Whether you choose to major, minor, earn a certificate, or simply take a class to "check it out," the UH Hilo drama program is filled with opportunities for those interested in working on or beyond the stage. Courses in acting, stage craft, directing, and playwriting prepare students with a wide range of skills.

Drama helps us understand ourselves and others. It increases our confidence and abilities in public speaking, planning, collaboration, accountability, problem-solving, focus, persistence, and empathy. Graduates of this program successfully take their skills into many diverse professions!

A dramatic performance of The Dragon Slayer


Recommended introductory level Drama courses

  • DRAM 101 Introduction to Theatre (3)
  • DRAM 280 Basic Stagecraft (3)
  • DRAM 221 Beginning Acting I (3)

Why Study Acting? (Even if you're not a major!)

Hawaiʻi Creole English and Hawaiian Language On Stage