Performing Arts Degree

Hiram’s performing arts program will challenge you to think creatively and collaboratively as you individualize your studies to fit your specific interests and career goals. Through rigorous study and performance-based endeavors, this program cultivates future artists and arts leaders by deeply engaging students in the expressive fields of the dramatic arts, music, performance management, design, tech, and dance.

Students in the Performing Arts program choose from three major pathways:

  • Performance
  • Design/Tech
  • Arts Management/Entrepreneurship.

4-Year Undergraduate Degree

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About the Program

Program Summary

Whether you wish to engage in opera and theatre productions, ensembles, or composing; focus your attention on set designs, teaching or digital production; or are more interested in how the performing arts are produced–whatever your goal, Hiram will help you develop the skills and knowledge so you can thrive in the performing arts world. 

Image: Students participating in theatre production.

Career Paths

  • Actor
  • Choreographer
  • Music Producer
  • Digital Arts Director
  • Costume Design
  • Theatre Director
Malakai Nation

MALAKI NATION ’25 | Performing Arts Major


“I enjoy being able to freely express my creativity and make a film or art piece out of it.”

Image: Students participating in music performance.

Ways to Get involved

CONCERTS & RECITALS
Faculty, students, and community members all perform within Hiram’s Music Hall. Students perform in their senior recital or show off everything what they have learned in their private lesson.

MAIN-STAGE PRODUCTIONS
Each semester, at least one large main stage performing arts production is offered. Students can act, run crew, build sets, direct, manage house, and so much more!

STUDENT-DIRECTED 10-MINUTE PLAYS
Students all over campus come to audition for the 10-Minutes. Students direct, star in, (sometimes write) and lead the technical design aspects of these shows.

Faculty

Christine Semety

Christine Semety

Administrative Assistant to the School of Arts, Humanities & Politics; Administrative Assistant to the School of Health, Education, Sustainability & Society

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