Dr. Rebecca Jeffrey Easby, Associate Professor of Art History (program chair)
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 affairs.
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/or Art History should consult the program chair.
ONE of the following courses:
ONE course chosen from the following:
ONE studio art course
ONE course chosen from the following:
ONE dance class (2-3 credits)
Additional FNAR or FNAM electives to complete a total of 18 credits
BOTH of the following survey courses:
FOUR additional courses in art history
Advanced Placement: Credit is granted for a score of 4 or 5 on the AP exam. Students should consult program faculty regarding AP credit.
CLEP Policy: CLEP examinations do not fulfill requirements of the fine arts major or minors in fine arts, art history, and music.
Grades in Minor Courses: Students must receive a grade of “C’ (2.0) or better in courses taken to fulfill minor requirements.
Pass/No Pass: Courses fulfilling the major requirement may not be taken Pass/No Pass. Please note that Applied Music (FNAM) may not be taken pass/no pass. Grades in Applied Music are based on individual progress.
Senior Assessment: Senior assessment is completed when the student obtains a grade of “C” or higher in the Senior Independent Study and successfully completes a final project.
TELL Policy: Students applying for credit in experiential learning should consult with the program faculty before preparing a portfolio.
Transfer Credits: Up to 12 hours of transfer credit will be accepted towards a major in fine arts, pending faculty review and approval. A minimum of 12 credits must be taken at Trinity in order to meet the requirements for the minor in fine arts, art history, or music.
Art History Courses
FNAR 101 Survey: History of Art I
FNAR 102 Survey: History of Art II
FNAR 103 African American Art I
FNAR 104 African American Art II
FNAR 223 HON:Cities, People, and Architecture
FNAR 225 History of Cinema
FNAR 250 Art in Reality
FNAR 305 Renaissance Art
FNAR 307 Baroque Art in Europe
FNAR 310 Culture: Hip Hop NYC to World
FNAR 311 Nineteenth Century Art
FNAR 313 Art of the Americas
FNAR 315 Twentieth Century Art
FNAR 317 Contemporary Art
FNAR 321 Women Artists
Studio Art Courses
FNAR 161 Introduction to Dance I
FNAR 163 Dance: Body & Mind
FNAR 167 Jazz Fusion Dance
FNAR 169 Ethnic Dance
FNAR 261 Modern Dance
FNAR 263 World Dance
FNAR 265 Dance for Drama and Stage
FNAR 267 Contemporary Dance and Composition
FNAR 361 Ballet: Classical & Modern I
FNAR 365 Western Dance History and Period Dance
General Fine Arts Courses
Applied Music Courses