School of Art and Design
Undergraduate : Minors

In addition to the minor programs offered by the School of Art and Design listed below, Alfred University offers over fifty minors in a variety of fields through the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, College of Professional Studies, the School of Business and the Inamori School of Engineering. Minors and courses of study of particular interest to Art and Design majors include:

Minors offered by the School of Art and Design

Art History Minor

The Minor in Art History provides a broad base of knowledge about art as it relates to history and culture, exposes students to a variety of theoretical and methodological issues and helps them develop critical and analytical skills that can be applied to art making.

The Art History minor is available to BFA students who have successfully completed Art History Foundation required courses (ARTH 100-level requirement and ARTH 211). Sixteen additional credits in art history at the 300 and 400 level are required to complete the minor. The Art History minor is also available to students in other colleges/schools at the University with the permission of the Division Chair.

Arts Management Minor

The Arts Management Minor provides an interdisciplinary approach to the business of art and management of arts organizations. Students have the opportunity to learn and explore the theoretical content and practical skills that engage arts professionals managing individual businesses, serving community arts organizations, and managing not-for-profit arts organizations in the visual, performing, and literary arts.

The Arts Management minor is jointly offered by the School of Business, the School of Art and Design, and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and is open to all AU students. Students have one advisor from business and one from the arts content area.

Requirements for the Arts Management Minor

ACCT 211

BUSI 485

ECON 201

MKTG 221

Financial Accounting

Internship (specific to Arts Management)

Introduction to Economics and Markets

Marketing Principles and Management

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Choose one additional business course from the following                                 

BUSI 201

BUSI 439

Family Business Management

Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century

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Choose three arts course, at least one from each Section (A and B, below) 8-12. Total credit hours 25-29

Section A- History and Theory

ARTH

DANC 211

ENGL 241

IART 460

MUSC 110

MUSC 211

PHIL 283

PHIL 300

THEA 110

THEA 210

THEA 311

THEA 200/300/400

Art History (any course)

Dance History

Survey of American Literature

Interdisciplinary Art Seminar

Music Appreciation

World Music

Philosophy of the Arts I

Topics in Philosophy (consult with advisor)

Introduction to Theatre

The Performing Arts: A Global Perspective

Theatre History I

Special Topics in Theatre (consult with advisor)

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Section B-Applied and Studio Skills Courses

ART 111

ART 121

ART 133

ART 151

ART 288

ART 389

DANC

ENGL 200

ENGL 202

ENGL 205

ENGL 206

ENGL 372

ENGL 373

ENGL 374

ENGL 375

ENGL 376

IART

THEA 120

THEA 220

THEA 230

THEA 240

THEA 270

THEA 200/300/400

Beginning Drawing

Beginning Sculpture

Beginning Photography

Beginning Ceramics

Visual Communications I

Exhibition Design (Open only to Art and Design students)

Dance (any course)

Special Topics in Writing

Fiction Workshop

The Play's the Thing! - Playwriting

Poetry Workshop

Dramatis Personae

Auto/Biographical Acts: Studies in Creative Nonfiction

Writing the Short Story

Writing Formal Poetry

Writing the Long Poem or Poetic Sequence

Interdisciplinary Art (any course)

Technical Theatre

Principals of Theatrical and Performance Design

Stage Management Fundamentals

Acting I

Play Production

Special Topics (consult with advisor)

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