Studio Arts (Minor)

Studio Arts (Minor)
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What is studio art?

Pursue your interest in the fine arts through the studio art minor at UNH. You’ll have the opportunity to develop your skills practicing two-and three-dimensional art forms that range from drawing, painting and photography to ceramics, sculpture and furniture design. You’ll gain studio experience while also studying art history and architecture. You can combine the minor in studio art with any major, such as art history, writing or mechanical engineering. You’ll be able to enhance your career potential or prepare for graduate studies in subjects as varied as architecture, business, journalism and landscape design.

Why study studio 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 critic
  • Art education
  • Business
  • Commercial art
  • Design
  • Drafting
  • Illustration
  • Museum administration
  • Photography

Curriculum & Requirements

The studio arts minor is for students who are interested in continuing on to the intermediate and advanced levels in a variety of mediums.

The minor in studio arts consists of five courses (20 credits) with a distribution that includes

ARTS 532Introductory Drawing4
Select two studio courses from the 600 level or above8
Select two additional studio courses chosen from the offerings of the department8
Total Credits20


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