Minor Programmes

In addition to their BFA majors, ADM students can choose to complete one of the minors available in the other schools throughout the University. A full list of minor programmes is indicated on the following page in the University's website:


Students declare a minor at the beginning of the Academic Year directly to the Office of Academic Services (OAS). Depending on the structure of the minor chosen, a total of 15 or 16 AUs needs to be completed.

  • For students on the Interdisciplinary Collaborative Core (ICC) Curriculum (full-time students admitted to Year 1 from AY2021-22, and full-time students admitted directly to Year 2 from AY2022-23), click here more details on the course requirement and grading.
  • For students who are not on ICC Curriculum (full-time students admitted to Year 1 before AY2021-22, and full-time students admitted directly to Year 2 before AY2022-23), click here more details on the course requirement and grading.


*ADM students are not allowed to double count the BFA Art History courses towards the requirements for the BFA and Minor in Art History (Only applicable Admission Year 2020 or earlier).

The Minor in Art History offers a basic introduction to methodologies of art history to students across NTU. Through a study of artworks and monuments from diverse cultural and historical spheres, students acquire a foundational knowledge of artistic cultures and an understanding of their distinctiveness. Students also develop a preliminary facility for looking at artworks and interpreting them in ways that are methodical, purposeful and informed.

Attention is paid to relationships between language and visuality by employing interpretive strategies such as: the consideration of material and form, the role of description and analysis in interpretation, familiarity with precedents and models for interpretation alongside the practice of writing. Seeing, reading and writing are the formative processes in this programme.

This Minor is a complement to ADM degrees and to degree programmes such as Chinese Studies, English, Sociology, Communications, Psychology and History. The Minor offers new stimulating perspectives on the world for Natural Science, Engineering and Business students.

Students who wish to take the Minor in Art History will need to pass the compulsory course AND at least four other courses.

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This interdisciplinary minor programme is curated in partnership between CoE, CoS, CoHASS, NBS, and LKCMed and is open to all NTU students. Applicants can apply for the Design and Systems Thinking Minor either during the undergraduate admission exercise or during their course of undergraduate studies. There are no special requirements for entry into this minor programme. 

As the economy becomes increasingly diversified and innovation-driven, employees from different domain are required to generate innovative solutions collaboratively. This interdisciplinary approach to problem-solving calls for new pedagogical ways to train the next generation of graduates for tomorrow. The recently published “Schools of the Future” report by the World Economic Forum highlighted several critical characteristics in learning content and experiences that define high-quality learning in the “Education 4.0” framework. These characteristics include (i) opportunities for innovation and creativity, (ii) acquiring technological know-how, (iii) problem-based and collaborative learning, and (iv) lifelong and student-driven learning.  

The aims of this minor programme are to prepare students for the future workplace. This programme will expose students to 

  1. complex problems and how these problems are regulated in the real-world, and  

  2. systems thinking mindset that encourages creative problem solving outside the usual discipline-based channels. 

The Design and Systems Thinking Minor Programme fulfils the standard minimum number of academic units for a Minor, i.e., 15 AUs. Students, therefore, need not exceed their normal candidature of 3 or 4 years. To fulfil the requirements for the Design and Systems Thinking Minor, students will need to complete the following list of courses. Students may choose to take elective courses anytime during their candidature.  

Compulsory Courses (12 AUs)

CodeCourse TitleAUsPrerequisite Semester 


Introduction to Design 3 1 & 2
EE5082Interdisciplinary Project Work 6 2 + ST*
DR5004Design & Systems Thinking 3 2

* 23-week (13 weeks Semester + 10 weeks Special Term) 


Elective Courses (Minimum 3 AUs) 

CodeCourse TitleAUsPrerequisiteSemester 
    BU5501 (BU8501)
    Marketing for the 21st Century 3 1 & 2
    BU5502 (BU8502)
    Marketing Communication 3
    1 & 2
    PS5886 (PS9886)Making and Tinkering Lite 2
    MD9112Health Coaching 3 1
    TBCCognitive Psychology 3 2


    1. Students must read minor courses as either Broadening Electives or Unrestricted Electives, and the AUs earned will count towards the students’ academic unit requirements for Broadening/Unrestricted Electives. 

    2. These minor courses must be graded.  Students must not opt for them to be graded as Satisfactory(S)/Unsatisfactory(U).

    3. Students should complete the stipulated course requirement to be awarded the Minor. 
    Ms Madona Fernandez 
    EEE Academic Programme Office
    Email:  [email protected] 

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    minor in photo

    The Minor in Photography in NTU is open to non-ADM undergraduate students interested in studying and practicing the art of photography.

    Embarking on this course you will explore photographic artworks in-depth, looking at composition and context, cultural and historical backgrounds and influences, developing a knowledge of the aesthetic values behind lens-based art and its distinctive qualities.

    Through classes that integrate technical aspects with aesthetic concerns, you will acquire the technical and creative skills necessary for production, and have the opportunity to explore your own creative approach to making photographic images. Through this practice you will learn to think and express yourself visually. This Minor will be beneficial for those who want to develop their photography skills and knowledge at a higher level, as well as those interested in careers in the arts, journalism, communications, fashion and media.

    Students in the Minor in Photography will need to pass one core course AND at least four other courses from the list below. Students will first acquire the foundational knowledge through the core course, DP2001 Digital Photography before pursuing further coursework. It will set the context and prepare students for the specialised electives within the minor. 

    Compulsory Core Photography Course:

    DP2001 Digital Photography

    Choose a minimum of four courses from this list after completing DP2001:

    DP2000 Photo Imaging I: Black and White Film Photography 

    DP2002 History of Photography

    DP2005 Photography: Colour and Context

    DP2008 Experimental Photography

    DP3000 Photographic Media and Presentation

    DP3001 Transformative Identities in Fashion Media

    DP3003 Socially Engaged Photography (Narrative Portraits)

    DP3008 Location Experiences in Photography

    DP3010 Moving Image for Media Artists

    DP3011 Documentary Practices 

    DD4008 From Colonialism to Tourism: Early Photography in Asia

    Advance courses which require additional pre-requisite besides DP2001:

    DP2006 Principles of Lighting (Pre-requisite: DP2000)

    DP2011 Photography: Light and Location (Pre-requisite: DP2006)

    DP4001 Extended Photography (Pre-requisite: DP2001 & DP2005) ​