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Art History (Minor)

18 Credits  |   Main Campus

Explore the history of art and music and discover your creative processes with a minor in Fine Arts.

Art and music are an integral part of the liberal arts foundation offered by Trinity Washington University. The Fine Arts minor provides a unique program of study that enables students to explore their creativity through course offerings in art history, studio art, music, and dance. Through studying works of art, from various periods, students acquire historical consciousness and a basic understanding of visual analysis methods. Art electives provide an enriching experience for those majoring in several other disciplines, such as communication, history, English, business administration, and global affairs.

Our minor program enhances the application of artistic knowledge to any field. Studying fine arts in Washington, D.C., allows our students to explore a wide variety of world-class museums, art galleries, and many other cultural opportunities within the district.




What You’ll Learn

  • Creative Expression
  • Acquire Historical and Cultural Context
  • Hands-on-Experience in Studio Art
  • Creative Thinking and Analysis
  • Art Appreciation
  • Understanding Diverse Traditions

Local Internships

National Gallery of Art
The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
The Smithsonian Institution

Global Careers

  • Art Critic
  • Music Composer
  • Choreographer
  • Arts & Entertainment Reporter
  • Graphic Designer
  • Photographer

Bachelor’s Degree

Fine Arts

Applying to the Art History (Minor) Program

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College of Arts & Sciences Admissions Requirements

Applying to the College of Arts & Sciences is a 5-step process:

  • Step One: Apply to Trinity
  • Step Two: Have your School Administrator submit your Official Transcripts (High School/College/Home School/GED) – International Transcripts must be evaluated prior to submission
  • Step Three: Submit Essay “Where do I see myself after obtaining a TWU degree?”
  • Step Four:  Submit your Recommendation Letter(s) (Teacher/Guidance Counselor/Mentor)
  • Step Five: Once your application is submitted, use your log-in credentials to check your status

Admissions Criteria:

  • First-Time Freshman candidates for admission should complete a secondary school program that includes 16 academic units: English, Mathematics (algebra, geometry, and trigonometry), Science to include Lab work (biology, chemistry, and physics), History, Foreign Language, and Social Science.
  • Transfer candidates must submit official college transcripts from each previously attended college or university.
  • Optional Standardized tests such as the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT I) and/or the American College Test (ACT) can be submitted.  To have your scores sent to us use SAT code 5796 and ACT code 0696.
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average 2.0 (on 4.0 Scale).