The fine art minor introduces students to the foundational language of the visual arts through studio courses in drawing, painting, sculpture as well as art history. The curricular flexibility of this minor is well suited to students who are pursuing art in conjunction with another major or simply as a secondary interest. This minor compliments students majoring in psychology, communications, English or any other major.
The minor consists of 22 credit hours. Introductory classes at Thiel College average about 10 to 15 students, which means our dedicated faculty can provide individualized attention to students. By completing this minor students will demonstrate basic art making skills in the visual arts, demonstrate a foundational knowledge of the history of art and demonstrate a basic ability to interpret works of art.
Thiel art students have access to many spacious studios. We have two studios for drawing and oil painting, a print studio with two presses and two sculpture studios. Art history classrooms also feature the latest SMART classroom technology.
In addition to several art studios, Thiel College also features the Weyers-Sampson Gallery. This on-campus gallery hosts four to five professional exhibits along with student exhibitions each year. This is a unique chance to see professional work at Thiel and possibly have your work shown in a gallery!
Graduates of Thiel’s arts program have gone on to pursue their passions in many different ways. While some have chosen to go on to graduate school, others have started successful careers in a number of areas. Art students also have become teachers, curators and professional artists. To learn more about alumni from the art program, visit our alumni and careers page.
The art minor at Thiel College offers hands-on experience and personal attention from our talented professors who are practicing artists. Want to learn more about the arts program at Thiel? Request more information today!