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The Fine Arts Department awards a minor for advanced work in art history, studio art, music, and/or theatre arts to full-time students. Students may choose one or two of these areas of study. They must register for the minor with the Coordinator of the Fine Arts Minor. Courses for the minor taken through study abroad or off campus programs must be approved by the Coordinator of the Fine Arts Minor.

Fine Arts Minors: 5 courses/20 credit hours

Art History

Required Courses:

  • FAH101 Introduction to History or an alternative art history course with permission of the Coordinator of the Fine Arts Minor.
  • One course in Studio Art (FAS) at the 100 or 200 level.
  • Three additional courses in art history (FAH) at or above the 200 level.
  • No more than one of these courses may be FAH400 Independent Study, and no more than one of these courses may be FAH492 Internship.

Studio Art

Required Courses:

  • FAS101 Introduction to Art or an alternative art history course with permission of the Coordinator of the Fine Arts Minor
  • Four additional courses in Studio Art (FAS) at or above the 200 level.
  • No more than one of  these courses may be FAS400 Independent Study

Music

Required Courses:

  •  MU110 Music Theory I*
  • MU210 Music Theory II
  • MU201 Music History I
  • MU202 Music History II
  • One elective in Music (MU), may also be satisfied by two 2-credit-hour music performance courses)

*Students who place out of Music Theory I should take two music electives.

Theatre Arts

Required Courses:

Core Courses (4 Required):

  • EN251 Shakespeare
  • FAS/EN261 Beginning Acting
  • FAS/EN 262 Beginning Directing

And one of the following dramatic literature or general theatre courses:

  • FAH/EN363 American Drama and Culture
  • FAH/EN363 American Playwrights Since 1945
  • FAH/EN363 European Masters of Drama
  • FAH/EN363 Introduction to Theatre

Elective (Fifth class); choose one of the following:

  • FAH/EN363 American Drama and Culture
  • FAH/EN363 American Playwrights Since 1945
  • FAH/EN363 European Masters of Drama
  • FAH/EN363 Introduction to Theatre
  • FAH/FAS/EN400 Independent Study (to complete a final project for the minor, in consultation with the theatre arts minor coordinator)
  • FAH/FAS/EN481 Internship (approved by the theatre arts minor coordinator)
  • FAS103 Creativity
  • MU241 American Musical Theatre