Overview

The Art Minor gives an understanding of the vital importance of visual culture in human expression. Courses in the disciplines of painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, and printmaking offer hands-on experiences with the creation and evaluation of art.

Fast Facts
  • State-of-the-art facilities include spacious studios equipped for work with wood, plaster, clay, film and digital photography, printmaking, drawing, and painting media.
  • The Michael and Noémi Neidorff Art Gallery hosts a dynamic program of art exhibitions and events. It also offers students opportunities for showing their work and for gaining hands-on experience in professional art gallery practices. 
  • The Stieren Arts Enrichment Series brings distinguished artists, art historians, and scholars to campus.
  • Art students benefit from robust internship programs with San Antonio’s many museums, galleries, and creative businesses. 
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What You'll Study

Master foundational skills, hone critical thinking, and explore diverse art-making processes

Faculty

Faculty artists mentor students’ artistic growth and development

Art faculty are accomplished, exhibiting artists who work closely with students to mentor them as they embark on their own creative journeys.

Kate Ritson
Kate Ritson, M.F.A.
Department Chair
Professor
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Jessica Halonen, M.F.A.
Associate Professor
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Jongwon Lee, M.F.A.
Associate Professor
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Adam Schreiber, M.F.A.
Associate Professor

Student Opportunities

Hands-on professional experience in creative fields and art institutions

The combined resources of equipped studios for multiple disciplines and a professional art gallery offer students hands-on experience putting theory into practice.

Scholarships

The department offers the Baker Duncan Fine Arts Scholarship, awarded each year to incoming first-year students who intend to major in studio art. The...

Honors Programs

Academically exceptional students may graduate with honors in art.

Research Opportunities

Students go beyond the canvas to research art and art history, often using funding from the Mellon Initiative to support their projects. Often, art...

Study Abroad

Students can gain an international perspective by going abroad to study at schools throughout the world.

Service-Learning

The art and art history programs make full use of San Antonio’s rich cultural resources, and the department maintains a network of internships that...

Spaces and Facilities

Trinity’s state-of-the-art facilities include spacious studios devoted to wood, plaster/clay, small metals, film and digital photography, digital art...

Student Organizations

The Trinity Art Collective provides an open forum for active student and faculty dialogue within the department. The club also seeks to stimulate art...

Lecture Series and Annual Events

The Stieren Arts Enrichment Series, Media Madness and Senior Exhibition are events for students, distinguished artists, art historians, and scholars...

When You Graduate

Prepared for creative careers

Students develop critical and creative thinking with the art minor, expanding their perspective through self-exploration and critique within a vibrant community of artists.

Careers

Students develop critical and creative thinking with the art minor, expanding their perspective through self-exploration and critique within a vibrant community of artists.

Career Areas:

  • Architecture
  • Design
  • Education
  • Fine arts
  • Museums and galleries

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