Minor in Visual Arts

Requirements

18 semester hours of art, including six hours of advanced work (3000 or 4000 level), are required for the bachelor's degree minor.

The TWU Department of Visual Arts also requires that at least half of the hours for a minor be taken here at TWU, which means that no more than 9 hours can be transferred in. All upper level classes must be taken at TWU. Below are suggested course groupings for our main concentrations as well as a 3D Intermedia option. Some substitutions may be possible.

Suggested course groupings

Student pouring paint on canvas

Photography

  • ART 1603 Intro to Photo
  • ART 2223 Intro to Computer Based Art
  • ART 2653 Black and White Photo
  • ART 4653 Color Photo
  • ART 4673 Alternative Photo Processes
  • ART 4663 Digital Photo

Painting

  • ART 1203 2D Design
  • ART 1303 Basic Drawing
  • ART 1313 Drawing II
  • ART 1503 Intro to Painting
  • ART 3703 Intermediate Painting
  • ART 4703 Painting (advanced)

Ceramics

  • ART 2823 Ceramics: Handbuilding
  • ART 2833 Ceramics: Throwing I
  • ART 3833 Ceramics: Throwing II
  • Remaining three (3) courses can be any ceramics class as long as at least one is 3000 or above

Sculpture

  • ART 1213 Three-Dimensional Design
  • ART 2753 Sculpture I
  • ART 3763 Intermediate Sculpture: Metal Fabrication and Alternative Media
  • ART 3773 Intermediate Sculpture: Casting and Mold Making
  • ART 4763 Advanced Sculpture
  • ART 4763 Advanced Sculpture

Graphic design

  • ART 2223 Intro to Computer Based Art (must take the Graphic Design Section)
  • ART 3243 Fundamentals of Type & Image
  • ART 3293 Design I: Identity & Symbol
  • Choice of any three (3) courses below
    • ART 4233 Professional Portfolio (Prerequisite for ART 4653/4656 Coop Ed)
    • ART 4253 Design II: Publication Design
    • ART 4283 Design III: Interactive Design
    • ART 4293 Design IV: Advertising Design
    • ART 4953 Cooperative Education

Art history

Any combination of art history courses is acceptable, including travel abroad courses.

3D intermedia

  • ART 1213 Three-Dimensional Design
  • ART 2753 Sculpture I
  • ART 2823 Ceramics: Handbuilding
  • Choice of any three (3) courses below
    • ART 4903 3D Printing and Fabrication
    • ART 4903 Interactive Digital Art
    • ART 2833 Ceramics: Throwing I
    • ART 3763 Intermediate Sculpture: Metal Fabrication and Alternative Media
    • ART 3773 Intermediate Sculpture: Casting and Mold Making
    • ART 4763 Advanced Sculpture

Declare your minor

  1. Fill out the TWU Minor Declaration Form for Undergraduate Studies (pdf).
  2. Schedule an appointment with undergraduate advisor Keith Brown to submit the completed form in person.
  3. Questions? Contact Keith Brown at kbrown40@twu.edu for more information.

Page last updated 4:19 PM, April 11, 2017