Hiram’s art department has been a leader in offering off-campus experiential learning opportunities in the U.S. and abroad. Since 1959, Hiram’s art faculty has created and led on-site art history and studio art courses in countries such as Italy, France, England, Japan and Australia. Art students are encouraged to take advantage of Hiram’s study away opportunities, whether art-related trips or otherwise. Study abroad is highly valued as an excellent way to broaden and deepen one’s exposure to visual and intellectual sources, as well as developing personal responsibility, tolerance and global citizenship.
In addition to overseas opportunities, art students at Hiram can explore on-campus and off-campus learning experiences through our assistantship and internship programs. Art majors can gain valuable professional experience by applying to work as photography, printmaking, gallery, or media room assistants within the art department. In addition, in coordination with Hiram’s Career Development Center, students can obtain internships at area arts institutions. Recent students have participated in internships at the National Museum of American Art in Washington, D.C., the Whitney Museum in New York City, and Cleveland Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, and with private artists, photographers and art conservators.