Minor in Studio Art and Technology

Earn a minor in studio art and technology

The 18-credit-hour studio art and technology minor is an interdisciplinary offering of Herron School of Art and Design and the School of Informatics and Computing (SOIC). Combining courses from media arts and science, fine arts, and visual communication design, this minor is open only to students majoring in one of Herron's Bachelor of Fine Arts degree programs or SOIC's Media Arts and Sciences degree program.

Declaring a minor

Students who wish to pursue this minor must submit an online application declaring their intention before taking any courses. However, if you have already taken and completed one of the courses listed below, the minor requirement may be met once you have officially enrolled.

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Requirements

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

Through this minor, fine arts majors will become proficient with both the traditional methods, materials, and tools that have been a part of fine arts for centuries, plus new technologies applied to the creation of work that is uniquely expressive, and based on problem solving and real-world, hands-on experience.

REQUIRED COURSES

15 credits required.

  • NEWM N-115 Introduction to Multi-Device Web Development (3 credits)
  • NEWM N-102 Digital Media Imagery (3 credits)
  • NEWM N-202 Digital Story Telling (3 credits)
  • NEWM N-238 2D Animation (3 credits)
  • NEWM N-241 Stop Motion Animation (3 credits)
ELECTIVE COURSES

Three credits required. Choose one of the following:

  • NEWM N-201 Design Issues in Digital Media (3 credits)
  • NEWM N-215 Intermediate Multi-Device Web Development (3 credits)
  • NEWM N-243 Introduction to Digital 3D (3 credits)
  • NEWM N-253 Introduction to Digital Video (3 credits)
  • NEWM N-255 Introduction to Digital Sound (3 credits)

Through this minor, media arts and science majors will become proficient with a wide variety of skills related to drawing techniques, design thinking, artistic and visual forms, and visual communication design that complement the cutting-edge technology and digital media design and production courses of the media arts and science degree program.

To enroll in courses that require permission, contact a Herron academic advisor and explain that you are pursuing the studio art and technology minor.

REQUIRED COURSES

Nine credits required.

  • HER D101 Drawing 1 or E101 Beginning Drawing (3 credits)
  • HER D102 Drawing 2 (3 credits)
  • HER S320 Figural Sculpture (3 credits)
ELECTIVE COURSES

Three credits required. Choose one of the following:

  • NEWM N215 Online Document Development (3 credits)
  • NEWM N253 Introduction to Digital Video (3 credits)
  • NEWM N255 Introduction to Digital Sound (3 credits)
  • NEWM N243 Introduction to Digital 3D (3 credits)
  • NEWM N201 Design Issues in Digital Media (General Education Core, 3 credits)

Six credits required. Choose two of the following:

  • HER D251 Anatomy for Artists (3 credits)
  • HER Q261 Introduction to CNC (3 credits)
  • HER S202 Sculpture II (Sculpture I is prerequisite, 3 credits)
  • HER V201 Making Meaning (3 credits)
  • HER D230 Figure Drawing (3 credits)
  • HER V211 Typography (3 credits)
  • HER V311 Type and Image (Typography is prerequisite, 3 credits)

Questions?

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

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