Minors

The Arts Department offers minor programs in selected areas.  Each minor requires 16 credit hours of designated courses.  Students may use minor courses towards the Institute's Humanities and Social Science core or free electives.  Courses that are used to fulfill major requirements may not be used towards obtaining a minor as well.

 

Electronic Arts

Video Art / Digital Imaging / Computer Music

  • Option A:
    • Two Media Studio courses,
    • One 200-level Electronic Arts Studio course
    • One theory/history course.
  • Option B:
    • One Media Studio course
    • One 200-level
    • One 400-level electronic arts studio course
    • One history/theory course.


 

Studio Arts

Drawing / Painting / Sculpture

  • Option A:
    • Four studio art courses with at least one course at the 400 level
  • Option B:
    • Three studio art courses with at least one course at the 400 level
    • One art history course

CONTACT: LARRY KAGAN, kaganl@rpi.edu or 276-8083

 

Music

Performance / History / Theory

OPTION A (Theory Track):

  • Intro to Music and Sound, Music Theory I, and Music Theory II
  • One of: History of Western Music, World Music, History of Jazz
  • One of: Music Composition, Deep Listening, Computer Music OR 4 credits of performance ensembles*

OPTION B (Performance Track):

  • Intro to Music and Sound and Music Theory I
  • 8 credits of performance ensembles*
  • One of: History of Western Music, World Music, History of Jazz

OPTION C (Music Technology Track):

  • Intro to Music and Sound and Music Theory I
  • Computer Music
  • One of: Interactive Arts Programming, Advanced Computer projects, Multimedia Performance Systems, Oliveros Research Seminar
  • One of: History of Western Music, World Music, History of Jazz OR 4 credits of performance ensembles

 

CONTACT: Professor Michael Century, century@rpi.edu or 276-2302

Students have the option to participate in certain ensembles as club members through the Student Union.  Club membership or participation in these ensembles alone will not count towards the earned academic credits for the minor.  Please visit the Rensselaer Music Association website for more information.

Print the Minor Approval Form, fill it out, and bring it to the Arts department representative for a signature.


Studio Arts: Larry Kagan
Music: Michael Century

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