Creative Media Coursework

Creative Media Technology

The Creative Media degree provides a foundation for students who are looking for professional opportunities in the areas of filmmaking, computer animation, digital video production, game design, and multimedia.

Associate of Applied Science - Creative Media Technology Degree Plan
Certificate of Completion - Creative Media Degree Plan

Digital Audio

Learn fundamental music and sound production using professional equipment, software, and techniques.  Courses explore the theory and practice of audio production and post-production. Emphasis is placed on the technical application of multi-track recording, mixing, editing, signal processing, equalization, DSP, and MIDI sequencing. All while gaining an understanding of what it takes to succeed in the audio industry.

Certificate of Completion - Digital Audio Degree Plan

Digital Video

Focuses on the entire digital film and video production process: including pre-production, basic and advanced camera techniques, post-production, editing, compositing, and sound. In preproduction and production courses, students gain experience in producing, directing, camera operation, sound recording, set etiquette, lighting techniques, and good composition. Students pitch stories, write treatments and scripts, and learn the logistics of planning a shoot: casting, organizing a crew, managing equipment, sets and props, budgets, and getting permits.
In postproduction courses, students develop a critical understanding of the processes, aesthetics and technical theory involved in non-linear video editing, compositing, visual effects, and sound design for narrative and documentary filmmaking, news, music video, and television commercials.

Certificate of Completion - Digital Video Degree Plan

Film Crew Training

FTTP provides hands-on, academic training to those interested in entering the physical production side of the film industry or live entertainment in various professional craft areas such as: grip, electric, sound, production assistance, etc.
Includes an introduction to production workflow and overview of specialized crafts and union recognized safety certification. Students get real on-set experience on various long and short-form productions, such as short films, commercials, PSAs and independent features, under the supervision of experienced crew members.

Certificate of Completion - Film Crew Training Degree Plan

Game Design

Focuses on the design principles, skills and techniques required to create mechanics, design documents and functioning prototypes for innovative game projects. Game Design students will be exposed to all the tools of the trade, as well as programming and asset creation skill sets. The coursework emphasizes design skills such as strong initial concepts, design documentation, game balancing and play-testing, interactive storytelling and interface design. Associate degree is pending approval.

Certificate of Completion - Game Design Degree Plan

Graphics and Animation

Covers the fundamentals of animation in either the technical world or the creative field.  Students will master the 3D principles such as shading, anatomy, modeling, texturing, rigging, etc.

Certificate of Completion - Graphics & Animation Degree Plan

Employment and Opportunities

The future is bright for graduates of the CMT program, whether they choose to enter the job market immediately or pursue a bachelor’s degree. Several transfer tracks open the way for graduates of the Creative Media and Digital Graphics associate degree programs to continue their education at New Mexico State University or any institution of higher learning. There, they can pursue degrees in art, journalism, applied studies, individualized studies, or one of the offerings of the Creative Media Institute.

Employment will continue to increase for digital media specialists in advertising agencies, animation and film studios, web design companies, and other organizations throughout the business sector. Upon completion of one of the associate degrees, students must have the career-readiness certificate and will have designed and created a self-promotional package and professional, electronic portfolio or demo reel. High school students who are interested in a career in creative media are encouraged to take courses in art, photography, English, and mathematics. Courses as well as careers in media will require a person to be able to work at computers, communicate verbally and in writing, and participate in an online environment.

 

 

Mission of Creative Media (UH System)

Pathways to UH West Oahu

Events and Publicity

Resources


MISSION OF CREATIVE MEDIA (UH SYSTEM)


The mission of the ACM System is to enhance existing centers of excellence in creative and digital media at the various UH campuses, build a hub for creative media education at UH West O’ahu, and support new articulation agreements between the campuses for students pursuing baccalaureate degrees. In short, it’s the UH System working as a community of schools and programs, with ACM System building a collaborative, cost-effective pathway to creative media education for students on every island.

For more information on CM throughout the UH system, go to http://acmsystem.hawaii.edu/

Sample List of Creative Media Courses


  • ART 202 Intro to Digital Imaging (3))
  • ART 207 Intermediate Photography:
    Techniques and Aesthetics of Photography (3)
  • ART 213 Intermediate Drawing (3)
  • ART 214 Introduction to Life Drawing (3)
  • CM 120: Introduction to Digital Video Journalism (cross-listed as JOUR 120)
  • CM 142: Introduction to Video Game Design
  • CM 197: Video Game Design II
  • CM 220: Intermediate Digital Video Journalism (cross-listed as JOUR 220)
  • ENG 204A Intro to Creative Writing (Fiction) (3)
  • ENG 204C Intro to Creative Writing (Screenwriting) (3)
  • ICS 101 Digital Tools for the Information World (3)
  • ICS 107 Website Development (3)
  • ICS 111 Introduction to Computer Science I (3)
  • ICS 119 Introduction to Social Media (3)
  • ICS 123 Intro to Digital Audio & Video Production (3) - substitutes for CM 120 at UHWO
  • ICS 163 Design for Print (3) – substitutes for ART 221 at UHWO
  • ICS 203 Digital Image Editing (3)
  • ICS 207 Building Web Applications (3)
  • ICS 208 Website Design (3) - substitutes for ART 229 at UHWO
  • ICS 215 Introduction to Scripting (3))
  • IS 271 Intro to Games and Gaming (3)
  • JOUR 150 Media and Society (3)
  • JOUR 270 Intro to Multimedia Storytelling (3)
  • MUS 240 Introduction to Digital Music Production (3)

PATHWAYS TO UHWO


Academic pathways have been established between the AA in Liberal Arts at WCC and two degree programs at the University of Hawaii West O‘ahu (UHWO): the Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Humanities with Concentration in Creative Media and the Bachelor of Applied Sciences (BAS) with Concentration in Creative Media. The pathways include the recommended course selections for the AA program that will lead to the most efficient transfer into the BA programs at UHWO.


Below are the courses at WCC that will count towards satisfying the Foundational Coursework Requirement for the BAS-Creative Media at UHWO.
A minimum of 18 credits of Foundational Coursework is required for the BAS-Creative Media at UHWO.
For more details on recommended courses, see the full pathway sheet: WIN-WOA BAS-CM.pdf


  • ART 104D Intro to Printmaking/Screen Printing (3)
  • ART 107 Introduction to Photography (3)
  • ART 108 Elementary Studio: Drawing and Painting (3)
  • ART 113 Introduction to Drawing (3)
  • ART 114 Introduction to Color (3)
  • ART 115 Introduction to 2D Design (3)
  • ART 116 Intro to Three-Dimensional Composition (3)
  • ART 189 Intro to Hawaiian Art (3)
  • ART 202 Intro to Digital Imaging (3)
  • ART 207 Intermediate Photography: Techniques and Aesthetics of Photography (3)
  • ART 213 Intermediate Drawing (3)
  • ART 214 Introduction to Life Drawing (3)
  • ENG 204A Intro to Creative Writing (Fiction) (3)
  • ENG 204C Intro to Creative Writing (Screenwriting) (3)
  • ICS 107 Website Development (3)
  • ICS 111 Introduction to Computer Science I (3)
  • ICS 123 Intro to Digital Audio & Video Production (3)-substitutes for CM 120 at UHWO
  • ICS 119 Introduction to Social Media (3)
  • *ICS 163 Design for Print (3) –substitutes for ART 221 at UHWO
  • ICS 203 Digital Image Editing (3)
  • ICS 207 Building Web Applications (3)
  • *ICS 208 Website Design (3)-substitutes for ART 229 at UHWO
  • ICS 215 Introduction to Scripting (3)
  • IS 271 Intro to Games and Gaming (3)
  • JOUR 150 Media and Society (3)
  • JOUR 270 Intro to Multimedia Storytelling (3)
  • MUS 240 Student_Showcase

*If not used to satisfy Creative Media (CM) Electives area

 


Below are the courses at WCC that will count towards satisfying CM Lower Division Foundational Requirements for the BA-Humanities-Creative Media at UHWO.
A minimum of 15 credits of CM Lower Division Foundational Coursework is required for the BA-Humanities-Creative Media at UHWO.
For more details on recommended courses, see the full pathway sheet: WIN-WOA BA Hum-CM.pdf


  • ART 104D Intro to Printmaking/Screen Printing (3)
  • ART 108 Elementary Studio: Drawing and Painting (3)
  • ART 113 Introduction to Drawing (3)
  • ART 114 Introduction to Color (3)
  • ART 115 Introduction to 2D Design (3)
  • ART 116 Intro to Three-Dimensional Composition (3)
  • ART 189 Intro to Hawaiian Art (3)
  • ART 202 Intro to Digital Imaging (3)
  • ART 207 Intermediate Photography: Techniques and Aesthetics of Photography (3)
  • ART 213 Intermediate Drawing (3)
  • ART 214 Introduction to Life Drawing 3)
  • ENG 204A Intro to Creative Writing (Fiction) (3)
  • ENG 204C Intro to Creative Writing (Screenwriting) (3)
  • ICS 101 Digital Tools for the Information World (3)
  • ICS 107 Website Development (3)
  • ICS 111 Introduction to Computer Science I (3)
  • ICS 119 Introduction to Social Media (3)
  • ICS 123 Intro to Digital Audio & Video Production (3) - substitutes for CM 120 at UHWO
  • *ICS 163 Design for Print (3) – substitutes for ART 221 at UHWO
  • ICS 203 Digital Image Editing (3)
  • ICS 207 Building Web Applications (3)
  • *ICS 208 Website Design (3) - substitutes for ART 229 at UHWO
  • ICS 215 Introduction to Scripting (3)
  • IS 271 Intro to Games and Gaming (3)
  • JOUR 150 Media and Society (3)
  • JOUR 270 Intro to Multimedia Storytelling (3)
  • MUS 240 Introduction to Digital Music Production (3)

*If not used to satisfy Creative Media (CM) Electives area

 

Events and Publicity

 

Resources

  • Audio Recording / Editing
  • Drawing
  • Filmmaking / Video
  • Graphic Arts / Digital Photography
  • Music composition and production

    Programming/Scripting

    Screenwriting

    Story / Character Development

 

 

 

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