Minors and Certificates

Minor in Visual and Media Arts

The Minor in Visual and Media Arts enables students to explore and engage diverse visual and media arts practices and to develop artistic, critical and conceptual competence in an interdisciplinary context.

Students who may benefit from the minors include:

  • Students who want to develop specializations in a particular artistic medium
  • Students who are looking for ways to signal creative written and visual competence
  • Students who are interested in experimental, critical and reflexive thinking
  • Students who wish to supplement other areas of study with forms of creative practice and engagement.

Students are advised to pursue minor coursework early in their studies to ensure enough time to meet course requirements. Not all courses listed below are offered on a regular basis.

Minor Requirements

 IA Core (5 credits) 

  •     BISIA 319 Interdisciplinary Arts

20 credits of BISIA courses in the area of Visual and Media Arts Coursework    

    Students are required to take at least 15 credits at the 300 or 400 level

  • BISIA 240 Visual and Media Arts Techniques
  • BISIA 250 Photography as Art
  • BISIA 340 Visual and Media Arts Workshop
  • BISIA 350 Photography and Digital Art
  • BISIA 440 Advanced Visual and Media Arts Workshop
  • BISIA 450 Image and Imagination
  • Selected Interdisciplinary Techniques & Workshop Courses Depending on Topics (See the table below. Course offerings are subject to change.)
Course prefix Coure Title Topics Course
BISIA 283 (formerly 213) Art Techniques Drawing Practice & Critical Thinking
BISIA 283 (213) Art Techinques Every Picture Tells a Story-Story Telling Through the Visual Image
BISIA 383 (formerly 374) Arts Workshop Word: Art Writing
BISIA 383 (374) Arts Workshop The Art of the Remix
BISIA 383 (374) Arts Workshop Video Art
BISIA 383 (374) Arts Workshop Intermediate Painting and Hybrid Works
BISIA 383(374) Arts Workshop Art of the Joke
BISIA 383 (374) Arts Workshop Site-Specific Arts & Public Arts
BISIA 383 Interdisciplinary Arts Workshop Artist Books
BISIA 383 Interdisciplinary Arts Workshop Site-Specific Art
BISIA 483 Advanced Arts Workshop Post-Modern Fiction Through Photoshop
BISIA 483 Advanced Arts Workshop Print to Pixel
BISIA 483  Advanced Arts Workshop Chapbooks and Artists' Books
BISIA 483 Advanced Arts Workshop Experimental Writing


If you have questions regarding the Minor in Visual and Media Arts, please contact the IAS Advisers at IASadvisers@uwb.edu .


Visual and Media Arts Minor Resources