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Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design

Minor in Studio Art (Minors)

Students on Summer 2021, Fall 2021, or Spring 2022 requirements FINASMIN

The Minor in Studio Art minor students with a broad, introductory exposure to foundational studio arts, as well as the opportunity to study additional topics in 2D and 3D art in an exploratory way, or to gain more focused experience within a specific studio area of their choice. As a subset of the Studio Art B.A., the minor enables students to see, formulate, and articulate visual concepts through the manipulation of forms and materials.


The minor requires at least 21 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.
  1. Fundamental Skills.
    1. Drawing. One (1) course:
      • SOAD-A 102 Creative Core: Drawing
    2. Fundamental Skills Elective. One (1) course:
      • SOAD-A 101 Creative Core: Color
      • SOAD-A 103 Creative Core: 3D Design
  2. Intermediate Studio. Six (6) credit hours:
    • SOAD-A 211 Cross-Disciplinary Workshops in Art, Design, and Merchandising
    • SOAD-S 200 Drawing I
    • SOAD-S 201 Figure Drawing and Anatomy
    • SOAD-S 210 Digital Art: Survey and Practice
    • SOAD-S 220 Fibers I
    • SOAD-S 230 Painting I
    • SOAD-S 240 Basic Printmaking Media
    • SOAD-S 250 Graphic Design I
    • SOAD-S 260 Ceramics I
    • SOAD-S 270 Sculpture I
    • SOAD-S 271 Introduction to Figurative Sculpture
    • SOAD-S 280 Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design I
    • SOAD-S 290 Fundamentals of Photography
    • SOAD-U 201 Special Topics in Studio Art
  3. Advanced Studio.
    1. Advanced Studio Courses. Nine (9) credit hours:
      • SOAD-S 300 Drawing II
      • SOAD-S 310 Interactive Multimedia
      • SOAD-S 311 Video Art
      • SOAD-S 313 3D Computer Graphics
      • SOAD-S 320 Fibers II
      • SOAD-S 330 Painting II
      • SOAD-S 341 Printmaking II Intaglio
      • SOAD-S 343 Printmaking II Lithography
      • SOAD-S 344 Printmaking II Silkscreen
      • SOAD-S 345 Printmaking II Relief Media
      • SOAD-S 351 Typography I
      • SOAD-S 352 Production for the Graphic Designer
      • SOAD-S 360 Ceramics II
      • SOAD-S 370 Sculpture II
      • SOAD-S 380 Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design II
      • SOAD-S 390 Intermediate Photography
      • SOAD-S 400 Drawing III
      • SOAD-S 403 Anatomy for the Artist
      • SOAD-S 410 Advanced Multimedia
      • SOAD-S 411 Digital Video
      • SOAD-S 413 Computer Graphical Environments
      • SOAD-S 420 Fibers III
      • SOAD-S 430 Painting III
      • SOAD-S 441 Printmaking III Intaglio
      • SOAD-S 443 Printmaking III Lithography
      • SOAD-S 444 Printmaking III Silk Screen
      • SOAD-S 445 Relief Printmaking Media
      • SOAD-S 450 Graphic Design Problem Solving
      • SOAD-S 460 Ceramics III
      • SOAD-S 470 Sculpture III
      • SOAD-S 480 Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design III
      • SOAD-S 490 Advanced Photography
      • SOAD-U 301 Special Topics in Studio Art
      • SOAD-U 401 Special Topics in Studio Art
    2. Advanced Studio Courses Residency. All Advanced Studio courses must be taken on the Bloomington campus.
  4. Minor GPA, Hours, and Minimum Grade Requirements.
    1. 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.
    2. Minor 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.
    3. Minor Upper Division Credit Hours. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    4. 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.

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 at the 100-499 level with the SOAD-A or SOAD-S or SOAD-U subject area prefix--as well as any other subject areas that are deemed functionally equivalent
  • 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 Arts in Studio Art (FINASBA1)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art (FINASBFA1)
  • Minor in Creative Technologies in Art + Design (CTADSGNMIN)
  • Minor in Illustration (ILLUSTRMIN)

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.