College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
Liberal Arts Department
Minor in Fine Arts
 

Students can earn a minor in fine arts by selecting 18 to 24 credits from the courses listed below – where 25% of the credits must be from upper level classes (300 or 400 level) and courses must come from two of the four discipline areas traditionally are considered:  music, visual arts, creative writing, theater, and communication areas.

ART
Course Number Course Name Prerequisite(s) Credits
ART 117 Basic Design None 3
ART 125 Survey of World Art None 3
ART  126 Selected Problems in World Art None 3
ART 128 Basic Drawing None 2
ART 150 Painting None 2
ART 217 Design Art 117 3
ART 228 Drawing ART 128 3
ART 231 Painting 2 ART 150 2
ART/EDU 275 Teaching Visual Art to Children None 3
ART/COM 324 Desktop Publishing Minimum C grade in ART/COM 308 4

COMMUNICATION

Course Number Course Name Prerequisite(s) Credits
COM 221 Oral Interpretation of Literature COM 119 3
COM 227 Voice and Diction None 3
COM/ART 324 Desktop Publishing Minimum C grade in ART/COM 308 4
ART/EDU 275 Teaching Visual Art to Children None 3
ART/COM 324 Desktop Publishing Minimum C grade in ART/COM 308 4

CREATIVE WRITING

Course Number Course Name Prerequisite(s) Credits
ENG 301 Introduction to Creative Writing None 3
ENG 302 Intermediate Fiction Writing ENG 301 3
ENG 303 Intermediate Verse Writing ENG 201 3
ENG 344 Advanced Writing ENG 201 3
ENG 401 Advanced Creative Writing ENG 201 and ENG 302 and ENG 303 3

MUSIC

Course Number Course Name Prerequisite(s) Credits
MUS 124 Introduction to Music None 3
MUS 103 Music Theory I Placement exam or MUS 124 3
MUS 104 Music Theory II Placement exam or MUS 124 3
MUS 401 Orchestration and Arranging MUS 302 3
MUS 132 Concert Band Audition 1
MUS 133 Jazz Ensemble Audition 1
MUS 134 Steel Band Ensemble None 1
MUS 140 Class Steel Pan None 1
MUS 151-152 Class Guitar None 1-1
MUS 161-162 Applied Music Audition 2-2
MUS 261-262 Applied Music Audition 2-2
MUS 242 Concert Choir Audition 1
MUS 364 Survey of Caribbean Music None 3
MUS 465-466 Selected Topics in Music TBA 3-3
  THEATRE
Course Number Course Name Prerequisite(s) Credits
THE 110 Introduction to Theatre None 3
THE 210 Theatre Service None 4
THE 211-212-213-214 Theatre Production THE 110 1,1,1,1
THE 220 Basic Stage Movement None 3
THE 312 Directing Stage Productions None 3
THE 315 Theatre in the Caribbean None 3
THE 323 Basic Acting None 3
THE 325 Readers Theatre None 3
The 411 Creating Theatre None 3
THE 412 Scenic Design and Stage Lighting THE 210 and THE 211 or THE 212 or THE 213 or THE 214 3
THE 413 Theatre Criticism THE 110 and THE 220 or THE 312 or THE 328 3
THE 415 Theatre Management None 3
THE 465-466 Selected Topics in Theatre TBA 3-3
THE 499 Independent Study in Theatre See Course Description 3
It is required that you choose two areas of the fine arts for specialization.  In addition to the HUM 115 prerequisite, students must complete (with a grade of C or higher) 18 to 24 credits from Music, Art, Theatre or English Creative Writing, with 25% of the classes being at the 300 or 400 level and selected from any two Fine Arts areas. All requirements for the minor can be completed on either campus.