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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 History Minor

The minor in art history will allow you to examine some of the most stimulating creations in human history. You’ll cultivate the skills necessary to navigate the ambiguous, question the obvious, and see the world with fresh eyes.

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Program Highlights

  • Learn about major artistic movements and historical periods
  • Enlighten your mind with artistic facts
  • Discover the importance of art in human expression
  • Enhance your education
  • Explore human creation from diverse societies and time
  • Cultivate skills in visual analysis
  • Enhance your education


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