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.

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

Please click on the degree or certificate name to expand the tab to read (Effective Fall 2018 through Spring 2019)

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)
  • ICS 101 - Digital Tools for Information World (3 credits)
  • 6-Credit Category: ART 113, ART 225, ART 248, ART 257*; or ICS 111 (3 credits)
    Recommended options: ART 113 and ICS 111
  • Creative Media Electives: ART 126, ART 159*, ART 207D, ART 229, ART 249, ART 267 (3 credits)
    Recommended option: ART 229
Spring Semester 2
  • ART 107D - Introduction to Digital Photography (3 credits)
  • ART 125 - Introduction  to Graphic Design (3 credits)
  • 9-Credit Category: ENG 104, ENG 257N; ENT 125; any course designated as DB or DP (the one-credit lab does not count towards this degree); or any course designated as DA, DH, DL, or FG (3 credits)
    Recommended options: ENG 104, ENG 257N, and ENT 125
  • Creative Media Electives: ART 126, ART 159*, ART 207D, ART 229, ART 249, ART 267 (3 credits)
    Recommended options: ART 126 or ART 159*
  • Mathematics: MATH 100 or higher (3 credits)
Fall Semester 3
  • ART 157 - Introduction to Digital Video/Storytelling (3 credits)
  • 6-Credit Category: ART 113, ART 225, ART 248, ART 257*; or ICS 111 (3 credits)
    Recommended options: ART 225, ART 248, or ART 257*
  • 9-Credit Category: ENG 104, ENG 257N; ENT 125; any course designated as DB or DP (the one-credit lab does not count towards this degree); or any course designated as DA, DH, DL, or FG (3 credits)
    Recommended options: Any DB or DP course
  • Creative Media Electives: ART 126, ART 159*, ART 207D, ART 229, ART 249, ART 267 (3 credits)
    Recommended options: ART 207D or ART 267
  • Diversification (DS): Any DS course (3 credits)
Spring Semester 4
  • HWST 107 or higher (3 credits)
  • SP 151 - Personal and Public Speaking (3 credits)
  • 9-Credit Category: ENG 104, ENG 257N; ENT 125; any course designated as DB or DP (the one-credit lab does not count towards this degree); or any course designated as DA, DH, DL, or FG (3 credits)
    Recommended options: Any DA, DH, DL, or FG course
  • Creative Media Electives: ART 126, ART 159*, ART 207D, ART 229, ART 249, ART 267 (6 credits)
    Recommended options: ART 207D, ART 249, or ART 267

Total credits: 60

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Digital Graphic Design Certificate of Competence (CO), 21 credits
 
Fall Semester 1
  • ART 112 - Introduction to Digital Arts (3 credits)
  • ART 125 - Introduction to Graphic Design (3 credits)
  • ENG 100 - Composition I (3 Credits) 
  • ICS 101 - Digital Tools for the Information World (3 credits) 

Spring Semester 2

  • ART 113 - Introduction to Drawing, (3 credits) 
  • ART 126 - 3D Computer Graphics I (3 credits)
  • ART 229 - Interface Design I (3 credits)

Total credits: 21

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Digital Film Certificate of Competence (CO), 21 credits

Fall Semester 1

  • ART 107D - Introduction to Digital Photography (3 credits)
  • ART 112 -  Introduction to Digital Arts (3 Credits) 
  • ENG 100 - Composition I, 3 Credits 
  • ICS 101 - Digital Tools for the Information World (3 credits) 

Spring Semester 2

  • ART 157 - Introduction to Digital Video/Storytelling (3 credits)
  • ART 207D  - Intermediate Digital Photography (3 credits) 
  • ART 248 - Digital Post-Production (3 credits)

Total credits: 21

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GUIDED PATHWAYS TO COMPLETION

Please click on the degree or certificate name to expand the tab to read (Effective Fall 2019)

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, Website Technology) (or) ETRO 101 - Introduction to Electronics (for C.O. Video Production, Event Technology, Photography, Music Production) (3 Credits)
  • SP 151 - Personal and Public Speaking (or) SP 181 - Informal and Interpersonal Communication (recommended) (3 credits)
  • ART 101 - Introduction to Visual Arts (or) MUS 121C - Elementary Piano (or) MUS 121D - Elementary Guitar (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
  • Cultural Environment: Any Humanities course numbered 100 or higher (or) any DA, DH or DL designation (3 credits)
  • MATH 100 or higher (3 credits)
  • Natural Science: Any Natural Science course numbered 100 or higher or any DB or DP designation (3 credits)
  • Creative Media Electives - Choose two of the following: (ART 225 - Intermediate Graphic Design (or) CM 121 - Intermediate Digital Video (or) CM 191 - Intermediate 3D Animation) (6 credits)

Total credits: 60

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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)

Spring Semester 3

  • ART 225 - Intermediate Graphic Design (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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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)

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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Photography Certificate of Competence (CO), 18 Credits

Spring 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

Spring 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)

Fall  Semester 3

  • CM 121 - Intermediate Digital Video (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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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)
  • Choose one of the following: ART 101 - Introduction to Visual Arts (or) MUS 121C - Elementary Piano (or) MUS 121D - Elementary Guitar (3 credits)

Fall  Semester 3

  • CM 111 - Intermediate Music Production (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 - 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 Degree & Certificate Program