Hiram College


Art majors take an array of foundation classes in drawing, design and art history to build a strong knowledge and skill base. They also enroll in intermediate level and elective classes such as art history, digital art and ceramics, then select an area of concentration to pursue upper-level work in painting and drawing, photography, printmaking, or ceramics and sculpture. Areas of concentration are flexible and can often lead to mixed-media and cross-media explorations. Studio art majors are required to present a portfolio for review by the department faculty during their junior year and an exhibition of a coherent body of artwork during their senior year.


  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Ceramics
  • Sculpture
  • Interdisciplinary


  • Color and Design
  • Beginning Drawing
  • History of Western Art
  • Contemporary Media
  • Early Modern Art
  • Contemporary Art
  • Senior Studio I
  • For full descriptions, see the Course Catalog.

Each student majoring in art is expected to present a portfolio for review by the department faculty in the first semester of the junior year, to do advanced work in at least one medium, such as drawing, painting, photography, printmaking or ceramics/sculpture, and to produce and exhibit a body of artwork in the Senior Exhibition during the spring semester of the senior year.