Studio Art Minor

Department of Art

101 Hanes Art Center, CB# 3405

(919) 962-2015

Professor Jim Hirschfield, Interim Director of Undergraduate Studies for Studio Art (Fall 2016)

Professor Yun-Dong Nam, Director of Undergraduate Studies for Studio Art

Professor Cary Levine, Director of Undergraduate Studies for Art History

William Thomas, Student Services

Students majoring in another department may elect to pursue a minor in studio art. The minor consists of five courses at different levels. Students minoring in studio art may choose from a broad selection of courses including drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, digital media, special topics, mixed media, and photography. Art history majors may not pursue a studio art minor. Students interested in pursuing both programmatic areas of the department may wish to consider the Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.)Art History Emphasis degree.

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In addition to the program requirements listed below, students must:

  • take at least 9 credits of their minor course requirements at UNC–Chapel Hill
  • earn a minimum of 12 hours of C or better in the minor (some minors require more)

For more information, please consult the degree requirements section of the catalog.

 The undergraduate minor in studio art consists of five courses (15 credit hours).

Choose one studio art foundation course:3
Idea and Form
Core Concepts: Image
Core Concepts: Space
Core Concepts: Time
Choose one Tier I studio art course:3
Basic Drawing and Composition
Basic Photography H
Introduction to Web Media
Color: Theory and Concept
Wood Sculpture
Metal Sculpture
Phantasmagoria: Haunted Art, History, and Installation
Choose one Tier II studio art course:3
Beginning Painting
Sculpture I
Intermediate Video Projects
Print Survey
Ceramic Sculpture I
Life Drawing
Screen Printing
Special Topics in Studio Art
Intermediate Photography
Intermediate Drawing
The Aesthetics of Junk
Narrative Drawing
The Practice of Representation: Portraiture in Photography
Choose one Tier III or upper-level studio art course:3
Intermediate Painting
Intermediate Sculpture
Intermediate Ceramic Sculpture
Abstract Painting
Intermediate Printmaking
Special Topics in Studio Art
Theory, History, and Practice of Contemporary Curating
Advanced Painting
Advanced Sculpture
Public Art
Advanced Ceramic Sculpture
Conceptual-Experimental Photography
Video Art
Advanced Mixed Media Projects
Advanced Printmaking
Book Art
Advanced Photography
Independent Study in Studio Art
Interactive Media
Choose one other ARTS course from the foundation, Tier II, or Tier III category3
Total Hours15

Honors version available. An honors course fulfills the same requirements as the nonhonors version of that course. Enrollment and GPA restrictions may apply.

Note: Students MUST have appropriate prerequisites to take upper-level courses. Be sure to check the courses in each level to determine the appropriate courses to take in Tiers I and II. You may have to take an additional course to satisfy these requirements.

See program page here for special opportunities.