The School of Communications (COM/JOUR) improves the ways in which people talk to each other – in Hawaiʻi and beyond – through all mediated channels, ranging from voice-to-voice conversations to dynamic interactions via emerging technologies. The school strives for excellence in all areas of teaching, research and practice while embracing the contemporary challenges of complex and multicultural contexts involving communication and journalism.
Major Academic Areas
- Strategic Communication
- Intercultural Communication
- Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) & Policy
- Broadcast Media
- Media Arts
- Social Media
- Online Media, including web-based
- Mobile Media
- Video/Digital Cinema
- Emerging Media and Technologies
- Media Literacy
- Studio Production
- Media arts includes digital cinema and multimedia.
- Communication in Communities focuses on intercultural and organizational communication.
- Information and Communication Technologies & Policy focuses on how ICTs shape, and are shaped by, society.
- Journalism trains aspiring storytellers to write news, report with a camera and work online, including through social and mobile media.