Applied Sciences – Creative Media

Creative Media 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 Media.

This degree is especially appropriate for students who have a passion for applying analytical and creative thinking skills in digital media. Transfer students in the UH system who have completed an Associates’ degree program in a digital media program at a UH Community College or from outside of the UH system may be eligible for admission.

Prerequisites


Students with an earned degree from one of the following programs.

  • AS in Television Production (Leeward CC)
  • AS in Digital Media (Leeward CC)
  • AS in New Media Arts (Kapi‘olani CC)
  • AS in MELE (Honolulu CC)
  • AS in Communication Arts (Honolulu CC)
  • Graduates of other creative media or communications programs will also be considered for admission.

Core Requirements


General Education Core and Graduation requirements (as of Catalog 2016 – 2017):

  1. Lower division (100-200-level) foundational course work (or have completed an AS in a media design program; please consult with Sharla Hanaoka)
  2. Applied Science Core requirements (18 credits)
  3. Creative Media Concentration requirements (54 credits), and
  4. Creative Media Area electives

Foundational Course Work (18 credits):

  • *ART 107D Introduction to Digital Photography
  • *ART 112D Introduction to Digital Art
  • *ART 113D Introduction to Digital Drawing
  • ART 126 3D Computer Graphics
  • ART 221 Design for Print and Web
  • ART 229 Interface Design I
  • ART 240 Typography and Color in Design
  • CM 120 Introduction to Digital Video
  • CM 140 History of Video Games
  • CM 142 Introduction to Video Game Design
  • CM 150 Film Analysis and Storytelling
  • CM 152 Pre-Production: Digital Video
  • CM 153 Sound Design for Digital Media
  • CM 155 Introduction to Screenwriting
  • CM 251 Animation and Special Effects
  • ICS 101 Digital Tools for the Information World
  • ICS 111 Introduction to Computer Science

*One of these courses will also meet the General Education Diversification Arts requirement.

Students who have earned an AS from a UH media design program may have adequate background to waive these requirements. Please consult with Student Services Academic Advisor.

  • Honolulu CC: AS in Audio Engineering Technology, AS in Music Business, AS in Communication Arts
  • Kapi‘olani CC: AS in New Media Arts with concentration in Animation, or concentration in Interface Design
  • Leeward CC: AS in Professional Arts & Technology; AS in Television Production

Creative Media Concentration requirements (18 credits)

  • CM 400 (alpha) Creative Media Master Class (3)
  • CM 401 Creative Professionals (3)
  • ART 311D Design in Public Spaces (3) or ART 320 Web Design & Development (3)
  • CM 314 Music, Sound & Media (3)
  • CM 390 (alpha) Creative Media Internship (3)
  • CM 320 (alpha) Topics in Creative Producing (3)

*Transmedia students must take CM 320D, and CM 400D.

Electives


Students choose one area of interest: Game Design (18 credits), Interface Design (18 credits) , Transmedia (18 credits) or General Creative Media (18 credits).

Game Design (18 credits)

  • CM 140 History of Video Games
  • CM 341 Writing and Storytelling for Video Games (pre. CM 140 and CM 142)
  • CM 342 Applied Game Design (pre. CM 140 and CM 142)
  • CM 343 Game Level Design (pre. CM 140 and CM 142)
  • CM 385 Game Design and Development (pre. CM 140 and CM 142)
  • CM 391 Game Design Project (pre. CM 140 and CM 142)
  • Recommended other courses
    • HIST 326 Japan Cool: Anime, Manga and Film
    • ICS 211 Introduction to Computer Science II
    • Any other ART or CM 300 – 400 level course not used to meet an requirement.

Interface Design (18 credits)

  • ART 229 Interface Design
  • ART 240 Typography and Color in Design
  • ART 311D Design in Public Spaces
  • ART 320 Web Design and Development
  • CM 315 Interactive Applications
  • CM 316 User Experience
  • CM 317 Motion Graphics
  • CM 350 Creative Strategy
  • CM 351 Innovative Advertising
  • CM 400 (alpha) Creative Media Master class
  • ICS 111 Introduction to Computer Science
  • Recommended other courses:
    • ART 221 Design for Print and Web
    • ART 213 Art Through Applied Geometry
    • Any other ART or CM 300 – 400 level course not used to meet an requirement.

Transmedia (18 credits)

  • CM 150 Film Analysis and Storytelling
  • CM 320 (alpha) Topics in Creative Producing
  • CM 351 Innovative Advertising
  • CM 352 Transmedia and Emerging Media
  • CM 358 Branded Entertainment: Online Video Campaign
  • CM 400 (alpha) Creative Media Master Class
  • CM 402 Movie Image Archives for Film
  • Any other ART or CM 300 – 400 level course not used to meet an requirement.

General Creative Media (18 credits)

Students take 18 credits in Art (ART) or Creative Media (CM), with at least three 300-400 level courses from the various tracks. Sharla Hanaoka, the faculty contact for this program, may be contacted for additional information at shanaoka@hawaii.edu or at (808) 689-2392.

 

Program Overview

Creative Media 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 Media.

This degree is especially appropriate for students who have a passion for applying analytical and creative thinking skills in digital media. Transfer students in the UH system who have completed an Associates’ degree program in a digital media program at a UH Community College or from outside of the UH system may be eligible for admission.

Sharla Hanaoka, Associate Director Creative Media

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