Minor in Art and Design

Alan Mette
143 Art and Design Building, 408 East Peabody, Champaign
PH: (217) 333-0855
http://art.illinois.edu

The Art and Design Minor provides students with the opportunity to integrate creative art and design practices with other academic or research pursuits. Students selecting the Art and Design Minor do not necessarily wish to pursue a career as a practicing artist or designer, but do want the chance to work creatively in the visual arts and design, and develop related skills. Students can choose to focus on one particular art form (e.g., photography) or a variety of different media (e.g., photography, typography, and ceramics).

Applicants for admission to the Minor in Art+Design should submit a personal essay explaining their interest in art and design to the Minor Advisor. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 is required.

Contact: Guen Montgomery
Art and Design Minor Advisor
129 Art and Design Building, 333-0855, montgo@illinois.edu

Course Requirements

Students must meet the following course requirements for a total of 18 hours.

Students will be required to have passed one of the approved courses for non-majors (ART 102-105, 140) for entry into the Minor.

Distribution of Courses
A minimum of 2 courses from the academic course menu. Academic courses include: ART 100, ART 140, ARTE 260, ARTE 475, ARTE 480, and any 100, 200, 300, or 400 level ARTH course. 16
A minimum of 3 courses from the studio course menu. Studio courses include: ART (except 100, 140), ARTD, ARTE (except 260, 475, 480), ARTF, and ARTS courses. 29
At least 1 additional course in either an academic or studio course menu.3
A minimum of six hours must be completed at the 300 or 400 level.
Total Hours18
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At least one of these courses must be chosen from the following: ARTH 111, ARTH 112, ARTH 113, ARTH 114, ARTH 115, or ART 100.

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High demand Industrial Design and Graphic Design courses are typically not available to minors.