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.

The production work students do for class often takes them into the Hawaii’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.

The major in Integrated Multimedia will enable students to:

  • Acquire the technical and creative multimedia skills to produce and deploy effective graphical and audio-visual artifacts and online content.

  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively to targeted and mass audiences through media creation and interaction.

  • Gain skills in creating and distributing multimedia content via online and emerging technologies.

  • Acquire and demonstrate knowledge of the technological development and history of modern electronic media systems.

  • Develop an understanding of the local and global influence of electronic media and the ethical and legal responsibilities of media practitioners.

  • Application

  • Transcripts

  • Personal Statement

  • $50 Application Fee

  • SAT I or ACT Scores (freshman only)

  • Letter of recommendation

  • Resume

The Department of Communication offers many clubs to students within specific fields.

  • Akamai Advertising

  • Debate Society

  • Lambda Phi Eta

  • Polyglot Toastmasters


Recent Integrated Multimedia graduates enjoy rewarding careers at companies around the world, including:

  • City Bank
  • Fox News
  • ESPN Sports
  • Oceanic Time-Warner
  • Clear Channel Communications
  • Cox Radio
  • IBM
  • Motorola
  • Oceanic Cable
  • Outrigger Hotels and Resorts
  • Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard
  • Starr Seigle Advertising
  • Stryker Weiner and Yokota Public Relations
  • Time Warner
  • U.S. Army
  • U.S. Navy
  • Verizon

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