Art Department: Art Minor

Photo of Anna Quinlivan

Anna Quinlivan

MFA Historic Preservation, Savannah College of Art and Design
Gallery Director at Grand Bohemian Gallery

"I can point to my studio art classes at Marywood University as the best experiences of my undergraduate career. The fostering of trust, independence, and camaraderie between the professors and students at Marywood prepared me for further artistic pursuits and a professional degree."

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We offer 18-credit art minors in several studio disciplines that are open to all majors. Marywood's close proximity to major museums and resources in New York and Philadelphia make it an ideal place to study art and design.

Art minors are available in the following areas:

  • Art History
  • Ceramics
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • 3D (Sculpture)

How Do I Add A Minor In Art?

1. Choose Your Area of Interest (download course sequence)

2. Fill Out the Add Minor Form

Minors are officially called Secondary Goals. Pick up a copy of the Undergraduate Addition of Secondary Goal form at the Registrar’s office or download the PDF form here. Then fill it out, get it signed by the Chair of the Art Department, and deliver it to the Registrar.

3. Bring your Completed Form to the Registrar

Once the Registrar receives your signed Undergraduate Addition of Secondary Goal form, they can officially add your new minor to your degree goal objectives.

4. In your last semester prior to graduation, complete and turn in the Completion of Minor Form

Pick up a copy of the Completion of Secondary Goal form at the Registrar’s office or download the PDF form here. Fill it out and have it signed by the Chair of the Art Department, then bring it to the Registrar's office for processing. Once the Registrar receives your signed Completion of Secondary Goal form, they can officially verify the completion of the minor on your degree goal objectives.

Who Should Minor In Art?

Art students
An art minor is an attractive option for students majoring in studio art, design, or art therapy, since these programs already require up to 12 credits in art, which count toward the minor. An art minor is a natural complement to any studio art training, as well as graphic design, art history, art administration, and art therapy, strengthening the content and articulation of a student's own art.

Business and Communications students
A minor in studio art gives students who anticipate working in marketing and communications valuable first hand experience with the artistic materials and techniques that will be used in their future careers. In today's competitive job market, an art minor provides first hand experience with new materials, fosters appreciation for the creative arts, and enhances communication skills within the art and design community.

Other students
An art minor helps students prepare for admission to graduate schools, leading to rewarding careers in the arts. In addition, an art minor draws upon other disciplines to help students develop critical thinking and research skills. It's the perfect complement to a major in history, art history, arts administration, English, philosophy, theater, or any other program.

For additional questions about adding an Art Minor, contact the Chair of the Art Department at (570) 348-6278 or