Creative expression comes in many forms. At Hastings College, you'll have the opportunity to experiment, challenge yourself and work collaboratively. Fine arts majors and non-majors alike excel as they participate in the arts at Hastings, gaining practical experience for a successful career.
The fine arts open new worlds and new approaches to modern problems. It helps you connect to others, boost your visual and critical thinking skills and enhance communication skills – the exact skills employers look for.
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. 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. The department offers scholarships to non-major, activate participants. Complete a brief music scholarship form 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 Department of Visual Arts during their time on campus. Photography, painting, printmaking, sculpture, drawing and graphic design are great options, and our glassblowing studio is the most sophisticated and best in the country. You'll experience all art has to offer in the state-of-the-art, 25,000 square foot Jackson Dinsdale Art Center, which opened in 2016. This architecturally innovative showplace for the arts is sure to inspire!
The Department of Visual Arts is also home to Open Space, a summer art immersion program provided through a collaboration of KANEKO and Hastings College. It's specifically designed for future artists completing their junior year of high school.
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!
Hastings College offers talent scholarships for students who participate or major/minor in all the fine arts – plus students who participate in campus media and speech. Being involved on campus makes for a great college experience while building a solid resume and background that's incredibly helpful as you look to land your first job or spot in grad school.