Minors and Certificates

Minor in Visual and Media Arts

The Minor in Visual & Media Arts enables students to explore and engage diverse visual and media arts practices and to develop artistic, critical and conceptual competence in an interdisciplinary context.

Students who may benefit from the minors include:

  • Students who want to develop specializations in a particular artistic medium
  • Students who are looking for ways to signal creative written and visual competence
  • Students who are interested in experimental, critical and reflexive thinking
  • Students who wish to supplement other areas of study with forms of creative practice and engagement.

Students are advised to pursue minor coursework early in their studies to ensure enough time to meet course requirements. Not all courses listed below are offered on a regular basis.

Minor Requirements

 IA Core (5 credits) 

  •     BISIA 319 Interdisciplinary Arts

20 credits of BISIA courses in the area of
Visual & Media Arts Coursework    

    Students are required to take at least 15 credits at the 300 or 400 level

  • BISIA 240 Visual and Media Arts Techniques
  • BISIA 250 Photography as Art
  • BISIA 340 Visual and Media Arts Workshop
  • BISIA 344 Video Art
  • BISIA 350 Photography and Digital Art
  • BISIA 440 Advanced Visual and Media Arts Workshop
  • BISIA 450 Image and Imagination
  • Selected Interdisciplinary Techniques & Workshop Courses Depending on Topics (See the table below. Course offerings are subject to change.)
Course prefix Coure Title Topics Course
BIS 209 Engaging Visual and Media Arts Southeast Asian Hip Hop & Urban Arts
BIS 322 Topics in Performance Studies Theorizing Black Performance
BIS 490 Advanced Seminar Theory and Practice of Queer and Trans Media
BISCLA 380 Arts in Context Contemporary Muslim Artists
BISIA 283  Interdisciplinary Art Techniques Drawing Practice & Critical Thinking
BISIA 283  Interdisciplinary Art Techinques Every Picture Tells a Story-Story Telling Through the Visual Image
BISIA 383  Interdisciplinary Arts Workshop Word: Art Writing
BISIA 383  Interdisciplinary Arts Workshop The Art of the Remix
BISIA 383  Interdisciplinary Arts Workshop Painting and Hybrid Works
BISIA 383 Interdisciplinary Arts Workshop Art of the Joke
BISIA 383 Interdisciplinary Arts Workshop Artist Books
BISIA 383 Interdisciplinary Arts Workshop Internet Art
BISIA 383 Interdisciplinary Arts Workshop Performance Art
BISIA 383 Interdisciplinary Arts Workshop

Science Fiction and Social Change

BISIA 383 Interdisciplinary Arts Workshop Global Agitation - Art & Activism
BISIA 483 Advanced Interdisciplinary Arts Workshop Post-Modern Fiction Through Photoshop
BISIA 483 Advanced Interdisciplinary Arts Workshop Print to Pixel
BISIA 483  Advanced Interdisciplinary Arts Workshop Chapbooks and Artists' Books
BISIA 483 Advanced Interdisciplinary Arts Workshop Experimental Writing
BISIA 483 Advanced Interdisciplinary  Arts Workshop Space, Site, and Video
BISIA 483 Advanced Interdisciplinary Arts Workshop Art of Social Transformation
BISIA 483 Advanced Interdisciplinary Arts Workshop Art On-Site
BISIA 483 Advanced Interdisciplinary Arts Workshop Internet Poetry, Gifs and Memes
BISMCS 472 Advanced Media Production Workshop Global Media Lab

Questions?

If you have questions regarding the Minor in Visual & Media Arts, please contact the IAS Advisors at IASadv@uw.edu .