Academic Catalog 2018–2019

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Minor in Fine Arts


The minor in Fine Arts  encourages students to go beyond taking Fine Arts courses as either major requirements or art elective courses and instead expand upon students’ learning experiences in the Fine Arts. It also provides an opportunity for students who do not have any Fine Arts course options in their major curricula to become a part of Fine Arts studies at LAU.


The mission of the Minor in Fine Arts program is to provide students at LAU with the opportunity to transform what the see and experience into individual interpretations and artistic expressions.

Program Objectives

The Minor in Fine Arts aims to:

  1. offer an environment in which students can engage in creative activities and develop aesthetic awareness,
  2. provide students with the technical skills and knowledge necessary to create various forms of art,
  3. teach diverse artistic methods and approaches through analytical and developmental tools,
  4. provide students with the fundamental skills needed to work within different artistic practices, and
  5. teach fine arts as part of experimental and explorative practices.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Minor in Fine Arts, students will be able to:

  1. recognize key aspects of art within historical contexts,
  2. understand the fundamentals of drawing and photography,
  3. demonstrate core methods of producing two-dimensional artworks, and
  4. create a body of artworks.


A total of 18 credits are required to complete the Minor in Fine Arts, distributed as follows:

  • Required Courses (6 credits)
  • Elective Courses (12 credits)

Required Courses (6 credits)

  • ART221 Drawing I or FND201 Drawing for Foundation (3 cr.)
  • PHO213 Introduction to Digital Photography (3 cr.) or FND202 Photography for Foundation (3 cr.)

Elective Courses (12 credits)

Studio Elective Courses (9 credits)

Art History Elective Courses (3 credits)