Academy for Creative Media
V. Hereniko, PhD (Chair)—critical studies
Degree Offered: BA in creative media
The Academic Program
The Academy for Creative Media (ACM) emphasizes narrative, or storytelling, theories, skills, and application across multiple platforms of digital media and within a context of cultural and aesthetic values. More than just a "film school," ACM seeks to empower students to tell their own original and authentic stories of Hawai'i, the Pacific and Asia rather than have those stories told for them through a different cultural lens that is distant and often distorted.
ACM offers a core curriculum and specialized courses in three tracks: Digital Cinema, Computer Animation, and Critical Studies. A catalog of courses, academic planning guidelines, and program information can be found on the Academy's website at: www.hawaii.edu/acm.
Students have the flexibility to design an academic program around a core of ACM courses and electives including a variety of UH Manoa departments offering courses in film and media studies. Students work in close consultation with faculty to develop a program that reflects the development of academic, writing, creative, and critical thinking skills.
To declare a major in Creative Media, students must:
To complete the creative studies major, students must design a detailed and acceptable academic plan, under the guidance of an ACM faculty advisor, consisting of 36 credit hours that emphasizes one of the three ACM tracks, includes the required core of ACM courses, and is supplemented with elective courses. Six credit hours of electives may be taken from departments outside of ACM.
For information on a Bachelor Degree Program Sheet, go to www.manoa.hawaii.edu/ovcaa/programsheets/.
Computer Hardware and Software Requirements
The curriculum of the Academy for Creative Media requires students to have access to a laptop computer. Hardware and software specifications can be found at www.hawaii.edu/acm/computer.
Introductory information on the academy, including guidelines for academic planning, can be found at www.hawaii.edu/acm. All students accepted for the major are assigned a faculty advisor. Advising is mandatory to design the student's academic plan, and for any subsequent changes.
Please note: This Catalog was prepared to provide information and does not constitute a contract. The University reserves the right to change or delete, supplement or otherwise amend at any time and without prior notice the information, requirements and policies contained in this Catalog.
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