Bachelor of Fine Arts Minor in Studio Art

The minor in art requires 18 hours with a minimum of six hours of upper-level coursework

Class Requirements

Semester Hours
Art History (10043 or any 20000–level course) 3
Studio Art Electives (Any approved art courses) 15 (6 Hours must be upper level courses)
Total 18

Suggested Course Paths for the Studio Art Minor

These are the suggested courses for the minor with an emphasis towards Painting:

ARHI 10043 or any ARHI 2000 level art history
ARST 10103 Drawing I
ARST 20143 Beginning Painting
ARST 30140 Advanced Painting
ARST 30140 Advanced Painting (or ARST 30100 Life Drawing)
Approved Studio Art electives for a total of 15 hours of studio classes

These are the suggested courses for the minor with an emphasis towards Photography:

ARHI 10043 or any ARHI 2000 level art history
ARST 20743 Beginning Photography
ARST 30710 Color Photography
(and any three from below):
ARST 30720 Landscape Photography, ARST 30730 Zone System Photography,
ARST 30743 Portrait Photography, 30753 Photographic Illustration,
ARST 30760 Non Silver Photo Processes, ARST 30770 Documentary Photography,ARST 30780 Staged, Directed and Fabricated Studio Photography,
ARTS 40710 Advanced Digital Photography, ARHI 30823 History of Photography
Approved Studio Art electives for a total of (15) hours of studio classes of which at least (6) hours must be at the 30000 level or higher

These are the suggested courses for the minor with an emphasis towards New Media:

ARHI 10043 or any ARHI 2000 level art history
ARST 20503: Video Art: Beginning New Media
ARST 30510: 3D Modeling & 3D Printing: Advanced New Media
ARST 30610: Interactive Robotics & Kinetic Sculpture: Advanced New Media
Approved Studio Art electives for a total of (15) hours of studio classes of which at least (6) hours must be at the 30000 level or higher

These are the suggested courses for the minor with an emphasis towards Sculpture:

ARHI 10043 or any ARHI 2000 level art history
ARST 10133 Three Dimensional Design
ARST 20243 Sculpture
ARST 30240 Advanced Sculpture
Approved Studio Art electives for a total of (15) hours of studio classes of which at least (6) hours must be at the 30000 level or higher

These are the suggested courses for the minor with an emphasis towards Ceramics:

ARHI 10043 or any ARHI 2000 level art history
ARST 20213 Ceramics
ARST 30210 Advanced Ceramics
ARST 30220 Ceramic Sculpture
Approved Studio Art electives for a total of (15) hours of studio classes of which at least (6) hours must be at the 30000 level or higher

These are the suggested courses for the minor with an emphasis towards Printmaking:

ARHI 10043 or any ARHI 2000 level art history
ARST 20163  Etching or ARST 20173 Lithography or ARST 20183 Screen-printing
ARST 30150 Artist Books
ARST 30160 Etching
ARST 30170 Lithography
ARST 30180 Screen-printing
Approved Studio Art electives for a total of (15) hours of studio classes of which at least (6) hours must be at the 30000 level or higher

“Studio Art opened up many doors for me both personally and professionally ... When people see TCU on my resume it generates a positive response--I'm proud to have been a student there and I am continually reminded of the benefits it has brought my career.”

– Rachel Blackburn Cozad, B.A. '89