“Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things. And the reason they were able to do that was that they’ve had more experiences or they have thought more about their experiences than other people. Unfortunately, that’s too rare a commodity. A lot of people in our industry haven’t had very diverse experiences. So they don’t have lots of dots to connect, and they end up with very linear solution without a broad perspective on the problem. The broader one’s understanding of the human experience, the better design we will have.” –Steve Jobs
Faculty in the Fine Arts are focused in Fine Arts, English, and Band. As art is interwoven with a number of other subjects, additional faculty from Foreign Languages, Criminal Justice, History, and Chemistry also offer art-related coursework. Courses include art appreciation, music appreciation, film, drawing, painting, photography, creative writing, drama, band, music theory, and special topics courses. For a current listing of Fine Arts courses, please visit the Registrar.
Launched in fall 2013, the minor in Fine Arts has rapidly become among the top five most popular minors at The Citadel and requires fifteen hours of coursework.
Fine Arts Faculty
Director, Tiffany Silverman, visual art
Rick Sargent, painting, graphic design and drawing
Kevin Free, photography, forensic photography, and Photoshop
Tim Smith, Regimental Band Director
Sean Heuston, film
Kate Pilhuj, internships
Michael Livingston, creative writing