Enrolling in classes as a minor

Students can minor in Art, Art History or Book Arts, providing there is space available. These minors will:

• Broaden understanding of the value and role of the visual arts in general culture.
• Deepen appreciation for personal artistic production.
• Enhance creativity and ability to think independently. 

Our classes are initially restricted to majors only, and overrides are not granted for any classes during the initial enrollment period. Minors receive an email when classes become available to them several weeks into the enrollment period. During Fall registration, minors receive this email in late July, once course registration is made available again. Overrides are not granted until a few weeks prior to the start of classes. There are no restrictions based on declared major/minor for our summer session offerings.

Minor in Art

Art History, Architectural Design, Graphic Design or Industrial Design majors can minor in Art, but there is a wait list for students enrolled in other degree programs.

The minor requires a minimum of 18 credit hours in art studio, architectural design, graphic design, industrial design or interior design courses, as the following chart shows. The student’s minor program is subject to the approval of the school director. 

Initial registration in ART, ARCD, GRPH and INDU classes is limited to SADAH majors only. Art Minors will receive an email when registration is open to them. Contact the course professor about overrides and prerequisites. Prerequisites and restrictions are normally waived during Summer Session.

Advisor: Corinne Diop


Minor in Art History

Students enrolled in any JMU degree program may minor in Art History by completing a minimum of 18 credit hours in Art History courses. Students may add the Minor to their academic program using MyMadison. 

Minor in Book Arts

The minor in book arts is a cross disciplinary program that requires a minimum of 21 credit hours. The student’s minor program is subject to the approval of the SADAH director.  A total of nine credit hours may be double counted between the minor and the major.

Advisor: Dawn McCusker


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