University Catalog 2023-2024

Art and Design (Minor)

To see more about what you will learn in this program, visit the Learning Outcomes website!

The Department of Art + Design believes that there is an essential need for students in the broader university to engage in coursework that fosters creative thinking, problem-solving, and making. To meet this need, the department offers an undergraduate minor in Art + Design, available to university students in majors offered outside of the College of Design. The minor in Art + Design consists of 15 total credit hours of study, of which 6 hours must be satisfied at the basic course level. The remaining 9 hours of courses may be selected from the elective course list provided below. A grade of “B” or better will be required for credit in all courses in the minor. Although all efforts are made to accommodate minors, it is important for potential students to know and understand that access to Art + Design courses are based on a hierarchy where priority access goes to Art + Design majors.

Program Objectives

  • To discover basic art + design principles through hands-on activities
  • To apply art + design process and theory to solve problems creatively and efficiently
  • To increase awareness of one’s self and environment
  • To foster an appreciation and understanding of the disciplines of art and design


Admissions into this minor program requires that the student be in good academic standing at the university with a minimum overall GPA of at least 2.0. Students must also complete all Art + Design minor courses with a grade of ‘B’ or better. To officially add or drop the Art + Design Minor, students must complete the “Declare Minor Form” form that is available online here.

Contact Person

Chandra Cox
Professor of Art + Design
North Carolina State University
Brooks Hall, Box 7701
Raleigh, NC 27695

SIS Code: 12DNM

Plan Requirements

The Art + Design Minor offered by the Department of Media Arts, Design, and Technology consists of 15 credit hours chosen from the approved, listed courses and meet the following described requirements:

  • To apply for the minor in CODA, students must satisfy the following requirements:
    • Completion of at least 12 NCSU credit hours.
    • A University GPA of 2.75 or above.
  • Students earning the minor are strongly advised to plan to take as many approved electives during the summer sessions as possible.
    •  Students in the MADTech major have priority registration for courses offered by the department during the fall and spring semesters.
    • Be aware  -  students can NOT obtain a minor after the completion of their major degree
  • To complete the minor, students must meet the following requirements:
    • The completion of 15 credit hours of approved elective courses offered by the department of Media Arts, Design, and Technology.
    • A grade of ‘B’ or better is required in all courses to count toward the minor.
    • No course used for the minor can be taken for credit only (S/U)
    • Only courses taught in the department of MADTech will count toward the minor degree. The minor indicates you have studied with the department. 
    • No transfer credit with be applied towards the minor.
    • All minor requirements should be in progress or have been met upon applying for graduation in the student's major.
    • Students cannot obtain a minor after the completion of their major degree.
Elective Courses 2
Select five of the following:
ADN 111Introduction to Two-Dimensional Design3
ADN 112Introduction to Three-Dimensional Design3
ADN 212Photography I3
ADN 219Digital Imaging I3
ADN 226Sequential Imaging3
ADN 273Fibers Materials and Processes3
ADN 281Drawing I3
ADN 319Animation I3
ADN 386 Sculpture I3
ADN 414Color and Light3
ADN 415Visualizing Narrative3
ADN 496The Business of Art and Design3

The student must receive a grade of ‘B’ or better in each course in order to get the minor.


The completion of the minor degree requires successful completion of five of the electives listed below. Electives are not offered every semester. It is the student’s responsibility to plan their course schedule accordingly. Students should plan to take most if not all ADN courses during the summer.


The minor must be completed or in progress no later than the semester in which the student expects to graduate from his or her degree program. Students should apply for their minor degree in MyPack portal at the same time they apply for graduation for their major.
"In progress" means the student is currently enrolled in course(s) that will be completed by the end of the graduating semester.