Fine Arts in the Military School Experience
A part of The Citadel experience since 1949, Fine Arts courses teach invaluable skills including:
- disciplined practice
- creative thinking
- spatial awareness
- collaborative teamwork
- visual perception
- stress relief
- motivational goalsetting
- cultural sophistication
- fine motor skills
- psychological resilience
- critical articulation of visual data
Our faculty has deep experience both in the professional and academic spheres to provide relevant perspective for the next generation of creative thinkers. From medical illustration to drone image capture to combat art, we practice what we preach with the passion of lived experience.
Basic foundation courses in art and music then progress into media-specific classes in drawing, painting, and photography. Photoshop, Graphic Design, Forensic Photography, and Photojournalism provide direct training for a number of career fields that complement a variety of majors. Fine Arts interns have completed projects both on and off campus using these in-demand skills. For a full listing of current courses, please visit the Registrar.
The Fine Arts discipline is not a major at this time. However, given its strong complement to a variety of majors from Intelligence to Biology, the Fine Arts minor is the most popular minor program at The Citadel. This cohort of over 100 cadets receives additional mentoring and access to opportunities within the many related fine arts fields.