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Minor in Art

Art allows you to express yourself in unique and powerful ways. It is both an academic and creative discipline, allowing you to think abstractly about other subjects but also offers an outlet for your creativity. Voice your opinion, share your message, and come create with us.

Why study Art?

Here's what makes the Mount's Art minor unique:

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  • Culturally-rich location: The Hudson Valley is undergoing an art renaissance, which offers so many opportunities for students to view and understand art. We’re just a few miles from treasures like DIA Beacon, Newburgh Open Studios, Storm King Art Center, and so many more.
  • On-campus gallery: Our on-campus art gallery, the CMA Gallery, hosts numerous local artists throughout the year as well as artist receptions and lectures. As an Art minor, you will have the opportunity to meet with these local artists and learn more about their creative process.
  • Art studio: The Mount recently acquired studio space at the Regal Bag Studio, located less than a mile from campus along the Hudson River. This dedicated space is used by Communication, Art, and Digital Media students for photography, videography, and fine art projects and classes.
  • Open to all: Want to pair your Psychology or Education degree with a minor in Art? Our Art minor is open to all students, as an academic discipline and creative outlet.

"I love how I can come in and use aspects of my life that I love and incorporate it into my artwork. Being an art minor will help me academically in the future because I want to do art and music therapy. Being able to learn such amazing techniques will help me in my field tremendously."

Emily Mazzurco ’20
Emily Mazzurco ’20

What to expect as an Art minor

18 credits

Learn about Art minor academic requirements and courses here.

As an Art minor, there are only two required courses. Beyond that, you are free to choose from a number of courses that allow you to experiment with and perfect your craft in several mediums, including drawing, painting, sculpture, graphic design, and photography.

You’ll also have numerous opportunities to meet with artists and take trips to local galleries, as well as present your own artwork in campus exhibitions and at area art shows.

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Be prepared for your future

Graduating with a minor in Art provides you with a means of standing out to employers, especially in art-related fields like art therapy, graphic design, fashion, art museum curation, and more. Our Art minor can also prepare you for graduate studies in a Master of Fine Arts program.


Christopher Neyen

Associate Professor of Art and Graphic Design, CMA Gallery Coordinator, and Chair of the Division of Communication, Art, and Digital Media
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