Welcome to the arts and humanities in a global context.

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What it Means to Be Human: Prof. Ortiz
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What it Means to Be Human: Prof. Kehoe
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What it Means to Be Human: Philosophy students
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What it Means to Be Human: Prof. Tan and student
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What it Means to Be Human: Prof. Montaño
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What it Means to Be Human: Prof. Peter Dass
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What it Means to Be Human: Prof. ten Berge
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What it Means to Be Human: Student
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What it Means to Be Human: Student
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Edinburgh Fringe Festival
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Paris 2016 Student Video Tour
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Dr. Lauren Janes
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Chinese at Hope
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Dr. Jesus Montaño
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Workshop on Worship & Arts
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Dr. Kendra Parker
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Prof. Curtis Gruenler

Studying the arts and humanities at Hope College means you might:

  • Present your research at the National Conference for Undergraduate Research
  • Create a dance performance or play addressing a social justice issue
  • Investigate art therapy or music recording
  • Explore your faith through creative writing
  • Provide translation services for churches and businesses in Japanese or Spanish

Arts Division

Hope College is one of the few liberal arts colleges with accreditation in all four areas of the arts: art, dance, music and theatre. In each case, we meet or exceed national standards from the National Associations of Schools of Art and Design, Dance, Music and Theatre.

You will work closely with practicing artists and writers, and strengthen your work through additional activities, such as the Hope Summer Repertory Theatre, Visiting Writers Series, Musical Showcase, several dance companies and the senior art show.

Humanities Division

Whatever your future career path, Hope’s humanities departments will help you cultivate deep insights about yourself and global society while improving the practical talents you’ll need in any job — compelling writing, critical reasoning, oral communication, information literacy and research skills.

Hope by the Numbers

  • 237Publications & Performances

    Faculty members in the nine arts and humanities departments had 237 performances and publications in 2016.

  • 92%Post-graduate success

    In a survey of 2016 graduates with majors in the arts and humanities, 92% of respondents reported that they were attending graduate school or working in their field of study within six months of graduation.

  • 132Off-Campus Study

    Last year, 132 graduates with majors in the arts and humanities participated in an off-campus learning experience (domestic or international) over their four years, and 23 participated in an internship.

  • 421Majors and Minors

    421 students — 14% of total Hope students — pursued a major or minor in the arts and humanities in spring 2017.