University of Hawaii at Manoa

Theatre & Dance (Asian)

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The Dept. of Theatre and Dance is comprised of two separate but related disciplines. Theatre includes the study of Asian and Western dramatic literature and theory; acting and directing; stage, costume, and lighting design; stagecraft; playwriting; and youth theatre. Professional stage, film, and television work, and teaching, research, criticism, and arts administration and production,are typical professions of theatre majors. Dance encompasses the study of human movement as it relates to the physical sciences, music, theatre performance and production, history, cultural context, education, visual design, and human expression. Dance majors find careers in the areas of performance, choreography, teaching, arts administration and production, therapy, history and criticism, and research.

For more information on how to apply for the WRGP resident tuition rate for this program, please contact:

Lurana O'Malley, Graduate Chair
University of Hawai‘i at Manoa 
Department of Theatre and Dance
1770 East-West Road
Kennedy Theatre 115
Honolulu, HI 96822

Degrees Available