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. Choose two introductory courses (6 credit hours)

FNAR 205 Music Appreciation

FNAR 206 Art Appreciation

FNAR 207 Art History

FNAR 209 Music Theory

FNAR 250 Special Topics

BAND 101/102/201/202 Band (sequence counts as 3 credits)

ENGL 208 Special Topics (where appropriate)

ENGL 209 Introduction to Film

ENGL 221 Introduction to Creative Writing

ENGL 222 Special Topics in Film Studies


2. Choose three additional elective courses, including at least two at or above the 300 level. (9 credit hours)

Introductory courses as listed above

BAND 301/302/401/402 (this total sequence for Band counts as 3 credits)

FNAR 304 Drawing

FNAR 305 Painting

FNAR 306 Photography

FNAR 307 Digital Forensic Photography

FNAR 350 Advanced Special Topics in Fine Arts

ENGL 303 Shakespeare I

ENGL 304 Shakespeare II

ENGL 322 English Drama to 1642

ENGL 351 20th Century American Drama

ENGL 368 20th Century Drama

ENGL 372 Film Studies

ENGL 375 Special Topics (where appropriate)

ENGL 401 Independent Study

ENGL 426 Creative Writing: Fiction

ENGL 427 Creative Writing: Poetry

COMM 499 Internship

INTD 350 Citadel in DC (where appropriate)

* Courses related to the Fine Arts in other departments may be considered and approved by the English, Fine Arts, and Communications Department Chair.

To register for the Fine Arts minor, please fill out this form and have it signed by Dr. Scott Lucas, 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..