The minor in art provides the university community with an opportunity to integrate visual literacy and creative practice with other academic areas. Students pursuing the minor are generally seeking unique careers where the visual arts and creativity may be desirable skills. Recent research has identified these creative problem-solving skills and diverse sets of knowledge as being sought in a wide range of disciplines, industries, and professions. The minor in art contributes to the university's goal of graduating competitive and versatile students.
The curriculum of the art minor guides students toward a range of class work that the A&D faculty consider essential to understanding art making in a material and conceptual sense. The minor affords the Department of Art & Design a structured and more comprehensive means to make significant contributions to the overall educational and cultural experiences on campus and to extend the basic A&D mission to a wider range of students at Ohio Northern.
An art minor is available only to non-art majors. A minimum of 18 credit hours is required for completion of the program. For students enrolled at Ohio Northern beginning in 2011, the curriculum requirements include:
ART 1601: Visual Literacy
ART 1101: Visual Foundations 1
ART 1111: Visual Foundations 2
ART 1501: 3D Design Foundations
two art electives at the 200 level or above
For students enrolled at Ohio Northern prior to the 2010-11 academic year, the following courses are required:
ART 100: Art Appreciation (Visual Literacy)
ART 150: Studio Foundations 1 (2D, visual language)
ART 160: Studio Foundations 2 (2D, color theory)
ART 170: Drawing/Illustration
ART 155: 3D Design 1
ART 165: 3D Design 2
2 electives at the 200 level or above