University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

Minor in Art & Design


A minor in Art & Design consists of a minimum of 18 art credits. Nine of the final 12 credits must be taken in residence at UWM. Students choose between the Studio Minor (2D, 3D and Digital Tracks), the Design Minor and the Community Arts Minor. Art & Design minor students must maintain an overall GPA of 2.5.

All students interested in enrolling as an Art & Design Minor should contact the Art & Design Department undergraduate advisor to develop a plan of study prior to enrolling in art courses. Students must take note of prerequisites for 200-level and above coursework in Art & Design.

Students who decide to become Art & Design majors based on their Art & Design minor experience will need to complete the remaining First Year Program credits and the 200-level introductory studio courses prior to continuing with the remaining BA or BFA requirements.

ART & DESIGN MINOR: STUDIO (18 credits)

Required Courses (6 credits):

ART 101 (Required) Drawing I 3
And One of the Following:
ART 100 American Art & Culture 3
ART 105 Art Survey 3
ART 106 Art Survey 3
ART 124 Design Survey 3


Select a Track (3 credits):

2-D Track:
ART 108 2-D Concepts 3
3-D Track:
ART 109 3-D Concepts 3
Digital Track:
ART 118 Digital Arts: Culture, Theory, & Practice 3


Select 200-level Intro Course(s) (3-6 credits):

2-D:
ART 243 Introduction to Painting 3
ART 253 Introduction to Photography 3
ART 291 Introduction to Print & Narrative Forms 3
3-D:
ART 231 Introduction to Fibers 3
ART 261 Introduction to Sculpture 3
ART 271 Introduction to Jewelry & Metalsmithing 3
Digital:
ART 212 Introduction to Digital Studio Practice 3
ART 221 Introduction to Design 3
ART 277 Design for Digital Fabrication 3

200-level courses are grouped according to track, but students are free to take what interests them as long as they meet the prerequisites.

Select 300-level and above (3-6 credits):

Students in all three Studio tracks select 3-6 credits of 300-level and above Art courses in consultation with the Art & Design Undergraduate Advisor and the Concentration Area Head (Ceramics, Digital Studio Practice, Fibers, Jewelry and Metalsmithing, Painting and Drawing, Photography, Print and Narrative Forms, Sculpture).


ART & DESIGN MINOR: COMMUNITY ARTS (18 credits)

Required (6 credits):

ART 101 Drawing I 3
ART 150 Multicultural America 3*


Digital Track:

ART 118 Digital Arts: Culture, Theory, & Practice 3


Select 200-level Intro Course(s) (3 credits):

2-D:
ART 243 Introduction to Painting 3
ART 253 Introduction to Photography 3
ART 291 Introduction to Print & Narrative Forms 3
3-D:
ART 231 Introduction to Fibers 3
ART 261 Introduction to Sculpture 3
ART 271 Introduction to Jewelry & Metalsmithing 3
Digital:
ART 212 Introduction to Digital Studio Practice 3
ART 221 Introduction to Design 3
ART 277 Design for Digital Fabrication 3

200-level courses are grouped according to track, but students are free to take what interests them as long as they meet the prerequisites.



Required 300-level Course (6 credits):

ART 306 Introduction to Community Arts 3
ART 309 Issues in Contemporary Art 3


* Note: if Community Arts Minors have previously taken Art 150: Multicultural America in another department, they may substitute another Art & Design course for which they have the prerequisites