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The studio art minor provides a strong foundation in art history and introduces students to a wide variety of art media. Students who minor in studio art have the opportunity to show their work in multiple student exhibitions each semester, including a holiday exhibition and the juried student exhibition in the Fine Arts Center Gallery. Access to Art Department studios is available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week to students minoring in studio art.

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Admission to the Program 

To declare the studio art minor, you must contact the department chair, Mark McKernin, at or (773) 442-4943 to discuss your interests, needs and program requirements.


For general Northeastern admission requirements, the Admissions Office helps new and returning students through the application process. In addition, the Transfer Center assists transfer students and returning veterans to transition to Northeastern.

Degree Requirements 

All Northeastern students must meet the graduation requirements in order to successfully complete their degree, including completion of 120 hours of coursework with satisfactory grades.


Studio art minors are required to complete 18 credit hours of coursework (listed below)


Required Core Courses     15 credits

ART-106     Art History I     3 credits

ART-107     Art History II     3 credits

ART-120     Drawing I     3 credits

ART-130     Two-Dimensional Design     3 credits

ART-140     Three-Dimensional Design     3 credits


Two 200-level Courses     Choose two of the following:     6 credits

ART-230     Introduction to Painting     3 credits

ART-240     Introduction to Sculpture     3 credits

ART-250     Introduction to Printmaking     3 credits

ART-261     Introduction to Photography     3 credits

ART-270     Introduction to Ceramics     3 credits

ART-273     Introduction to Metals/Jewelry     3 credits

ART-282     Computer Graphics     3 credits


Total     21 credits




Throughout Chicago and the surrounding area, internship opportunities are available at many companies, museums and organizations. We encourage and support each student to seek and apply for positions at museums such as the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Art Institute of Chicago, local galleries and art centers such as Brickton Art Center and Dubhe Carreno Gallery, and non-profit organizations such as the North River Commission and North Branch Project.




Looking to go beyond local opportunities? The Art Department organizes annual educational trips to areas in Italy, Peru and China. Find out where we’re going next.

Program Contact Information 

If you are interested in pursuing a studio art minor at Northeastern, please contact Mark McKernin at or (773) 442-4943.


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