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Minors

Department Chairperson: Cynthia Clabough
Office: 234 Tyler Hall or 32 Lanigan Hall
Phone: 315-312-2111 
email: cynthia.clabough@oswego.edu

The art department offers several minors in the department. Minors can be taken by majors and non-majors. Students in an art major should be sure to work with their advisor to plan ways to incorporate into their graduate plan. Study options include:
• Art
• Art History
• Arts Management
• Expressive Arts Therapy
• Graphic Design
• Illustration
• Museum Studies
• Photography

ART MINOR (24 Semester Hours)

FOUNDATIONS

  • ART 105 - Design Concepts I - 2D
  • ART 210 - Drawing I

STUDIO OR GRAPHIC DESIGN 
Four courses in Studio Art or Graphic Design 

ART HISTORY 

  • ART 250 - Western Heritage I - Survey of Art I
  • ART 251 - Western Heritage II - Survey of Art II 

ART HISTORY MINOR (21 Semester Hours)

FOUNDATIONS

  • ART 250 - Western Heritage I - Survey of Art I 3
  • ART 251 - Western Heritage II - Survey of Art II 3

ART HISTORY OR MUSEUM STUDIES
Choose five courses under advisement in Art History or Museum Studies.

PHOTOGRAPHY MINOR (21 Semester Hours) 

FOUNDATIONS

  • ART 207 - Digital Media - Static 3
  • ART 243 - Intro Digital Photography 3

PHOTOGRAPHY CORE

  • ART 343 - Intermediate Digital Photography 3
  • ART 443 - Advanced Digital Photography 3

PHOTOGRAPHY ELECTIVES 
Choose 2 courses in photography 

CAPSTONE
Choice of ART 496 Studio Practicum or ART 414 Graphic Design Practicum

MUSEUM STUDIES MINOR  (21 Semester Hours) 

CORE 

  • ART 380 - Introduction to Museum Studies 3
  • ART 381 - Contemporary Museum Issues 3
  • ART 498 - Internship or HIS  498 - Internship in History 

ELECTIVES
Selected under advisement 6-9 semester hours. 

SPECIALIZATION REQUIREMENTS

ART MAJORS:

  • ART 250 - Western Heritage I - Survey of Art I 
  • ART 251 - Western Heritage II - Survey of Art II 

HISTORY MAJORS: 
HIS 452 - Colloquium in Regional and Local U.S. History

ARTS MANAGEMENT MINOR (21 Semester Hours) 

Select two courses from the following:

  • ART 380 - Intro to Museum Studies
  • MUS 397 - The Business of Music
  • THT 324 - The Business of Show Business 

Select two courses from the following:

  • COM 215 - Survey of Public Relations
  • COM 313 - Writing for PR and Mass Media
  • COM 415 - Case Studies PR 

Select two courses from the following: 

  • ACC 321 - Accounting as a Management Tool
  • MKT 250 - Marketing Principles
  • MGT 261 - Business Organization 

Select one internship from the following disciplines: Art, Broadcasting, Communication, Music, or Theater.

EXPRESSIVE ARTS THERAPY MINOR (27 Semester Hours) 

  • ART 102 - Topics in Traditional Media and Methods
  • ART 105 - Design Concepts I: 2D 
  • CPS 393 - Introduction to Expressive Arts Therapy 
  • CPS 394 - Expressive Arts Therapy: Theory in Process
  • INT 120 - Storytelling
  • MUS 101 - Introduction to the Worlds of Music
  • PSY 100 - Principles of Human Behavior
  • THT 130 - The Actor's Self: Emotion and Psychology

Select one course from the following:

  • Class instruction on Piano*, Guitar* or Voice*  -OR-  individual instruction on Piano*, Organ, Percussion*, Brass*, Strings*, Reeds*, Flute*, Recorder* or Voice*
  • Four semesters of Ensemble
  • Recorder*, Concert Band, Jazz Orchestra, College/Community Orchestra, Guitar, Flute, Percussion, Brass String, Festival Chorus*, College Choir, Chamber Singers, State Singers
    *Available to beginners

Graphic Design minor (21 Semester Hours)

A. Foundation Requirements
    •    ART 105 - Design Concepts I: 2D
    •    ART 207 - Digital Media
    •    ART 209 - Typography
B. Graphic Design Requirements

    •    ART 307 - Type and Image
    •    Choose two different courses from the following:
    •    ART 103 - Topics in Emerging Media and Methods
    •    ART 225 - Introduction to Printmaking
    •    ART 304 - Motion Graphics I
    •    ART 308 - Branding & Packaging Design
    •    ART 309 - Multimedia I
    •    ART 317 - Web Media I
    •    ART 323 - Digital Media for Transfer Students
    •    ART 326 - Screenprinting
C. Art History Requirements (3 cr)
    •    Choose one:
    •    ART 100 - Introduction to Art
    •    ART 110 - Gender and Contemporary Visual Culture
    •    ART 250 - Western Heritage I - Survey of Art I
    •    ART 251 - Western Heritage II - Survey of Art II

Illustration minor (24 Semester Hours)

A. Foundation Requirements
    •    ART 207 - Digital Media
    •    ART 210 - Drawing I
    Select one course from the following:
    •    ART 215 - Painting I
    •    ART 220 - Watercolor Painting I
    •    ART 300 - Figure Drawing I
    •    ART 310 - Intermediate Drawing
B. Illustration Requirements
    •    ART 312 - Introduction to Illustration
    •    ART 313 - Digital Illustration I
    Select two courses from the following:
    •    ART 307 - Type and Image
    •    ART 376 - Graphic Novel
    •    ART 412 - Adv. Problems in Traditional Illustration
    •    ART 413 - Digital Illustration II Credit: 3
C. Art History Requirements
    Select one course from the following:
    •    ART 250 - Western Heritage I - Survey of Art I
    •    ART 251 - Western Heritage II - Survey of Art II