Program: Art and Design Minor
Department of Art and Design
College of Visual and Performing Arts
Visual Arts Building 117 ~ 260-481-6709
Upon completion of the Art and Design minor, students will be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:
- Develop creative ways to solve problems in art and design media, show knowledge in their chosen area of concentration, and competency in drawing to visualize ideas.
- Develop an ability to enhance their artwork through an understanding of the techniques and skills within their chosen area of concentration.
- Analyze and critique artwork in spoken and written forms.
- Implement 2-D design principles to create compelling and effective artwork in a variety of media, including black and white, color, and digital imagery.
- Implement 3-D design principles to create compelling and effective artwork in a variety of media, depending on the students choice of studio electives.
- Develop fundamental visual literacy skills and gain aptitude in applying those skills, leading to a heightened ability to communicate to a given audience.
Even if art is not your major, you can join our minor program that includes 15 credit hours of art courses. This program allows flexibility so that you can pursue your particular interests along with a 6-hour core of art studio classes. From the start in Drawing and Design, you’ll be ready to sample the diverse menu of studio and art history courses we offer as you compliment your education by continuing your artistic study.
- The Department of Art and Design is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).
- Department of Art and Design courses are offered on campus, with some distance and hybrid course offerings.
Declaring this minor:
Students who wish to declare an Art and Design major should follow these steps:
- Verify with your advisor that the Art and Design minor is available to students in your degree program.
- Meet with the Art and Design Department Chair to a) confirm the requirements for this minor b) verify that you are accepted to this minor.
- The Art and Design Department will fill out a Registrar’s Form 42, Academic Information Change.
- The student’s major division/department will certify that the requirements of the minor are complete during graduation certification.
Art and Design Majors
- Art and Design B.F.A. majors who wish to have an area of emphasis outside of their area of concentration.
- These students will not be required to take AD 12100 and AD 10202, as these are already part of their B.F.A. curriculum.
General Education Requirements
The Art and Design minor is designed for Purdue University Fort Wayne students in majors outside of the Department of Art and Design program, or for Art and Design B.F.A. majors who wish to have an area of emphasis outside of their area of concentration. Purdue Fort Wayne students can earn a minor in art and design by completing 15 credit hours within the Department of Art and Design while maintaining a minimum GPA of 2.0 within the classes. Eligible classes will have the AD pre-fix; non-majors classes will not count towards the minor.
- 20000 level classes must precede 30000 level classes
- 30000 level classes must precede 40000 level classes
- Art History classes can be used as part of the additional classes if AD 11100 and AD 11201 are taken in sequence before the advanced art history classes.
- Studio availability outside of class time might be restricted for Art and Design majors.
This minor must be officially added to a student’s academic records before any classes can be taken. AD12100 and AD10202 are pre-requisites for all other classes, and must completed before any higher level studio classes can be taken. Classes approved for this minor are ones relegated for art majors.
GPA Requirements - Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 in all Art and Design classes.
Student Responsibilities - You are responsible for satisfying the graduation requirements specified for your selected program. Thus, it is essential that you develop a thorough understanding of the required courses, academic policies, and procedures governing your academic career. All requests for exceptions to specific requirements must be made in writing and may be granted only be written approval from the appropriate chair or dean.
Repeat Limits - No classes can be taken beyond the 15 credit hours of the minor requirements unless the student becomes an Art and Design major.
Program Transfer credit limitations - Completion of at least 9 resident credits are required for the minor, and at least 6 resident credits are required for the advanced studio classes.