Art and Design Degree

Students interested in drawing, painting, photography, film, or design, can explore their passions through Hiram’s art and design major. Through this major, students will be challenged in their disciplines and will become well-rounded creative thinkers and visual problem solvers.

Hiram’s art and design majors 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.

4-Year Undergraduate Degree

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About the Program

Program Summary

All majors begin with taking a core set of design and history courses that develop technical, formal, and conceptual skills. Students then have the opportunity to specialize in one of three pathways: studio art, photography/film, or digital design studies.

Art and design majors will produce a body of visual work that expresses an original statement on a single idea or concept. This work will demonstrate an understanding of the creative process and an awareness of contemporary issues, art history, ideas from other disciplines, and/or aspects of personal experience.

Image: Art students

Career Paths

  • Animators
  • Art Consultants
  • Fashion Designers
  • Web Developers
  • Digital Designers
  • Interior Design
Abigail Semick

ABIGAIL SEMICK ’22 | Art & Design and Psychology Double Major

“In Intermediate Painting, my art skills were challenged in ways I had never been pushed before. My professor encouraged me to create pieces out of my comfort zone.”

Image: Gelbke Art Gallery

Ways to Get involved

Students meet with artists from across the country in the Gelbke Art Gallery, learning how to hang shows, produce different varieties of works, and host gallery openings. Each year, Hiram College also displays the Annual Juried Student Art Show in this gallery.


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