2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Dec 12, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Studio Arts Minor


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Program Coordinator/Contact

Mark A. Stemwedel, Studio Art Program Coordinator
School of Design
Grove Hall 101, Box 2802
605-688-4103

Program Information

The minor in studio art may be taken by all SDSU students regardless of major and may be also selected by specific majors such as: architecture, interior design, landscape design, and others to support their major concentration and assist in their preparation for employment and/or graduate study. 

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the minor, students are able to demonstrate the following outcomes through studio projects and classroom experiences:

  • Understanding of basic design principles, concepts, media and formats in selected art and design disciplines.
  • Ability to apply basic principles of design and color, and competencies in drawing to work in selected art and design disciplines.
  • The ability to conceive, design and create works in at least one studio art or design field.
  • Working knowledge of basic aesthetic issues, process and media and their relationship to the conceptualization, development and completion of a work of art or design.
  • Understanding of the basic similarities, differences, and relationship among various art and design areas.

Academic Requirements

Studio Art students must maintain at least a major GPA of 2.6 and an overall GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale for the duration of the program.  A grade of a “C” or better is required in all ART, ARTE, ARTH, and GDES courses. 

Course Delivery Format

Course content is delivered through hands-on studio work combined with lectures, demonstrations and critiques.

Requirements for Studio Arts Minor: 18 Credits


  • Select courses with the following prefixes: Art (ART), Graphic Design (GDES), and Art Education (ARTE) Credits: 15
  • Required Art History coursework (ARTH) Credits: 3
    (ARTH 100 - Art Appreciation (COM) [SGR #4]  does not meet the Art History requirement)

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