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MA Theatre and Dance (Concentrations: Dance, Performance Studies, Theatre). Plan A (thesis) and Plan B (non-thesis) options available.
MFA Theatre and Dance (Concentrations: Dance, Theatre). MFA Theatre Focus Areas: Acting, Design, Directing, Hawaiian Theatre, Playwriting, Theatre for Young Audiences
PhD Theatre and Dance (Concentrations: Asian Performance, Hawaiian and Indigenous Performance, Performance Studies) See PhD research in process and recent dissertations.
Questions? Please email email@example.com
Great news! If you are a legal resident of a WICHE state (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming), UHM now participates in the Western Regional Graduate Program (WGRP) for all Theatre degrees and concentrations. WGRP enables students from WICHE states to enroll and pay 150 percent of the UHM’s resident tuition rate, instead of the non-resident rate that an out-of-state student would normally pay. Eligibility: legal residency status in a WICHE state, 3.0 GPA, and acceptance by UHM. There is no separate application, you will be automatically reviewed for WGRP eligibility.
For Fall semester priority admission: December 15 of previous year*
For Spring semester priority admission: August 15 of previous year*
(same deadlines for international applicants)
*Applications can often be accepted beyond these deadlines if openings still exist. Please email the Director of Graduate Studies in Theatre at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire.
Please note that Theatre concentrations do not require a GRE score.
Applicants for all graduate programs in Theatre and Dance should upload or request most Step 2 application materials via the Office of Graduate Education’s Supplemental upload website.
You may also watch a video tutorial on how to use the upload website.
If are applying to a Theatre-related concentration and you have questions on the process, please email the Director of Graduate Studies in Theatre at email@example.com.
Optional but highly recommended:
Reviews or other supplementary materials may also be uploaded. See instructions at end of this list on how to upload various formats.
Please upload requested materials to Graduate Division Supplemental upload website, using UPLOAD Feature.
PDF files: For Category, choose “Other” and please type <Writing Sample> or <Dissertation Proposal> or other appropriate title into the description.
Electronic Links: Please email the Director of Graduate Studies in Theatre at firstname.lastname@example.org with your electronic link to portfolio, youtube video, etc.
Video Files: For Category, choose “Other” and please type <Video Audition> or <Video Portfolio> or other appropriate description into the description. Note: 200MB maximum per file.
Applicants must be enrolled in or must also apply for entry to the University’s graduate Theatre degree programs. See details on this page for process and forms. Very competitive salary for 9-month appointments, plus graduate tuition waived. Full-time students only. Preference given to candidates in relevant field. Please fill out Graduate Employment Application.
Southeast Asian Language study Fellowships
For applicants interested to study Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Khmer, or Tagalog languages, the Center for Southeast Asian Studies plans to offer academic year/summer Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships that include tuition and stipend. Open to U.S. citizen and permanent resident undergraduate and graduate students for study at UH-Mānoa. IMPORTANT NOTE: This award is available pending grant support. Check back for updated information: Southeast Asian Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS)
For Chinese, Korean and Japanese languages, go to East Asian Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS)
For Chamorro, Maori, Samoan, Tahitian, and Tongan languages, go to Pacific Island Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS)
East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellowships
The East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellowship (GDF) provides funding for up to 24 months for Master’s or Doctoral degree study for graduate students from Asia, the Pacific, and the U.S. to participate in the educational, residential, and leadership development programs at the East-West Center while pursuing graduate study at the University of Hawai‘i. Center fellowships are provided for degree study at the University of Hawai‘i and participation in the Center’s international and intercultural programs. The East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellowship invites applications from:
Deadline: The Graduate Degree Fellowship application for study to begin in Fall Semester must be postmarked by December 1, of the previous year. Click here for more information and the GDF application forms.
Society for Asian Art
The Society of Asian Art of Hawai’i, Inc. promotes the pursuit of higher education by awarding scholarship grants to deserving Hawai’i college or university students studying Asia-related art courses at Hawai’i institutions of higher learning. Deadlines are June 30 prior to academic year.
Information on cost of graduate tuition at the University of Hawai`i at Manoa: https://manoa.hawaii.edu/records/tuition_fees/Graduate
Note that 12+ credits is a typical load for MA/MFA students; PhD students typically may take 9-12 credits.
For General Financial Aid Information: http://www.hawaii.edu/fas/
For General Scholarship Information: http://www.hawaii.edu/fas/info/scholarships.php
Fellowships and Scholarships for Graduate Students (Graduate Division listing): https://manoa.hawaii.edu/graduate/content/fellowships-scholarships
STAR Giving Tree, UHM scholarships and other possible funding opportunities (for current and incoming students): https://www.star.hawaii.edu:10012/Scholarship_live/login.jsp
Japan Studies funding for graduate students: