Studio Art and Technology Minor

Get your vision across

Visual platforms transcend language, resonating across the widest audiences. Get your message to the masses by becoming an effective visual communicator, combining traditional foundations of art with the digital techniques of the here and now.

From basic drawing techniques to web page design and layout, learn to combine media, development, and artistic skills to broaden your communications knowledge and impact. The Studio Art and Technology minor, offered jointly through the IU Herron School of Art and Design and the IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI, offers a unique combination of courses from Media Arts and Science, Fine Arts and Visual Communication Design.

Art … at the speed of media and tech

Tap into the power of art fueled by emerging technologies. Students earning a Bachelor of Science in Media Arts and Science through SOIC will learn to become proficient in a broad range of skills related to:

  • Drawing and sculpture techniques
  • Design thinking
  • Artistic and visual forms
  • Visual communication design

These skills will complement your work in digital media design and production through the Media Arts and Science program.

Where do you want to go?

Strengthen your traditional art skills to amplify your digital portfolio and demo reel for careers that can include:

  • Art director
  • Marketing
  • Media strategy
  • User interface design

Minor Requirements

18 credit hours are required for this minor, which is only open to students majoring in Media Arts and Science.

  • HER-E 101 Beginning Drawing (or D101 Drawing 1)
  • HER-E 102 Beginning Drawing 2 (or D102 Drawing 2)
  • HER-S 201 Sculpture I

Choose one of the following:

Choose two of the following:

  • HER D251 Anatomy for Artists (3 credits)
  • HER Q261 Introduction to CNC (3 credits)
  • HER S202 Sculpture II (Sculpture I is prerequisite, 3 credits)
  • HER V201 Making Meaning (3 credits)
  • HER D230 Figure Drawing (3 credits)
  • HER V211 Typography (3 credits)
  • HER V311 Type and Image (Typography is prerequisite, 3 credits)