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DEVELOP YOUR SKILLS There are many areas in the School of Fine Arts that will bring your major to the next level. You do not need to be a School of Fine Arts student to enjoy our minors.

Looking to declare a minor with us here in the School of Fine Arts? Stop by our office at 107 Montagure Hall. We would be happy to assist you in pursuing your passion! 

Art
The twenty-seven credit art minor provides immersion in core art courses in art and art history and elective studio work in areas that the student selects. This minor is offered through the Department of Art and Design.

Art History
The twenty-one credit minor in art history offers introductory and advanced level courses in art from pre-history to the present. The visual arts are studied in relation to their cultural values and beliefs as well as to the unique perceptions of individual artists. This minor is offered through the Department of Art and Design.

Arts in Media
The combination of disciplines participating in this thirty-seven credit minor provides students the opportunity to apply graphic/digital design concepts and techniques and knowledge of media studies in the communications culture. In fulfilling the minor requirements, students will study the manipulative influence of contemporary media; survey the theories, research, regulation, and ethical concerns surrounding contemporary mass media; learn research methods concerning the impact of media on society and individuals; learn to incorporate photography and digital imaging in designing graphics; and study the impact of the visual in the construction of culture. Courses from the Communications, Art, and Theatre departments comprise this minor. This minor is offered through the Department of Art and Design.

Dance
The minor in dance provides technical training and in-depth appreciation of dance as a performance and social art form. Technique courses are offered in ballet, modern, jazz and tap dance and are complemented with courses in dance appreciation, dance history and dance composition. Annual dance concerts give students opportunities for choreography and performance. This minor provides technical training in an in-depth appreciation of dance as a performance and social art form. This minor is offered through the Department of Theatre.

Film Studies
The film studies minor provides an interdisciplinary approach to film, exploring the medium through practical, historical and social contexts. Required courses in the minor give students an understanding of the art of filmmaking, a history of film and how film connects to society. Electives in the minor offer students the opportunity to focus on more specific aspects of film ranging from film genres to photography to screenwriting. This minor is offered through the Department of Theatre.

Jazz Studies
The jazz studies minor may be selected by B.Mus. music majors and non-majors and offers study in jazz to students with a background and interest in jazz style and performance. The minor is offered through the Department of Music.

Music
The minor in music is designed to offer additional study to students with a background and interest in music. The music minor student is advised to note pre-requisites and to take courses in proper sequence. The minor is offered through the Department of Music.

Photography
This twenty-seven credit minor provides experience with both traditional silver-based photographic processes and digital manipulation with photographic sources. Students learn the principles of design and composition and are introduced to theories of visual communication, particularly within the art and design context. This minor is offered through the Department of Art and Design.

Theatre
The minor in theatre is for the student who wants to pursue an interest in theatre that will complement their major program and allows the student to study every area available in the theatre curriculum in a general