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University of Hawaii (Academy for Creative Media)

The Academy for Creative Media emphasizes narrative, or story telling, 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 stories of Hawaii, the Pacific and Asia rather than have those stories told for them through a different cultural lens that is distant and often distorted. It is one of the few programs developing a unique program in Indigenous Filmmaking.

ACM offers a core curriculum in three tracks: Cinematic and Digital Production, Computer Animation & Game Design, and Critical Studies.

Linked with the Interdisciplinary Studies program, students have the flexibility to design an individual academic program around a core of ACM courses and electives from a variety of UHM departments offering courses in film studies, digital design and technology. Students work in close consultation with faculty to develop an interdisciplinary program that reflects the development of academic, technical, creative and critical thinking skills.

ACM offers a core curriculum and electives in three tracks: Cinematic Production, Computer Animation & Game Design, and Critical Studies. To insure that students in the Bachelor of Arts program satisfy ACM learning objectives in Critical Thinking, Writing, History & Aesthetics, Technical Skills of Story Telling, Creativity, and Responsibility.

ACM students produce over 100 short films every semester, and local actors play a crucial role in making this possible. ACM maintains an actors conservatory DVD catalog of local actors interested in acting in ACM student films. The last auditions for the DVD catalog were held in November, 2005. If you missed the opportunity to be included in the last catalog, please contact professor Joel Moffett at

School name:University of HawaiiAcademy for Creative Media
Address:University of Hawaii at Manoa 2550 Campus Road
Zip & city:HI 96822 Hawaii
Phone:(808) 956-7736

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An individualized, highly practical approach to learning digital filmmaking.

Address: 46-001 Kamehameha Highway, Suite 409, Kaneohe, Hawaii