An Art Minor in Studio Art or Art History is a creative addition to any major.
Students in majors such as Education, Communications, Biology, Marine Science, Theater, and others find that art courses add to their skill set, strengthening their future prospects while others enjoy the opportunity to stretch themselves creatively.
Studio Art Minor
Students will acquire skills in traditional fine art techniques like drawing, painting, clay, traditional and new media. A required thesis project and portfolio will prepare you for the next step to further your career for graduate programs in art therapy, art education, and art administration.
Art History Minor
Students with a minor in art history will develop aesthetic literacy through the study of cultural history. They can explore American and world cultures through the study of their art, architecture, and design. Art History can be interdisciplinary: incorporating the fields of philosophy, history, political science, literature, and sociology. They will not only learn about the art and architecture of the past but will learn about the art of today within its cultural context — their life and the art and design that surrounds them.
Why ESU for an Art Minor?
Students seeking a Minor in either Studio or Art History will have an opportunity to augment another academic area or add to their professional skill set. Minors will benefit to work and study under professional artists and art historians as their faculty accompanied by being able to use the department's incredible facilities.
Art + Design Department is proud to have been designated one of 3 "SuperLabs" on the East coast for our acquisition of a Stratasys J750 3D printer. This multi-material, multi-color printer will allow our students and lab collaborators to create the next generation of 3D printed works of art and prototypes in areas as diverse as art, design, architecture, geographic mapping, medical and scientific research. Our 3D lab also includes several other kinds of 3D printers, CNC, and traditional shop equipment. Other facilities include well-equipped specialized art studios, Mac and PC laptop labs, and “smart classrooms” for lectures.
The Madelon Powers Art Gallery features a series of professional and student exhibitions. Trips to design companies, galleries, museums, and conferences are scheduled every semester, and artists and designers are often invited to speak and/or offer workshops.
The open studio formats are perfect for painters, sculptors, ceramists, designers, and more.
The department's incredible art historian will provide in-depth scholarly research of art from around the world and through time.