Studio Art Minor

Department of Art

101 Hanes Art Center, CB# 3405

(919) 962-2015

Beth Grabowski, Director of Undergraduate Studies

Carol Magee, Chair

Yulianna Aparicio, 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 study in both programmatic areas of the department may wish to consider the Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) with Art History Emphasis degree.

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

  • take at least nine hours 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).

Core Requirements
Choose one studio art foundation course:3
Idea and Form
Two-Dimensional Design
Sculpture I
Video I
Choose one Tier I studio art course:3
Drawing I
Photography I H
Introduction to Web Media
Color: Theory and Concept
Collage: Strategies for Thinking and Making
Beginning Painting
Ceramic I
Wood Sculpture
Metal Sculpture
Phantasmagoria: Haunted Art, History, and Installation
Choose one Tier II studio art course:3
Sculpture II
Photography II
Video II
Print Survey
2D Animation
Life Drawing
Screen Printing
Special Topics in Studio Art
Ceramic II
Drawing II
The Aesthetics of Junk
Abstract Painting
Narrative Drawing
The Practice of Representation: Portraiture in Photography
Choose one Tier III or upper-level studio art course:3
Intermediate Painting
Intermediate Sculpture
Darkroom Photography
3D Animation
MAKE: Art in the (New) Age
The Walking Seminar: A Territorial Investigation
Intermediate Printmaking
Special Topics in Studio Art
Theory, History, and Practice of Contemporary Curating
Advanced Painting Projects
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
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 the program page here for special opportunities.