Minor in Studio Art

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The Department of Art offers a minor sequence* in Studio Art for students who are majoring in other departments. The objective of this program is to allow UB students from diverse academic programs to engage in the study and making of art. The students will get an overview of critical and aesthetic issues in art today and gain a technical skill set in the medium of their choice. The study of art leads to greater awareness of visual culture, technical processes, critical thinking, and problem-solving abilities.

Why pursue a Minor in Studio Art at UB?

*Not a baccalaureate degree program.

The study of art allows students to discover their unique skills. Artists and designers produce visual expressions of culture that investigate and redefine our world. The art program prepares students for the real-world practice of art and design.

The General Studio Minor emphasizes the development of individual ideas, expressed through technical skills in a variety of media and practices that range from the graphic design, photography, sculpture, installation, painting, drawing, performance, video/sound recording and editing, electronics/physical computing, specialized digital output, and biological art.

Acceptance Criteria

  • Minimum GPA of 2.5 overall
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5 in art courses

Note: For successful completion of the minor, a minimum GPA of 2.5 in all courses required for the minor is required.

Required Courses

  • ART 150LEC - Visual Theory, Aesthetics, and Criticism Credits: 3
  • Two studio art courses at the 100 or 200 level
  • Two 300 level studio art courses
  • One 400 level studio art course
Total Credits Required for Minor/Certificate: 18

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