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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Art and Design Minor


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Program: Art and Design Minor
Department of Art and Design  
College of Visual and Performing Arts

Visual Arts Building 117 ~ 260-481-6709


Program Description:

The Art and Design Studio minor is designed for Purdue University Fort Wayne students in majors outside of the Department of Art and Design, or for Art and Design B.F.A. majors who wish to have an area of study outside of their area of concentration. Purdue Fort Wayne students can earn a minor in art and design studio by completing 15 credit hours within the Department of Art and Design while maintaining a minimum GPA of 2.0 within the courses. Eligible classes will have the AD pre-fix; non-major classes will count towards the art and design studio minor. 

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Department of Art and Design minors is to serve our students and community in the following ways:

• Provide an engaging educational experience to develop knowledge and skills in the visual arts

• Promote and broaden appreciation and critical awareness of the visual arts

Upon completion of the Art and Design Studio minor, students will be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

  • Utilize perceptual and conceptual skills to solve problems creatively in art and design media.
  • Implement design principles to create compelling and effective works of art and design in a variety of media. 
  • Demonstrate an understanding and competency of technical skills to effectively communicate and express ideas.
  • Effectively analyze and critique works of art and design in verbal and written forms, using visual vocabulary and familiarity with the works and intentions of major artists/designers.

Declaring this Minor:

Students who wish to declare an Art and Design minor should follow these steps:

  1. Verify with your advisor that the Art and Design minor is available to students in your degree program.
  2. Meet with the Art and Design Department Chair to a) confirm the requirements for this minor and b) verify that you are accepted to this minor.
  3. The Art and Design Department will fill out a Registrar’s Form 42, Academic Information Change.
  4. The student’s major division/department will certify that the requirements of the minor are complete during graduation certification.

     Art and Design Majors

  1. Art and Design B.F.A. majors who wish to have an area of study outside of their area of concentration may pursue an art and design studio minor. 
  2. Because AD 12100 - Drawing Fundamentals and AD 10202 - Introduction to 2-D Design are already required in their B.F.A. curriculum, they will not count toward the minor.
  3. The Art and Design Studio minor is not appropriate for the Bachelor of Arts in Art Education majors. 

Accreditation:

  • Purdue University Fort Wayne is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

Program Delivery:

  • Department of Art and Design courses are offered on campus, with some distance and hybrid course offerings.

General Requirements:

Degree Requirements  

General Education Requirements  

Academic Regulations  

Additional Requirements:

  • 200-level classes must precede 300-level classes
  • 300-level classes must precede 400-level classes

This minor must be officially added to a student’s academic records before any classes can be taken. 

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 by 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 is required, and at least 6 resident credits are required in 200 level or higher advanced studio classes.

Requirements for the Art and Design Studio Minor (Credits 15)


A. Choose ONE of the following required courses: (Credits 3)


C. Choose THREE (3 credit) courses from ONE of the Areas of Study listed below: (Credits 9)


(Prerequisites must be observed.)

Area 1 Ceramics


Area 2 Drawing


Area 4 Metalsmithing


Area 5 Painting


Area 7 Printmaking


Area 8 Web Design


Area 9 Interdisciplinary


Electives - Choose any three of the following courses

  • Any course in Areas 1 through 8 Cr. 3.
  • Any course in Areas 1 through 8 Cr. 3.
  • Any course in Areas 1 through 8 Cr. 3.

Total Credits: 15


Student Responsibility


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. 

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