Departments

Consult your academic advisor and/or the HPU Catalog for specific degree requirements.

Art

Majors and minors in studio art will learn to combine traditional art courses with the latest imaging technology to produce solutions to contemporary visual problems. Art education majors will learn to teach art in a comprehensive and sequential manner employing the disciplines of art history, art production, aesthetics and art criticism. Students taking art courses for fine arts credit will learn to appreciate the contribution of the visual arts to world culture.

Communication

Those studying communication will learn to think critically, communicate effectively and develop constructive abilities through print, broadcast and verbal and nonverbal means of communication.

The communication studies curriculum provides a liberal arts approach to the study of human communication and strives to equip individuals to become more proficient communicators. It also assists in training those who want to teach speech in public education.

Music

The department of music is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music and seeks to prepare students for careers in the field of music performance, music education and church music.

In the department of music, performance is strongly emphasized, and students have a wide variety of opportunities to perform both in ensembles and as soloists. The choral and instrumental fields have exten- sive ensemble offerings, including Concert Choir, University Singers, Marching Band, Symphonic Band, Jazz Ensemble, Heritage Singers, and Winds of Triumph, in addition to several small ensembles.

Theatre

The Department of Theatre encourages critical thinking, creative endeavor and the development of the multiple crafts of theatre through experiences explored in rehearsal, performance and in the classroom.

The theatre program introduces the student to the history, literature and production/performance philosophies, styles and techniques of theatre from the ancient Greeks to the present. Students receive a balance of theory and opportunities for performance/production work through an annual series of main-stage productions. This prepares students for careers in teaching, further study in graduate school or careers in theatre or allied fields.