Creative expression. It comes in many forms. At Hastings College, you'll have the opportunity to experiment, challenge yourself and work collaboratively. You'll discover that fine arts majors and non-majors alike excel as they participate in the arts at Hastings. It's simply an integral part of campus and, in fact, the entire community of Hastings.
The fine arts open new worlds and new approaches to modern problems. They'll help you connect to others, boost your visual and critical thinking skills, enhance communication skills and lead a full life.
Across Hastings' music, art and theatre departments, you'll find top-notch faculty, outstanding support from the community and opportunities to show off your talents. And along the way you'll develop your skills, gain experience, build connections and be ready for your career or graduate school.
Our Music Department is well known for its outstanding ensembles, dedicated faculty and talented students. The variety of opportunities ensures you'll find a band or instrumental ensemble, choir or vocal group — or both! — that fits your interest areas and schedule. Also note that the department offers scholarships to non-major, activate participants. Complete a music survey to let us know you're interested. Play on!
Hastings College Art Majors have access to some of the best facilities in the region, which means if you have an interest in art, you do, too! Many Hastings students take classes through the Art Department during their time on campus, growing their appreciation for a multitude of styles. Photography, painting, printmaking, sculpture, drawing and graphic design are great options, and our glassblowing studio is the most sophisticated in the region. And in 2016-17 the state of the art, 27,000 square foot Jackson Dinsdale Art Center will open. It will be an architecturally innovative showplace for the arts!
With four to five full productions every year, including classics, original scripts and musicals, our Theatre Department is always on the lookout for students with a flair for acting, lighting, stage make-up, sound or designing and building sets. Our Scott Studio Theatre is a flexible, intimate and sensational black box space. Theatre is a great way to push yourself and grow, and majoring in theatre opens a world of opportunity. Enter stage right!