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Art at Aquinas College

Art (Studio) Minor

Minor Requirements: twenty-four (24) semester hours.

  • At least twelve (12) semester hours must be taken at Aquinas.
  • Only courses with a grade of C- or better will count toward the minor.
AQUINAS REQUIREMENTS
AT130 Basic Drawing I 3.0
AT142 Graphic and Digital Design OR  
AT143 2 and 3 Dimensional Design 3.0
Twelve (12) semester hours of Studio Art courses:
  3.0
  3.0
  3.0
  3.0
Six (6) semester hours of Art History courses
AT150 History of Art & Architecture I 3.0
AT151 History of Art & Architecture II 3.0

 

Courses

  • AT130 Basic Drawing I (3) AP

    Course offered fall only Introductory course in drawing from life using traditional materials and subject matter including still life, landscape, and the human figure. A sequence of projects isolates technical and compositional problems.

  • AT142 Graphic and Digital Design (3) AP

    This course introduces the technical and creative aspects of graphic design, digital design and the design process. Assignments will introduce the most current computer applications and image making software used in the graphic design profession. Traditional and digital design environments will be explored, and principles of 2-d design will be woven into every unit, every project, and every media used.

  • AT143 2 and 3 Dimensional Design (3) AP

    This course will cover the basic elements of both 2 and 3 dimensional design. Studio problems, readings, and critiques will create a visual vocabulary and develop familiarity with both 2 and 3-D materials. Color theory will also be introduced.

  • AT150 History of Art and Architecture I (3) AT

    Course offered fall only. A survey of global art from pre-history to 1300 CE.

  • AT151 History of Art and Architecture II (3) AT

    Course offered spring only. A survey of global art from 1300 CE to the present.