Minor in Art


Students in all IUPUI majors except for Fine Arts and Art Education are eligible to pursue an Art minor at Herron. A portfolio is not required for this minor.

Declaring the minor

Students interested in pursuing this minor must submit an online application declaring their intent before taking any courses toward the minor. However, if you have already taken and completed one of the courses listed below, it can satisfy the minor requirements once officially enrolled.

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A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 is required for courses used to fulfill the Art minor requirements.


Three credits required. Choose one of the following:

  • HER H-100, Art Appreciation (3 credits)*
  • HER H-221, Art Past and Present (3 credits)*
  • HER H-200, Understanding Contemporary Art (3 credits)*
  • HER V-214, History of Visual Communication (3 credits)*

Six or nine credits required. Choose two or three of the following:

  • HER E-101, Beginning Drawing I (3 credits)*
  • HER E-105, Beginning Painting I (3 credits)*
  • HER E-109, Color and Design Theory (3 credits)*
  • HER E-111, Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design (3 credits)*
  • HER E-113, Introduction to Sculpture (3 credits)
  • HER E-201, Photography I (3 credits)*

Six or nine credits required. Choose two or three of the following (note prerequisites):

  • HER E-102, Beginning Drawing II (3 credits, with E-101 prerequisite)
  • HER E-106, Beginning Painting II (3 credits, with E-105 prerequisite)
  • HER E-209, Drawing for Interior Design (3 credits)*
  • HER D-251, Anatomy for Artists (3 credits)
  • HER Z-200, The Artist Within (3 credits)
  • HER G-210, Paper Engineering (3 credits)
  • HER C-204, Handbuilding (3 credits)
  • HER C-206, Wheel Throwing (3 credits)
  • HER C-208, Intermediate Wheel Throwing (3 credits, with C-206 prerequisite)
  • HER E-202, Photography II (3 credits, with E-201 prerequisite)
  • HER A-261, Introduction to Computer Imagery I (3 credits)
  • HER A-262, Introduction to Computer Imagery II (3 credits, with A-261 prerequisite)
  • HER E-320, Advanced Concepts in Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design (3 credits, with E-111 prerequisite)
  • HER V-308, Design Lab Rotating Topics (1 to 3 credits, some prerequisites may be required)
  • HER S-201, Sculpture I (3 credits)

* Courses that satisfy the IUPUI General Education Core requirement.


For questions about the Art minor, contact Herron's Office of Admissions and Student Services at (317) 278-9400 or herron4u@iupui.edu.

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