The Craft Minor is intended to support a variety of students who seek to develop technical skill proficiency and material knowledge that will creatively inform or strategically complement their personal educational journeys and career aspirations. Students complete a 6-credit common experience of a Craft Culture and History course and three foundational classes introducing ideation sketching, and traditional and contemporary crafts of making. Students also complete 12 credits of electives from lower-and mid-division courses. Structured with inclusivity, accessibility, and flexibility in mind, this minor accommodates both those who wish to explore Craft more generally (by taking courses in a variety of media) and those who desire a more focused course of study of a particular tradition. Further, it supports those invested in advanced, project-based explorations of contemporary Craft practice.
As a result of successfully completing program requirements, students should be able to:
- use appropriate tools and apply technical skills in producing images, objects, and/or spaces;
- demonstrate a developed sensitivity to formal elements, principles of composition, material, technique, and style as they relate to physically produced images, objects, and/or spaces;
- synthesize craft-based knowledge, skills, histories, and concepts in the creation of images, objects, and/or spaces; and
- relate the minor field of study to the student’s major discipline and future professional fields.