Art (Minor)

Art (Minor)
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What is art?

Combine your interest in fine arts and art history through the art minor at UNH. You’ll gain studio experience in drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, photography, printmaking or woodworking while also receiving an introduction to art history. Combine a minor in art with a major in history or the classics to prepare for careers in the arts or further study in graduate programs as varied as architecture, business and law.

Why study art at UNH?

With the UNH Museum of Art and Paul Creative Arts Center right on campus, the culturally rich community of Portsmouth just minutes away, and the fine art museums of Boston within an hour’s drive, you’ll be surrounded by dynamic art events and exhibits. You’ll meet and learn from artists and historians from around the world through our Visiting Artists & Art Historians program. You’ll also have the opportunity to study abroad in a variety of programs.

Potential career areas

  • Art
  • Art criticism
  • Art education
  • Business
  • Design
  • Gallery administration
  • Museum curation

Curriculum & Requirements

The art minor is an appropriate option for students who do not want to take the specific requirements for the art history or studio art minors, but who are still interested in taking art history and/or studio classes.

The minor in art consists of five courses (20 credits) chosen from the offerings of the department. Courses can be all studio art, all art history, or a combination of both.

Select two ARTS/ARTH courses at the 500-level or above8
Select three elective ARTS/ARTH courses12
Total Credits20


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