Hampton University

Hampton University, a dynamic, progressive institution of higher education, is a privately-endowed, non-profit, non-sectarian, co-educational, historically black university. It is located in southeastern Virginia and boasts one of the loveliest campuses in the nation, with a picturesque waterfront and historic buildings and landmarks. Hampton University has grown into a comprehensive university providing a broad range of technical, liberal arts, pre-professional, professional, and graduate degree programs. We also offer cultural entertainment and athletic events keep you in touch with the other students and members of the Hampton University family.

At HU, you will be a member of a University family that includes some of the nation's brightest and most promising students. Our 5,700+ students come to Hampton University from 49 states and 35 territories and nations. They represent urban centers, suburban communities, small towns, and rural areas.

Hampton University is a community of learners and educators. It is a place that will challenge your intellect and nurture your spirit; broaden your outlook and ex... [ Read All ]


United States

Hampton University
VA 23668
Phone: (757) 727-5402
Website: http://www.hamptonu.edu/a

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Our Aims

Hampton University is a comprehensive institution of higher education, dedicated to the promotion of learning, building of character and preparation of promising students for positions of leadership and service. Its curriculum emphasis is scientific and professional with a strong liberal arts under girding. In carrying out its mission, the University requires that everything that it does be of the highest quality.

A historically black institution, Hampton University is committed to multiculturalism. The University serves students from diverse national, cultural and economic backgrounds. From its beginnings to the present, the institution has enrolled students from five continents North America, South America, Africa, Asia and Europe and many countries including Gabon, Kenya, Ghana, Japan, China, Armenia, Great Britain and Russia, as well as the Hawaiian and Caribbean Islands and numerous American Indian nations. Placing its students at the center of its planning, the University provides a holistic educational environment. Learning is facilitated by a range of educational-offerings, a rigorous curriculum, excellent teaching, profe...  [ Read All ]

Academic Staff and Description

The Department of Fine and Performing Arts is a viable, innovative, and multifaceted program designed to meet the current and future needs of the Hampton University student. The Department of Fine and Performing Arts is predicated on the fact that in order to function competitively in today's job market or in graduate studies, the student in the arts must develop performance skills with a theoretical foundation and couple those with a keen understanding of business. Therefore, the areas within the Department of Fine and Performing Arts maintain a high academic standard while promoting an environment which stimulates creative excellence and nurturing climate.  

Information For  Undergraduates

The Bachelor of Arts degree offered in the area of Art provides an excellent opportunity for students seeking to develop their potential as visual artists while experiencing the environment of a Historically Black University. Course work leading to the Bachelor of Arts in Art with an emphasis in the fields of either Comprehensive Art or Graphic Design is offered in the context of a liberal arts education. Through this curriculum, students are challenged to examine their role as artists in light of relevant social, ethical, philosophical and political issues.

Students have access to a black and white and color lab, extensive printmaking and ceramics studios, and spacious sculpture, painting, and drawing studios, and computer labs with drawing, painting and desktop capabilities. Student works are frequently exhibited in the department's gallery. Art majors can participate in the Art Club. Students also have the opportunity to enter departmental and local juried art shows.

Students have recently been exposed to prominent African American visiting artists such as Dr. John Biggers, Elizabeth Catlett, Ron Adams, James Phillips, Wil...  [ Read All ]

Student Facilities

Hampton Players

The Hampton Players and Company is a student organization dedicated
to serving as a production arm of the mainstage season of the Theatre area.
In addition, it is dedicated to cultivating the theatre arts talents of its
individual members. It not only seeks to serve theatre arts majors, but is
committed to the University population and the Hampton community.

Participation is designed to give students experience in theatre management, production, and organization. Those students with interests and abilities in acting, directing, designing, management and playwrighting will find opportunities for expression and growth. Training and experience in this activity provide creative outlets on both the professional and non-professional levels.

Art Club

The Visual Poet's Society works to raise campus awareness of art.
Typical activities include exhibitions and sale of student artworks,
participation in homecoming parade and coronation and holiday and end of semester parties. The Art Club is open to all interested students.

Hampton University Debating

The Debate Team is a University-sponsored organi...  [ Read All ]