Broaden the scope of your degree program or explore a long-held passion — or both — with the University of Central Missouri’s Art minor. This minor is highly customizable, enabling you to achieve the academic and creative goals that matter to you most.
You can effectively create a concentration within the minor with your course selection. Whether you choose graphic design to support your Public Relations major or photography to expand your options as an anthropologist, the UCM Art minor is the perfect way to prepare for your ideal career.
Adding a minor in Art to your UCM degree program signals to future employers and graduate schools that you’re a creative thinker willing to challenge yourself. Studying art adds dimension to your education and enriches your once-in-a-lifetime college experience.
An Art minor with a pedigree
The University of Central Missouri’s Art program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). Your Art minor will give you a taste of an art school experience, putting you in hands-on classes taught by practicing artists and giving you around-the-clock access to our well-equipped studios.
Dr. Rahila Weed
College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
School of Visual and Performing Arts
UCM has been accredited by NASAD since 1986
Art school experience
Customize courses to your interests
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Enrich any undergraduate degree program
UCM’s Art minor has a few core classes, but most will reflect your individual interests and goals. You can choose to emphasize graphic design, interior design, art education, studio art, illustration, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, painting or photography within the minor.
Some of the coursework for your minor in Art may include:
Adding a UCM Art minor to your undergraduate degree program opens up many new learning opportunities. Our proximity to Kansas City, just 45 minutes away, enables a fruitful dialog with the Art program. Engage with visiting artists on campus and visit the museums, galleries, design firms and small businesses that contribute to the region’s thriving, vibrant arts and design scene.
Minoring in Art at UCM gives you access to:
An Art minor from UCM supports a wide variety of personal and professional goals. By gaining new ways of looking at the world around us and practicing the self-discipline required to create art, you’ll be better prepared for whatever lies ahead — whether that’s graduate school, entrepreneurship or a competitive job market.
Students from our program have gone on to jobs in historic preservation, medical illustration, web design and so much more. Visual communication skills and an understanding of how to shape others’ perceptions through design are valuable in any profession.
Jobs for Art minors
Since this flexible program enhances nearly any major, your degree program will strongly influence your career trajectory. You can use our interactive tool below to explore just some of the salary, hiring and other employment trends relevant to Art minors.
An Art minor from the University of Central Missouri increases the value of your undergraduate degree by making you a more versatile, well-rounded candidate for graduate school or jobs in your chosen field.
UCM believes a high-quality college education should be accessible to everyone. Recognized by LendEDU for our commitment to low student debt, we provide our students with an affordable path to graduation through a variety of resources. Your financial aid advisor will work with you to understand your needs and find the best way to finance your college education.
Beyond the grants, loans, work-study programs and other funds available to all students, you may be eligible for school- or program-specific scholarships. Learn more about what additional funding you may qualify for by using the UCM Scholarship Finder.
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The University of Central Missouri’s art programs are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). UCM has been continuously accredited since 1986.
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