ʻAʻohe hana nui ke alu ʻia: No task is too big when done together by all.
To serve the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo with general education and service courses
To provide an academic major in the Performing Arts, with individual specialty concentrations in dance, drama performance, music, and technical theatre
To contribute to the cultural life of the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo and Hawaiʻi Island through artistic performances and offerings in music, drama, and dance, through public lectures, and through related professional activities.
Our Degrees and Campus
Two subject certificates are available, that provide students with the basic foundational understandings necessary in each area of the performing arts. The Hawaiʻi Performing Arts Certificate allows students to pursue areas of performance in Dance, Drama or Music utilizing Hawaiian language and Hawaiʻi-based traditions and knowledge.
The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo is characterized as a comprehensive, diverse, regional university. Scholarship and research are an important part of faculty work and student engagement, but the primary focus is on providing high-quality baccalaureate and postgraduate education.