SchoolSchool of Arts & Sciences
In the art minor, you’ll explore film, photography, drawing, and art history to expand your career opportunities and interests.
What You'll Learn
Understand art from multiple perspectives — sacred and secular — and analyze the influence of Christianity on artistic creation.
- Explore the artistic riches of Rome and Paris,
Gain the knowledge to identify the key architects, painters, and sculptors who have shaped the Western artistic landscape.
- Understand the power of visual communication.
Learn how memorable visual messages have the greatest power to inform, educate, and persuade.
- Gain hands-on experience.
Art practicums provide you the opportunity to experiment in the art forms you’re interested in.
Please visit our catalog for a list of all courses and credits.
Careers & Outcomes
Supplementing a University of Mary undergraduate degree with an art minor can expand your job prospects in a wide range of fields, from marketing and advertising to teaching. The art minor curriculum also enhances students’ communication skills, which are highly valued by employers in all disciplines.
- Creative director
- Art director
- Film maker
- Art historian
Chair of Communication, Associate Professor of Communication, Fellow in Catholic Studies
I am an award winning filmmaker and associate professor of communication. As an artist I work in numerous media but I find most comfort in non-fiction filmmaking — using my camera as a way to study the world and our place within. I have been working in academia in some way since 2007, but have been teaching at Mary since 2014. I am a life long supporter of Chelsea Football Club. I have been married to my wife Madeline for over 20 years — as of December 2021 we have nine children.
Instructor of Communication
I teach photography, design, and studio production for the communication program and you’ll find me either in my office or in the studio in the basement of Welder Library. I am also an advisor for a number of student clubs including the Visual Arts Club and Marauders on Media.