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.  Students have the opportunity to write, produce, shoot, edit and publish their original work.  They also have the opportunity to work on public broadcasts, and with our international film festival partners.

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. 

Students who major in Multimedia Cinematic Production will:

  • Acquire the technical and creative multimedia skills to produce effective graphical, performative and audio-visual artifacts.

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

  • Gain skills in creating and distributing multimedia messages 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

Some typical internship opportunities include students working at:

  • Clear Channel Communication
  • Time-Warner Cable
  • Thinktech Hawaii
  • and a range of production companies and advertising and PR agencies

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