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.