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Digital Media Arts

Digital Media Arts

This program prepares students for employment in the field of digital media design and production. It gives necessary education and training to students 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.

Program Location: Hilo
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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.

Course Learning Outcomes


The Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs at Hawai‘i CC are an integral part of the local community and reflect its day-to-day life. Close cooperation among the faculty, employers, and employees in the community is maintained. One of the most effective formal means of providing for this type of cooperation is the Program Advisory Council. These groups advise their respective programs of training needs and new developments in the field. Councils include employers, alumni, and others knowledgeable about the field.

Digital Media Arts Program Advisory Council: 

  • Eric Edwards, Photographer/Videographer 
  • GB Hajim, Island Planet One Production, LLC
  • Jensen Nihei, Five by Five LLC 
  • Steve Parente, Parente Animation Studios 
  • Shawn Pila, Ena Media Hawaii 
  • Renee Sally Visaya, Bonebreaker Dezines