“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, graphic design and drawing
Ed Lugo, forensic photography
Kevin Free, photography
Christopher Murphy, painting
Nancy Lefter, music
Tim Smith, Regimental Band Director
Jim Dillahey, Regimental Pipe Director
Kate Pilhuj, internships
Sean Heuston, film
Michael Livingston, creative writing

In addition to faculty teaching Fine Arts courses, a cross-disciplinary advisory board was created in the summer of 2013 to provide support and resources for the Fine Arts Series.  In addition to their primary position at The Citadel, numerous faculty and staff have additional skills and connections in the Fine Arts that can be harnessed to provide relevant and innovative programming.


Fine Arts Series Advisory Board
Mike Alverson, Band
Catherine Burton, Criminal Justice
Jim Dillahey, Band
Bryan Dukes, Cadet Activities
Sean Heuston, English/Film
Nancy Lefter, Fine Arts/Chorale
Christina Leidel, Physics
Bo Moore, School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Christina Mortti, School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Christopher Murphy, Fine Arts
Joelle Neulander, History
Pamela Orme, Daniel Library
Kate Pilhuj, English/Drama
Zane Segle, Foreign Language/Graduate Students
Tiffany Silverman, Fine Arts (chair)
Kerry Taylor, History