Many students look to diversify their skills and also complement their major. Many times a minor is the perfect way to do that. Minors range from 18 to 24 credits depending on the particular department. Most studio departments offer a minor to students from other departments. Students should consult the department chair of the department they wish to minor in for specific information.

  1. Advertising: Design
  2. Art History
  3. Art Therapy
  4. Copywriting
  5. Crafts
  6. Critical Theory
  7. Entertainment Arts
  8. Fine Arts
  9. Graphic Design
  10. Illustration
  11. Interior Design
  12. Photography
  13. Product Design
  14. Visual Culture

Advertising Design for Graphic Design Majors

Successful completion of a total of 24 credits in Advertising Design

DAD 110, Graphic Design for Advertising
DAD 234, Beginning Art Direction I
DAD 235, Beginning Art Direction II
DAD 283, Marketing Communications
DAD 321, Intermediate Art Direction I: Campaign Development
DAD 322, Intermediate Art Direction II: TV Concepts & Design
DAD 421, Advanced Art Direction I
DAD 422, Advanced Art Direction II

Advertising Design for Non-Graphic Design Majors

Successful completion of a total of 24 credits in Advertising Design

DGD 151, Typography I
DGD 152, Typography II
DAD 110, Graphic Design for Advertising
DAD 234, Beginning Art Direction I
DAD 235, Beginning Art Direction II
DAD 265, Introduction to Digital Advertising
DAD 283, Marketing and Media
DAD 321, Intermediate Art Direction I: Campaign Development

Art History

Successful completion of a total of 18 credits in Art History

Required Courses – 9 credits

DAH, 200 Art & Culture Ages of Discovery
DAH, 201 Visual Narration in Asian Visual Culture
DAH, 341 History of Modern Design

Art History Area Studies – select two courses – 6 credits

DAH, 306 History of American Illustration
DAH, 314 History of Animation & Digital Media
DAH, 313 History of Photography
DAH, 321 History of Interior Design
DAH, 347 History of Graphic Design
DAH, 351 History of Crafts
DAH, 361 History of Advertising
DAH, 336 Art & Archeology of Ancient Egypt
DAH, 359 Northern Renaissance Art
DAH, 310 Renaissance and Mannerist Art
DAH, 312 Baroque and Rococo
DAH, 305 19th Century European Art
DAH, 307 20th Century Art in Europe
DAH, 330 20th Century Art in America
DAH, 344 Women in the Visual Arts
DAH, 353 Non-Western Art
DAH, 485 What Makes Modern Art Modern
DAS, 310 Art as Propaganda
DVC, - - - Contemporary Issues in Non-Western Visual Culture
DAH, - - - Detroit Architecture

Liberal Arts Electives (Senior Level) – select one course – 3 credits

DAH, 410 Early Italian Renaissance
DAH, 355 Art Collecting, Patronage, and Connoisseurship
DAH, 357 Iconography and Mythology
DAH, - - - Theory and Methodology in Art History
DAH, - - - Non Western
DAH, - - - Criticism
DAH, - - - Modern
DAH, - - - Special Topics

Art Therapy

Successful completion of a total of 18 credits in Art Therapy

Required Core Classes - 15 credits

DSS, 221, Introduction to Psychology
DSS, 310, Art Therapy Models
DSS, 420, Art Therapy Experientials
DSS, 337, Abnormal Psychology
DSS, 345, Developmental Psychology

Select one of the following:

DSS, 320, Psychology of Perception
DSS, 324, Psychology of Creativity
DSS, 330, Psychology of Adjustment
DSS, 375, Theories of Personality

Copywriting

Successful completion of 24 credit hours in Advertising: Copywriting.

DAD 150, Copy Concepts
DAD 155, Copy Styles
DAD 250, Copywriting Basics
DAD 255, Long Form Copywriting
DAD 350, Copywriting for TV and Radio
DAD 283, Marketing and Media
DAD 322, Junior Advertising Design Studio II
DAD 355, Copywriting for Digital Media

Crafts

Successful completion of a total of 18 credits in Crafts. See department information in the curriculum guide (80 KB, PDF).

Critical Theory

Successful completion of a total of 18 credit hours in Liberal Arts.

DLE 310, Introduction to Critical Theory-3 CREDITS

CHOOSE TWO COURSES FROM THE FOLLOWING-6 CREDITS

DEN 311, Shakespeare
DEN 330, The Psychological Novel
DEN 345, Art, Language, and Literature
DLE 400, What Makes Modern Art Modern
DLE 401, Art & Madness in Modern Culture
DPL 331, Philosophy of the Arts 

CHOOSE TWO COURSES FROM THE FOLLOWING-6 CREDITS

DPL 351, American Political Philosophy
DPL 355, Social Strategies and Philosophy
DPL 370, The Pursuit of Meaning
DSS 316, Childhood and The Imagination
DSS 324, Psychology of Creativity
DSS 328, Gender and Society
DNS 320, Memory, Sleep and Dreams
DNS 370, Science and Literature in the 20th Century
DAH 344, Women in the Visual Arts
DAH 375, African American Art History
DEN 325, Women’s Literature
DEN 306, Introduction to Film
DHS 301, From Puritans to Punk
DHS 338, Shoppers, Advertisers, and Retailers
DHS 345 , 20th Century American History
DHS 351, Women in History
DHS 352, History of Mass Media
DFA 318, Contemporary Art and Visual Culture 

CHOOSE ONE COURSE-3 CREDITS

DLE 410, Philosophy and Poetry
DLE 490, Independent Study

Entertainment Arts

Successful completion of a total of 18 credits in Animation & Digital Media. See department information in the curriculum guide (80 KB, PDF).

Fine Arts

Successful completion of a total of 18 credits in Fine Arts

Individually tailored according to student ability.

Graphic Design

Successful completion of a total of 24 credits in Graphic Design

DGD 151, Typography I
DGD 152, Typography II
DGD 163, Time Based Media
DGD 263, Introduction to Web Design
DGD 259, Typography III
DGD 276, Introduction to Visual Communication I
DGD 264, Introduction to Interactive Media
DGD 277, Introduction to Visual Communication II

Illustration

Successful completion of a total of 24 credits in Illustration

The curriculum for a minor in Illustration will be based on individual need.

Interior Design

Successful completion of a total of 18 credits in Interior Design

  1. All students interested in an Interiors Minor must first have a portfolio review from Interior Design.
  2. The below curriculum is a base guideline only. Based on the student's portfolio, the Minor curriculum may be adjusted to better fit their needs.

DIN 127, Freshmen Interior Design Studio I
DIN 220, AutoCAD/Architectural Drawing I
DIN 231, Sophomore Interior Design Studio I
DIN 232, Sophomore Interior Design Studio II
DIN 251, Design Sources & Materials
DIN 331, Junior Interior Design Studio I
DIN 351, Laws, Codes & Standards
DIN 363, Lighting Technology & Application

Photography

Successful completion of a total of 24 credits in Photography

DPH 111, Photo Practice: Halide to Pixel
DPH 151, Black and White Photography
DPH 211, Studio Lighting I
DPH 251, Studio Lighting II
DPH 155, Basic Digital Imaging for Photographers
DPH 214, Color Theory & Practices I
DPH - - -, Photo Elective
DPH - - -, Photo Elective

Product Design

Successful completion of a total of 24 credits in Product Design

DPR 113, Visual Communication I
DPR 125, Introduction to Product Design
DPR 126, Product Design I
DPR 213, Visual Communication II
DPR 220, Design Research
DPR 225 or DPR 226, Product Design II or Product Design III
DPR 261 3D Modeling & Rendering I
DPR 357, Human Factors

Visual Culture

Successful completion of a total of 18 credits

Required Core Classes – 9 credits

DVC, 200 Concepts and Methods of Visual Culture
DAH, 341 History of Modern Design
DNS, 300 Physiology and Psychology of Perception

Visual Culture Area Studies – Select two courses - 6 Credits

DAH, 306 History of American Illustration
DAH, 314 History of Animation & Digital Media
DAH, 313 History of Photography
DAH, 321 History of Interior Design
DAH, 347 History of Graphic Design
DAH, 351 History of Crafts
DAH, 361 History of Advertising
DSS, 3- - Media Studies
DAH, 355 Art Collecting, Patronage, and Connoisseurship
DAH, 357 Iconography and Mythology
DAS, 310 Art as Propaganda
DEN, 306 Introduction to Film
DEN, 327 Film and Literature
DHS, 320 Visions of the Past
DHS, 338 Shoppers, Advertisers, and Retailers: Consumption and American Culture
DHS, 352 History of Mass Media
DNS, 326 Technoculture
DPL, 331 Philosophy of the Arts
DPL, 350 Contemporary Moral Issues in Art
DSS, 3- - Cultural Semiotics
DVC, 3- - Contemporary Issues in Non-Western Visual Culture

Visual Culture Elective (Senior Level) – select one course – 3 credits

DVC, 400 Advanced Research in Visual Culture Studies
DVC, 4- - New Media & Visual Culture
DPL, 430 Politics and Popular Culture

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