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Minor in Visual Studies

The Visual Studies Minor is a lecture-based overview of the history and theories of this interdisciplinary field. Courses introduce students to the field by providing a solid foundation in visual culture, art history and contemporary theory. A broad range of current visual culture examples enhance learning and make the study relevant to everyday experiences. Students will explore the social, economic and cultural dimensions of the image-based world that surrounds us. The Required courses focus on visual communication, technological innovations and the productive economy within which image culture is made.

Administered by: School of Image Arts

Exclusions: This minor is not available to students in the following programs:

To receive this Minor, students must complete six (6) courses from the following curriculum:

Required courses (2):

  • MPC 210 Visual Culture: Digital Art
  • NPF 504 Technology, Culture and Communication I

Plus four (4) of the following:

  • NPF 188 From Page to Screen
  • NPF 507 Critical Theory and the Image
  • NPF 552 The Image Industry
  • NPF 553 Advanced Topics in Modern Art and Cinema
  • NPF 562 Media and Communication
  • NPF 569 Disaster Images: Memory and Response
  • NPF 570 Advertising and Consumer Culture
  • NPF 604 Screen Practices
  • NPF 606 Contemporary Art Theory
  • NPF 607 Questions of Beauty
  • SEM 102 Introduction to Visual Semiotics

Please see Senate Policy 2 (opens in new window) , Section 7.4 for further information about Minors.