Centrally located on the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa campus since 1976, the Department of Art and Art History is housed in its own purpose-built three-story building with art studios equipped for a range of media productions along with two galleries. The John Young Museum of Art at Krauss Hall is also under the auspice of the department. EXPLORE
We are one of the largest departments at UH Mānoa and the only master's degree granting program in the visual arts in the State of Hawai‘i. Aside from serving our majors who are from Hawai‘i, the continental U.S., and around world, each semester hundreds of students from other disciplines enroll in our art studio and art history classes to fulfill their university requirements, for the pleasure of exploring a creative medium, and/or learning the richness of global artistic traditions.
The department offers degree programs in the disciplines of studio art and art history. We award a BA in both; BFA and MFA in studio art; and MA in art history. The BFA and MFA include concentrations in ceramics, drawing/painting, electronic art, glass, graphic design, print media (digital imaging, photography, printmaking), and sculpture + expanded practices. The MA in Art History includes the concentrations in the art of China, Japan, the Pacific, South/Southeast Asia, or Modern/Contemporary art. MORE INFO