Minor in Fine Arts

FAMU students can minor in Fine Arts with 18 credit hours earned from taking any courses within the Visual Arts program. All minors will benefit from expanding their creative and critical thinking skills.

 closeup of young African American female Student painting in art studio

FAMU students can minor in Fine Arts with 18 credit hours earned from taking any courses within the Visual Arts program. All minors will benefit from expanding their creative and critical thinking skills.


The requirements for a student desiring to minor in Fine Arts is congruent to university policy, for which they must have a minimum 2.00 GPA. In addition, they should officially declare Fine Arts as their minor before advisement from faculty in the Visual Arts Program.

The facilitator of the Visual Arts Program will initially serve as the student’s advisor. Minors will then be assigned to a faculty member for advisement. Use the Advisory Form to assist you in selecting the appropriate courses for your curriculum.

Please contact
Dr. Courtnay Micots for questions or more information.

Example career paths with a Fine Arts minor include combining with a major in...

  • African American male architect working in office with blueprints, sketching an architectural plan.
    Architecture offers a graduate greater inspirational knowledge and designing skills
  • Senior man and therapist are painting together
    Nursing offers graduates more opportunities with art therapy
  • Waist up shot of African-American man wearing mask looking at camera while standing with arms crossed against modern art paintings in gallery
    Business offers graduates varied opportunities in working in art management
  • Legal justice scales in front of colorful background illustration of diverse head shaped cut outs
    Law offers graduates the opportunity in working in art law, a growing field

Minor in Fine Arts Courses & Curriculum Map

The following curriculum is required for a Minor in Fine Arts: 18 Credit Hours Total

ARH 2000: Art Appreciation (Students can select any ART OR ARH Course Prefixes at 1000 - 2000 level if ARH 2000 is already being used as a Humanities Elective) – 3 credit hours

ART/ARH Required Course Electives (Students must select one from the following four courses – 3 credit hours

  • ARH 2050: Art History I
  • ART 1201C: Fundamentals of Design I
  • ART 2300: Drawing I
  • ART 3948: Exhibition Planning & Design

ART/ARH Electives (Students must select 3 from the following courses in any combination) – 9 credit hours



CONTEMPORARY STUDIO PRACTICES:

  • ART 1201C: Fundamentals of Design I
  • ART 1202C: Fundamentals of Design II
  • ART 2300C: Drawing I
  • ART 2301C: Drawing II
  • ART 2330C: Life Drawing
  • ART 2540C: Watercolor Painting
  • ART 2501C: Acrylic Painting
  • ART 3563C: Oil Painting
  • ART 2400C: Introduction to Printmaking
  • ART 2430C: Silkscreen Printmaking
  • ART 4926C: Media Workshop
  • ART 4928C: Advanced Workshop


MUSEUM STUDIES / ART HISTORY COURSEWORK:

  • ARH 2050: Art History I
  • ARH 2050: Art History II
  • ART 3947: Introduction to Non-Profit Art Organizations
  • ART 3948: Exhibition Planning & Design
  • ART 4947: Art Museums and Society
  • ART 4948: Public Art Studies
  • ARH 3610: American Art History
  • ARH 4410: Modern Art History
  • ARH 4633: African-American Art History
  • ARH 4520: African Art History


Visual Arts Electives (Students can select any course from ART, ARH, GRA, PGY or ARC Course Prefixes 1000 – 4000 level. Students are recommended to consult with Fine Art Advisor) – 3 credit hours