Undergraduate Students

Theatre Majors

Course Requirements

We’re glad that you’re interested in becoming a Theatre Major! In addition to all University of Hawai‘i requirements, the Department of Theatre and Dance requires 42 credit hours for a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre.

In these 42 hours, students will take the following courses:

  • THEA 240
  • THEA 311
  • THEA 312
  • THEA 411
  • THEA 412
  • Two (2) courses in Asian theatre (one in theory, history, or literature and one in performance),
  • One (1) course each in acting, voice and movement, directing, design, and youth theatre, and
  • Six (6) credits of theatre practicum (THEA 200 and 400 alpha).

Other Important Notes
Every declared theatre major is required to meet with an adviser every semester. (Current advisor is Julie A. Iezzi; email: iezzi@hawaii.edu; phone: 808.956.4377.)

Prior to graduation, all theatre students must submit a portfolio of student work eight weeks into the student’s final semester. A mandatory mentoring system is in place to guide each student through their coursework and their portfolio presentation.

Finally, all students are required to participate in an exit interview.

Declaring Your Major

You can declare your major after you’ve applied to the University and are an official student. You will need to a completed Declaration of Major Form down to the College of Arts and Sciences offices.

See the following websites for more information:
Freshman Undergraduate Admissions
Transfer Student Admissions

Theatre Minors

Course Requirements

The Minor in Theatre requires completion of 15 credit hours and participation in two (2) departmental productions.

Theatre minors should consult with the undergraduate adviser. For more specific criteria, see the Theatre Minor Checklist.

How to Apply

You can declare your major after you’ve applied to the University and are an official student. You will need to a completed “Declaration of Major” Form down to the College of Arts and Sciences offices.

See the following websites for more information:

Freshman Undergraduate Admissions
Transfer Student Admissions