2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jul 19, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Studio Arts Minor

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Program Coordinator/Contact

Diana Behl, Studio Art Program Coordinator
School of Design
Grove Hall 101, Box 2802

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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