Art (minor)

Throughout history, people of all cultures have used visual art to express themselves, their beliefs about the world around them, and their place within it. As an art major, you choose to join this common human endeavor. Through the creation and study of art you come to new understandings of the relationships of human beings to each other and to the world they inhabit.

As you work to interpret human experience, you express your creative visions and shape experiences for others. To do this, you, as artist, need to draw upon your command of the media you work with as well as several key abilities:

  1. The ability to analyze. You must be readily able to enter into and understand works of art from any era or culture, and to understand what your contemporaries are creating.
  2. The ability to solve complex problems. You need versatility as a problem solver. The artist’s perennial struggle is to give form to her visions: How can this idea take shape in this particular medium? This requires that you be a risktaker, with the courage to undertake what you imagine. And it requires that you be able frequently to assess how effective your work is, modifying and adapting it as you proceed.
  3. The ability to engage fully with aesthetic experience. You continually refine your techniques, skills, and artistic perceptions. You do so in the activities of producing your own art and responding to the artistic work of others
Art Support Beginning
A-189SForm and Space 14
or FA-110 Intro to the Arts
Art Support Intermediate
Take 4 credits from the following:4
Ancient to Byzantine Art 2
Art Topics: 2
Modern & Contemporary Art 3
International Studies
Medieval to Modern 4
Kick Start Creativity 4
Creativity and Careers
Discovering Your Creative Source
Art in the Museum
Grant Writing for Artists & Educators
The Art of Creative Video
Discovery World-Laser Cut & 3 D
Art Minor Advanced
Take 9 credits of Art electives9
Beginning Fibers
Digital Photography
Beginning Figure Drawing
Digital Art for Art Majors
Enameling/Glass Forming
Pages in Time: Art of the Book
A-493Graduation Event for Support Areas0
Total Credits17

Double counts as general education requirement FA-110.


 Can count as HFA 210 or HFA 310 elective


 Counts as GEC 300 


 Can count as HFA 210 and HFA 310

For 130 years, Alverno College has been dedicated to the education of women, preparing them for lives of personal and professional distinction and meaningful engagement with the world. Alverno extends this mission to men as well, through graduate and adult classes. We are a Catholic, liberal arts college with a curriculum so unique, educators from around the world come to Alverno to learn how we teach. Alverno’s abilities-based approach to learning ensures our graduates will learn more in class and retain knowledge longer. Students do not receive traditional grades, rather, they are assessed by faculty, community assessors, peers and themselves. Our small class sizes ensure students receive uncommon access to faculty. With an average student to teacher ratio of 10:1, you are guaranteed an individualized learning experience.