Studio Art Minor

Department of Art and Art History

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Mario Marzán, Director of Undergraduate Studies in Studio Art

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 "core" 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
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
Drawing I
Photography I H
Collage: Strategies for Thinking and Making
Painting I
Print I
3-D Courses
Sculpture I
Ceramic I
Wood Sculpture
4-D (Time-Based) Courses
Video I
Introduction to Web Media
Tier II Studio Art Courses
ARTS 205Photography II3
ARTS 206Video II3
ARTS 2092D Animation3
ARTS 214Life Drawing3
ARTS 221Color: Theory and Concept3
ARTS 222New Technologies and Narrative Painting3
ARTS 238Screen Printing3
ARTS 243Metal 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 3093D Animation3
ARTS 322Narrative Painting3
ARTS 343MAKE: Art in the (New) Age3
ARTS 353Phantasmagoria: Haunted Art, History, and Installation3
ARTS 354Narrative Drawing3
ARTS 355The Practice of Representation: Portraiture in Photography3
ARTS 364The Walking Seminar: A Territorial Investigation3
ARTS 390Special Topics in Studio Art3
ARTS 391Theory, History, and Practice of Contemporary Curating3
ARTS 402Advanced Painting Projects3
ARTS 409Art and Science: Merging Printmaking and Biology H3
ARTS 410Public Art3
ARTS 413Advanced Ceramic Projects3
ARTS 415Conceptual-Experimental Photography3
ARTS 416Advanced Video3
ARTS 417Advanced Mixed Media Projects3
ARTS 418Advanced Printmaking3
ARTS 423Installation Art3
ARTS 428Book Art3
ARTS 458Photo Printmaking3
ARTS 490Advanced Special Topics in Studio Art3
ARTS 493Studio Art Practicum or Internship3
ARTS 515Advanced Topics in Photography3
ARTS 596Independent Study in Studio Art3
ARTS 637Social Practice and Performance Art3

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.