Minor in Art

Creating art is a blessing that often gives twice: the gift to the maker is the ability to experience creativity, sharing in that aspect of our Creator God, and the gift to the viewer is seeing something expressed through someone else's experience, engaging in visual literacy in a culture of words. 

   Community is a huge component of Trevecca’s art classes. Students and teacher struggle, fail, and succeed together as they develop skills. Skills are only half of the emphasis; ideas are the other half. 

   My greatest joy is leading persons who have had no previous exposure to art to find within themselves the ability and desire to create something.  All of my classes are about lighting that fire within to the glory of God.                                                 Betsy Karounos, Instructor of Art


The minor in studio art provides an opportunity for students to integrate creative and artistic expression with other academic pursuits. Art minors are not necessarily pursuing careers as practicing professional artists, but rather they might be seeking unique vocations where innovation and creative thinking add value to their skill sets.

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Course Descriptions

ART 2000 Introduction to Drawing (3)
Designed for beginning-level drawing students, this course emphasizes the study of other artists' drawings and direct observation of subject matter as a means of enhancing visual perception and technical skill.

ART 2010 Intermediate Drawing (3)
A studio course introducing the student to a variety of drawing processes and media which may include charcoal, pen and ink, ink wash, colored pencil, chalk pastel, and oil pastel. Examples of historical and contemporary art combined with studio problems and related homework assignments provide the format for experimentation and creative expression. Pre-requisite: ART 2000 or permission of instructor.

ART 2020 Two-Dimensional Design (3)
A guided investigation of terminology, concepts and basic materials utilized in the studio by visual artists and designers. Students will develop an awareness of the formal elements of composition, a working knowledge of their fundamental principles and sensitivity towards the interrelationship between form and content. The study of color will include the color wheel, color schemes, juxtaposition affect, vibration, color mixing, and color separation. Visual sensitivity is developed by solving a series of 2-D problems, employing a variety of media and materials. Principles taught in this course have direct application to all art media and provide a foundation and direction for learning skills in other courses.

ART 2025 Three-Dimensional Design (3)
A study of design principles applied to creating 3-dimensional artwork. Students will design and construct sculpture on a small scale, experimenting with modeling, casting, carving, assemblage, and mixed media.

ART 2030 Introduction to Painting (3)
Provides an introduction to the fundamentals of painting. This course is designed to develop the student's ability to accurately perceive and translate color while effectively organizing pictorial space and compositional ideas. A variety of media and techniques will be explored. Prerequisite: ART 2000.

ART 2040 Intermediate Painting (3)
Expands upon basic skills learned in Introduction to Painting, emphasizing compositional organization and the use of color as an expressive element. Includes critical analysis of assignments. Pre-requisite: ART 2000 and ART 2030.

ART 2150 Art Appreciation I (3)
First in a two-part survey of western and non-western art history and styles through the study and criticism of painting, sculpture, and architecture from ancient civilizations to the Renaissance period. This course will also examine processes and materials used by artists throughout history.

ART 2160 Art Appreciation II (3)
A continuation of the study of art and its influence on culture from the Renaissance to the modern period. This course will also examine processes and materials used by artists throughout history. Recommended Pre-requisite: ART 2150.

ART 2200 Mixed Media (3)
An introductory overview of studio art processes, media, and art appreciation with an emphasis on creativity. Using traditional and non-traditional materials, students in this course develop inventive experimental approaches to a variety of pictorial media. This course is especially useful for students who will be using art in a clinical or classroom environment. Appropriate for non-art minors.




    Art Minor

    21 hours



    Introduction to Drawing




    Two Dimensional Design




    Three Dimensional Design




    Introduction to Painting




    Art Appreciation I




    Art Appreciation II


    Choose one of the following:





    Intermediate Drawing (3)





    Intermediate Painting (3)





    Mixed Media (3)





    Graphic Design and Imaging (3)