College of Arts and Letters2021-2022

School of Art

Studio Art, Minor

This minor attracts students who seek to explore art and design through guided technique, grounding in perspective and design, interaction with faculty in a studio setting, and a basic exploration of art history. Students will learn new ways to see and ways to express their artistic impulses.


What Can I Do with a Minor in Studio Art?

Every artist soars on two wings—imagination and craft. If you can imagine eagles yearning to fly, we can help you set them free. Minor in Studio Art and hone your artistic talents while studying a different major.

Develop your craft in small classes that guarantee close interaction with faculty. Our studio facilities provide all you'll need to make art-except your personal vision. Study the masters, explore critical scholarship, and create visual objects in a variety of media.

University Requirements

  • A minor is earned in conjunction with a bachelor's degree.

    To receive a minor (18 to 24 units) at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject matter areas with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0. At least 12 units of the minor must be unique to that minor and not applied to any other minor.


In addition to University Requirements:

  • Complete individual plan requirements.

Please note that students may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

No more than 50% of the units used to satisfy minor requirements may be used to satisfy major requirements.

Minimum Units for Completion 24


Minor Requirements
  • Take the following 24 units:

    • ART 135, ART 136, ART 150, ART 151 (12 units)
    • Any ARH course (3 units)
    • Additional ART studio courses not listed above; check catalog listings for available ART courses (9 units)
    • Please Note:

      • A minimum of 12 units of ART courses must be earned on the Flagstaff campus.
      • PHO courses, ART 100, ART 101, ART 300 and ART 415 do not fulfill the requirements of the Studio Art minor.
  • You must have completed all of the coursework used to fulfill these requirements within the last 10 years.

  • Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.

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