Loyola University Chicago

Fine Arts

Department of Fine and Performing Arts

Minor in Drawing, Painting & Printmaking

The minor in Drawing, Painting & Printmaking is often added as a secondary focus of study in order to complement or enhance a student's major or chosen career path. Students may also choose to add the minor in order to pursue an area of interest without the responsibility of a major.

The minor embodies many of the key historical, critical, theoretical, methodological and contextual elements embedded within the more comprehensive framework of the major.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Apply a range of materials, processes and techniques within their chosen concentration as a primary form of artistic expression
  • Analyze interpret and comprehend the elements that constitute a work of art (visual, functional, psychological, and social)
  • Engage in self-directed problem solving analysis and critical thinking, and take creative and intellectual risks in the production of original artwork
  • Employ scholarly and visual research in developing concepts, principles, and theories that underlie their artistic intentions, and effectively communicate them orally and in written form

A total of 18 credit hours are required for the minor in Drawing and Painting.

Foundation Courses (3)
Course Number Title Credits
FNAR 110 Foundations of Visual Art 3
FNAR 113 Drawing I 3
History Courses (3)
Course Number Title Credits
FNAR --- Art History choice 3
Applied Courses (12)
Course Number Title Credits
FNAR 114 Painting I 3
FNAR 311 Advanced Studio 3
 Choose two of the following:
FNAR 118 Printmaking I 3
FNAR 213 Drawing II  3
FNAR 214 Painting II (spring offering even years) 3