Hawaii Performing Arts Certificate

Contact: Justina Mattos , Ph.D.
Email: jmattos@hawaii.edu

Program Description

The Hawaiʻi Performing Arts Certificate is an interdisciplinary course of study with the Performing Arts Department and Ka Haka ʻUla o Keʻelikōlani College of Hawaiian Language. It allows students to pursue areas of performance in Dance, Drama or Music utilizing Hawaiian language and Hawaiʻi-based traditions and knowledge. This certificate can be pursued along-side the student’s regular academic major.

Requirements (20 credits)

  1. Hawaiian Language Requirement (8 credits)
    Choose eight semester hours taken from any of these Hawaiian Languages courses

    • HAW 101 Elementary Hawaiian I (4)
    • HAW 102 Elem Hawaiian II (4)
    • KHAW 103 First Lvl Trans Hawn Immersion (4)
    • KHAW 104 First Lvl Partial Hawn Immers (4)
    • KHAW 108 Accel First Lvl Hawn Immersion (8)
    • KHAW 133 First Lvl Hawn for Speakers (4)
    • KHAW 190 Fluency Community Support (1)
    • KHAW 203 Second Lvl Univ Hawn Immers I (4)
    • KHAW 204 Second Lvl Univ Hawn Immers II (4)
    • KHAW 208 Accel Sec Lvl Univ Hawn Immers (8)
    • KHAW 233 Second Level Hawn for Speakers (4)
    • KHAW 303 Third Level Hawaiian I (4)
    • KHAW 304 Third Level Hawaiian II (4)
    • KHAW 403 Fourth Level Hawaiian I (4)
    • KHAW 403 Fourth Level Hawaiian I (4)
  2. Performing Arts Requirement (6 credits)
    Choose one Foundation course and one Application course from the same emphasis – dance, drama or music:

    • Foundation course (3 credits) Choose one course:

      • Dance:
        • DNCE 170 BegContemp Dance/Hawaiʻi Themes (3)
        • HWST 181A Indig Leadership thru Hula I (3)
        • HWST 181E Indig Leadership thru Hula I (3)
      • Drama:
        • DRAM 243 Drama of Hawaiʻi & the Pacific (3)
      • Music:
        • MUS/HWST 175 Intro Music Of Polynesia (3)
        • MUS/HWST 176 Hist & Dev Of Hawn Music (3)
    • Application course (3 credits) Choose one course with the same emphasis as the Foundations course:

      • Dance:
        • DNCE 475 Dance Hawaiʻi Performance Group (3)
      • Drama:
        • DRAM 421 Acting Troupe (3)
      • Music:
        • MUS 404 Kapili Choir (3)
  3. Elective Requirement (6 credits)
    Choose two courses from the following list:

    • MUS 195 Contemporary Island Music (3)
    • DNCE 270 IntContempDance Hawaiʻi/Themes (3)
    • HWST 181A Indig Leadership thru Hula I (3)
    • HWST 181E Indig Leadership thru Hula I (3)
    • HWST 182A Indig Leadership thru Hula II (3)
    • HWST 182E Indig Leadership thru Hula II (3)
    • HWST 205 Hawaiian Music in Action (2) (alpha A-O)
    • KHWS 462 Haku Mele (3)
    • KHWS 475 Nā Mele Hula Kahiko (3)
    • KHWS 476 Nā Mele Hula ʻAuana (3)

Notes

  1. Each course for the Hawaii Performing Arts certificate must be passed with a grade of C or better.
  2. A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required for all courses taken for the certificate.