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Art Minor

UMD Art and Design, Dept of
College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Program Type: Undergraduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2022
  • Required credits in this minor: 27
The art minor is useful to students desiring cognitive knowledge of and experience in aspects of basic design, studio art, and art history.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Minor Requirements
Foundation Courses (9 cr)
Take 3 or more course(s) totaling 9 or more credit(s) from the following:
· ART 1012 - 3-D Design (3.0 cr)
· ART 1009 - Fundamentals of Drawing [LE CAT, FINE ARTS] (3.0 cr)
or ART 1010 - Drawing I [FINE ARTS] (3.0 cr)
· ART 1011 - 2-D Design (3.0 cr)
or ART 1013 - 2-D Digital Design (3.0 cr)
Art History Requirement (3 cr)
Take 1 or more course(s) from the following:
· ARTH 1303 - History of World Art I [LE CAT, HUMANITIES, GLOBAL PER] (3.0 cr)
or ARTH 1304 - History of World Art II [LE CAT, HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
or ARTH 1305 - History of World Art III [HUMANITIES, GLOBAL PER] (3.0 cr)
Studio Electives (15 cr)
One course must be at the 3xxx or 4xxx level for at least 3 credits.
Take 5 or more course(s) totaling 15 or more credit(s) from the following:
· ART 1105 - Fundamentals of Painting [FINE ARTS] (3.0 cr)
· ART 1306 - Fundamentals of Screenprinting [FINE ARTS] (3.0 cr)
· ART 1405 - Fundamentals of Ceramics I [LE CAT, FINE ARTS] (3.0 cr)
· ART 1605 - Fundamentals of Photography [LE CAT, FINE ARTS] (3.0 cr)
· ART 1814 - Creating Across Cultures [LE CAT, LECD C, FINE ARTS, CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
· ART 2014 - 3-D Modeling and Animation (3.0 cr)
· ART 2016 - Digital Arts: Mixed-Media Studio (3.0 cr)
· ART 2018 - Digital Arts: Interactive Media (3.0 cr)
· ART 2030 - Digital Arts: Time-based Media (3.0 cr)
· ART 2040 - Digital Filmmaking: Visual Narratives (3.0 cr)
· ART 2100 - Painting I (3.0 cr)
· ART 2200 - Sculpture I (3.0 cr)
· ART 2300 - Printmaking I: Intaglio, Relief (3.0 cr)
· ART 2301 - Printmaking I: Litho, Screen (3.0 cr)
· ART 2400 - Ceramics I (3.0 cr)
· ART 2500 - Jewelry and Metals I (3.0 cr)
· ART 2600 - Photography I (3.0 cr)
· ART 3031 - Digital Arts: Installation and Collaborative Media (3.0 cr)
· ART 3040 - Digital Filmmaking: Experimental Techniques (3.0 cr)
· ART 3100 - Painting II (3.0 cr)
· ART 3200 - Sculpture II (3.0 cr)
· ART 3300 - Printmaking II (3.0 cr)
· ART 3400 - Ceramics II (3.0 cr)
· ART 3405 - Fundamentals of Ceramics II [FINE ARTS] (3.0 cr)
· ART 3425 - Ceramics II Wheel Throwing (3.0 cr)
· ART 3500 - Jewelry and Metals II (3.0 cr)
· ART 3600 - Photography: Alternative Processes (3.0 cr)
· ART 3700 - Drawing II (3.0 cr)
· ART 4016 - Digital Arts: Advanced Projects (3.0 cr)
· ART 4040 - Digital Filmmaking: Advanced Projects (3.0 cr)
· ART 4100 - Painting III (3.0 cr)
· ART 4200 - Sculpture III (3.0 cr)
· ART 4300 - Printmaking III (3.0 cr)
· ART 4400 - Ceramics III (1.0-3.0 cr)
· ART 4600 - Photography: Digital Portfolio (3.0 cr)
· ART 4700 - Drawing III (3.0 cr)
 
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ART 1012 - 3-D Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to basic concepts and materials of three-dimensional form and space. prereq: preArt or Art BA or Arts Admin BA or preArt Educ K-12 or Art Educ K-12 BFA or Art History BA or preGraphic Design or Graphic Design BFA or preStudio Art or Studio Art BFA or Art minor or instructor consent
ART 1009 - Fundamentals of Drawing (LE CAT, FINE ARTS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Art 1006/1009
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Stimulation of visual and conceptual skills through dynamics of drawing as well as lectures/presentations and group discussions. NOTE: art majors and minors take ART 1010
ART 1010 - Drawing I (FINE ARTS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to the drawing experience and problems concerned with translation of three-dimensional visual experience into two-dimensional form. prereq: preArt or Art BA or Arts Admin BA or preArt Educ K-12 or Art Educ K-12 BFA or Art History BA or preGraphic Design or Graphic Design BFA or preStudio Art or Studio Art BFA or Theatre-Costume Design BFA or Art minor or instructor consent
ART 1011 - 2-D Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to two-dimensional design through study of design elements and principles, including visual organization and color theory and their application in various media. prereq: preArt or Art BA or Art Admin BA or preArt Educ K-12 or Art Ed K-12 BFA or Art History BA or preGraphic Design or Graphic Design BFA or preStudio Art or Studio Art BFA or preMarketing & Graphic Design or Marketing & Graphic Design BBA or Art Min or instructor consent
ART 1013 - 2-D Digital Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Two-dimensional studio and graphic design concepts using the computer as a creative tool. Instruction presented only on the macOS. prereq: preArt or Art BA or Art Admin BA or preArt Educ K-12 or Art Ed K-12 BFA or Art History BA or preGraphic Design or Graphic Design BFA or preStudio Art or Studio Art BFA or preMarketing & Graphic Design or Marketing & Graphic Design BBA or Art Min or Arts in Media Min or Photo Min or instructor consent
ARTH 1303 - History of World Art I (LE CAT, HUMANITIES, GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Development of world art and architecture from prehistory through Middle Ages.
ARTH 1304 - History of World Art II (LE CAT, HUMANITIES)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Development of world art and architecture from Renaissance to present.
ARTH 1305 - History of World Art III (HUMANITIES, GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Examines the arts and visual culture of the Americas, Asia and Africa. This course aims to develop a critical understanding of art forms from global cultures. We will examine a range of visual material including painting, sculpture, ceramics, and architecture, from prehistoric times to present. We will also examine the critical debates that frame the study of "non-Western" art.
ART 1105 - Fundamentals of Painting (FINE ARTS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course offers a hands-on opportunity to learn both traditional and contemporary painting techniques and to develop concepts for painting, while investigating the socio-economic, historical and personal motivations behind creative expression. Students will also be introduced to basic visual semictic theory, which will help them understand the structure of visual communication. Students will develop their own ideas and styles through specifically designed assignments with targeted goals.
ART 1306 - Fundamentals of Screenprinting (FINE ARTS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: ART 1306/ART 2303
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Introduction to methods and material used for water-based screen-printing, which offers a simple and direct way of creating visual images from hand crafter or digital sources. The instruction of this course allows students to build upon basic concepts in order to develop more complex and personally meaningful work. Projects will include topics addressing social communication, personal motivations, collaborations, and non-traditional uses (i.e., installation or sculptural work). Includes additional information on theoretical, legal, cultural, and historical aspects of screen-printing. prereq: Not for Art majors or minor
ART 1405 - Fundamentals of Ceramics I (LE CAT, FINE ARTS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Basic handbuilding and glazing of earthenware ceramics. prereq: Not for art majors or minors
ART 1605 - Fundamentals of Photography (LE CAT, FINE ARTS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Art 2600/1600/1605/1607
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Introduction to photography and its roles in the communications culture. Basic photographic principles and introduction to digital darkroom. Assignments emphasize creative thinking. Requires digital camera with adjustable shutter speeds and apertures. Instruction presented only on macOS. NOTE: Art majors/minors and Photo minor take ART 2600 (prereq ART 1013). Course Equivalent: ART 2600
ART 1814 - Creating Across Cultures (LE CAT, LECD C, FINE ARTS, CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Underrepresented visual arts of cultural groups within U.S. society.
ART 2014 - 3-D Modeling and Animation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Art 2014/3014/1014
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course will introduce fundamental concepts and techniques for creating 3D computer graphics using one of several industry-standard computer programs, 3ds Max. Through a clear sequence of tutorial assignments and projects, students will gain an understanding of the underlying principles of 3-D modeling and animation, including materials, lights, cameras, and rendering. Students learn to express personal ideas and concepts through the creative use of 3-D graphics. pre-req: ART 1013
ART 2016 - Digital Arts: Mixed-Media Studio
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to digital art studio practice with a focus on digital imaging and cross-media experimentation. Course builds on skills, techniques, and critique of digital art concepts such as image compositing, appropriation, collage, and remixing. Creative projects include development of a serial approach to visual imagery. Readings and presentations discuss current trends in digital culture and key works by digital artists. Instruction presented only on macOS. prereq: ART 1013 or instructor consent repeatable: Allow up to 2 repetitions totalling up to 6 credits.
ART 2018 - Digital Arts: Interactive Media
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Creative use of interactive media in contemporary studio art practice. Discussion of emerging media formats and current trends in interactive art. Collaborative projects informed by conceptual dialogue in digital culture and significant works by net artists. Development of game-like interactive experiences via social networking, virtual worlds, or locative media. Experimental works may be created using open source software or other interactive design tools. Laptop required (Mac or PC). prereq: art major or minor or instructor consent
ART 2030 - Digital Arts: Time-based Media
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to time-based media practice and theory through presentations, readings, studio time, and hands-on assignments. Creative exploration of vital forms of contemporary time-based art such as video art, sound/sonic art, basic animation, and performance art. prereq: ART 1013 or instructor consent repeatable: Allow up to 2 repetitions totalling up to 6 credits.
ART 2040 - Digital Filmmaking: Visual Narratives
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Art 1800/Art 2010
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Introduction to the fundamental of digital video production and basic concepts of cinematic narrative. Beginning hands-on experience using digital video tools to create short narrative works. Creative studio art approach to low budget film techniques and project collaboration. Individual and team projects include visual concept development, storyboarding, video production, and digital editing. Emphasis on the visual language of filmmaking and critical appreciation of cinematic media. prereq: 1013 or Journalism major or film minor or instructor consent
ART 2100 - Painting I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Color and pigment theory, basic concepts and explorations in technology and imagery. Painting traditions and contemporary directions. prereq: ART 1009 or 1010 and 1011 or instructor consent
ART 2200 - Sculpture I
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Sculptural materials, methods, and concepts, with problems relating to form, time, and space; experience with various sculptural forms and media, emphasizing creative expression. prereq: ART 1012 or instructor consent repeatable: Allow up to 2 repetitions totalling up to 6 credits.
ART 2300 - Printmaking I: Intaglio, Relief
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Art 2302/2300/1300
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to methods and materials used in zinc plate etching and relief printing from wood and linoleum. Technical, aesthetic, and contextual considerations encountered in production of meaningful artwork. Theoretical, legal, critical, and historical aspects of printmaking. prereq: ART 1009 or 1010 and 1011 or instructor consent
ART 2301 - Printmaking I: Litho, Screen
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to methods and materials used in lithographic printmaking from stones and plates and water-based screenprinting. Content includes technical, aesthetic and contextual considerations encountered in the production of meaningful artwork. Additional information on theoretical, legal, critical and historical aspects of printmaking. prereq: 1006 or 1009 or 1010, 1011, art or art education major or art minor or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for 1301
ART 2400 - Ceramics I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Handbuilding methods, surface enhancement, and conceptual support for pottery and/or ceramic sculpture. prereq: 1012, art or art education major or art minor or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for 1400
ART 2500 - Jewelry and Metals I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Basic jewelry design, fabrication, and surface enhancement techniques. prereq: ART 1011 or 1013 or instructor consent
ART 2600 - Photography I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Art 2600/1600/1605/1607
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to photographic concepts, materials, and the digital darkroom. Varied thematic assignments within the visual arts context. Requires digital camera with adjustable shutter speeds and apertures. Instruction presented only on macOS. prereq: ART 1013 or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for ART 1605
ART 3031 - Digital Arts: Installation and Collaborative Media
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Intermediate digital art studio course with a focus on interdisciplinary media and collaborative processes used to create site-specific installations and participatory art pieces. Reading and presentations discuss current trends in collaborative projects and key works by installation artists. Multimedia installation projects may include traditional art media, video projection, sound, and audience participation. prereq: 2030, art or art education major, pre-art education major or pre-graphic design major, or art minor or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for 5030
ART 3040 - Digital Filmmaking: Experimental Techniques
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Exploration of hands on experimental processes and techniques used in contemporary digital video and animation. Introduction to history and theory of experimental film and video works. Focus on digital video production, digital compositing, digital animation techniques, and non-linear video editing skills. Emphasis on innovative, narrative, and non-narrative approaches to creative video projects. Discussion of audience and exhibition options for experimental digital video works. prereq: 2030 or 2040 or instructor consent
ART 3100 - Painting II
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Painting in specialized interest area, using student/instructor-generated semester goals outline. prereq: 2100, art or art education major, pre-art education major or pre-graphic design major, or art minor or instructor consent; max 9 credits
ART 3200 - Sculpture II
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Sculptural materials, methods, and concepts, with problems relating to form, time, and space; experience with various sculptural forms and media, emphasizing creative expression. prereq: 2200, art or art education major or art minor or instructor consent
ART 3300 - Printmaking II
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Continued exploration of processes explored in either or both of the introductory courses. Increased technical challenges combined with refinement of image and concept. Some photographic and mixed-media processes; increased experience in editioning and critical review. prereq: 2300, 2301, art or art education major or art minor or instructor consent
ART 3400 - Ceramics II
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Advanced handbuilding and surface enhancement techniques; development of a stylistically consistent body of work. prereq: 2400 or instructor consent
ART 3405 - Fundamentals of Ceramics II (FINE ARTS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Handbuilding or wheel-throwing, glazing, and firing of ceramics. prereq: 1405 or instructor consent; not for art majors or minors
ART 3425 - Ceramics II Wheel Throwing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to the potter's wheel and clay throwing techniques. Glazing and firing; surface work and enhancement, with conceptual support for pottery and sculptural clay forms. prereq: 2400, art or art education major or art minor or instructor consent
ART 3500 - Jewelry and Metals II
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Advanced application of jewelry techniques and design. prereq: ART 2500 or instructor consent repeatable: Allow up to 2 repetitions totalling up to 6 credits.
ART 3600 - Photography: Alternative Processes
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Continued experience with photographic concepts using alternative processes techniques applied within a creative context. Portfolio requirements are project-based. Fall semester will cover the basics of alternative process workflow using cyanotype chemistry in the darkroom. Spring semester will cover the basics of medium format film cameras, and the collaborative process as it related to photographic image making. Instruction presented only on macOS. prereq: ART 1605 or 2600 or instructor consent repeatable: Allow up to 2 repetitions totalling up to 6 credits.
ART 3700 - Drawing II
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Course Equivalencies: ART 3700/FORS 3701/FORS 3702
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Individually supervised projects supporting involvement in other studio areas. prereq: ART 1009 or 1010 or instructor consent repeatable: Allow up to 2 repetitions totalling up to 6 credits.
ART 4016 - Digital Arts: Advanced Projects
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Advanced Digital Arts Studio for students interested in exploring interdisciplinary or advanced projects using current or emerging technologies. Students develop self-directed focus and creative project goals. Advanced projects may concentrate on mixed-media print, time-based media, interactive media, installation art, or collaborative art formats. Students hone a body of digital artwork through research experimentation and critique. Laptop required. prereq: no grad credit
ART 4040 - Digital Filmmaking: Advanced Projects
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Advanced digital film projects in narrative, experimental, animation, or documentary formats. Students develop a single ambitious project over the semester, defining their own approach and focus. Develop project pitch, including visual concept, production plans, and storyboards. Hone video production technique and digital video editing skills. Emphasis on collaboration and creative process from pre-production through final craft of short digital film for contemporary audience. prereq: ART 2040 or 3040 or instructor consent repeatable: Allow up to 3 repetitions totalling up to 9 credits.
ART 4100 - Painting III
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Advanced individually supervised projects using both traditional and contemporary painting media and techniques. prereq: 3100, art or art education major or art minor or instructor consent; no grad credit
ART 4200 - Sculpture III
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Sculpture in area of specialized interest. prereq: ART 3200 or 3214, art or art education major or art minor or instructor consent; no grad credit repeatable: Allow up to 3 repetitions totalling up to 9 credits.
ART 4300 - Printmaking III
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Further exploration of print processes. Emphasis on refinement of technical skills as well as development of concepts and imagery. Experimentation encouraged in nontraditional, collaborative, and cross-disciplinary approaches. Increased experience in editioning and alternative formats combined with a more comprehensive critical review. prereq: 3300, art or art education major or art minor or instructor consent
ART 4400 - Ceramics III
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Technical and conceptual refinement of advanced body of ceramic work. prereq: ART 3400, art or art education major or art minor or instructor consent; no grad credit repeatable: Allow up to 2 repetitions for a maximum of 6 credits.
ART 4600 - Photography: Digital Portfolio
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Intensive digitally-based portfolio development in area of special interest. Selected readings in photographic theory and criticism. Requires digital camera with adjustable shutter speeds and apertures. Instruction presented only on the Mac OS. prereq: ART 1900 and 1605 or 2600 or instructor consent repeatable: Allow up to 3 repetitions totalling up to 9 credits.
ART 4700 - Drawing III
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Individually supervised projects supporting involvement in other studio areas. Graduate students produce a technically and conceptually sophisticated portfolio of drawing, supported by a research paper. prereq: 3700, art or art education major or art minor or instructor consent