May 18, 2022
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:
- Utilize perceptual and conceptual skills to solve programs creatively in art/design media.
- Implement 2D and 3D design principles to create compelling and effective works of art and design in a variety of traditional and digital media.
- Demonstrate an understanding and competency of technical skills in traditional and digital art/design media to effectively communicate and express ideas.
- Effectively analyze and critique works of art/design in verbal and written forms, using visual vocabulary and familiarity with the works and intentions of of major artists/designers and movments of the past and present.
- Demonstrate effective visual, verbal, and written communication skills and an aptitude to apply those skills.
- Apply functional knowledge of basic art and design practical experiences and opportunities, as well as professional ethics. Exhibit artistic ability in portfolio review submissions and senior gallery exhibitions.
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.
Students who wish to declare an Art and Design minor 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.
A student may elect the Pass/Not-Pass grading option for non-degree elective courses only. The Pass/Not-Pass grading option is not available for General Education or any electives required for 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 be 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.
Required Courses Credits: 6
Purdue Fort Wayne students can earn a minor in art by completing 15 credit hours within the Department of Art and Design, while maintaining a 2.0 GPA within the classes.
All paperwork concerning the request to complete a minor, must be completed and be on file in the appropriate departments before any classes can be taken.
AD 12100 - Drawing Fundamentals I and AD 10202 - Introduction to 2-D Design must be taken and completed before any higher level classes can be taken.
AD 10101 - Art Appreciation and all Non-major studio classes do not count towards degree requirements. Non-major studio courses include AD
Art and Design Majors
Art and Design B.F.A. majors without a concentration in Imaging and Photography may declare the Art and Design major in order to take the photography courses.
These students will not be required to take AD 12100 and AD 10202, as these are already part of their B.F.A. curriculum.
Additional Art and Design: Credits 9
Select three (3) additional classes within the Department of Art and Design program.
- 20000 level studio classes must precede 30000 level studio classes.
- 30000 level studio classes must precede 40000 level studio classes.
- Studio availability outside of class time might be restricted for Art and Design minors.
You are responsible for ensuring that you satisfy all graduation requirements specified for each selected program. Thus, it is essential that you develop a thorough understanding of the required courses, academic policies, and procedures governing your academic career. If you cannot complete all program requirements by your stated graduation date but fail to remove those from your plan of study, the Registrar’s Office in consultation with your academic advisor will remove unmet pursuits from your plan of study. Changing curricular records during the graduation term of application may affect state or federal financial aid awards. All requests for exceptions to specific requirements must be made in writing and may be granted only by written approval from the appropriate chair or dean.