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Minor in Visual Arts

Students may focus on either traditional studio courses or a digital curriculum. They have the option to combine the two tracks for a more diverse, if more general, experience.

Students should declare the minor by the end of their sophomore year.

Each student’s complete program of study must be approved by the adviser. Advising will be done by the director (studio) and the photography coordinator (digital).

Minor Requirements

  • At least 6 visual arts-related courses
  • One of the two core courses: either 371.131 Studio Drawing I (studio track) or 371.152 Introduction to Digital Photography (digital track)
  • One history of art course pertinent to the student’s field of interest.
  • All courses must be taken for a letter grade (cannot be graded as S/U) and students must receive a grade of C- or better to apply the course towards the minor.

Students may count as many as two visual arts courses taken at MICA, but not offered at Hopkins, toward the minor. These courses must be approved in advance by the adviser.

One independent study course in the visual arts may be counted toward the minor.

One visual arts course, not offered at Hopkins, taken in a JHU-affiliated study abroad program may be counted toward the minor. This course must be approved in advance by the adviser.