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Creative Media (CM)

Program Description

The Creative Media program prepares students for employment in the field of digital media design and production. It provides the necessary education and training to students who are seeking entry-level positions as digital media artists and/or transfer to a Baccalaureate granting institution. It provides professionals already in the field with updated technology training. The program offers an Associate of Science Degree (AS) in Creative Media and a Certificate of Competence (CO) in Digital Media Arts.


  • Learn a wide variety of Creative Media skills by taking classes in photography, video, graphic design, animation and more.
  • Access state-of-the-art cameras, computers, software programs and other equipment that will prepare you to work with industry-standard technology.
  • Learn from faculty and lecturers who are accomplished art and digital media professionals.
  • Get real-world experience with an internship opportunity.
  • Start at Hawai‘i CC and have the option to transfer to a four-year program within the University of Hawai‘i system or beyond.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students are prepared to:

  • Use technology effectively to create visual artworks.
  • Gather, analyze, and evaluate information visually.
  • Apply knowledge of aesthetics to the needs of the community.
  • Demonstrate professionalism with a digital portfolio.


Beginning July 1, 2011, the US Department of Education began requiring colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that "prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation". We hope that this information is helpful to our current students and to prospective students as they make their career and educational choices.

The data includes occupations, placement rates, on-time completion rates, average costs and program median loan debt.

Gainful Employment Disclosure for Digital Media Arts Certificate of Competence (CO)