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Fine Arts Minor

The minor in Fine Arts is intended to deepen an appreciation for and encourage a lifelong engagement in the fine arts, including painting, sculpture, photography, music, film, drama, and creative writing.  As participation in fine arts courses, both in practice and in theory, stimulates creative thinking and develops problem solving skills that are applicable to other areas of study, this minor is meant to round out The Citadel experience.  Students are also encouraged to engage with the broader artistic community of Charleston through participation in events, internships, exhibitions, and performances.

Through the foundation courses in art and music, the student will gain a broad understanding of the cultural and historical significance of the fine arts as well as applied knowledge of a variety of artistic mediums.  Further courses will develop the student’s interest in more specific areas, such as musical performance, emphasis on a particular visual medium, or internships in local arts organizations.

Structure of the Minor:

1. Required courses: (6 credit hours)
FNAR 205 Music Appreciation
FNAR 206 Art Appreciation

2. Elective courses:  choose one (3 credit hours)
BAND 101/102/201/202 (this total sequence for Band counts as 3 credits)
ENGL 208 War on Film
ENGL 208 Crime on Film
ENGL 209 Introduction to Film
ENGL 220 Introduction to Creative Writing
FNAR 207 Art History
FNAR 209 Music Theory
FNAR 250 Special Topics in Fine Arts
*Other courses may be considered and approved by the English Dept Chair

3.Upper-level elective courses: choose two (6 credit hours)
BAND 301/302/401/402 (this total sequence for Band counts as 3 credits)
FNAR 306 Photography
ENGL 372 Film Studies
ENGL 303 Shakespeare
ENGL 304 Shakespeare
ENGL 322 English Drama to 1642
ENGL 351 20th Century American Drama
ENGL 368 20th Century Drama
ENGL 401 Independent Study
ENGL 426 Creative Writing: Fiction
ENGL 427 Creative Writing: Poetry
ENGL 499 Internship (may be used for 3 credits)
*Other courses may be considered and approved by the English Dept Chair

Total Credit Hours Required — 15, at least 9 of which must be completed at The Citadel.

To register for the Fine Arts minor, please fill out this form and have it signed by Dr. David Allen, English Department Chair, and the department chair of your major. For further information, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Courses for Fall 2015:


11110   FNAR 205 01  Music Appreciation                   3 LEC               MWF    0900  0950  COWRD  218   LefterN
11111   FNAR 205 02  Music Appreciation                   3 LEC               MWF    1000  1050  COWRD  218   LefterN
11112   FNAR 205 03  Music Appreciation                   3 LEC               MWF    1100  1150  COWRD  218   LefterN  
11113   FNAR 206 01  Art Appreciation                        3 LEC    $60     MWF    0900  0950  CAPER  109   SilvermanT
11433   FNAR 206 02  Art Appreciation                        3 LEC    $60     MWF    1000  1050  CAPER  109   SilvermanT
11435   FNAR 206 03  Art Appreciation                        3 LEC    $60     MWF    1100  1150  CAPER  109   SilvermanT
12788   FNAR 250 01  Filmmaking                               3 LEC    $70     TR     1430  1545  CAPER  109   HurtD    
12821   FNAR 304 01  Drawing                                    3 LEC    $65     TR     0930  1045  CAPER  109   SargentR
12833   FNAR 305 01  Painting                                    3 LEC    $65     TR     0800  0915  TBA    TBA   MurphyC  
12571   FNAR 306 01  Photography                             3 LEC    $65     TR     1300  1415  CAPER  109   HurtD  
11645   ENGL 208 01  Crime on Film                           3 LEC               MWF    0800  0850  CAPER  117   HeustonS  
11646   ENGL 208 02  Crime on Film                           3 LEC               MWF    0900  0950  CAPER  117   HeustonS
12785   ENGL 304 01  Shakespeare II                         3 LEC               TR     0800  0915  CAPER  107   PilhujK
12792   ENGL 351 01  20th Century American Drama 3 LEC               MWF    1100  1150  CAPER  117   HoranT
11442   ENGL 499 01  Internship             3 INT             TBA    TBA     TBA   TBA    TBA   HansenK