School of

Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts

Students in the School of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts may develop their oral and written communication skills in Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and English and other languages - both classical and modern. The school also features a broad variety of stages where they can explore and enhance their talents as well as their ability to learn and think with creativity, imagination, and sensitivity while being exposed to the best that the history of humanity has to offer in the study of art history, dance, drama, fine arts and design, music, rhetoric and writing studies.

Explore Shapiro Family Hall- Music
Explore Adams Playhouse- Theater
Explore Calkins Hall- Fine Arts & Humanities

In the Classroom

Our Programs

The School of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts offers you a variety of degrees and minors across several departments, as well as interdisciplinary programs.

Nia Atwater

Meet Nia

Theater Arts - Production/Class of '22

Texas native Nia Atwater loved Hofstra’s proximity to the vibrant theater and film community in New York City, where she honed her skills working with renowned costume designer Mitchell Travers on the Disney+ film Better Nate Than Ever.

Learn About Nia's Journey

Outside the Classroom

Opportunities & Resources

At Hofstra, you'll find opportunities for unique, enriching experiences and the resources you need to extend and enhance your education.

About the School

From our robust and enriching programs, students may develop their writing, literary, and artistic talents in preparation for careers in the arts and other fields, such as publishing, grant writing, curating, nonprofit administration, web design and development, and education.

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