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Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design

Minor in Illustration (Minors)

Students on Summer 2022, Fall 2022, or Spring 2023 requirements ILLUSTRMIN

The Illustration Minor teaches students to communicate ideas through images. Course offerings incorporate a range of disciplines including drawing, painting, game design, industrial/product design, fashion illustration, architectural rendering, book illustration, and graphic novels. Students work with faculty from various areas to cultivate skills, critical thinking strategies, conceptual clarity, and originality. Studio practice is augmented by research and analysis of art and illustration history.

Requirements

The minor requires at least 18 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.
  1. Introductory Courses.
    1. Drawing. One (1) course:
      • SOAD-A 102 Creative Core: Drawing
      • SOAD-S 200 Drawing I
    2. Introductory Electives. Two (2) courses:
      • SOAD-D 202 Interior Visualization
      • SOAD-F 213 Fashion Design I: Research and Illustration
      • SOAD-S 201 Figure Drawing and Anatomy
      • SOAD-S 210 Digital Art: Survey and Practice
      • SOAD-S 230 Painting I
      • SOAD-S 240 Basic Printmaking Media
      • SOAD-S 250 Graphic Design I
      • FOLK-F 235 Personal Narratives: A Course in Folklore and Literature
  2. Advanced Courses. Nine (9) credit hours:
    • SOAD-S 300 Drawing II
    • SOAD-S 330 Painting II
    • SOAD-S 403 Anatomy for the Artist
    • ARTH-A 336 The Graphic Novel
    • MSCH-G 320 Game Art and Sound
  3. GPA and Hours Requirements.
    1. Minor Residency. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
    2. Minor Upper Division Courses. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. Minimum Grade. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the minor.
    4. Minor GPA. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the minor—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.

Minor Area Courses

Unless otherwise noted below, the following courses are considered in the academic program and will count toward academic program requirements as appropriate:

  • Any course contained on the course lists for the academic program requirements at the time the course is taken--as well as any other courses that are deemed functionally equivalent--except for those listed only under Addenda Requirements
  • Any course directed to a non-Addenda requirement through an approved exception

This program of study cannot be combined with the following:

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art (FINASBFA1)
  • Minor in Creative Technologies in Art + Design (CTADSGNMIN)
  • Minor in Studio Art (FINASMIN)

Exceptions to and substitutions for minor requirements may be made with the approval of the unit's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.