Arts and Humanities

A true Liberal Arts education cannot exist without the Arts and Humanities, and HPU is no exception.  The university prides itself on providing students with a well-rounded education, preparing students to be life-long learners and global citizens.

Arts and Humanities Spring 2014 Courses!

Arts and Humanities Department Majors in Arts and Humanities Minors in Arts and Humanities
Arts and Humanities Department News and Events

HPU Arts Faculty NewsSomething Blue art exhibition
April 4 – April 26, 2014

HPU Arts instructor Kirsten Rae Simonsen was chosen to participate in this exhibition of works on paper in the gallery that represents her in Connecticut in their Flat File called Artspace New Haven. The show opens Friday, April 4 and runs through April 26. The show is called Something Blue and is an exhibition of works on paper and is curated by Jennifer Burbank and Martha Lewis. Links to the Artspace New Haven and the FlatFile


HPU Arts Faculty NewsSanta Fe Art Institute Residency
March 2014

HPU Arts instructor Jamie Allen spent the month of March 2014 at the Santa Fe Art Institute Residency program. She is one of 5 resident artists. This is a time for her to work on a body of work and dedicate to her development as an artist.    

Jamie Allen will give a lecture on Thursday March 27th at Santa Fe Art Institute along with 19 other presenters about her work and her process. She will have a solo show at the Halele'a Gallery in Kauai on her work completed in residency for the month of July 2014. (Images are from a trail hike outside of Santa Fe)


HPU Paul & Vi Loo Theatre
April 4 - April 27, 2014  
Heritage by P.J. Barry • Directed by Joyce Maltby

An ensemble play, “Heritage” tells the story of Abraham Lincoln in a way that reveals the man in a very different light. Spanning three generations, we discover the strength of character of the women and men who shaped the life of our sixteenth President, and the unmistakable impression that they each left upon his life and legacy. MORE...


HPU Choirs and SymphonyHawai'i Theatre
April 27, 2014

HPU presents Choirs and Symphony Spring concert, featuring Makana in full spectrum sound. Called “dazzling” by The New York Times, slack key guitar master Makana teams up with the Hawai‘i Pacific University Choirs and Symphony Orchestra for a performance unlike any Hawai’i has ever seen! Performing works from Native Inuit to Hawaiian, traditional Chinese to Bollywood fusion, and debuting both new Makana compositions as well as awe-inspiring arrangements of epic Neo-Classical compositions, this concert celebrates the diversity of cultural creativity with a massive ensemble of over 100 performers on stage. MORE... (download poster)

Hawai'i Theatre, Sunday, April 27, 2014. 7:00 pm. Tickets: $25 Premium, $20 General, $15 Senior/military, $10 Students with ID.For more information call 808-528-0506 or visit us online:

Band 2014 spring concert

HPU Symphonic BandRoosevelt HS Auditorium
April 29, 2014

The HPU Symphonic Band presents “The Music of John Williams” with music from "Harry Potter" and "Star Wars." Free Admission/Calabash Offering! MORE...(download poster)

Dr. Joseph Ruszkowski, Conductor
CWO Michael Smith, USMC MARFORPAC Band, Guest Narrator
Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 7 P.M.
Roosevelt HS Auditorium, Honolulu

,is represented in the Flatfile at Artspace Gallery in New Haven Connecticut.