Minor in Painting

Program Requirements

Our Mission: 

The Painting minor provides students the opportunity to explore the technical, formal, historical and theoretical approaches to painting through a combination of studio and art history courses. Explorations in oil, acrylic and mixed media as well as analysis of contemporary practices lead to students developing personal strategies in painting.

Program Learning Outcomes:

Students enrolled in the Painting Minor will:

  • Articulate the relationship between their major and minor(s) and how these will help them achieve personal and professional goals.
  • Develop and apply interdisciplinary skills, experiences, and knowledge in fields outside of their majors.
  • Develop an art/design practice that is grounded in two or more disciplines.

Participating Departments

The Painting minor is open to students majoring in Animation, Game and Entertainment Design, Graphic Design, Fashion Design, Illustration, Product Design and Toy Design. Painting minors will only participate in the Senior Show of their home department, however depending on space availability they may utilize Fine Arts Senior Studios on a case-by-case basis with approval from the Department Chair.

Course Requirements

Painting Minor Required Courses  
Total: 15 credits of Painting courses. 

This can be 5 studio courses or 4 studio courses + 1 LAS course. 

*Students select courses based on guidance from the Director of Interdisciplinary Studies, Minor Area Heads and Academic Advisors and must follow prerequisites when applicable. For the full list of courses that will count for this minor, along with recommended courses to take first, see the Minors Course Lists on the Registration page of the Dashboard (my.otis.edu). Students are advised to take minor classes in place of studio electives (or in place of one LAS elective), or for majors without electives by taking one extra class in each of 5 semesters spread out between sophomore and senior year.

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