Hawai‘i Pacific University offers a unique experience for students interested in studying Theater. Small classes allow for greater interaction between students and teachers, and much individualized attention. Courses are taught by Theater professionals, offering students high quality instruction and mentoring. Acting and production courses give students the opportunity to apply both technical and performance skills to live performances. Because the major productions involve actors, designers, and technicians from the community, students have the opportunity to work with many theater professionals, both on stage and off stage. As a member of the Hawaii State Theatre Council, HPU Theatre has earned numerous awards for acting, directing, ensemble performance, playwriting, and overall play production. While taking a hiatus from HSTC membership for the 2015-2016 Season, we look forward to our renewed participation.
Students who wish to study Theater at HPU may choose to minor in Theater. This minor can enhance such major fields of study as literature, communication, humanities, psychology, public relations, journalism, advertising, art and music. A Theater minor can help prepare students for careers in the performing arts, art management, theater administration, marketing, the media, journalism, writing, public speaking and human relationhs.
For more information about Theatre at HPU, contact:
Teresa McCreary, Director, Performing Arts
Department of Arts & Humanities
Office Number: (808) 544-0887
Janine Myers, Theatre Manager