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 250 Special Topics BAND 101/102/201/201 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)
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 Forensic Photography FNAR 308 Graphic Design FNAR 309 Photoshop 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 373 Special Topics in 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 (may be used for 3 credits)
*Courses related to the Fine Arts in other departments may be considered and approved by the English, Fine Arts, & Communications Department Chair.
Total Credit Hours Required — 15, at least 9 of which must be completed at The Citadel.