Three students studying abroad in Rome listening to commentary on headsets while admiring a classical painting in a museum
  • Program Type
  • School
    School 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. Appreciate the power of art while remaining true to your faith.

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 are interested in.

Program Information

Please visit our catalog for admission requirements and a full list of our courses.

Careers & Outcomes

Employment Trends

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.  

Career Paths

  • Designer
  • Marketer
  • Creative Director
  • Educator
  • Art Director
  • Photographer
  • Film Maker
  • Illustrator
  • Art Historian

Claire Pikul, a senior communications major and art minor, shares why she transferred to the University of Mary as a sophomore.

Featured Faculty

Marek Dojs

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.

Chris Franz

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.

Take Your Next Step in Art