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Studio Art Minor

The minor in Studio Art Minor provides an opportunity to explore studio art across a range of media and artistic practices. Students wishing to complete this minor must fulfill the following requirements:
1. A minimum of 18 credits in ART courses
2. Either ART 1010, 1030 or 1040
3. Five ART courses at the 2000-level or above (minimum of 15 credits)

A maximum of 6 credits of ART 2993 or 3993 Foreign Study may be used to fulfill the requirements.
No portfolio review is required for students enrolling in the minor.

The Studio Art Minor is offered by the Department of Art and Art History. Students interested in the minor are strongly urged to contact the Department Office in order to be added to our email list for updates and announcements about the program.

Effective Fall 2016, plans of study for minor programs are filed electronically through the Student Administration system.

Studio Art Minor Declaration Form

Studio Art Minor FAQ:

How do I declare the Studio Art Minor?
You must meet with the Studio Art Minor Coordinator during one of the scheduled information sessions offered every semester for this purpose. During this brief orientation, you will fill out the Studio Art Minor Declaration Form and your initial Studio Art Minor Plan of Study Form.

In order for the minor to show up on your transcript and PeopleSoft “degree requirements,” the signed Declaration Form must first be submitted to Art Department. Before your intended graduation, follow directions for filing your plan of study for both your major and minor on the UConn Office of the Registrar website.

Do I need to apply to the SFA or complete a portfolio review in order to apply for the Studio Art Minor?
No, but you must meet with the Studio Art Minor Coordinator for a brief orientation and fill out the Studio Art Minor Declaration Form and your initial Studio Art Minor Plan of Study Form.

How long will it take to complete the minor?
Students wishing to complete the Studio Art Minor degree must complete a minimum of eighteen (18) credits in ART courses.  One of these courses must be either ART 1010, ART 1030 or Art 1040; five (5) courses at the 2000 or 3000 level.

How do I enroll in an art class as a Studio Art Minor?
Studio Art Minors must contact the individual instructor of a course to obtain a permission number. Preference is given to Art Majors, but Art Minors have priority over other non-art-majors. Space permitting, instructors will allow Studio Art Minors to enroll in courses that meet the requirements of the Studio Art Minor.

Can I start the Studio Art Minor after I have already taken an art course?
In some cases, yes, but you must meet with the Studio Art Minor Coordinator as soon as possible to declare the Art Minor and make a plan of study. Not all studio art classes can be used to fulfill Studio Art Minor requirements, and courses taken out of sequence will need approval.

What do I do if I receive a note from the registrar that indicates I won’t receive credit for a studio art class because it was taken out of sequence, even though the Studio Art Minor Coordinator approved it?
You will work with the Studio Art Minor Coordinator to create a plan of study that does not involve courses taken out of sequence.  However,  it may be necessary to take courses out of sequence in order to complete the Minor in a timely fashion. For example, if you take a single 2000 level art class, and then decide to pursue the minor, or if a particular course prerequisite is not offered the semester you begin the minor, it will become necessary to take a course that is the prerequisite for a course already taken. If this happens, you will need to complete an “Out of Sequence Approval Form,” before taking the out-of-sequence course. This form can be obtained from the Department of Art and Art History office, where you can fill it out and submit if for the Department Head’s signature.

Can AP, Transfer and Foreign Study Art Course credits fulfill Studio Art Minor requirement?                                                      With an AP portfolio score of 5, AP Credit may be substituted for Art 1030 Drawing I, without further portfolio evaluation. No other AP Credit, nor Transfer Credit of any kind may be applied to the Minor.  A maximum of 6 credits of University of Connecticut Foreign Study Program Credits may be used to fulfill Minor requirements. The Studio Art Minor Coordinator will sign Substitution (Graduation Exception) Forms for Foreign Study credit. (http://art.uconn.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/1528/2015/03/Student-Graduation-Exceptions-Form.pdf)

What should I do if I decide to drop the Studio Art Minor?
You must email the registrar directly to communicate your intention not to complete the Studio Art Minor course of study. If you do not officially “un-declare” the minor, your transcript and PeopleSoft “degree requirements” will indicate an incomplete course of study.

Who is the contact person for initial questions about the Studio Art Minor?
Toni-Marie LaFollette, Administrative Services Assistant
toni-marie.lafollette@uconn.edu

Who is the Studio Art Minor Coordinator?
Professor Kathryn Myers
kathryn.myers@uconn.edu

Who is the Associate Head for AP, Transfer & Foreign Study credit approval?
Professor Monica Bock
monica.bock@uconn.edu

 

If you are interested in the Studio Art Minor please feel free to attend an info session on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at 7:00 p.m., in Room 116 of the Art Building.