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Minors, UG

Students with Puerto Rican artist Pedro Adorno at his exhibition ‘Ecopoéticas de Agua, Sol y Sereno’ at El Museo de Las Americas in San Juan, Puerto Rico
Students with Puerto Rican artist Pedro Adorno at his exhibition ‘Ecopoéticas de Agua, Sol y Sereno’ at Museo de las Américas in San Juan, Puerto Rico

The Department of Art and Design coordinates two minors: Museum and Gallery Practices and Teaching Art and Design in New York City

Both our minors offer a cluster of courses constituting a coherent program of study requiring depth in a related subject. Our minors include required courses and elective courses within concentrated menus and because of the rigorous requirements, students should identify their interest in one of our minors early in their academic careers.

The Museum and Gallery Practices minor is a unique, integrated and cross-departmental minor in which students select courses in curation, museum education, and museum theory and history. It prepares students for entry-level positions in a variety of fields in museums and galleries including as administrative assistants, or museum educators in children, teen or family programs. 

The Teaching Art and Design in NYC minor is a dynamic and cross-disciplinary minor in which students teach in our own laboratory school, Saturday Art School, and also choose from elective courses in the social sciences and history of art that provide key contextual understanding of the link between education, communities, and urban change.

The minor, Teaching Art and Design in NYC, does not lead to teacher certification but instead prepares students to teach in afterschool programs and community-based organizations. 

Students in Saturday Art School holding a poster of work produced by a child in their class
Students in Saturday Art School holding a poster of work produced by children in their class.
Ife Oluwamuyide (BFA Fine Arts, minor in Teaching Art in NYC, 2022) discussing a collage with an elementary school student, San Juan, Puerto Rico. (keep this photo small)
Ife Oluwamuyide (BFA Fine Arts, minor in Teaching Art in NYC, 2022) discussing a collage with an elementary school student, San Juan, Puerto Rico.