The University of Hawai'i is a Research I university and the Department of Art and Art History is a comprehensive and diverse center for the graduate study of Asian and Pacific arts and the visual arts. It is the only institution in Hawaii that offers the MA in Asian and/or Pacific art history and the MFA in visual arts. Students are encouraged to supplement their programs with courses in Departments and Programs such as Museum Studies, Hawaiian and Pacific Islands Studies, Religion, History and the Performing Arts.


The graduate study of both art history and studio arts is enhanced within the Department through a variety of ongoing programs including the following. The internationally renowned Art Gallery of the Department provides stimulating exhibitions and hands on experience for graduate students. The Intersections Visiting Artist Program provides a lecture/residency opportunity that brings artists and scholars who cross artistic and intellectual boundaries. The Visiting Artist Program in Glass, the East West Ceramics Exchange program are other initiatives that introduce important artists to the campus community. Students are also encouraged to do internships, research and participate in local museums such as the Honolulu Academy of Arts, The Contemporary Museum, the Hawai'i State Art Museum and the Bishop Museum.


For more infomation please contact the Graduate Chair, Professor Mary Babcock _ gradart@hawaii.edu.