Creative Media

Welcome to the Creative Media Program at Kaua'i Community College!

Students in the Creative Media program will receive exceptional learning experiences in the production of
professional digital communication technologies, including video production, audio recording, still
photography, graphic design, animation, and website development. This comprehensive program provides
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.

"Our goal is for every student to have steady, paid freelance or full-time work in Hawai'i immediately after earning a Degree or Certificate from Kaua'i CC's Creative Media Degree program."  Stephen Watkins

New Academy for Creative Media building

UH West O'ahu

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS:

To meet graduation requirements, all programs require a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher for all
courses applicable toward the certificate or degree.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

  1. Apply effective communication skills with peers and clients, demonstrating a high-level of emotional
    intelligence.
  2. Use creative media applications and equipment professionally, demonstrating efficient and safe
    operating procedures.
  3. Apply professional, ethical and legal principles when creating creative media.
  4. Develop measurable objectives for creative media projects.
  5. Produce professional-quality creative media projects using critical thinking and basic design
    concepts.

GUIDED PATHWAYS TO COMPLETION

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Creative Media Associate in Science Degree (AS), 60 credits

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. Graphics, Animation, ETRO 101 - Introduction to Electronics (for C.O. Video Production, Event Technology, Photography, Music Production) (3 Credits)
  • ART 101 - Introduction to Visual Arts (or) MUS 121C - Piano I (or) MUS 121D - Elementary Guitar (3 credits)
  • SP 151 - Personal and Public Speaking (or) SP 181 - Informal and Interpersonal Communication (recommended) (3 credits)

Note:

  1. SP 151 or SP 181: SP 181 is recommended.
  2. ART 101; MUS 121C, or MUS 121D: MUS 121C or MUS 121D is recommended.
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) (Equivalent to historic courses: ART 157 & ART 248)
  • 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) (Equivalent to historic course: ART 229)
  • CM 190 - Introduction to 3D Animation (3 credits) (Equivalent to historic course: ART 126)
  • 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

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Animation Certificate of Competence (CO), 18 credits

Fall Semester 1 

  • ART 112 - Introduction to Digital Arts (3 credits)
  • ART 113 - Introduction Drawing (3 credits)

Spring Semester 2

  • ART 101 - Introduction to Visual Arts (3 credits)
  • CM 190 - Introduction to 3D Animation (3 credits) (Equivalent to historic course: ART 126)

Fall  Semester 3

  • CM 191 - Intermediate 3D Animation( 3 credits)
  • SP 151 - Personal and Public Speaking (or) SP 181 - Informal and Interpersonal Communication (recommended) (3 credits)

Total credits: 18

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Event Technology Certificate of Competence (CO), 18 Credits

Fall Semester 1

  • ART 112 - Introduction to Digital Arts (3 credits)
  • ETRO 101 - Introduction to Electronics (3 credits)

Spring Semester 2

  • ART 101 - Introduction to Visual Arts (3 credits)
  • CM 170 - Introduction to Event Technology (3 credits)

Fall  Semester 3

  • CM 171 - Intermediate Event Technology (3 credits)
  • SP 151 - Personal and Public Speaking (or) SP 181

Note:

  1. SP 151 or SP 181: SP 181 is recommended.

 

Total credits: 18

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Graphic Arts Certificate of Competence (CO), 18 Credits
 
Fall Semester 1
  • ART 112 - Introduction to Digital Arts (3 credits)
  • ART 113 - Introduction Drawing (3 credits)

Spring Semester 2

  • ART 101 - Introduction to Visual Arts (3 credits)
  • ART 125 - Introduction to Graphic Design (3 credits) (Equivalent to historic course: ART 229)

Fall Semester 3

  • ART 225 - Intermediate Graphic Design (3 credits) (Equivalent to historic course: ART 249)
  • SP 151 - Personal and Public Speaking (or) SP 181 Informal and Interpersonal Communication (recommended) (3 credits)


Total credits: 18

 

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Music Production Certificate of Competence (CO), 18 credits

Fall Semester 1

  • ART 112 - Introduction to Digital Arts (3 credits)
  • ETRO 101 - Introduction to Electronics (3 credits)

Spring Semester 2

  • CM 110 - Introduction to Music Production (3 credits)
  • ART 101 - Introduction to Visual Arts (or) MUS 121C -or MUS 121D(3 credits)

Note:

  • ART 101; MUS 121C, or MUS 121D: MUS 121C or MUS 121D is recommended.

Fall  Semester 3

  • CM 111 - Intermediate Music Production (3 credits)
  • SP 151 - Personal and Public Speaking (or) SP 181  (3 credits)

Note:

  • SP 151 or SP 181: SP 181 is recommended.

 

Total credits: 18

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Photography Certificate of Competence (CO), 18 Credits

Fall Semester 1

  • ART 112 - Introduction to Digital Arts (3 credits)
  • ETRO 101 - Introduction to Electronics (3 credits)

Spring Semester 2

  • ART 101 - Introduction to Visual Arts (3 credits)
  • ART 107D - Introduction to Digital Photography (3 credits)

Fall  Semester 3

  • ART 207D - Intermediate Digital Photography (3 Credits)
  • SP 151 - Personal and Public Speaking (or) SP 181 - Informal and Interpersonal Communication (recommended) (3 credits)

Total credits: 18

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Video Production Certificate of Competence (CO), 18 credits

Fall Semester 1

  • ART 112 - Introduction to Digital Arts (3 credits)
  • ETRO 101 - Introduction to Electronics (3 credits)

Spring Semester 2

  • ART 101 - Introduction to Visual Arts (3 credits)
  • CM 120 - Introduction to Digital Video (3 credits) (Equivalent to historic courses: 157 & ART 248)

Fall  Semester 3

  • CM 121 - Intermediate Digital Video (3 credits) (Equivalent to historic course: ART 267)
  • SP 151 - Personal and Public Speaking (or) SP 181 - Informal and Interpersonal Communication (recommended) (3 credits)

Total credits: 18

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Website Technology Certificate of Competence (CO), 18 credits

Fall Semester 1

  • ART 112 - Introduction to Digital Arts (3 credits)
  • ART 113 - Introduction Drawing (3 credits)

Spring Semester 2

  • ART 101 - Introduction to Visual Arts (3 credits)
  • CM 180 - Introduction to Website Technology (3 credits)

Fall Semester 3

  • CM 181 - Intermediate Website Technology (3 credits)
  • SP 151 - Personal and Public Speaking (or) SP 181 - Informal and Interpersonal Communication (recommended) (3 credits)

Total credits: 18

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Creative Media Copyright Policy:

Projects produced through Kaua'i CC’s Creative Media program and the Creative Media Consortium adhere to copyright laws. Specifically, projects cannot be created and used for public display or commercial purposes using copywritten material including music tracks, photography, video segments and graphics that have been downloaded from the internet or acquired by other means.