Creative Practice: Art and Writing (Minor)

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This minor is an introduction to a cross-disciplinary approach to a creative arts practice in art-making and creative writing. This minor is not available to English majors. Six courses are required.

Art, Media, and Design Course Requirements

Three courses are required from one Art, Media, and Design area of focus from the following list:

Digital Photography

Course Title Quarter Hours
ART 224BEGINNING DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY4
ART 321INTERMEDIATE DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY4
Select one of the following:4
THINKING PHOTOGRAPHY
ADVANCED DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECTS
THE PHOTOGRAPHIC BOOK
SPECIAL TOPICS IN STUDIO PRACTICE

Drawing

Course Title Quarter Hours
ART 106BEGINNING DRAWING4
ART 206INTERMEDIATE DRAWING4
Select one of the following:4
ADVANCED DRAWING
DRAWING PROJECTS
ART & ARTISTS IN CONTEMPORARY CULTURE
SPECIAL TOPICS IN STUDIO PRACTICE

Figure Drawing 

Course Title Quarter Hours
ART 106BEGINNING DRAWING4
ART 218FIGURE DRAWING4
Select one of the following:4
ADVANCED FIGURE DRAWING
FIGURE DRAWING IN CONTEXT
ART & ARTISTS IN CONTEMPORARY CULTURE
SPECIAL TOPICS IN STUDIO PRACTICE

Graphic Art 

Course Title Quarter Hours
ART 101DIGITAL FOUNDATIONS4
ART 264TEXT IN THE VISUAL ARTS4
Select one of the following:4
GRAPHIC ART
VISUAL COMMUNICATION
TWO-DIMENSIONAL FOUNDATIONS
ART & ARTISTS IN CONTEMPORARY CULTURE
SPECIAL TOPICS IN STUDIO PRACTICE

Painting

Course Title Quarter Hours
ART 105TWO-DIMENSIONAL FOUNDATIONS4
or ART 106 BEGINNING DRAWING
ART 110BEGINNING PAINTING4
Select one of the following:4
INTERMEDIATE PAINTING I
PAINTING: MIXOLOGY
ART & ARTISTS IN CONTEMPORARY CULTURE
SPECIAL TOPICS IN STUDIO PRACTICE

Photography 

Course Title Quarter Hours
ART 225BEGINNING PHOTOGRAPHY4
ART 323INTERMEDIATE PHOTOGRAPHY4
Select one of the following:4
THINKING PHOTOGRAPHY
ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECTS
THE PHOTOGRAPHIC BOOK
TOPICS IN PHOTOGRAPHIC PRACTICE
SPECIAL TOPICS IN STUDIO PRACTICE

Printmaking 

Course Title Quarter Hours
ART 105TWO-DIMENSIONAL FOUNDATIONS4
or ART 106 BEGINNING DRAWING
ART 229BEGINNING PRINTMAKING4
or ART 231 SCREEN PRINTING
Select one of the following:4
INTERMEDIATE PRINTMAKING
INTERMEDIATE PRINTMAKING: SCREEN PRINTING
ART & ARTISTS IN CONTEMPORARY CULTURE
SPECIAL TOPICS IN STUDIO PRACTICE

Sculpture 

Course Title Quarter Hours
ART 113THREE DIMENSIONAL FOUNDATIONS4
or ART 114 FOUR DIMENSIONAL FOUNDATIONS
ART 115BEGINNING SCULPTURE4
or ART 117 INTRODUCTION TO 3D PRINTING
Select one of the following:4
INTERMEDIATE SCULPTURE
ADVANCED SCULPTURE
PERFORMANCE/INSTALLATION ART
ART & ARTISTS IN CONTEMPORARY CULTURE
SPECIAL TOPICS IN STUDIO PRACTICE

Video Art

Course Title Quarter Hours
ART 226VIDEO ART4
ART 289EXPERIMENTAL FILM AND VIDEO4
Select one of the following:4
THINKING PHOTOGRAPHY
SPECIAL TOPICS IN EXPERIMENTAL VIDEO ART
SPECIAL TOPICS IN STUDIO PRACTICE

Web Art & Design 

Course Title Quarter Hours
ART 114FOUR DIMENSIONAL FOUNDATIONS4
or ART 101 DIGITAL FOUNDATIONS
ART 224BEGINNING DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY4
Select one of the following:4
WEB ART & DESIGN I
WEB ART & DESIGN II
GRAPHIC ART
ART & ARTISTS IN CONTEMPORARY CULTURE
SPECIAL TOPICS IN STUDIO PRACTICE

Creative Writing Requirements

Three courses are required from the following list:

Requirements

Elective Requirement

Two writing workshops chosen from the following:

Course Title Quarter Hours
TOPICS IN WRITING (may be taken twice)
CREATING CHARACTERS (may be taken only once)
THE CRAFT OF CREATIVE NONFICTION WRITING (may be taken twice)
THE CRAFT OF FICTION WRITING (may be taken twice)
THE CRAFT OF POETRY WRITING (may be taken twice)
ADVANCED CREATIVE NONFICTION WRITING (may be taken twice)
ADVANCED FICTION WRITING (may be taken twice)
ADVANCED POETRY WRITING (may be taken twice)
ADVANCED TOPICS IN WRITING (repeatable with different topics)

For additional programming information: AMD website and English-Creative Writing website