Art History Minor

Requirements: The Art History Minor requires ART 211, 212; one course in each of the following three categories: Ancient/Medieval (ART 317, 318); Renaissance/Baroque (ART 319, 320); Modern/Contemporary (ART 323, 324, 326, 331, 332); one additional art history elective. (6 courses / 18 credits)

Please contact the Art History advisor, Dr. Nora Heimann, for more information.


Studio Art Minor

Requirements: The Studio Art Minor requires one Design course (ART 101 or 102), one Drawing course (ART 201 or 202), two Art History courses (ART 212 and 332), plus any two courses in one Studio Art track (Painting, Sculpture, Digital Art, or Ceramics).

Please contact the Studio Art advisor, Professor Jassie Rios, for more information.

Requirements for the Studio Art Minor (6 courses / 18 credits)

One course from the following:
ART 101– Fundamentals of Design I
ART 102 – Fundamentals of Design II

One course from the following:
ART 201- Drawing & Composition I
ART 202 - Drawing & Composition II

The following two Art History courses:
ART 212 – History of Art: Renaissance to the Modern Age
ART 332 – Contemporary Art (1945 – Present)* *ART 332 is generally offered in the Fall.

Plus any two courses in one Studio Art track: 
Painting, Sculpture, Digital Art, or Ceramics

Digital Art and Design Undergraduate Certificate

The Digital Art and Design Certificate gives students from all disciplines a unique, competitive edge by supplementing their major area of study with a series of specific digital communication and design skills, including web design, print design, digital photography, Photoshop, Illustrator, video production and 3D animation.

The Digital Art and Design Certificate will arm students with a foundation in the essential design skills and integral technical prowess needed for creating engaging forms of expressive communication necessary to insure an advantage in today’s highly competitive job market. This certificate is guided by the conviction that today’s most powerful and dynamic tools belong in the hands of Catholic U’s students, helping them to become more powerful and dynamic members of the new economy.

6 Course Breakdown

1 Required Course
ART 231 - Digital Art and Design I: Visual Communication

1 Core Course
ART 232 - Digital Art and Design II: Photo-Manipulation and Digital Painting
ART 236 - Time-Based Media
ART 239 - Digital Art and Design III: Packaging Design and Motion Graphics
ART 315 - Web Design and Development
ART 329 - Digital Photography and Photoshop
ART 333 - Cryptoart and NFTs
ART 383 - Video Production
ART 386 - 3D Modeling and Animation I
LSC 322/522 - Digital Content Creation and Management
MDIA 302 - Media Rhetoric and Aesthetics
ARPL 102 - Design Tools

4 Certificate Electives  
The remaining 4 certificate electives may be additional core courses or other digital art and design courses approved by the certificate advisor, Professor Jonathan Monaghan. These courses are drawn from departments and schools across the University, including Art, Architecture and Planning, Drama, Computer Science, Education, Engineering, Library and Information Sciences, and Media Studies. 

 For the application, or more information, please contact Professor Jonathan Monaghan