This is the first version of the 2021-22 General Catalog. The final edition and the historical PDF will be published during the fall semester.

The undergraduate minor in art requires a minimum of 18 s.h. in art courses, including at least 15 s.h. earned in courses taken at the University of Iowa. Students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in all courses for the minor and in all UI courses for the minor. Coursework in the minor may not be taken pass/nonpass. Students may not count coursework for the minor in art toward requirements for the major in art history, except ARTS:1510 Basic Drawing.

Art courses that may be taken include animation, ceramics, drawing, intermedia, jewelry and metal arts, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and three-dimensional (3D) design. Graphic design courses do not count for the minor.

The minor in art requires the following coursework.

ARTS:1510Basic Drawing3
ARTS:1520Design Fundamentals3
At least one introductory studio art 3D course
At least one introductory studio art 2D course, except DSGN:2500
Additional introductory studio art courses or upper-level courses in the same studio art discipline(s) as the introductory 3D and/or 2D courses required for the minor
May select one art history course from these: ARTH:1040, ARTH:1050, ARTH:1060, ARTH:1070, ARTH:1095, or a course numbered ARTH:2000 or above

Before registering for a course, students must complete all of the course's prerequisites.

Contact an undergraduate advisor in the School of Art and Art History for more information about how to meet the requirements for the minor.

Sample Plan of Study

Sample plans represent one way to complete a program of study. Actual course selection and sequence will vary and should be discussed with an academic advisor. For additional sample plans, see MyUI.

Art, Minor

Plan of Study Grid (Manual)
Academic Career
Any SemesterHours
The undergraduate minor in art requires a minimum of 18 s.h. in art courses, including at least 15 s.h. earned in courses taken at the University of Iowa.  
Coursework in the minor may not be taken pass/nonpass.  
Students may be able to complete the 18 s.h. for the minor more quickly than in the three years shown on this plan, but they should plan to allot three years in case they have problems fitting in the required coursework.  
The introductory-level graphic design course (DSGN:2500 Graphic Design I) is not allowed to fulfill a requirement of the minor.  
Only 3 s.h. of approved art or art history coursework taken outside of the University of Iowa can be used for the minor.  
 Hours0
First Year
Fall
ARTS:1510 Basic Drawing 3
ARTS:1520 Design Fundamentals 3
 Hours6
Second Year
Fall
Minor: introductory-level studio 2D course a 3
 Hours3
Spring
Minor: introductory-level studio 3D course b 3
 Hours3
Third Year
Fall
Minor: art minor elective c 3
 Hours3
Spring
Minor: art minor elective c 3
 Hours3
 Total Hours18