Fine Arts Programs
College of Arts and Sciences
Department Chair: Ryan Weber, PhD
Ryan R. Weber, Associate Professor of Fine Arts, BA, MA, Queens College - The City University of New York, PhD University of Connecticut
Ryan Watson, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts, AB Georgetown University; MA University of Chicago; PhD University of Iowa
Fine Arts Learning Outcomes: Programmatic Learning Outcomes
- will comprehend works of art within their social and cultural contexts;
- in courses that treat the history of an art form (music, visual, or film), will comprehend works of art using the critical methodologies of the relevant art form under study;
- in courses that treat the history of an art form (music, visual, or film), will relate the interdisciplinary contributions of the arts to diverse cultures past and present;
- in studio art and applied music/film courses, will apply fundamental techniques used in the art form under study.
The Studio Art minor provides students with a concise, but clear, knowledge of visual arts as a form of communication with an enhanced understanding of formal elements and principles, creative visual problem solving and critical thinking skills, with an adept investigation of appropriate tools, materials and techniques.
No grade below a C- in a course required for the minor will count towards satisfying requirements. The mandatory number of credits for fulfilling a minor in this area is 15 credits, all of which are independent from the university’s Core Curriculum. Further, no Core Curriculum classes can be substituted for any course within this minor.
The following courses will satisfy requirements for the Art History minor, totaling 15 credits. Prerequisites are required for some courses, which may be found in their course descriptions.