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Fine Arts (Minor)

18 Credits  |   Main Campus

The Fine Arts Program offers courses in the history of art, studio art, dance, and music, which are viewed as complementary disciplines.

Art and music are an integral part of the liberal arts foundation offered by Trinity. The Fine Arts Program offers courses in the history of art, studio art, dance, and music, which are viewed as complementary disciplines. Course offerings provide electives for all Trinity students and serve as enrichment for those majoring in a number of other disciplines, such as communication, history, English, business administration, and global studies.

The Fine Arts Program offers minors in fine arts and art history in the College of Arts and Sciences. The minor provides a unique program of study that enables students to explore their creativity through courses in art history, studio art, music, and dance. Through the study of works of art from various periods, students acquire historical consciousness as well as a basic understanding of the methods of visual analysis. Students take field trips to make use of the particularly rich artistic resources of Washington, D.C.

Hands-on experience in studio art forms an integral part of study in fine arts, and each semester an art exhibit, featuring student works, is presented along with student performances of music and dance. Music courses provide an historical framework for understanding diverse traditions as well as opportunities for student performances. Courses also incorporate live performances by drawing on the extensive concert offerings scheduled in Washington D.C.’s museums, galleries, churches, and concert halls.

Students who are interested in completing an individualized major in Fine Arts and Art History should consult the program chair.

What You’ll Learn

  • Explore your creative processes
  • Familiarize yourself with the cultural traditions of the art world
  • Express yourself more fully
  • Show an ability to apply your deep knowledge of art to any position

Local Internships

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Kennedy Center for Performing Arts
Smithsonian Institution

Global Careers

  • Archivist
  • Art Appraiser
  • Art Journalist
  • Arts Administrator
  • Exhibition Coordinator
  • Assistant Curator

Bachelor’s Degree

Art History

Applying to the Fine Arts (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).