Minors

Many students look to diversify their skills and also complement their major.

Many times a minor is the perfect way to do that. Minors are 15 credits. 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 or an Academic Advisor for specific information. The Studio Minor Declaration form and Liberal Arts Minor Declaration form are available from the Academic Advising and Registration Office.

 

Required courses:

DAD 110, Advertising Design & Typography
DAD 265, Digital Media
DAD 266, App Happy
DAD 365, Digital Narrative
DAD 366, Experimental Media

Required courses:

DAD 110, Advertising Design & Typography
DAD 221, Commercial Concepts & Production
DAD 234, Concepts & Processes
DAD 321, Commercial Techniques
DAD 322, Integrated Campaigns

Required courses:

DGD 201, Communication Design - Non Majors
DGD 163, Motion I
DGD 263, Interaction I
DGD 276, Introduction to Visual Communication I

Choose ONE course (3 credits):
DAD 264, Interaction II
DGD 259, Type II

Minors in Craft & Material Studies can be in one emphasis area or customized across emphasis areas. See Craft & Material Studies Department Chair prior to declaring a minor and Craft & Material Studies Department for list of courses.
9 credits Emphasis Requirement
6 credits Craft Electives

The Digital Fabrication minor emphasizes the partnership of traditional materials and digital technologies on the path to innovation. It consists of a series of 5 classes in which students learn to design and model objects through computer aided design that can be rendered to photorealistic accuracy. Students then learn to output their models to tools like the laser cutters, CNC machines, 3D printers to create physical objects. Students will discover how various materials perform in the digital fabrication context, learning the various processes, tooling, and tolerances to translate digital ideas to physical form.

Students create projects laser cutting interlocking pieces to create innovative woven structures, digitally milling graphite molds for glass casting multiples, 3D printing directly with clay, creating resin 3D prints that can be cast in metal.

In the Craft and Material Studies department, we encourage critical thinking through materials, developing an expansive and experimental practice, and building on traditional l processes and techniques. We believe that digital fabrication builds on these goals, giving students in all disciplines a skill set that can be applied across materials and processes.

Required Courses:

DCR-252 Intro to Digital Fabrication (formerly 3D Digital Craft)
DCR-272 CAD for 3D Printing
DCR -315 Digital Fabrication: Advanced Projects

Choose One
DCR- 103 Digital Design and Modeling
Or
DAF- Survey and Methods: 3D Expanded Media

Choose One Elective Option
DCR-352 Vectors and Pliable Planes

DME-285 Digital Casting

DGL-285 Digital Glass

DAF-285 Digital Techniques for Furniture

Minors in Entertainment Art can be in one of the emphasis areas or customized across emphasis areas. See Entertainment Art Department Chair prior to declaring a minor and Entertainment Art Department for list of courses.

Required courses:

FAD 101, Fashion Accessories Fundamentals
FAD 303, Intermediate Shoe Making
FAD 403, Advanced Shoe Making

Choose TWO courses:
FAD 305, Fashion Trends
FAD 301, Tech Pack Design
FAD 207, Fashion Accessories Illustration

Required courses:

FAD 101, Fashion Accessories Fundamentals
FAD 201, Accessories Design I
FAD 202, Accessories Design II

Choose TWO courses:
FAD 305, Fashion Trends
FAD 301, Tech Pack Design
FAD 207, Fashion Accessories Illustration

Required courses:

FAD 101, Fashion Accessories Fundamentals
FAD 204, Business Anthropology

Choose THREE courses:
FAD 102: Fashion Accessories Processes
FAD 309, Fashion Brand Management
FAD 305, Fashion Trends
FAD 404, Fashion Buying & Merchandising

Minors in Art Practice (Fine Arts) are customized based on student interest and skills. See Art Practice Department Chair prior to declaring a minor and Art Practice Department for list of courses.

Choose TWO courses (3 credits):

DIL 147, Figure Illustration I
DIL 158, Perspective
DIL 159, Illustration Techniques I
DIL 246, Anatomical Figure Illustration
DIL 247, Figure Illustration II
DIL 258, Creative Perspective
DIL 261, Intro to Digital Illustration

9 credits of Illustration electives

All students interested in an Interior Design minor must first meet with the Department Chair for a portfolio review to determine minor requirements.

DIN 127, Freshmen Interior Design Studio I (depending on portfolio review, if course not needed the minor will follow the 200 level course sequence)
DIN 220, AutoCAD I /Architectural Drawing
DIN 231, Sophomore Interior Design Studio I
-AND/ OR-
DIN 232 Sophomore Interior Design Studio II (depending on portfolio review)
DIN 251, Design Sources & Materials
DIN 351, Law Codes & Standards

Art History 

Required Core Class (3 credits)

Select one of the following:
DAH 200, Western Art History And Vis. Culture (formerly Art & Culture Ages of Discovery)
DAH 201, Visual Narration: Asia – OR- Visual Narrative: Africa/ America
DAH 341, History of Modern Design

Art History Electives (12 credits)

Select four of the following:
DAH 307, 20th Century European Art
DAH 401, Art Practice, Social Theory and the City
DAH 306, History of American Illustration
DAH 314, History of Animation and Digital Media
DAH 321, History of Interior Design
DAH 344, Women in the Visual Arts
DAH 347, History of Graphic Design
DAH 352, History of Fashion
DAH 351, History of Crafts
DAH 313, History of Photography
DAH 315, History of Film
DAH 316 History of Video Games
DAH 357, Iconography and Mythology
DLE 411, Care of the City: Detroit, Art & Practice of Re-Invention


Art Therapy

Required core classes (9 credits)

DSS 221, Intro to Psychology
DSS 310, Art Therapy Models
DSS 420, Art Therapy Experientials

Select two of the following (6 credits):
DSS 320, Psychology of Perception
DSS 324, Psychology of Creativity
DSS 330, Psychology of Adjustment
DSS 337, Abnormal Psychology
DSS 350, Developmental Psychology


Creative Writing

Required core classes (3 credits)

DEN 307, Intro to Creative Writing

Creative Writing Electives (12 credits)

Select four of the following:
DEN 312, Fiction Writing Workshop (fall)
DEN 317, Science Fiction & Horror Writing Workshop (fall)
DEN 303, Poetry Writing Workshop (winter)
DEN 314, Creative Nonfiction Writing Workshop (online) (winter, summer)
DEN 316, The Graphic Novel (fall)
DEN 318, Scriptwriting Workshop

Critical Theory


Required core classes (3 credits)

DLE 310, Intro to Critical Theory

Critical Theory Electives (12 credits)

Select four of the following:
DLE 322, Consciousness, Creativity & Identity
(every semester)
DLE 401, Art & Madness in Modern Culture (TBD)
DLE402, Comparative religion: An Intro (winter)
DLE 410, Philosophy & Poetry (TBD)
DLE 411, Care of the City: Detroit (winter)

English, Art History, & Visual Culture
DAH 307, 20th Century European Art (winter)
DAH 318, Contemporary Art History (fall)
DAH 344, Women in Visual Art (winter)
DAH 401, Art, Practice, Social Theory & The City
DEN 311, Shakespeare
DEN 325, Women’s Literature (online) (winter)
DEN 345, Art, Language & Literature

Film Studies (English/ Visual Culture)
DVC 301, Utopias & Dystopia (fall)
DVC 306, Intro to Film (fall, winter)
DVC 401, Film Noir & Beyond (fall)
DVC 402, Film Studies: Science Fiction (fall)
DVC 406, Doc Film: (Re)presenting the Real
DVC 407, Experimental Film (winter)

History
DHS 301, American Popular Music and Culture
DHS 338, Shoppers, Advertisers & Retailers: Consumption & American Culture (winter)

Natural Science
DNS 320, Memory, Sleep & Dreams (fall, winter)
DNS 321, The Brain: Psychology, Art & Behavior
(fall)
DNS 326, Technoculture (TBD)
DNS 380, The Experience of Time (TBD)

Philosophy
DPL 331, Philosophy of the Arts (TBD)
DPL 430, Politics & Popular culture (winter)

Sociology & Psychology
DSS 324, Psychology of Creativity (winter)
DSS 351, Media Studies (TBD)


Sustainability and Social Responsibility

Required core classes (3 credits)

DNS 345, Earth & Environmental Science

Sustainability/ Social Responsibility Electives (12 credits)

Select four of the following:
DLE 411, Care of the City: Detroit
DLE 311, Biopolitics: Waste & Violence
DPL 355, Art & Social Responsibility
DAH 401, Art Practice, Social Theory, & the City
DHS 338, Shoppers, Advertisers, & Retailers: Consumption & the American Culture


Visual Culture

Required core classes (3 credits)

DVC 200, Concepts & Methods of Visual Culture

Visual Culture Electives (12 credits)

Select four of the following:
Any 300/ 400 level Art History class
DVC 301, Utopia & Dystopia (fall)
DVC 306, Introduction to Film (fall and winter)
DVC 401, Film Noir and Beyond (fall)
DVC 402, Film Studies: Science Fiction (fall)
DVC 406, Doc Film: (Re)presenting the Real
DVC 407, Experimental Film (winter)
DPL 430, Politics & Popular Culture (TBD)
DLE 311, Biopolitics: Waste & Violence (fall)
DSS 351, Media Studies (fall)

Required courses:

DPH 111, Photo Practice: Halide to Pixel
DPH 151, Black & White Photography
DPH 155, Basic Digital Imaging for Photographers
DPH 214, Color Theory & Practices I
DPH 200-400, Photo Elective

Required courses:

DPR 113, Visual Communication I
DPR 125, Introduction to Product Design
DPR 126, Product Design I
DPR 213, Visual Communication II
DPR 225, Product Design II