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2D Fine Arts Minors

At Miami 2D Fine Arts minors can

  • Choose a focus area in either Painting, Photography or Printmaking; it’s even possible to choose two focus tracks.
  • Take courses in drawing and design to sharpen your seeing and analysis skills.
  • In Painting, explore both abstract and representational art processes.
  • In Photography, explore both digital and traditional processes.
  • In Printmaking, be exposed to a range of processes including mono-printing, etching, lithography and woodcut.
  • Be a part of a community of artists, taking classes with art majors and advanced students.
  • Create a high quality portfolio that can lead to continued studies in other programs.

2D Fine Arts Minor (for majors other than Art)

Description

The minor in two dimensional fine arts is for university students other than majors in the department of art. The minor explores art processes, developing concepts and techniques relevant to the materials, methods, and critically informed aesthetic thinking inherent in making visual art in two dimensions. Two-dimensional concentrations in the department include photography, printmaking, and painting. The minor encourages breadth of exploration balanced with a requirement for a two-course focus in one concentration.

Admission

A minimum 2.50 GPA is required for admittance to the minor and is required for all courses in the minor. Students planning to take this minor should consult a faculty advisor in photography, printmaking, or painting.

Program Requirements (18 hours minimum)

Take one of these (3-4 hrs. total):
ART 111 Design and Composition (3)

or both:

ARC 113 Methods of Presentation, Representation and Re-Presentation; and
ARC 114 Methods of Presentation, Representation and Re-Presentation (4)

Take the following (3 hrs. ):
ART 121 Observational Drawing (3)

Take 12 hours from the list below:

(Student must take at least two courses in a Painting, Printmaking, or Photography track to include a 200- and a 300-level course. It is possible to complete two different tracks.)

ART 221 Drawing III (3)

Photography
ART 255 Intro to Digital Imaging (3)
ART 257 Photography 1 (3)
ART 357 Photography 2 (3)
ART 358 Photography 3 (3)

Painting
ART 231 Painting 1 (3)
ART 331 Painting 2 (3)
ART 332 Painting 3 (3)

Printmaking
ART 241 Printmaking 1 (3)
ART 341 Printmaking 2 (3)
ART 342 Printmaking 3 (3)

2D Fine Arts Minor (for Art Majors other than Studio)

Description

The 2D Fine Arts Minor for Art Majors is meant for students in the department of art other than studio art majors. This includes students in Art Education, Art and Architecture History, and Graphic Design. The minor explores art processes, developing concepts and techniques relevant to the materials, methods, and critically informed aesthetic thinking inherent in making visual art in two dimensions. Two-dimensional concentrations in the department include photography, printmaking, and painting. The minor encourages breadth of exploration balanced with a requirement for a two-course focus in one concentration.

Admission

A minimum 2.50 GPA is required for admittance to the minor and is required for all courses in the minor. Students planning to take this minor should consult a faculty advisor in photography, printmaking, or painting.

Program Requirements (18 hours minimum)

Take 3 hours of:

ART 111 Design and Composition (3)

Take 3 hours of:

ART 121 Observational Drawing (3)

Take 3 hours from these options:

ART 231, Painting 1
ART 255, Introduction to Digital Imaging
ART 257, Photography 1
ART 241, Printmaking 1

Take 9 hours from the list below

(Student must have 6 hours in a painting, photography, or printmaking track. In all cases only nine hours can count for both the minor and the student’s major. Meet with 2D Fine Arts Minor Advisor before beginning a track.)

ART 221 Drawing 3 (3)

Photography
ART 357 Photography 2 (3)
ART 358 Photography 3 (3)
Art 457, Photography 4 (3)

Painting
ART 331 Painting 2 (3)
ART 332 Painting 3 (3)
Art 431 Painting 4 (3)

Printmaking
ART 341 Printmaking 2 (3)
ART 342 Printmaking 3 (3)
Art 441 Printmaking 4 (3)

The Miami University Bulletin series is the official source of information about the programs and courses of study offered at Miami University.

For more information:

Joomi Chung
206 Art Building
chungj@miamioh.edu
513-529-2920