Bachelor of Applied Science

Creative Media


The Creative Media concentration is a dynamic and growing professional field. This concentration provides students with an opportunity for professional positions in a wide variety of emerging media industries, such as video game design and development, interactive design, motion and visual graphics, and transmedia film, TV production and new media; or a solid foundation on which to continue on for advanced education in creative media. It is especially appropriate for students who have a passion for applying analytical thinking skills and creativity through digital media.

Students who are part of the UH System multi-campus ACM articulated pathway are eligible for this program. Taking full advantage of a system-wide approach, this program will enable each student to develop his/her unique skill set at the UH Community Colleges and then transfer seamlessly to UH West Oʻahu for continued scholarship and professional development. Students and graduates from other creative media or communications programs can be considered for admission through a portfolio and transcript review. Please email Sharla Hanaoka ( for more information or review of admission requirements.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Applied Science in Creative Media, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate advanced technical skills in a creative medium such as digital media/design or animation.
  • Collaborate toward the end of a narrative in a creative medium such as digital film or animation.
  • Discuss and write about creative media within the context of Humanities disciplines such as literary studies and Hawaiian-Pacific studies.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of creative media production operations and protocols.
  • Apply a critical thinking process of identifying, analyzing, and developing solutions as they apply to creative media topics.
  • Explore the linkages between organizational issues and creative mediums.

Careers and Earning Potential

In Hawaiʻi the creative sector supports a wide spectrum of commercial businesses, individuals, cultural enterprises and non-profit institutions. Creative enterprises produce, directly or indirectly, a range of goods services that are the product of artistry, design, aesthetic value or cultural enterprise.

For more information on careers and earning potential, visit the Hawaiʻi Industry Sectors website.

Faculty Contact

Sharla Hanaoka
Associate Specialist
(808) 689-2392

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