Minor in Fine Arts


Open to all students at LAU (except those in the School of Architecture and Design), this minor offers students in other majors the possibility tof acquainting themselves with the production, techniques, principles, and practices of the fine arts.


The mission of the Minor in Fine Arts is to help students further develop as leading creative artists and thinkers in studio arts, to acquire more professional skills, and supply them with a framework of applied theory.


The purpose of the Minor in Fine Arts is to:

  1. Provide an environment in which students can engage in creative activities and develop an aesthetic awareness;
  2. Provide students with the technical skills and knowledge of the use of materials and technologies in drawing, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, multimedia, photography and computer art as professional artists;
  3. Develop various artistic methods and diverse approaches of problem solving with analytical and developmental tools; and
  4. Associate fine art programs to other related discipline, practices, and cultural activities.


Students will acquire the following skills:                            

  1. Creative, visual, and critical thinking;
  2. Technical realization and visual communication;
  3. The ability to understand and analyze color and color theory;
  4. The ability to create and develop their own artistic production; and
  5. An understanding of inter-relational spatial organization and properties.

Minor Requirements

A total of 18 credits are required to complete the minor, based on:

Mandatory Courses 12 credits
Electives Courses 6 credits
Total: 18 credits

Mandatory Courses (12 credits):

  • ART201 / Fundamentals of Design I (3 cr.)
  • ART221 / Drawing I (3 cr.)
  • ART341 / Painting I (3 cr.)
  • ART431 / Modern Art (3 cr.)

Elective Courses (6 credits): 

  • Any ART course(s) at the 200 level or higher.

Last modified: September 26, 2017