Kaua‘i Community College

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Campus Overview

The only college on the island serving Kaua’i residents, offers business, technology, hospitality, health, early childhood education and liberal arts courses. It also administers the UH Center on Kaua‘i, which provides students an opportunity to obtain baccalaureate and graduate degrees and certificates from other institutions within the UH System. The college’s Office of Continuing Education and Training serves the island’s lifelong learners and business community with non-credit courses and customized training.

Kaua’i Community College provides a transfer-level liberal arts education, but also offers a variety of vocational and professional training programs. Four-year and graduate degrees are offered through the University Center.

Located on the lush “Garden Isle” of Kaua’i, the Kaua’i Community College campus is a social and cultural center, as well as a popular visitor destination.

Kaua’i Community College Creative Media, Associate of Science Degree program


No prior experience is needed to earn Kaua’i CC’s Creative Media, Associate of Science Degree

Core Requirements

Suggested Course Path

Fall Semester 1

  • ART 112 – Introduction to Digital Arts (3 credits)
  • ENG 100 – Composition I (3 credits)
  • ART 113 – Introduction to Drawing (for C.O. in Graphics, 3D Animation, or Website Technology)
    ETRO 101 – Introduction to Electronics (for C.O. in Video Production, Event Technology, Photography, or Music Production) (3 Credits)
  • ART 101 – Introduction to Visual Arts (or) MUS 121C – Piano I (3 Credits)
  • SP 151 – Personal and Public Speaking (or) SP 181 – Informal and Interpersonal Communication (3 credits)

Spring Semester 2

  • ART 107D – Introduction to Digital Photography (3 credits)
  • CM 110 – Introduction to Music Production (3 credits)
  • CM 120 – Introduction to Digital Video (3 credits)
  • CM 170 – Introduction to Event Technology (3 credits)
  • CM 180 – Introduction to Website Technology (3 credits)

Fall Semester 3

  • ART 125 – Introduction to Graphic Design (3 credits)
  • CM 190 – Introduction to 3D Animation (3 credits)
  • Creative Media Electives – Choose two of the following: (ART 207D- Intermediate Digital Photography, CM 111 – Intermediate Music Production, CM 171 – Intermediate Event Technology, CM 181 – Intermediate Website Technology (6 credits)
  • Social Environment: Any Social Science course numbered 100 or higher (or) any DP designation (3 credits)

Spring Semester 4

  • Creative Media Electives – Choose two of the following: ART 225 – Intermediate Graphic Design, CM 121- Intermediate Digital Video,
    CM 191 – Intermediate 3D Animation (6 credits)
  • Cultural Environment: AS Core Options (3 credits)
  • Natural Environment: AS Core Options (3 credits)
  • Mathematics: MATH 100 or higher (3 credits)

Total credits: 60


  • ART 207D – Intermediate Digital Photography
  • CM 111 – Intermediate Music Production
  • CM 171 – Intermediate Event Technology
  • CM 181 – Intermediate Website Technology
  • ART 225 – Intermediate Graphic Design
  • CM 121- Intermediate Digital Video
  • CM 191 – Intermediate 3D Animation
  • ISC 101 – Digital Tool for the Information World
  • ICS 111 – Introduction to Computer Science I
  • MUS 220 – Musical Theater

For more information, please visit the Kauai CC, Creative Media Associate of Science Degree program website, or contact Stephen Watkins: watkinss@hawaii.edu

Program Overview

The Creative Media degree program at Kaua’i Community College provides exceptional learning experiences in the production of professional digital communication technologies, including:

  • Event Technology (Audio/Visual)
  • Music Production
  • Website Technology
  • 3D Animation
  • Graphic Arts
  • Video Production and
  • Still Photography

This comprehensive program offers an abundance of lessons and hands-on activities that give students experiences needed to locate and retain professional careers.

Students may continue to UH West O‘ahu to obtain a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree with a concentration in Creative Media or a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities with a concentration in  Creative Media. Students planning to transfer to UH West O‘ahu are strongly encouraged to seek academic advising upon admission to Kaua‘i CC.

For more information, please visit the Kauai CC, Creative Media Associate of Science Degree program website, or contact Stephen Watkins: watkinss@hawaii.edu




Contact an Advisor

Shaunte Sadora
Academic Counselor
phone: 808.245.8337
email: ssadora@hawaii.edu

Stephen Watkins
Creative Media Program Coordinator
office: 808.245.0131
mobile: 808.281.1583
email: watkinss@hawaii.edu

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