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Minor in Art Studio

Contact Person:
Caroline Downing, Chair
219 Brainerd, (315) 267-2251/2252, downincj@potsdam.edu

20 credit hours required.

The Art Studio minor is a structured sequence of Art Studio courses. It is designed to provide students with a basic education in studio art. No more than two courses in the Art Department may count toward both the Studio Art minor and the Graphic Design major (either B.A. or B.F.A.).

Note: The Minor in Studio Art is NOT available to majors in Studio Art or Visual Arts B.F.A.

All courses are 4 credits unless noted. Credits are divided as follows:

Foundation Courses: two of the following (Credits 8)
ARTS 110 Foundations of Drawing I
ARTS 120 Color and Design
ARTS 130 Three-Dimensional Design

Note: It is recommended that students planning to take ceramics or sculpture courses take ARTS 130, Three-Dimensional Design as one of their two foundation courses. Students planning to take two dimensional courses should take ARTS 110 and ARTS 120 as their foundation courses.

Elective Courses: three of the following (Credits 12)
ARTS 211 Foundations of Drawing II
ARTS 312 Drawing and Mixed Media I
ARTS 319 Graphic Design and Media Arts I*
ARTS 321 Graphic Design and Media Arts II*
ARTS 369 Time-Based Media*
ARTS 329 Painting I
ARTS 330 Painting II
ARTS 431 Painting III
ARTS 339 Printmaking I
ARTS 340 Printmaking II
ARTS 441 Printmaking III
ARTS 349 Sculpture I
ARTS 350 Sculpture II
ARTS 451 Sculpture III
ARTS 359 Ceramics I
ARTS 360 Ceramics II
ARTS 461 Ceramics III
ARTS 379 Photography I
ARTS 380 Photography Processes and Techniques
ARTS 381 Digital Photography (recommended as second photography course)

*Note: These courses are not applicable for Graphic Design and New Media Majors.