Minors

Pursue a minor in any of SFAI's major programs.

Undergraduate students have the opportunity to organize elective coursework in exciting new ways and demonstrate the interdisciplinary character of their studies “on paper,” since a successfully completed minor will be recorded on transcripts.

You may minor in any program other than your major. For example, a Photography major could minor in New Genres, a Sculpture major could minor in Painting or Art and Technology, and a History and Theory of Contemporary Art major could minor in Printmaking. Students may also explore specific areas of interest within a minor, such as ceramics, artists’ books, issues of sustainability, or experimental cartography, or define their own pathway.

Curriculum

Each minor requires seven courses within an area of study. Please refer to each department-specific matrix for more information. Students may transfer two courses (6 units) into a minor.

Art, Place and Public Studies

TitleUnits
APPS-200 Art, Place and Public Studies: Core Concepts3
APPS-201 Creative Practices and Spatial Contestations3
APPS-296 City Studio3
APPS-300-level course3
Three APPS Elective courses9
Total21

Art and Technology

TitleUnits
Introduction to Art and Technology I3
Introduction to Art and Technology II3
Digital Media Distribution3
Interactivity and Social Media Distribution3
Electronic Distribution3
Art and Technology Electives6
Total21

Film

TitleUnits
FM-100 Introduction to Film3
FM-100-level course3
FM-200-level course3
FM-300-level course3
Three Film Elective courses9
Total21

History and Theory of Contemporary Art

TitleUnits
HTCA-106 Topics and Foundations in Contemporary Art3
HTCA-202 Dialogues in Contemporary Art3
CS-390 Interdisciplinary Research Colloquium3
Four History and Theory of Contemporary Art Elective courses (HTCA-100 Global Art History, HTCA-101 Modernity & Modernism, HTCA-105 Global Visual Culture, & HTCA-106 Topics and Foundations in Contemporary Art count towards this requirement) 12
Total21

New Genres

TitleUnits
NG-100 New Genres I 3
NG-200-level course 3
NG-300-level course 3
History of New Genres or Issues in Contemporary Art 3
Three New Genres Elective courses 9
Total 21

Painting

TitleUnits
PA-100 Painting I 3
PA-200-level course 3
PA-300-level course 3
History of Painting 3
Three Painting Elective courses 9
Total 21

Photography

TitleUnits
PH-100 Introduction to Photography and the Darkroom 3
PH-200-level course 3
PH-300-level course 3
History of Photography 3
Three Photography Elective courses 9
Total 21

Printmaking

TitleUnits
Printmaking I Requirement 3
PR-200-level course 3
PR-300-level course 3
History of Printmaking 3
Three Printmaking Elective courses 9
Total 21

Sculpture

TitleUnits
SC-100 3-D Strategies: Beginning Sculpture 3
CE-100 Ceramics I: Fabrication 3
SC-200-level course 3
SC-300-level course 3
History of Sculpture 3
Two Sculpture Elective courses 6
Total 21

Sound

TitleUnits
History of Sound3
Critical Studies in Sound3
Five Sound Elective courses15
Total21