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Minors in Art & Design and Art History

The Art Department offers minors in Visual Communication Design and Art History.
For students majoring in Art or VCD, the Art History minor requires a higher number of upper-division Art History courses.

Art & Design Minor  28 credits

Foundation Courses (16 cr.)

A 115 Beginning Design: 2-D (4)
A 116 Beginning Design: 3-D (4)
A 120 Foundations of Digital Art & Design (4)
A 130 Beginning Drawing (4)

200 level Introductory Courses (0-16 cr.)

Plan with your advisor.

Take any 200-level prerequisite courses required for the upper division classes you wish to take.

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Some choices include:
A 204 Art History: Prehistoric through Late Antiquity (4)
A 205 Art History: Middle Ages through Renaissance (4)
A 206 Art History: Baroque through Contemporary (4)
A 220 Introduction to Typography (4)
A 230 Introduction to Life Drawing (4)
A 250 Introduction to Ceramics (4)
A 262 Digital Images & Photography I (4)
A 270 Introduction to Printmaking (4)
A 280 Introduction to Painting (4)
A 290 Introduction to Sculpture (4)

Upper-division courses (minimum 12 cr.)

Plan with your advisor.

you may take courses from Studio Art, Art History, and/or Visual Communication Design for this portion of the minor. 

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Many of these classes are offered every term or every year. Some are offered less often. See the tentative schedule for what courses are being offered this year.

A 304 History of Modern Art, 1789-1914 (4)
A 305 History of Modern Art, 1914-1965 (4)
A 306 History of Modern Art, 1966-Present (4)
A 308W History of Graphic Design (4)
A 315 Intermediate Design: Two-Dimensional (4)
A 316 Intermediate Design: Three-Dimensional (4)
A 318 Production: Gallery Exhibition (1-4)
A 320 Graphic Design: Process & Theory (4)
A 321 Graphic Design: Form and Communication (4)
A 322 Graphic Design: Contemporary Issues (4)
A 323 Interactive Media: Web Structure and Communication (4)
A 324 Interactive Media: Applied (4)
A 326 Video & Animation 1 (4)
A 329 Print Design: Systems & Techniques (4)
A 330 Intermediate Drawing (4)

A X50 Ceramics Studio (4) (repeatable)
A X70 Printmaking Studio (4) (repeatable)
A X80 Painting Studio (4) (repeatable)
A X90 Sculpture Studio (4) (repeatable)

A 399 Special Studies (1-5)
A 404 Art History: Non-Western Art (4)
A 405 Art History: Gender in Art (4)
A 406W Art History: Special Topics (4)
A 410 Seminar (1-3)
A 411 Workshop (1-3)
A 412 Practicum (1-6)
A 413 International Studio Art Study (1-6)
A 421 Print Design: Structural and Expressive (4)
A 422 Print Design: Presentation and Contemporary Issues (4)
A 425 Interactive Media: Contemporary Issues (4)
A 429 Portfolio & Professional Preparation (4)
A 430 Advanced Drawing (4)
A 445 B.F.A. Thesis Project: Visual Communication Design (6)
A 455 B.F.A. Thesis Project: Ceramics (6)
A 462 Digital Images & Photography 2 (4)
A 468 Art & Technology Workshop (4)
A 475 B.F.A. Thesis Project: Printmaking (6)
A 485 B.F.A. Thesis Project: Painting (6)
A 490 Advanced Sculpture (4)
A 491 Advanced Sculpture (4)
A 495 B.F.A. Thesis Project: Sculpture (6)
A 499 Special Individual Studies (1-5)

Art History Minor  28 credits

200 Level Art History Survey Courses

A 204 Pre-History to Late Antiquity (4)
A 205 Middle Ages – Renaissance (4)
A 206 Baroque – Contemporary (4)

Choose 4 upper-division Art History courses, with at least 2 from the 300-level (see advisor) (16)

A 304 Modernism I (4)
A 305 Modernism II (4)
A 306 Modernism III (4)
A 404C Non-Western Art (4)
A 405C Gender in Art (4)
A 406W Special Topics (4-8)*
*A406W may be repeated up to three times with different course topics

Art History Minor for Art & Design Majors  20 credits

The 200-level Art History sequence is already required for students majoring in Art or Visual Communication Design.

Choose five additional upper-division Art History courses to fulfill the Art History minor:

A 304 Modernism I (4)
A 305 Modernism II (4)
A 306 Modernism III (4)
A 404C Non-Western Art (4)
A 405C Gender Issues in Art (4)
A 406W Special Topics (4-8)*
*A406W may be repeated up to three times with different course topics


CONTACT US

Art Department Office Coordinator - Laura Killip

503-838-8340 | or e-mail: killipl@wou.edu  | Location: Campbell Hall 105