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Public Art Minor

Art Department
College of Liberal Arts
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Contact Information
Public Art Program, Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota, 333 East River Road, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612-625-9686; fax: 612-625-9630)
  • Students will no longer be accepted into this program after Spring 2020. Program requirements below are for current students only.
  • No longer being offered.
  • Program Type: Graduate free-standing minor
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2022
  • Length of program in credits (master's): 6
  • Length of program in credits (doctoral): 12
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
The Public Art minor is inactive at this time. The graduate minor in public art (PArt) is an interdisciplinary program designed to expose students to the history of public art, contemporary issues, and current practices. The minor provides students the opportunity to work with instructors and other students with backgrounds in studio arts, design, architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, and public policy to learn collaborative methods essential to public art making and public art administration. Specifically, the minor provides students with a theoretical basis to both understand and produce public art projects. The minor includes a set of core courses in public art history, current issues and criticisms, and public engagement.
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
Other requirements to be completed before admission:
This graduate minor is available to master's and doctoral students. Preference will be given to students with backgrounds in art, architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, and public policy. The PArt Admissions Committee screens applications and determines admission. Admission is limited to 25 students annually.
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Use of 4xxx courses towards program requirements is not permitted.
Master's and doctoral students take Issues and Ideas in Contemporary Public Art and History of Public Art as well as a practicum in Public Engagement. Doctoral students must also complete an internship.
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