Visual Arts Minor
The minor in Visual Arts provides a conceptual introduction to Visual Arts through the study of art history, theory, and the exploration of different studio practices. Students are encouraged to declare the minor early in their academic career to accommodate prerequisites and benefit from the curriculum. After declaring, all students should have an advising session with the Director of Visual Arts to define the courses of study.
Learning Outcomes of the Program
1- Develop an understanding of the critical thinking lenses and methodologies with which to view art, culture, and its meditation in the present.
2- Improve skills to describe works of art, write personal experiences of works of art, write reviews, conduct interviews, and write simple critiques that understand polemical issues in art and use the critical methods described for analysis.
3- Apply creative thinking to utilize different working methods to understand the relation of art/science through the first project systems and structures.
4- Produce a portfolio of work that demonstrates increasing ambition, does not accept easy solutions, and tests discipline-specific ideas thoroughly.
5- Understand basic technical knowledge and software skills in order to customize their own art in the future.
6- Understand the theory of knowledge and the historical, and political connection of artmaking.
7- Articulate, support, and develop fresh arguments in oral, visual, and written form.
8- Demonstrate competencies in the use of analog and digital tools skills for artistic creation and research.
9- Learning professional skills and knowledge about exhibition curation and its important role in the contemporary art market.
10- Contextualize works in relation to global art histories and other relevant (cultural, social, political) histories
Students of the Program
Any student in all other programs and majors in the university can take this minor because it focuses on the cross-disciplinary creative thinking/art process, using the language of arts as free open practices. Students who will join this minor from different scientific disciplines will learn to be creative thinkers and produce their science-based projects as creative art production. This is the contemporary concept of arts and art education today.
- Starting a career as a visual Artists (Painter, Sculpt, Multi-medium artist Installation artist, Illustration artist)
- Working in contemporary art galleries or cultural institution management and art event organizer.
- Being able to start a career in Fashion design, Creative directors in Cinema, Exhibition Design, and Art decoration.