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

(Revised January 22, 2019.  Disclaimer: Classes may be cancelled due to low enrollment.)

FALL 2018, 2020 SPRING 2019, 2021

CORE:
MULT 1050- Point, Shoot, Edit
MULT 1100 - Foundations of Multimedia Production (2)
MULT 2000 - Introduction to Cinema Studies
MULT 2460 - Graphic Design Studio
MULT 2465 - Motion Picture Production

ELECTIVES:
MULT 3510 - Non-Linear Audio-Visual Editing
MULT 3600 - Creative Narrative Production
MULT 3700 - Radio and Audio Production
MULT 3750 - Motion Graphics and Compositing

CORE:
MULT 1050- Point, Shoot, Edit
MULT 1100 - Foundations of Multimedia Production (2)
MULT 2060 - Modern Media Systems
MULT 2460 - Graphic Design Studio
MULT 2465 - Motion Picture Production

ELECTIVES:
MULT 3500 - Cinematography Workshop
MULT 3675 - Advanced Web Design
MULT 3910 - Selected Topics in Multimedia
MULT 4590 - Feature Film Screen Writing (cross-listed with COM 6590)

CAPSTONE:
MULT 4900 - Seminar in Multimedia

FALL 2019, 2021 SPRING 2020, 2022

CORE:
MULT 1050 - Point, Shoot, Edit
MULT 1100 - Foundations of Multimedia Production (2)
MULT 2000 - Introduction to Cinema Studies
MULT 2460 - Graphic Design Studio
MULT 2465 - Motion Picture Production

ELECTIVES:
MULT 3400 - Design Systems and Portfolio
MULT 3475 - Web Interface and Design

MULT 3510 - Non-Linear Audio-Visual Editing
MULT 3600 - Creative Narrative Production
MULT 3750 - Motion Graphics and Compositing

CORE:
MULT 1050 - Point, Shoot, Edit
MULT 1100 - Foundations of Multimedia Production (2)
MULT 2060 - Modern Media Systems
MULT 2460 - Graphic Design Studio
MULT 2465 - Motion Picture Production

ELECTIVES:
MULT 3500 - Cinematography Workshop
MULT 3675 - Advanced Web Design
MULT 3910 - Selected Topics in Multimedia
MULT 4590 - Feature Film Screen Writing (cross-listed with COM 6590)

CAPSTONE:
MULT 4900 - Seminar in Multimedia

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

  • Akamai Advertising
  • Debate Society
  • Lambda Phi Eta
  • Polyglot Toastmasters
  • PRSSA

Some typical internship opportunities 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

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