Minor in Fine Arts

The Fine Art Minor includes six courses. These courses introduce students to both the theory and practice of visual art.  The sequence mixes studio and study classes, so that students gain an understanding and appreciation of history and appreciation of the context, background, situation and frontiers of visual communication. The courses provide exposure to the great traditions of Islamic and Arabic art, Eastern, African, and Western art, as well as cross-cultural ideas and values. Students also gain hands-on experience in the production of artifacts. Employment opportunities include graphic design, web design, industrial design, museum administration, and arts management.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an awareness of the history of visual communication.
  • Identify various theories of and practices of visual communication.
  • Evaluate various theories and practices with regards to cultural and historical contexts.
  • Apply theoretical knowledge to the production of original art works.
  • Demonstrate critical awareness of visual communication and its uses in various cultural contexts.

Degree Requirements

Required Credit Hours : minimum 18 hours

Fine Arts

Required Courses (15.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ART201Drawing I3.000
ART301Painting I3.000
ART3023-D Design3.000
ART303Digital Photography3.000
MSC462Designing Media Messages3.000

Elective Courses (Students must take one of the following courses:) (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ART101Arts and Society I3.000
ART102Arts and Society II3.000
ART382Introduction to Art Criticism3.000