Art (minor)

The Studio Art Minor allows students from a variety of backgrounds to maximize their creativity for personal enrichment or to expand career skills in design, cultural awareness, problem-solving and visual literacy. The student explores broader questions of creativity, human meaning, wellness and physical properties of media while working side by side with peers in interactive art studios.

In beginning and intermediate courses students develop creative and cultural theories. In art history, travel, visits to museums or 1 credit workshops. Students analyze how and why past and present people have chosen to record their values through art.

Students choose advanced studio art electives to express their own point of view. Ideas from personal life or content from their major are applied to art subject matter. Students enjoy many opportunities to exhibit their work and interact with visiting artists and the broader community.

Students create an advanced portfolio of multiple art forms. In their final semester they work in collaboration with peers and the gallery director to create a public exhibition. They discuss meaningful aesthetic choices across their semesters of making art and how they will apply this learning in their professional life. 

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 Art 4
Asian Art
Pages Through Time: Art of the Book
Kick Start Creativity 4
Creativity and Careers
Select one 140 series workshop:1
Discovering Your Creative Source
Art in the Museum
Grant Writing for Artists & Educators
The Art of Creative Video
3 D Printing
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 Credits18

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.