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Minor Concentrations

All students at VSU are encouraged to pursue minors in the Art & Design Program. Minors in Studio Arts, Photography, Animation, Graphic Design, Web Design, and Art History are available.

Studio Arts Minor

To be eligible, a student must first complete, in sequential order, with a grade of ‘C’ or higher, for a total of 12 credit hours:

  1. ARTS 101 (Drawing I)
  2. ARTS 102 (Drawing II) or ARTS 202 (Life Drawing)
  3. ARTS 103 (2D Design)
  4. ARTS 104 (Color Theory) or ARTS 207 (3D Design)

After successful completion of these core requirements, the student must complete an additional 2 courses (6 hours) of Studio Arts at the 300 and 400 levels in the same media concentration, for a total of 18 credit hours.

Photography Minor

To be eligible, a student must complete:

ARTS 103 2D Design 3 credits
VCAD 206 Basic Photography 3 credits
VCAD/ARTS 3 Photography courses 9 credits
ARTS 407 History of Photography 3 credits
  18 credits

Animation Minor

To be eligible, a student must complete:

ARTS 215 Intro. To Animation 3 credits
ARTS 225 Electronic Animation 3 credits
ARTS 315 Sound for Animation 3 credits
ARTS 325 Animation Basic I 3 credits
ARTS 330 Animation I 3 credits
ARTS 335 Animation Basic II 3 credits
  18 credits

Graphic Design Minor

To be eligible, a student must complete:

VCAD 200 Graphic Design History 3 credits
VCAD 201 Typography I 3 credits
VCAD 202 Typography II 3 credits
VCAD 203 Graphic Design I 3 credits
VCAD 205 Graphic Design II 3 credits
VCAD ___ Restricted Elective 3 credits
  18 credits

Web Design Minor

To be eligible, a student must complete:

VCAD 203 Graphic Design I 3 credits
VCAD 205 Graphic Design II 3 credits
VCAD 304 HTML 3 credits
VCAD 305 Web Design I 3 credits
VCAD 314 Web Animation 3 credits
VCAD 401 Web Design II 3 credits
  18 credits

Art History Minor

To be eligible, a student must first complete ARTS 301 and ARTS 302 (World Art Survey I and World Art Survey II) with a grade of ‘C’ or higher. After successful completion of these two courses, the student must complete an additional 4 courses (12 hours) of Art History at the 300 and 400 levels and/or VCAD 200 – Graphic Design History, for a total of 18 credit hours.

Disclaimer

Courses listed in the catalog without "F" or "S" designation will be offered infrequently based on students' demand and faculty availability. Students should consult the department in which the courses are housed.

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