Art Minors


  • A minimum 31–36 credits are required for minors in the Art Department, depending on your chosen emphasis, including 15–16 upper-division credits.
  • You may choose between two minors: Art History and Visual Studies; or Studio Art.
  • Within the Studio Art minor, you may choose one of three emphases: 2-D Media; 3-D; and Digital Media.

Entering and completing an Art minor or Art History and Visual Studies minor

In order to earn a degree, you must complete at least one academic major, with minors being optional. SPU encourages students to explore various academic paths, so if you change your mind about a major or minor, or want to include an additional program, you are able to do so, as outlined below.

Note that the University encourages you to enter your chosen major(s) and minor(s) by the start of your junior year. Students who transfer as juniors and seniors should enter a major within their first two quarters at SPU.

  • You do not need to submit a portfolio to enter a Studio Arts minor or Art History and Visual Studies minor.
  • If this is your first quarter at SPU, follow these instructions to request entry to an Art minor or the Art History and Visual Studies minor.
  • If you are an SPU student with an SPU cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better, follow these instructions to enter one of these minors.
  • Applications to the minors are reviewed on a rolling basis.
  • Students on academic probation (with an SPU cumulative GPA below 2.0) will not be permitted to enter a new major or minor until they regain good academic standing.
  • The University requires a grade of C- or better in all classes that apply to a major or minor; however, programs may require higher minimum grades in specific courses. You may repeat an SPU course only once for a higher grade.
  • To advance in this program, meet with your faculty advisor regularly to discuss your grades, course progression, and other indicators of satisfactory academic progress. If your grades or other factors indicate that you may not be able to successfully complete the major or minor, your faculty advisor can work with you to explore options, which may include choosing a different major or minor.
  • You must complete the major or minor requirements that are in effect in the SPU Undergraduate Catalog for the year you enter the major or minor.

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Course planning: Suggested course sequences