Creative Arts


A minor in Creative Arts will educate students on the basic principles and elements of art. Students will take courses focusing on drawing, sculpting, painting, and creative writing to build and strengthen artistic abilities. Through exposure to different branches of art, students will gain the critical and analytical skills necessary to harness creativity and build artistic techniques.


Below is a list of courses that are required to earn a minor in Creative Arts. Take a look at the list below to help give you an idea of classes within this program. Be sure to review the official requirements in the Academic Catalog.

Note: This list is intended to give you a glimpse into the program’s academic offerings, and should not be used as a guide for course selection or academic advising.

Required Courses

ART 101 Drawing I     Credit Hours: 3
This course is a basic introduction to drawing materials including pencil, charcoal, crayon, pen, and ink concentrating on still life, drawing from nature, and study of basic principles of art. Weekly labs required. 


ART 208 Ceramics I    Credit Hours: 3
This course is an introduction to the manipulation of clay, including hand-building, wheel-throwing, glazing, and firing. Weekly labs required. 

ART 200 Art Appreciation    Credit Hours: 3
Students will gain the critical and analytical skills necessary to understand the importance of the visual arts in the breadth of human experience. Topics will include art history, aesthetics, methods of production, and the elements of art. Students will come to understand the relationship of both artistic skills and knowledge to the successful development of civilization.

ENG 105 Fundamentals of Writing Fiction and Poetry    Credit Hours: 3
This course explores the fundamental nature of literature, both poetry and fiction, and the writing process. Students will examine a wide variety of poetry and prose. There will be discussions of student work both in class and in conferences with the instructor.
Prerequisite: ENG 101 or permission of the instructor

Choose 3 of the following (to include other creative courses in Art or English with the permission of your advisor): 

ART 102 Drawing II    Credit Hours: 3
This course teaches varied approaches to drawing the figure, developing a visual vocabulary, and building hand-eye coordination. The same basic materials are used as in ART 101 plus wash and watercolor. Weekly labs required.

ART 209 Ceramics II    Credit Hours: 3
This course is a more in-depth exploration of the clay medium, including hand-building, wheel-throwing, and kiln-operation. Students will attempt to create a coherent series of pieces that will be an integral part of the annual exhibit. 
Prerequisite: ART 208 or instructor approval

ENG 322 Advanced Composition    Credit Hours: 3
This course is an intensive study and practice of various expository methods and persuasive writing. This course is a requirement for all capstone projects.
Prerequisite: One 200-level literature course

ENG 350 Selected Topics in Creative Writing      Credit Hours: 3
This course is a study of selected topics in creative writing. 

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