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Non-Majors Elective Arts Program

An important component of the Herron School of Art and Design is the Elective Arts Program. As part of our mission to provide an educational experience in the visual arts for the university and community, Herron offers a wide range of studio courses in this program.

Elective Arts serves a varied constituency; the basic objective is to provide a studio experience to students who do not wish to pursue a degree in visual arts. These courses also provide a setting for students to be introduced to the visual arts before beginning their study at Herron or to fulfill requirements for other degree programs. Beginning level classes in two-dimensional and three-dimensional media are offered each semester to fulfill this mission.

Generally, the courses have either no prerequisites or modest prerequisite requirements. Students can develop an appreciation for the visual arts through drawing, painting, photography, or other media including design and new processes in fabrication and technology for art. Enrollment in any of these elective courses does not in itself constitute admission to any of the Herron School of Art degree programs.

Whether for personal enrichment or as a required component of a major outside of Herron, Elective Arts students develop artistic skills and gain a keen understanding of aesthetics through their own artwork. For complete information, including detailed course listings and admissions procedures, please contact the Herron Student Services Office at (317) 278-9400.

Last Updated: March 2016