Minor in Fine Arts

A minor in Fine Arts with a concentration in studio art is offered. A student interested in the minor should make this known to the program advisor early in his or her college career so that timely sequence of studio courses can be scheduled.

Pre-minor requirements for studio art: AR 250 and AR 255.

Minor requirements: 12 semester hour credits of upper division studio art courses chosen with the approval of the program advisor.

Program Learning Outcomes for Fine Arts Minors

Upon completion of the Fine Arts – Studio Art minor, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the application of skills related to a particular artistic methodology in order to create a project.

  2. Articulate steps necessary to the process of creating works of art.

  3. Describe and define the ways in which fine arts are an essential part of human culture that enriches their lives.

Assessment

Each course in the program is linked to the program learning outcomes and will provide data related to the realization of the outcomes. Students who minor in Fine Arts are required to maintain a developmental portfolio with a digital record of their work during the program which is submitted and evaluated as part of the graduation clearance process.

For program description, please see Fine Arts. 

Program Assessment Individual Course Assessment

Each course in the program is linked to each of the program learning outcomes and will provide data related to the realization of the outcomes. Individual progress through a course is assessed by at least two processes. First, faculty may use a pre-test during the first class session and a post-test during the last class session, or they may embed their assessment activities within the class activities and exams. Questions, activities and projects are constructed to cover the areas listed in  the course syllabus for which the student should be able to demonstrate competence. The second mechanism of testing is more traditional, focusing on student projects and presentations that apply the knowledge and skill sets linked to the program outcomes. Fine Arts courses may also have regular written quizzes and a final examination and/or final major paper. A variety of formats for written exams may be used including both objective and essay exams.

Cumulative Program Assessment

Students who minor in fine arts are required to maintain a developmental portfolio which is submitted and assessed as part of the graduation clearance process. The portfolio will have the following:

  1. A digital record of their work during the program; (P.L.O. 1 and 2)

  2. Projects examples and analysis demonstrating personal uniqueness in the design or project content; (P.L.O. 1 and 3)

  3. Projects and accompanying analysis which demonstrate developmental of technical expertise and skill sets linked to program learning outcomes; (P.L.O. 1 and 3)

  4. An essay demonstrating the student’s understanding of art appreciation and the arts as an essential dimension of human culture. (P.L.O. 4)