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

Director of Communication Program, Associate Professor of Communication, Fellow in Catholic Studies

I am a professor of communication with a passion for interdisciplinary work. As an award-winning filmmaker, I explore the world, history, and the human experience. I believe film is one of the most influential art forms of our times and can deeply connect with our humanity. As a professor, I not only teach students the craft of filmmaking but also nurture their appreciation for this profound art.
My personal journey and family history have also cultivated a commitment to Holocaust and Genocide studies. The stories of my survivor family members have given me a unique perspective on this history and the challenges of Human Dignity in today's world. As a PhD candidate, I delve into the transmission of testimony across generations and its impact on the storytellers' identities.
Since 2014, I've proudly been a part of the University of Mary faculty, teaching courses in communication, art, and Catholic studies. Beyond my professional life, I'm a lifelong supporter of Chelsea Football Club, a musician, and together with my wife Madeline, we celebrate over 20 years of marriage and the joy of parenting 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