At Hiram, music is an integral part of campus life, one in which students of disciplines participate. everywhere for everyone! Walk across campus, mornings or evenings, weekdays or weekends and you will hear music pouring from the practice rooms and Recital Hall in the Frohring Music Building. Student and faculty recitals, visiting performers and the College’s major performing ensembles contribute to a lively cultural life on Hiram’s campus. The Department of Music brings together a diversity of students, faculty and community members who find great pleasure in the creative process of making music or enjoyment and appreciation of music as audience members.
Art History is a perfect discipline for those with broad ranging interests in the liberal arts. While cultural artifacts of the past (architecture, sculpture, paintings, drawing, print arts, ceramics, urban planning, etc) are the primary focus of study, understanding the importance and meaning of these artifacts can lead students into many rich avenues of investigation.
In addition to learning technique, skill and craft, Hiram art students learn to be "thinking artists" equipped with visual problem-solving, critical thinking, and visual and verbal communication skills. Students often combine their studies in art with interests in music, writing, communications, education, biology, psychology, environmental science and many other fields.
Theatre arts majors develop knowledge in theatrical performance, technical theatre and design, and theatre history and dramatic literature. By graduation, all students complete at least one component of a production — makeup, props, stage management, etc. Through classroom study, hands-on production experience, and attending professional theatre productions, students will cultivate their passion while developing expertise in the field.
At Hiram College, the study and practice of a craft is paired with an interdisciplinary liberal arts education, providing arts students a variety of career and graduate school options. The photography minor complements many major areas of study and gives students a creative outlet for their passions.