Course Options Credits
ART 200 – Advanced Drawing 3
ART 206 – Expressions in Clay 3
ART 207 – Landscape Painting 3
ART 214 – Color Digital Photography 3
ART 230 – Graphic Design 3
ART 234 – Digital Animation 3
ART 299 – Advanced Topics in Arts 3
ART 395 – Studio Concentration Seminar 3

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

Through directed and experiential learning, courses in the creative arts introduce understanding of methods, materials, processes, and their application. Students learn to think concretely and intuitively through hands-on experiences. Instructors provide historical and contemporary models to convey these concepts. Learning through the arts allows students to acquire a variety of separate but interrelated concepts and skills to demonstrate knowledge of the creative process, craftsmanship, and personal voice.

Students successfully completing an arts class or minor will:

  • Be able to determine and demonstrate concrete methods and processes for research and creation, or performance, in the arts. Accordingly, they will be able to demonstrate skill in graphic and/or symbolic communication.
  • Be able to assemble or perform work that demonstrates standards of craftsmanship in the discipline. Accordingly, they will learn methods of writing, discussion and critique of creative works of art or music.
  • Develop skills that expand their expressive capabilities, with the goal of developing a distinct personal voice that emphasizes their interests and experiences.

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 for more information.


See Undergraduate Admissions for more information.

Financial Information

Tuition and Fees

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.

Notice and Responsibilities Regarding this Catalog

This Catalog documents the academic programs, policies, and activities of the University of New England for the 2023–2024 academic year. The information contained herein is accurate as of the date of publication April 28, 2023.

The University of New England reserves the right in its sole judgment to make changes of any nature in its programs, calendar, or academic schedule whenever it is deemed necessary or desirable, including changes in course content, the rescheduling of classes with or without extending the academic term, canceling of scheduled classes or other academic activities, in any such case giving such notice thereof as is reasonably practicable under the circumstances.

While each student may work closely with an academic advisor, he or she must retain individual responsibility for meeting requirements in this catalog and for being aware of any changes in provisions or requirements.