Majors, minors + certificates

Minor in Illustration (Minors) (ILLUSTRMIN)Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design

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


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.

Minor requirements

The minor requires at least 18 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.

  1. Introductory Courses.
    1. Drawing. One (1) course:
    2. Introductory Electives. Two (2) courses:
  2. Advanced Courses. Nine (9) credit hours:
  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.