Studio and Digital Art | Hastings College

Studio and Digital Art

Why major in Studio/Digital Art?

By majoring in Studio/Digital Art at Hastings College, you’ll be ready for a career that weaves your passion for art with other interests. The result? Opportunities as diverse as graphic design, education, animation, owning your own studio, scientific illustration, motion video and more.

Hastings College professors create an environment for collaboration among faculty and students, investing in your success. Plus you’ll have opportunities to try glassblowing in the best glassblowing studio of any college or university in the country while exploring sculpture, ceramics, painting, printmaking, drawing, graphic design, digital media and photography. All in the new 25,000 sq. ft. Jackson Dinsdale Art Center. Design your own experience and build a career you’ll love!

Coursework in the Art Department and others on campus culminate in your senior thesis exhibition featured in the Hastings College Gallery, preparing you for a meaningful life as a working artist, a professor, a gallery director, a graphic artist or an art therapist.

Opportunities for internships abound in the art-loving Hastings community, from Hastings Museum to advertising agencies. Through internships and events sponsored by these and other arts venues, you’ll build a solid network as you prepare to launch your career and stretch your portfolio through exposure to new ideas and techniques.

Hastings College alumni:

  • Have art on display at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History;
  • Serve as curators for art museums in North Carolina, Chicago and Scottsbluff, Neb.;
  • Manage stage sets on Broadway;
  • Own glassblowing studios;
  • Teach in high schools and universities;
  • Pursue additional studies at the Pratt Institute, the Rhode Island School of Design, the San Francisco Art Institute and St. John’s University School of Divinity and more.

You'll also find hundreds of graduates who integrate their study of art into careers such as clinical psychologists, musicians, spa owners and other exciting careers. Art can be an amazing experience – and Hastings is the place to make it happen.

You can succeed and live a creative life with an Art degree from Hastings College. Apply today!

Art Scholarships

All students, regardless of major/minor are eligible for an art scholarship. Non-majors earn the scholarship by actively participating in art activities and taking at least one art class per semester.

While we accept scholarship applications year round, for best consideration, we recommend you:

Complete this form and let us know you're interested art at Hastings. We'd love to arrange a time to view your portfolio!


Creating success

The circle of life has taken one Hastings College graduate from directing college plays to managing Broadway shows. Tom Reynolds ’98 has been working behind the scenes on “The Lion King” at the Minskoff Theatre in Times Square in New York City since... more
For three Hastings College graduates, enjoying the Omaha arts scene is all in a day’s work. Amy (Krobot) Rummel ’94, Kori (Else) Radloff ’95 and Jessica (Hardy) Brummer ’04 are all marketing directors working to promote the arts in Nebraska’s... more
A dozen easels stand at attention in a large, gray classroom. They are perfectly new, waiting for the first brush stroke or pencil mark from an artist’s hand. The cement floor below calls out for pencil shavings and paint splatters, while the walls... more
Matt Seeley’s sculptures might last only a few days, but for him, that’s part of the beauty of ephemeral art. Seeley ’88, a systems engineer, sculpts large-scale creations with snow, creating jumbo characters like a 16-foot praying mantis, oversized... more
For two weeks in July, Steve Snell, Assistant Professor of Art at Hastings College, had the opportunity to hike the Chilkoot Trail in Alaska and Canada. The trail is 33 miles long and it is the same trail that was made famous by the Klondike Gold... more