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Art and Design Programs

Combine your creative interests with our support to achieve your educational goals.

Whether you aspire to be an artist, a designer, or an educator, we can provide an engaging educational experience to enhance your academic success.

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Art and Design Minor

This minor is for students majoring outside art and design and who desire the opportunity to learn about the creative process. Critical thinking, creativity, and the ability to communicate visually are all essential skills in today’s world.

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Program Highlights

  • Explore traditional and digital media
  • Cultivate your creativity
  • Acquire essential skills in visual communication
  • Combine your art and design study with disciplines outside the major


Purdue University Fort Wayne is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

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For more information about all the scholarships available at Purdue Fort Wayne—including opportunities for specific programs—you can visit the Office of Financial Aid or contact us at [email protected].

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Requirements and Curriculum Overview

Our comprehensive curriculum and diverse requirements will challenge you to go further than you ever imagined. Check out what you can expect as you advance through our program.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this minor, students will be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate creative ways to solve problems in art and design media, show knowledge in their chosen area of concentration, and competency in drawing to visualize ideas
  • Demonstrate an ability to enhance their artwork through an understanding of the techniques and skills within their chosen area of concentration
  • Analyze and critique artwork in spoken and written forms
  • Implement 2D design principles to create compelling and effective artwork in a variety of media, including black-and-white, color, and digital imagery
  • Implement 3D design principles to create compelling and effective artwork in a variety of media, depending on the student’s choice of studio electives
  • Demonstrate fundamental visual literacy skills and gain an aptitude in applying those skills, leading to a heightened ability to communicate to a given audience