Studio Art Minor

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. 

Requirements 

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

  • take at least nine hours of their minor "core" requirements at UNC–Chapel Hill
  • earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.000 in the minor core requirements. Some programs may require higher standards for minor or specific courses.

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
One Tier I studio course (see list below)3
One Tier II studio course (see list below) 3
One Tier III studio course (see list below)3
Two studio art elective courses (any ARTS course, including FYS)6
Total Hours15

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.

Listing of Studio Art Courses by Tier

Tier I Studio Art (Foundation) Courses
2-D Courses
Two-Dimensional Design
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Drawing I
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Photography I H
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Collage: Strategies for Thinking and Making
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Painting I
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Print I
3-D Courses
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Sculpture I
Ceramic I
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Wood Sculpture
4-D (Time-Based) Courses
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Video I
Introduction to Web Media
Tier II Studio Art Courses
ARTS 205IDEAs in Action General Education logo Photography II3
ARTS 206IDEAs in Action General Education logo Video II3
ARTS 209IDEAs in Action General Education logo 2D Animation3
ARTS 214IDEAs in Action General Education logo Life Drawing3
ARTS 221Color: Theory and Concept3
ARTS 222New Technologies and Narrative Painting3
ARTS 238Screen Printing3
ARTS 243IDEAs in Action General Education logo Metal Sculpture3
ARTS 290Special Topics in Studio Art3
ARTS 302Painting II3
ARTS 313Ceramic II3
ARTS 324Drawing II3
ARTS 352Abstract Painting3
ARTS 358Letterpress3
ARTS 368Print II3
Tier III Studio Art Courses
ARTS 309IDEAs in Action General Education logo 3D Animation3
ARTS 322IDEAs in Action General Education logo Narrative Painting3
ARTS 343IDEAs in Action General Education logo MAKE: Art in the (New) Age3
ARTS 353IDEAs in Action General Education logo Phantasmagoria: Haunted Art, History, and Installation3
ARTS 354Narrative Drawing3
ARTS 355IDEAs in Action General Education logo The Practice of Representation: Portraiture in Photography3
ARTS 364IDEAs in Action General Education logo The Walking Seminar: A Territorial Investigation3
ARTS 390Special Topics in Studio Art3
ARTS 391Theory, History, and Practice of Contemporary Curating3
ARTS 402Advanced Painting Projects3
ARTS 409IDEAs in Action General Education logo Art and Science: Merging Printmaking and Biology H3
ARTS 410IDEAs in Action General Education logo Public Art3
ARTS 413Advanced Ceramic Projects3
ARTS 415Conceptual-Experimental Photography3
ARTS 416Advanced Video3
ARTS 417Advanced Mixed Media Projects3
ARTS 418Advanced Printmaking3
ARTS 423IDEAs in Action General Education logo Installation Art3
ARTS 428Book Art3
ARTS 458IDEAs in Action General Education logo Photo Printmaking3
ARTS 490Advanced Special Topics in Studio Art3
ARTS 493IDEAs in Action General Education logo Studio Art Practicum or Internship3
ARTS 515Advanced Topics in Photography3
ARTS 596Independent Study in Studio Art3
ARTS 637Social Practice and Performance Art3
H

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

See the program page here for special opportunities.

Department of Art and Art History

Visit Program Website

101 Hanes Art Center, CB# 3405

(919) 962-2015

Director of Undergraduate Studies in Studio Art

Mario Marzán

mmarzan@email.unc.edu

Interim Chair

Jeff Spinner-Halev

spinner@email.unc.edu

Director of Undergraduate Studies for Art History

Eduardo Douglas

eduardod@email.unc.edu

Director of Undergraduate Studies for Studio Art

Mario Marzán

mmarzan@email.unc.edu

Student Services Specialist

David Rashidi

darashid@unc.edu