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Fine Art

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Minor: Fine Art

Total credit hours: 22

About the program

The fine art minor at Thiel College is a focused course of study with course requirements appropriate to the minor level of study. Students will be introduced to the foundational language of the visual arts through studio courses in drawing, painting, and sculpture, as well as courses in art history. The fine art minor establishes an appropriately broad yet flexible foundation which best suits the needs of students who are pursuing art in conjunction with another major or simply as a secondary interest.

Art Minor Course requirements:

A drawing course 100 or 200 level - 4 CH

A painting course 100 or 200 level - 4 CH

A sculpture/3D course 100 or 200 level - 4 CH

A studio elective 100 or 200 level - 4 CH

ART 101: Survey of Art I - 3 CH

ART 201: Survey of Art II - 3 CH


The Department of Art requires a C minus or better in all courses required for the minor.

Minor Features

  1. Experience artistic disciplines such as drawing, painting and sculpture.
  2. Develop an appreciation of art history.
  3. Have your artwork displayed for the campus community.

Scholarship Opportunities

Thiel College offers scholarships to students for reasons such as academic success, community service or involvement, exemplary leadership and more! The scholarships available to fine art minors are:

  • Suzanne Fel De Bladis Bowen Memorial Award
  • H.H.S.D.R. Architects/Engineers Scholarship

Visit our Financial Aid page to learn more about the types of aid available to students.

Clubs & Organizations

It's easy to get involved on campus! Joining a student club or organization is an excellent way to meet others and gain leadership experience. A fine art minor might be interested in the following clubs and orgs:

  • Art Club
  • Endymion (Yearbook)
  • The Phoenix (English department publication featuring student work)

Visit our Campus Life page to see a full list of student clubs and organizations.

Alumni & Careers

Thiel College alumni who specialize in art have gone on to careers both in and out of the art world, ranging from museum work to careers in human resources, counseling, business, and more. Thiel art alumni have also gone on to graduate programs for various disciplines such as illustration, art history, and art therapy.