Visual Arts Minors

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18 semester hours of art, including six hours of advanced work (3000 or 4000 level), are required for the bachelor's degree minor.

The Department of Visual Arts also requires that at least half of the hours for a minor be taken at TWU, which means that no more than nine hours can be transferred in. All upper-level classes must be taken at TWU. Below are suggested course groupings for our main concentrations as well as a 3D Intermedia option. Some substitutions may be possible.

Declare your minor

  1. Fill out the TWU Minor Declaration Form for Undergraduate Studies (pdf).
  2. Schedule an appointment with the undergraduate advisor to submit the completed form in person.
  3. Questions? Complete the Visual Arts Information Request Form for more information.

Suggested course groupings for minors


ART 1603Introduction to Photography3
ART 2223Digital Art Foundations3
ART 2653Black and White Photography3
or ART 4653 Color Photography
ART 4673Alternative Photographic Processes3
ART 4693Looking at the Landscape3
Remaining three (3) credits can be any art class3
Total SCHs18

Painting and Drawing

ART 12032D Foundations3
ART 1303Drawing Foundations3
ART 1313Drawing II3
ART 1503Introduction to Painting3
ART 3703Intermediate Painting3
ART 4703Advanced Painting I3
Total SCHs18


ART 12133D Foundations3
ART 2223Digital Art Foundations3
ART 2823Introduction to Ceramics3
ART 3793Ceramics: Functional3
ART 3893Ceramics: Sculptural3
Remaining three (3) credits can be any art class3
Total SCHs18


ART 12133D Foundations3
ART 2753Introduction to Sculpture3
ART 3673Sculpture: Installation Art3
ART 3683Sculpture: Process and Possibilities3
Remaining six (6) credits can be any art class6
Total SCHs18

Graphic Design

ART 2223Digital Art Foundations3
ART 3243Fundamentals of Type and Image3
ART 3293Design I: Identity and Symbols3
Choose three (3) of the following:9
Design II: Publication Design
Design III: Interactive Design
Design IV: Advertising Design
Total SCHs18

Art History

Any combination of art history courses is acceptable, including travel abroad courses.

3D Intermedia

ART 12133D Foundations3
ART 2223Digital Art Foundations3
ART 2753Introduction to Sculpture3
ART 2823Introduction to Ceramics3
Choose two (2) of the following:6
Interactive Digital Art
Sculpture: Installation Art
Sculpture: Process and Possibilities
Ceramics: Functional
Ceramics: Sculptural
Total SCHs18