Henderson State University's fine arts programs are designed to cultivate critical thinking and communication skills and help students understand the physical world and appreciate the diversity in our global society. Henderson students gain confidence through skills practice in a student-centered environment. Our faculty members are regularly recognized for their contributions in their fields of study and research.

Henderson State’s Ellis College of Arts and Sciences promotes the highest quality of learning, scholarship, and artistic expression in order to develop each student’s critical and creative skills. We provide advanced study in the arts, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences and a broad-based liberal arts core curriculum for all Henderson students.

HSU’s Fine Arts Degree Program Offers:

  • Small Classes
  • Active Student Participation
  • Hands-On Research and Use of New Technology
  • Travel Abroad Opportunities
  • Internship Opportunities

Jobs You Can Get with a Fine Arts Degree:

  • Artist
  • Graphic and Media Designer
  • Advertising
  • Public Relations
  • Law
  • Education/Teaching
  • Musical Theater
  • Composition
  • Digital Media
  • Writer

“Teachers want you to succeed. You’re able to just go to them for anything and they will help you out with whatever you need.”

Jordan Parker, Music Education

Plan Your Visit

Henderson State’s Reddie Days

Reddie Day is your sneak peek into life at Henderson State University. During this event, you will have a chance to learn about admission and enrollment, gather information about scholarships and other campus resources, and experience what it means to be a member of the Reddie Family. Reddie Days are specially designed for high school juniors, seniors, and transfer students. While the information is similar at each event, the schedule may be a little different. Check out the day’s itinerary before you select the Reddie Day you want to attend.

2019–2020 Reddie Days

  • Tuesday 
    October 15, 2019 
  • Thursday 
    November 14, 2019 
  • Saturday
    February 13, 2020 
  • Thursday 
    April 16, 2020 

Campus Tours

Take a campus tour with one of the Reddie Ambassadors. Campus tours are offered twice daily, most days of the week. While you explore Henderson State’s historic campus, learn about residence life and speak with faculty members. Make sure to snap a few photos and share them online tagged with #LiveReddie.


$500 Campus Visit Scholarship*

One scholarship will be awarded each month based on a random drawing. Eligibility requires a qualified visit to campus and meeting with an academic advisor. Check with Admissions for details. *Available only to students attending the HSU campus.

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Check out our Financial Aid page for additional scholarship opportunities.

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