Art & Design Minor

for the minor in Art & Design


minor office: 129 Art and Design Building, Champaign, IL 61820

minor advisor: Guen Montgomery

email: montgo@illinois.edu

phone: (217) 333-0855


school website: School of Art & Design

school faculty: Art & Design Faculty


overview of college admissions & requirements: Fine & Applied Arts

college website: Fine & Applied Arts


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.


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, ARTH 110 or 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