Media and Cinematic Arts
MCA Media and Cinematic Arts BA Programs
HPU Media and Cinematic Arts is a cross-platform program steeped in foundational digital arts, critical theory and cinematic production which leads to either a Bachelor of Arts degree in Integrated Multimedia or Multimedia Cinematic Production. The degree programs introduce specialized courses in motion graphics, cinematic production, narrative design, graphic design, web design, mobile design and portfolio creation. Students are required to write, produce, direct and digitally edit for multiple media platforms. Production work often takes students into the Hawaii community where they engage in creative narrative productions, documentaries, professional web design, illustration, photography, television 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 fashion way, with pen, paper, journals, and other collaborative media.
Several platforms exist for students to be able to exhibit and publish their work, including dedicated websites, International Film Festival collaborations, and the First Look Mixed Media Exhibition at the end of the academic year, in which students have the opportunity to exhibit 2-D and 3-D art, sculpture, digital imaging and photography in a downtown gallery setting, and exhibit their cinematic productions from the past year on the big screen. The islands of Hawai’i are a renowned location for cinematic and television productions in part because of the varied topography and micro-climates available including tropical vistas, beach fronts, mountain forests, rain forests, jungles, swamps, desert landscapes, volcanic terrain, and everything in between. As well, the island of Oahu, where our campus is located, has many thriving cultural communities and a rich variety of local peoples and visitors to engage with, including Hawaiian, Japanese, Chinese, Euro-American, Filipino, Portuguese, Hispanic, Polynesian and others from across the globe. Distinct cultural communities to draw inspiration from include town and country, urban, suburban, metropolitan, old world Chinatown, missionary and colonial era, tiki-culture, and the celebrated music scene and night life. This multicultural setting is an excellent environment for aspiring producers, writers, visual artists, designers and storytellers.
Baccalaureate MAJOR: 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. Integrated Multimedia Degree Requirements
Baccalaureate MAJOR: Multimedia Cinematic Production: The Multimedia Cinematic Production degree prepares students to work and produce in the audio-visual, mass media, information and entertainment industries. The major focuses on developing multiple media literacy competencies, analytic abilities and narrative skills. In this program, students can choose a capstone project focusing on a Creative Narrative Production or a Documentary Production. 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 writing and narrative design. The program is both field and studio-oriented with students required to work as individuals and collaboratively on a variety of creative and fact-based projects. Multimedia Cinematic Production Degree Requirements
- MCA PRODUCTION TOOLKIT Handy info on Production Forms and City and State permitting requirements
- MCA PRODUCTION HANDBOOK Guide to Checking Out Equipment, Production Forms, Contact Info, and more...
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