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Studio Art Minor

Division of Humanities - Adm
Division of Humanities
  • Program Type: Undergraduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2015
  • Required credits in this minor: 28
Studio art includes studies in the traditional areas of the visual arts, as well as in contemporary concerns and techniques. Students are introduced to the skills of critical analysis of works of art and to a variety of media and approaches to their use. In addition, the discipline supports co-curricular activities, including the UMM Student Art Club, student exhibitions, and guest speakers. Objectives: 1. Students will be introduced to the technical skills necessary to activities in the visual arts; this includes materials, techniques, the safe use of tools, and the safe disposal of waste. 2. Students will be introduced to the concepts necessary to activities in the visual arts; this includes the formal elements of art, as well as learning to think independently, understanding the historical and contemporary development of art and their place in it, the relationship of art to self, culture, and society, and to question and examine everything with a critical eye. 3. Students will be introduced to verbal / communication skills necessary to activities in the visual arts; this includes the ability to talk clearly and thoughtfully about their own art as well as the art of others. 4. Students will be introduced to the major traditions of art and the place of visual arts in our culture.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Minor Requirements
Studio courses are assessed an individual lab fee. No grades below C- are allowed. Courses may not be taken S-N, unless offered S-N only. A minimum GPA of 2.00 is required in the minor to graduate. The GPA includes all, and only, University of Minnesota coursework. Grades of "F" are included in GPA calculation until they are replaced.
Required Courses
Basic studio is preparation for advanced work in studio art. The three related parts must be taken concurrently and in sequence during the first year. One 1xxx art history course is also recommended during the first year.
First Term of Basic Studio
ARTS 1101 - Basic Studio Drawing I [ART/P] (2.0 cr)
with ARTS 1103 - Basic Studio 2-D Design [ART/P] (2.0 cr)
with ARTS 1105 - Basic Studio Discussion I [ART/P] (1.0 cr)
Second Term of Basic Studio
ARTS 1102 - Basic Studio Drawing II [ART/P] (2.0 cr)
with ARTS 1104 - Basic Studio 3-D Design [ART/P] (2.0 cr)
with ARTS 1106 - Basic Studio Discussion II [ART/P] (1.0 cr)
Drawing
ARTS 2101 - Drawing From Life I [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
ARTS 2102 - Drawing From Life II [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
Concentrated Studio Art Courses
Complete one 12-credit sequence in one major medium or two 6-credit sequences in different media.
A Single 12-Credit Sequence
Printmaking
Take exactly 12 credit(s) from the following:
· ARTS 3200 - Printmaking Studio I [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
· ARTS 3210 - Printmaking Studio II [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
or Painting
Take exactly 12 credit(s) from the following:
· ARTS 3300 - Painting Studio I [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
· ARTS 3310 - Painting Studio II [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
or Sculpture
Take exactly 12 credit(s) from the following:
· ARTS 3400 - Sculpture Studio I [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
· ARTS 3410 - Sculpture Studio II [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
or Ceramics
Take exactly 12 credit(s) from the following:
· ARTS 1050 - Beginning Ceramics [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
· ARTS 3650 - Advanced Ceramics [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
or Drawing
Take exactly 12 credit(s) from the following:
· ARTS 3100 - Advanced Drawing I [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
· ARTS 3110 - Advanced Drawing II [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
or Photography/Digital Imaging
Take exactly 12 credit(s) from the following:
· ARTS 3500 - Photographic and Digital Processes I [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
· ARTS 3510 - Photographic and Digital Processes II [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
or Two 6-Credit Sequences
Take 2 or more sub-requirements(s) from the following:
Printmaking
Take exactly 6 credit(s) from the following:
· ARTS 3200 - Printmaking Studio I [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
· ARTS 3210 - Printmaking Studio II [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
· Painting
Take exactly 6 credit(s) from the following:
· ARTS 3300 - Painting Studio I [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
· ARTS 3310 - Painting Studio II [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
· Sculpture
Take exactly 6 credit(s) from the following:
· ARTS 3400 - Sculpture Studio I [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
· ARTS 3410 - Sculpture Studio II [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
· Ceramics
Take exactly 6 credit(s) from the following:
· ARTS 1050 - Beginning Ceramics [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
· ARTS 3650 - Advanced Ceramics [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
· Drawing
Take exactly 6 credit(s) from the following:
· ARTS 3100 - Advanced Drawing I [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
· ARTS 3110 - Advanced Drawing II [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
· Photography/Digital Imaging
Take exactly 6 credit(s) from the following:
· ARTS 3500 - Photographic and Digital Processes I [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
· ARTS 3510 - Photographic and Digital Processes II [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
 
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ARTS 1101 - Basic Studio Drawing I (ART/P)
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Prerequisites: coreq 1103, 1105; one 1xxx ArtH course recommended during the same year
Typically offered: Every Fall
Preparation for advanced work in studio art. Basic exercises of drawing, use and exploration of materials and methods in line and form development, problems of spatial representation. [Note: materials fee required] prereq: coreq 1103, 1105; one 1xxx ArtH course recommended during the same year
ARTS 1103 - Basic Studio 2-D Design (ART/P)
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Prerequisites: coreq 1101, 1105; one 1xxx ArtH course recommended during the same year
Typically offered: Every Fall
Preparation for advanced work in studio art. Elements of two-dimensional design and color theory, introduction to painting and printmaking. [Note: materials fee required] prereq: coreq 1101, 1105; one 1xxx ArtH course recommended during the same year
ARTS 1105 - Basic Studio Discussion I (ART/P)
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Prerequisites: coreq 1101, 1103; one 1xxx ArtH course recommended during the same year
Typically offered: Every Fall
Preparation for advanced work in studio art. Theories, philosophy, history of visual arts, contemporary trends in art, selected readings. prereq: coreq 1101, 1103; one 1xxx ArtH course recommended during the same year
ARTS 1102 - Basic Studio Drawing II (ART/P)
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Prerequisites: 1101, coreq 1104, 1106; one 1xxx ArtH course recommended during the same year
Typically offered: Every Spring
Preparation for advanced work in studio art. Basic exercises of drawing, use and exploration of materials and methods in line and form development, problems of spatial representation. [Note: materials fee required] prereq: 1101, coreq 1104, 1106; one 1xxx ArtH course recommended during the same year
ARTS 1104 - Basic Studio 3-D Design (ART/P)
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Prerequisites: 1103, coreq 1102, 1106; one 1xxx ArtH course recommended during the same year
Typically offered: Every Spring
Preparation for advanced work in studio art. Elements of three-dimensional design, introduction to sculpture. [Note: materials fee required] prereq: 1103, coreq 1102, 1106; one 1xxx ArtH course recommended during the same year
ARTS 1106 - Basic Studio Discussion II (ART/P)
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Preparation for advanced work in studio art. Theories, philosophy, history of visual arts, contemporary trends in art, selected readings. prereq: 1105, coreq 1102, 1104; one 1xxx ArtH course recommended during the same year
ARTS 2101 - Drawing From Life I (ART/P)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: major or minor or #
Typically offered: Every Fall
Via the study of human anatomy, the course increases and improves students' knowledge and skill in drawing as a traditional art form and as a preparation for work in other media. [Note: materials fee required] prereq: major or minor or instr consent
ARTS 2102 - Drawing From Life II (ART/P)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 2101 recommended
Typically offered: Every Spring
Allows students to use skills previously gained that relate to drawing the human form in a more individual way, integrates those skills with new ideas, and explores experimental drawing directions. [Note: materials fee required] prereq: 2101 recommended
ARTS 3200 - Printmaking Studio I (ART/P)
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Prerequisites: major or minor or # for nonmajor jrs and srs
Typically offered: Every Fall
Study of and practice in various methods of printmaking: application of drawing skills, color, composition, and personal expression to printmaking techniques. [Note: materials fee required] prereq: major or minor or instr consent for nonmajor jrs and srs
ARTS 3210 - Printmaking Studio II (ART/P)
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Prerequisites: major or minor or # for nonmajor jrs and srs
Typically offered: Every Spring
Study of and practice in various methods of printmaking: application of drawing skills, color, composition, and personal expression to printmaking techniques. [Note: materials fee required] prereq: major or minor or instr consent for nonmajor jrs and srs
ARTS 3300 - Painting Studio I (ART/P)
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Prerequisites: major or minor or # for nonmajor jrs and srs
Typically offered: Every Fall
The development of painting as a means of artistic expression including basic technical, material, and formal compositional problems. [Note: materials fee required] prereq: major or minor or instr consent for nonmajor jrs and srs
ARTS 3310 - Painting Studio II (ART/P)
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Prerequisites: major or minor or # for nonmajor jrs and srs
Typically offered: Every Spring
The development of painting as a means of artistic expression including basic technical, material, and formal compositional problems. [Note: materials fee required] prereq: major or minor or instr consent for nonmajor jrs and srs
ARTS 3400 - Sculpture Studio I (ART/P)
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Prerequisites: major or minor or # for nonmajor jrs and srs
Typically offered: Every Fall
Exploration of sculpture as a means of artistic expression, including an introduction to the planning and construction of three-dimensional forms using both traditional and contemporary techniques. [Note: materials fee required] prereq: major or minor or instr consent for nonmajor jrs and srs
ARTS 3410 - Sculpture Studio II (ART/P)
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Prerequisites: major or minor or # for nonmajor jrs and srs
Typically offered: Every Spring
Exploration of sculpture as a means of artistic expression, including an introduction to the planning and construction of three-dimensional forms using both traditional and contemporary techniques. [Note: materials fee required] prereq: major or minor or instr consent for nonmajor jrs and srs
ARTS 1050 - Beginning Ceramics (ART/P)
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Personal expression through the medium of clay. Topics include forming methods using stoneware and porcelain (hand building and wheel techniques), glazing, the nature of clay, glaze chemistry, firing, and kilns. [Note: materials fee required]
ARTS 3650 - Advanced Ceramics (ART/P)
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Prerequisites: 1050 or #
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
For students who have a working knowledge of basic forming and glazing techniques. Emphasis on advanced hand building and wheel techniques, critiques, glaze experiments, and firing. Assigned projects for the course may vary from semester to semester. [Note: materials fee required] prereq: 1050 or instr consent
ARTS 3100 - Advanced Drawing I (ART/P)
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Prerequisites: 2101, 2102 recommended
Typically offered: Every Fall
Continued development of the skills and understandings required by traditional problems of drawing. [Note: materials fee required] prereq: 2101, 2102 recommended
ARTS 3110 - Advanced Drawing II (ART/P)
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Prerequisites: 2101, 2102; 3100 recommended
Typically offered: Every Spring
Emphasizes self-direction, experimental approaches and materials, and study of contemporary concepts. [Note: materials fee required] prereq: 2101, 2102; 3100 recommended
ARTS 3500 - Photographic and Digital Processes I (ART/P)
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Prerequisites: major or minor or #
Typically offered: Every Fall
The development of photographic and digital processes as a means of artistic expression including basic technical, material, and formal compositional problems. [Note: materials fee required] prereq: major or minor or instr consent
ARTS 3510 - Photographic and Digital Processes II (ART/P)
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Prerequisites: major or minor or #
Typically offered: Every Spring
The development of photographic and digital processes as a means of artistic expression including basic technical, material, and formal compositional problems. [Note: materials fee required] prereq: major or minor or instr consent
ARTS 3200 - Printmaking Studio I (ART/P)
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Prerequisites: major or minor or # for nonmajor jrs and srs
Typically offered: Every Fall
Study of and practice in various methods of printmaking: application of drawing skills, color, composition, and personal expression to printmaking techniques. [Note: materials fee required] prereq: major or minor or instr consent for nonmajor jrs and srs
ARTS 3210 - Printmaking Studio II (ART/P)
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Prerequisites: major or minor or # for nonmajor jrs and srs
Typically offered: Every Spring
Study of and practice in various methods of printmaking: application of drawing skills, color, composition, and personal expression to printmaking techniques. [Note: materials fee required] prereq: major or minor or instr consent for nonmajor jrs and srs
ARTS 3300 - Painting Studio I (ART/P)
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Prerequisites: major or minor or # for nonmajor jrs and srs
Typically offered: Every Fall
The development of painting as a means of artistic expression including basic technical, material, and formal compositional problems. [Note: materials fee required] prereq: major or minor or instr consent for nonmajor jrs and srs
ARTS 3310 - Painting Studio II (ART/P)
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Prerequisites: major or minor or # for nonmajor jrs and srs
Typically offered: Every Spring
The development of painting as a means of artistic expression including basic technical, material, and formal compositional problems. [Note: materials fee required] prereq: major or minor or instr consent for nonmajor jrs and srs
ARTS 3400 - Sculpture Studio I (ART/P)
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Prerequisites: major or minor or # for nonmajor jrs and srs
Typically offered: Every Fall
Exploration of sculpture as a means of artistic expression, including an introduction to the planning and construction of three-dimensional forms using both traditional and contemporary techniques. [Note: materials fee required] prereq: major or minor or instr consent for nonmajor jrs and srs
ARTS 3410 - Sculpture Studio II (ART/P)
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Prerequisites: major or minor or # for nonmajor jrs and srs
Typically offered: Every Spring
Exploration of sculpture as a means of artistic expression, including an introduction to the planning and construction of three-dimensional forms using both traditional and contemporary techniques. [Note: materials fee required] prereq: major or minor or instr consent for nonmajor jrs and srs
ARTS 1050 - Beginning Ceramics (ART/P)
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Personal expression through the medium of clay. Topics include forming methods using stoneware and porcelain (hand building and wheel techniques), glazing, the nature of clay, glaze chemistry, firing, and kilns. [Note: materials fee required]
ARTS 3650 - Advanced Ceramics (ART/P)
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Prerequisites: 1050 or #
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
For students who have a working knowledge of basic forming and glazing techniques. Emphasis on advanced hand building and wheel techniques, critiques, glaze experiments, and firing. Assigned projects for the course may vary from semester to semester. [Note: materials fee required] prereq: 1050 or instr consent
ARTS 3100 - Advanced Drawing I (ART/P)
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Prerequisites: 2101, 2102 recommended
Typically offered: Every Fall
Continued development of the skills and understandings required by traditional problems of drawing. [Note: materials fee required] prereq: 2101, 2102 recommended
ARTS 3110 - Advanced Drawing II (ART/P)
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Prerequisites: 2101, 2102; 3100 recommended
Typically offered: Every Spring
Emphasizes self-direction, experimental approaches and materials, and study of contemporary concepts. [Note: materials fee required] prereq: 2101, 2102; 3100 recommended
ARTS 3500 - Photographic and Digital Processes I (ART/P)
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Prerequisites: major or minor or #
Typically offered: Every Fall
The development of photographic and digital processes as a means of artistic expression including basic technical, material, and formal compositional problems. [Note: materials fee required] prereq: major or minor or instr consent
ARTS 3510 - Photographic and Digital Processes II (ART/P)
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Prerequisites: major or minor or #
Typically offered: Every Spring
The development of photographic and digital processes as a means of artistic expression including basic technical, material, and formal compositional problems. [Note: materials fee required] prereq: major or minor or instr consent