Overview

Students enrolled in the Film, Media, and Popular Culture concentration engage in rigorous analysis of everyday cultural productions including film, television, popular music, and journalistic media. Guided by courses in various Humanities disciplines, students develop critical thinking skills and learn to argue for interpretation of texts that powerfully shape our world.

Students in the concentration select one of three tracks: Film and Television Studies, Music/Theatre, or Journalism/Media Analysis. They also explore the arts through coursework in creative media, creative writing, or music practice. This coursework provides a foundation for many career paths, including journalism or further study at the graduate level.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates with a concentration in Film, Media and Popular Culture from UH West Oʻahu will be able to:

  • Understand and apply relevant film, media, and popular culture theory and criticism.
  • Analyze primary texts drawn from creative media (film, television, journalism, popular music, popular theater, and/or social media) within the context of historical scholarship, literary studies, music studies, Hawaiian-Pacific Studies, and/or Philosophy.
  • Discuss and write about creative media (film, television, journalism, popular music, popular theater, and/or social media) within the context of Humanities disciplines such as historical scholarship, literary studies, Philosophy, and Hawaiian-Pacific Studies.

Careers and Earning Potential

For more information on careers and earning potential, visit the Hawaiʻi Career Explorer website.

Faculty Contact

Dr. Stanley Orr
Professor of English
(808) 689-2349
sorr@hawaii.edu

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