BA Integrated Multimedia
The Integrated Multimedia degree prepares students to work and produce in the online, mass media, information and entertainment industries. The major focuses on developing multiple media literacy competencies, analytic abilities and narrative skills. In this program, students develop mixed media portfolios and capstone projects. The applied audio-visual, graphical and online skills that students learn are informed by a foundation in communication and critical analysis, and an emphasis on visual and narrative design. Students are introduced to a comprehensive range of digital imaging and web design software and techniques, as well as audio-visual production and digital nonlinear editing. Curricula is designed so that students create personalized and professional portfolio assets from their first semester of engagement. Specialized courses in motion graphics, mobile design, industry internship, and writing for emerging media allow students to tailor their experience to relevant goals and aspirations.
HANDS ON EXPERIENCES The production work students do for class often takes them into the Hawai’i community where they engage in creative narrative productions, documentaries, professional web design, illustration, photography, television and radio production, competitive art and other activities. Students are required to write, design and publish with laptops, mobile and pad devices, as well as the old fashioned way, with pen, paper, journals, and other collaborative media.
In the Integrated Multimedia Program an Internship Practicum is required and facilitated by the department. Students can choose a company in the community to work with. Some typical internships include students working at: Clear Channel Communication, Time-Warner Cable, KHON-TV, KHNL-TV, KITV-TV, Thinktech Hawaii, and a range of production companies and advertising and PR agencies.