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Art Minor Requirements

Studio Art Minor

The studio art minor is designed to provide non-art majors the opportunity to express their personal interest in art courses. This option gives students limited practical experiences and at the same time reinforces a possible continuing interest in the visual arts. The art minor requires 26-28 credits (five required courses, plus two art elective courses)

Five required courses for the art studio minor:

  • Art 110 Understanding the Visual Arts  
  • Art 111 Basic Drawing  
  • Art 113 Basic Design
  • Art 121 Painting I
  • Art 131 Sculpture I 

Plus two art elective courses

Art History Minor

The art history minor is designed for students seeking to expand their knowledge of art history to complement their major interests in other disciplines. This minor will also provide students with options to continue their education in a variety of graduate art programs. The art history minor requires 19–23 credits (three required courses).

Three required courses (choose one from each option)

Option I

  • ART 140A/B African American Art I or II, or
  • ART 312 African Art

Option II

  • ART 141 History of Art I, or
  • ART 142 History of Art II

Option III

  • ART 213 History of Modern Art, or
  • ART 315 Contemporary Art 

Plus two elective courses in art history and/or studio courses and one cognate course with the approval of the student’s adviser.

Optional Experiences

Students interested in hands-on experiences with a museum, gallery, design firm, or arts council will be encouraged to complete an internship at an approved site. This internship may be substituted for one of the designated elective courses, if approved by the student’s advisor and the chair of the Department of Art. Students will also be encouraged to take more courses in art history, aesthetics and/or to pursue study abroad opportunities in art.  

Orientation and Sophomore/Junior Evaluation

All Spelman and Morehouse first-year students majoring or minoring in art are required to participate in a scheduled group orientation session, which outlines the annual evaluations.