About Huntingdon College
Huntingdon College is a co-educational liberal arts college of the United Methodist Church. The campus is located in a residential neighborhood of Montgomery, Alabama, state capital and home of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival. The city hosts many other annual events including the Jubilee City Fest, the Alabama Highland Games, and the Alabama National Fair. The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts is the fifth largest museum in the world. Other noteworthy sites include the Alabama State Capitol, the Rosa Parks Library and Museum and Children's Wing, the First White House of the Confederacy, the Hank Williams Museum, Blount Cultural Park, and the Civil Rights Memorial and Center.
The Department of Humanities at Huntingdon College provides an art program designed to serve students in their pursuit of artistic growth and careers in art. Upon completion of the 4-year BA degree program, students may pursue careers in graphic design, illustration, industrial design, advertising, architecture, photography, fashion design, or even film, television, and theater design. Core requirements include exhibition attendance, two- and three-dimensional design, drawing, ceramics, painting, history of art courses, advanced studio work, and a senior capstone course. The capstone includes the execution and exhibition of a series of artworks, related through theme and format, in the student¡¦s medium of concentration. The exhibition is accompanied by a written artist¡¦s statement and an oral presentation. Available concentrations and art electives include photography, printmaking, graphic design, painting, and more. The school also offers special topics and seminar courses, plus internships during junior and senior years. The Art Program has arrangements with art galleries and graphic design firms for internships. Huntingdon's program is unique in that it provides private studios to junior and senior majors. The program also provides flexibility through small class sizes, allowing for more personal attention and targeting of the specialized interest of any particular student.
Huntingdon College offers scholarships and grants to full-time students. Available institutional scholarships include academic scholarships such as the AISA Honor Scholarship, Huntingdon Transfer Scholarship, and Valedictorian Scholarship; Honors scholarships including the Walter D. Bellingrath Scholarship, achievement awards including the George Gibbs Art Scholarship; Awards of Circumstance including the Alumni Referral Scholarship and the Huntingdon Grant; and Reserve Officers Training Corps, or ROTC scholarships. Other Huntingdon scholarships and grants include a number of endowed and gift scholarships established by individuals and foundations. In addition, several organizations provide scholarships from year to year to qualified students. These include the following: United Daughters of the Confederacy, Air Force Aid Society, First United Methodist Church-United Methodist Women, Alabama Association of Independent Colleges, the Russell Foundation, and the J.L. Bedsole Foundation.
Huntingdon's campus is currently home to more than 50 clubs and organizations, including fraternities and sororities, student government, academic honoraries, spiritual life organizations, and performing arts programs. NCAA Division III intercollegiate teams include men¡¦s baseball, basketball, football, golf, soccer, and tennis, and women¡¦s basketball, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball. In addition, Huntingdon offers cheerleading, the Huntingdon First Marching Band, dance team, and intramural sports. For academic purposes, a laptop computer is provided for each student for use all four years, and to keep upon graduation. The school also provides SMART classrooms in each academic building and wireless hotspots, academic and pre-professional advisement, individual counseling and accommodations for students with disabilities, internships, a First-Year Experience Program, the Center for Career and Vocation, Departmental Honors, and many on-campus performance and lecture series. Huntingdon is consistently listed among U.S. News and World Report¡¦s ¡§America¡¦s Best Colleges¡¨ and the Princeton Review¡¦s The Best Colleges, Region By Region. The beautiful 71-acre campus is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Huntingdon College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.