Hiram College

Art and Design Major

Traditional Undergraduate

Developing Visual Artists for the 21st Century

Whether you’re interested in drawing, painting, photography, film, or design, Hiram’s new Art & Design major will help you explore your passion while challenging you to become a well-rounded creative thinker and visual problem solver. Through a flexible curriculum, intimate class sizes, and close collaboration with their peers and faculty members, students are able to combine creativity with practical skills.

Who are Hiram’s Art and Design students?

Students in Hiram’s Art and Design major are clever and imaginative. They share a calling to visually explore their interests, and express their ideas and unique take on the world. They are inquisitive and eager to find connections among their many passions.

About the Art and Design Program

The Art and Design major enables students to engage in the expressive and communicative power of visual language through inquiry and experimentation, critical evaluation, personal reflection, collaborative dialogue, and engagement with the larger world. Whether working with time-honored traditional media or ever-evolving digital technologies, the major encourages interdisciplinary idea exploration and using skills from other disciplines. As part of a larger liberal arts curriculum, the Art & Design major provides a foundation upon which students can build rewarding careers.

Christopher Ryan Headshot

Christopher Ryan, M.F.A.

Associate Professor of Art
Director, Gelbke Fine Arts Center Gallery

Learn more about all of the majors, minors, and opportunities that await you within the School of Arts, Humanities & Culture.