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 Adams Playhouse- Theater
Explore Calkins Hall- Fine Arts & Humanities
Alums Land Only US Spot at Int’l Theatre Festival
Five recent Hofstra drama alums were invited to perform at the 10th edition of the European Young Theatre Festival in Spoleto, Italy, – the only American college students to participate in the prestigious international showcase.
Great Writers, Great Readings Series
Each Great Writers, Great Readings event brings a notable author to campus to meet with creative writing students for a short workshop and question/answer session.
Alum Brings a New “Camelot” to Broadway
Helping today’s audiences fall in love with the Broadway classics has become 2011 alum Sarah Parker’s specialty. Recently, Parker served as associate choreographer for the Lincoln Center revival of Camelot.
Student Artist Joins Uniondale’s Juneteenth Festivities
Twelve paintings by Beauvoire Jean-Charles ‘24, a health science and fine arts major were displayed in the Journey to Joy art show at Uniondale’s second annual Joy Fest NY.
Campus Reading a Full-Circle Moment
Michelle Hart '11, a dual major in English and Philosophy, returned to Hofstra in 2023 to read from her debut novel "We Do What We Do In The Dark" as part of the the university's Great Writers, Great Readings series.
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.