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Minor in Art & Design

Make creative problem solving, hands-on making, and visual communication a part of your education.

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For students interested in design thinking, visual composition, working collaboratively, critical thinking and analysis, and gaining skills with tools and techniques relevant to a wide range of material processes, the Stamps School offers an eighteen-credit minor in studio art and design to students in the following programs:

  • Literature, Science and the Arts (LSA)
  • School of Music, Theatre & Dance
  • School of Information
  • College of Engineering
  • Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
  • Ross School of Business
  • School of Kinesiology
  • School of Public Health

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How to Earn a Minor in Art & Design

Minor Policies

  • The minor is open to all undergraduates who are not Stamps Majors and who have already declared a major

  • A portfolio is not required

  • All coursework must be selected from the list of approved courses

  • Test credits may not be used to meet the requirements of the minor

  • A maximum of two non-ARTDES studio courses can fulfill minor requirements

  • A maximum of one 100-level studio course (courses that transfer as 100, 105, 115, 120, or 125 only) can be transferred from a U.S. institution and count toward the minor requirements. Pre-approval from the minor advisor is required.

  • Students may not elect the pass/​fail grading option for courses included in the minor

  • A maximum of one course may be shared between the requirements of a minor and a major

  • A stu­dent must earn an over­all GPA of at least 2.0 in the minor, includ­ing any pre­req­ui­sites nec­es­sary for com­ple­tion of the minor

  • Students may not add, complete, or declare a minor after graduation

  • AP/IB test scores in studio art courses cannot be applied to the minor requirements