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History of Art & Design Minor

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.

Still deciding? Reflecting on your values, interests, personality traits, and skills will provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. FOCUS 2 CAREER, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you do just that. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 CAREER by using the code: jacks. After completing FOCUS 2 CAREER, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.