When used as the title of a course or a college major, clearly Music, Art, Theater, Dance and "The Arts" are capitalized.
I find myself writing about the arts and wondering if I should capitalize the "A" or not. If I write Arts majors, I capitalize; but I write non-arts majors in lower case. Is this correct? Which one is correct − "patrons of the arts," or "patrons of the Arts" or "patrons of The Arts"?
I want to do this correctly, as I teach a college course in this discipline.