Peter Britos PH.D.

College of Liberal Arts - Department of Arts, Communications, Languages, and Media

Program Chair for Cinematic Production
Associate Professor

Graduate University
Ph.D., Critical Studies, School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California (USC)
M.F.A., Screenwriting, School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California (USC)

Undergraduate University
B.A., English, University of Hawai'i-Manoa

Affiliate University
Certificates, French Literature, University Neuchatel, Switzerland
AA, Leeward Community College, Pearl City, Oahu


Peter Britos, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor at Hawaiʻi Pacific University (HPU) in downtown Honolulu, and Program Chair of the Cinematic Multimedia Arts (CMMA) Program. At HPU he teaches cinematography, photography, global media, creative narrative production and screenwriting, amongst other courses. Dr. Britos is the recipient of various academic and industry awards, including the FINE Fellowship at Carnegie Mellon for gigapixel photography, the Walt Disney-Hollywood Pictures Fellowship Writers Award for screenwriting, and the inaugural Post Doctoral Fellowship in Critical Studies & Pedagogy from the University of Southern California. He has served as faculty at Hawaiʻi Pacific University CMMA, University of Hawaiʻi (UH) Department of English, Department of Communication, Academy for Creative Media (ACM), University of California Santa Barbara Film Studies Department, and at the USC School of Cinematic Arts Division of Cinematic & Media Studies. He has as well served as a Writer-Consultant for USCʻs Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT), and on the ICTʻs Concept Development and Visualization Team. In Burbank, he wrote and produced syndicated radio as Executive Vice President of Production and Development at the Clear Channel Communications hub for Dees Entertainment and Netstar Communications. At KHNL-KFVE he was the broadcast industryʻs first Media Manager at the first all-digital newsroom in the world. At CBS Television City in Los Angeles he produced music artists and other celebrities on late-night television for Quincy Jones and David Salzman. Segments he wrote and produced include Ice Cube, Master P., Snoop Dogg, Jon Voight, Robert Duvall, Enrique Iglesias, Pamela Lee Anderson, Samuel L. Jackson, Laurence Fishburne, Carmen Electra, Yo Yo Ma, Kevin Bacon, Chow Yun Fat, Hilary Swank, Jon Stewart, Michael Moore, the Harlem Globetrotters, Kobe Bryant, Oscar De La Hoya, and many more. Dr. Britos is a mixed-media artist, screenwriter, filmmaker and novelist. He earned his MFA and Ph.D. from USC School of Cinematic Arts, and his BA in English from the University of Hawaiʻi.

Peter Britos

Associate Professor
PH.D.

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