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History of Art and Design Minor

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Are you a deep thinker?

A minor in history of art and design provides theoretical and historical strengths in support of the School of Design’s existing programs in architecture (B.F.A.), graphic design (B.F.A.), interior design (B.F.A.), studio art (B.F.A.) and landscape architecture (B.L.A.). This minor’s multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary structure reflects the School of Design’s mission of shared curriculum across disciplines. The minor builds from existing theoretical strengths within the School of Design and further enhances students’ awareness of the historical and contemporary manifestations of the concept of “design” across disciplines. The skills students learn in the history of art, including performing extensive research, conceptualization, forming a solid argument, carrying out a complex project requiring extensive time and resilience, can be transferrable to a variety of professions.

Undecided or still deciding on a major and future career?

If you are uncertain about your major and have questions about career planning, you are not alone. Choosing a major or career can be a very difficult decision. The exploratory studies program may be a good fit if you are unsure of your major and career focus. Entering the university in the exploratory studies program will help you gain confidence and valuable insights on majors and minors available at SDSU and future career choices. 

In addition, FOCUS 2 Career, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you reflect on your values, interests, personality traits and skills to provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 Career by using their student email and password. After completing FOCUS 2 Career, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.