The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's art minor will introduce you to all things art — from the creative process to visual thinking. Rooted in experiential learning, you'll explore topics in theory, ethics and practices of traditional and contemporary art. Areas of study are up to you and include drawing, printmaking, sculpture, graphic design, ceramics, photography and painting.
We also offer outside-the-classroom opportunities to hone your skills and develop your artistic expression. Experience field studies, internships and workshops. The department also regularly features visiting artists, allowing you to learn new techniques and best practices.
An art minor adds value to any major but is most often paired with journalism, English, history and cultural studies.
Personalized education. Dozens of electives within the art minor allow you to study topics that interest you and align with your personal and professional goals. You may choose to further your expertise in photography by taking courses in both darkroom and digital photography. Or explore the world of graphic communications with courses in typography and digital design.
Travel opportunities. The Department of Art and Design offers a variety of travel opportunities to help diversify and expand your studies, including study abroad, National Student Exchange and cultural immersion programs. Three annual field trips to regional and national destinations — traditionally Minneapolis, Chicago and New York City — offer a unique perspective on contemporary art and design.
Artists are individuals who challenge and move society forward. Yes, we need more doctors and lawyers in the world, but we also need more painters, more filmmakers, more poets and fashion designers. As a visual artist, I want my art to bring change to the world.
A minor in art from UW-Eau Claire will encourage you to create unique solutions to artistic and intellectual problems. Curriculum requirements include three foundational art courses and 15 elective credits completely chosen by you.
What classes do art minors take?
Your classes may cover topics like:
- Digital painting
- Drawing and composition
- Illustration narratives
- Three-dimensional art
Learn more about the art minor in the UWEC catalog.
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