Students who chose to study creative media will receive an innovative educational experience that weaves art and design, narrative, information science, and technologies necessary for a broad range of careers in government and non-government organizations, educational institutions, technological firms and private firms and agencies.
The program recognizes the evolving technology that drives content creation and emerging media platforms. While honoring legacy film school curricula, UH West O‘ahu’s Creative Media program embraces digital media literacy experienced through video, animation, video games, social media platforms, apps, virtual and augmented reality, and computational media (the nexus of visual storytelling and coding).
The Creative Media degree offers concentrations in General Creative Media, Communications and New Media Technologies, Design and Media and Game Design and Development.
The Bachelor of Arts in Creative Media degree, concentration in General Creative Media, is offered via distance education to our students who reside on the neighbor islands and have completed the first two years of coursework from a neighbor island in a Media/Art program at a community college within the UH system.
Creative Media Concentrations
The Communication and New Media Technologies concentration moves beyond training for traditional jobs in broadcasting and film to a world of online digital content by providing a hands-on approach where skills are learned by doing. Students will gain a variety of communication, computer, and graphic design skills, preparing them for careers in management, advertising, media, communications, public relations and more.
The Design and Media concentration educates and trains designers for the communication needs of industry and society. Students will graduate with career-appropriate portfolios and be ready to analyze and discuss design trends and issues relevant to todayʻs workforce.
The Video Game Design and Development concentration envelops the entire game development cycle – from creating concept art and user interface and experience to coding. Students will develop specialized skills that prepare them for cutting-edge careers in a vibrant, multifaceted, and expansive industry.
The General Creative Media concentration integrates design, storytelling, and technology. Students will produce, format and distribute content across all major media platforms and produce a professional portfolio to acquire a job within the media industry or corporate environment.