72% of employers say that creativity is the number one skill they seek when hiring a potential employee. Minors in the arts are open to all Winthrop University students.


Perfect your skills in 2-D and 3-D design, drawing and figure drawing. Students can select two courses in drawing, painting, photo, video, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, or jewelry/metals.


Combining courses in studio and theory, a dance minor supports interdisciplinary approaches to traditional careers and can supplement any major or career path. Possible career paths for a dance minor include physical therapy, dance marketing, and communications


Learn a wide range of basic photography skills through the exploration of analog, digital, and experimental photographic techniques. Develop a unique and personal voice expressed through photo media and engage in interdisciplinary learning and expanded professional opportunities


Become an expert on art from Prehistory through the Renaissance all the way to now. Study courses specializing in medieval, Baroque, Neoclassicism, Modernism, women in art, and art from across the globe.


Continue your love of choral or instrumental music with courses in music theory, aural skills, and music history, plus ensemble participation and private instruction with our faculty members.


Enhance your communication skills in any field, including law, politics, teaching, sales, marketing, or management. Courses include acting, voice, movement, stage production, directing, design, and theatre history and literature.


Develop a foundation in business skills to lead both non-profit and for-profit arts organizations. Courses include accounting, entrepreneurship, marketing, law, communications, and leadership.


Provides training and hands-on experience through a technology-based program. Courses cover fundamentals of music technology, audio recording, post-production, synthesis and signal processing, and audio for visual media.


Get an introduction to a design mindset. Provides a foundation of many design-oriented work styles including design history, drawing, layout, color, and typography to produce creative solutions to design-focused problems.

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