The Art Minor consists of a minimum of 21 units of which 9 must be upper division. A maximum of six units of CR/NC grading will be accepted.
NOTE: The Art Minor also requires a 2.0 GPA and 6 upper-division units in residence.
Media Arts Interdisciplinary Minor
Media arts is the study of the theories and techniques involved in computer animation, graphic design, video and audio production, digital photography, music composition, digital storytelling, and Web design. It brings students and faculty together in the key areas of art and design, music, and digital media production. The Minor in Media Arts is primarily designed for students pursuing degrees in art and design, mass communication and journalism, or music.
It is a 20-unit program, with at least 12 upper-division units taken in residence. Students in the minor must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5. The major department adviser and the department chair must approve the program. Courses taken for the minor may count toward fulfilling General Education requirements, but not toward fulfilling the student's major. A maximum of 3 units of lower-division G.E. may counted toward the minor.
Open to Students in Other Majors
The Minor in Media Arts is also open to students pursuing degrees in other majors. These students will be required to take all the courses listed in the minor, for a total of 29 units. Students from other majors must seek approval from the chair of the Department of Mass Communication and Journalism, the Department of Music, or the Department of Art and Design.