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Minor inArt Studio

Minoring in Art Studio involves the study and production of 2-D, 3-D, photographic and graphic art. Whether you specialize in drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, photography, digital art, illustration or printmaking, you’ll be prepared for a variety of careers in the art world as you take 25 credit hours toward an art studio minor in conjunction with a different bachelor’s degree major.

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Art Studio Curriculum Overview

Studio Art combines the best of a small private university with the
vibrant art community of the Twin Cities area. Students are prepared to excel through working hard in the context of close mentorships with
faculty. Students network with art professionals and come to know
contemporary trends in art.

Prerequisites from General Education
Course ID Course Name Credit Hours
ART - 101 Approaching Art 2

This course lays the foundation for approaching visual art by introducing fundamental aspects of the nature of art and art making. The course will investigate four areas which are key to appreciating art. These four units will include the importance perceptual skills, the nature of the creative process, the place of art in its cultural context, and the role and processes of abstraction. The course will involve looking at art, reading, writing and speaking about art using acquired vocabulary and knowledge.

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Required: 9 credits
Course ID Course Name Credit Hours
ART - 102 2D Design 3
ART - 111 Drawing I 3
ART - 221 Painting I 3

This course introduces the foundation design elements and principles for two-dimensional design. Compositional problems are introduced and solved in a studio setting. In addition basic two-dimensional media are introduced and explored during the different units of the course of study.

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This introductory studio course is designed to familiarize beginning students with fundamental techniques and concepts of drawing. In that basic skill building is the core of this course it is a very approachable class for non-art majors. Although some history of drawing will be presented learning will be assessed primarily through portfolio production and review. (Prerequisite: ART101 or consent of instructor)

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This course is designed to introduce students with fundamental concepts in oil and/or acrylic painting. Historical and contemporary approaches to painting will be addressed. Non-art majors can also succeed in this course.

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An academic minor normally consists of 20 to 24 credits taken in courses in one area or related areas of study prescribed by the faculty.

Meet Your Professors

John DuFresne Term Faculty of Graphic Design Art

DuFresne brings 25 years of higher education experience in visual communications, including the development of award-winning design programs at two previous academic institutions.

Cate Vermeland Term Faculty in Art

Cate has a passion for making art accessible to all and has created numerous Community Art activities on campus.

Stephanie Hunder Professor of Art

Stephanie Hunder teaches printmaking and digital media at Concordia where she is Department Chair, Gallery Director and Professor of Art.

Keith Williams Department of Art Chairperson, Professor of Art and Art History

Keith's passion for art and for quality teaching has led him to do workshops across the United States, to jury ceramic exhibition and to exhibit his own work.

Career Potential

  • Art Director
  • Art Professor
  • Art Teacher
  • Art Therapist
  • Community Arts Organizer
  • Exhibitions Curator
  • Gallery Owner
  • Graphic/Web Design
  • Illustrator
  • Liturgical Artist
  • Photographer
  • Studio Artist

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