Students from other CMU colleges and departments are eligible to pursue a minor in art, which requires 6 courses (59 Units). Students who declare an Art minor should follow the registration procedures for non-Art students as outlined below. Students should inform professors that they are attempting to earn the Art minor. However, minors do not have priority over other non-Art students.
An Art minor requires six courses in the School of Art.
1 Concept Studio course
(10 units each, choose 1)
- 60-101 Concept Studio I: The Human Being (fall)
- 60-201 Concept Studio II: Time and Space (fall)
- 60-202 Concept Studio III: Systems and Processes (fall)
- 60-280 Introduction to Contextual Practice (spring)
2 Foundation Studio courses
(20 units each, choose 2)
- 60-110 Electronic Media Studio I (spring)
- 60-210 Electronic Media Studio II (fall)
- 60-130 Three-Dimensional Media Studio I (fall) – Mini-1 and Mini-2 must be in different media
- 60-131 Three-Dimensional Media Studio II (spring) – Mini-3 and Mini-4 must be in different media
- 60-150 Two-Dimensional Media Studio: Drawing (fall)
- 60-157 Drawing for Non-Majors (fall/spring)
- 60-160 Two-Dimensional Media Studio: Imaging (spring)
- 60-250 Two-Dimensional Media Studio: Painting (fall)
- 60-251 Two-Dimensional Studio: Print Media (fall/spring)
2 Advanced Studio courses
(20 units each, choose 2)
- 60-409 – 60-429 Advanced ETB electives
- 60-430 – 60-447 Advanced SIS electives
- 60-448 – 60-449 Advanced CP electives
- 60-450 – 60-475 Advanced DP3 electives
1 Critical Studies course
(9 units each, choose 1)
- 60-105 Critical Theory in Art I
- 60-106 Critical Theory in Art II
- 60-205 Critical Theory in Art III
- 60-206 Critical Theory in Art IV
- 60-3xx Critical Studies elective
TOTAL UNITS: 59
Admittance to Art classes for non-Art students is by instructor permission on a space-available basis. Generally, studio courses are smaller and have fewer spaces; art history/theory courses are larger and may have more spaces. Art professors will accommodate as many non-Art students as possible.
The majority of Art courses have seats reserved for majors. Non-Art students must put themselves on the waitlist for the Art course/section they wish to take. Those who have not taken any Art courses should target 100 and 200-level courses. Advanced courses (300 and 400-level) usually have course pre-requisites, but professors waive pre-requisites at their discretion. Students who believe they have the sufficient related experience for a 300 or 400-level course can contact the professor directly.
2. Attend Class
Non-Art students interested in an Art class should attend the first class meeting if possible. Before or after class, they should speak with the professor(s) and discuss their interest in the class. Students may also email the instructor prior to the first class meeting.