Art Department: Art Minor

Pictures of Erica Verbas in Scotland

Erica Verbas

Illustration major, Religious Studies minor
Studied in Glasgow, Scotland, UK

"The opportunity for European travel was amazing. It was so exciting to experience Dublin, London, Berlin, Amsterdam, and Barcelona. On a trip to Italy, I was able to visit Rome and Florence and was thrilled to experience the Biennale Art Festival in Venice firsthand."

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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:

  • Animation
  • Art
  • 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. Fill out and submit the digital Addition of Minor or Secondary Goal form at your earliest convenience. This form will be automatically routed to the appropriate parties for signatures and delivered to the Registrar's office, where they can officially add your new minor to your degree goal objectives.

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

This form will confirm your intent to complete the minor. After your final semester has begun, please fill out and submit the Completion of Minor or Secondary Goal to confirm you intent to complete the minor. The form will be automatically routed to the Chair of the Art Department and Registrar for processing. Once the Registrar receives the 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, as 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