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A digital media arts student edits video in the digital media arts lab at Hawaiʻi CC

Starting fall 2016, Hawaiʻi Community College will begin offering an associate of science degree in digital media arts and will also begin offering digital media arts classes at the Pālamanui campus in Kona.

“Digital media has become a critical component of many businesses and organizations, but until now there’s been no degree program in digital media on Hawaiʻi Island,” said Interim Chancellor Joni Onishi. “By adding the degree and offering classes at Pālamanui, we are able to offer more opportunities to more students in fields such as design, entertainment and media that are expected to continue growing.”

The three classes offered at Pālamanui are Introduction to Visual Arts, Introduction to Digital Arts and 2-Dimensional Design. The Introduction to Visual Arts course fulfills a general education requirement and may be useful for students in many different degree programs. The other two courses fulfill requirements specific to the dgital media arts associate of science degree and certificate of competence.

Read the Hawaiʻi Community College news release for more on the digital media program.

—By Thatcher Moats

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