The mission of the School of Communications is to be a primary resource for the people of Hawai‘i through excellence in teaching, research and application. The school embraces the challenges and opportunities created within communications and journalism by the technological, multicultural, and international context of the 21st century. The school, established in 2000, is a center for academic and professional scholarship linking East and West.
Office: Crawford Hall 320
Tel: (808) 956-8881
Fax: (808) 956-5396
The School of Communications offers academic programs in Communication and Journalism. Communication focuses on communication in intercultural and professional communities, information and communication technologies (ICTs) and policy, and the media arts. Journalism is professionally oriented and develops students’ critical thinking skills and ability to gather, analyze, and organize information, and to communicate it clearly and responsibly through print, broadcast, and online media.
Media Arts includes digital cinema and multimedia.
Communication in Communities focuses on intercultural and organizational communication.
ICTs & Policy focuses on how ICTs shape, and are shaped by, society.
Print Media trains aspiring journalists in writing news reports.
Broadcast Media focuses on reporting for television.
Multimedia Journalism emphasizes reporting and production of online and mobile media, including social media.
Bachelor of Arts, BA (COM & JOUR), Master of Arts, MA (COM), Interdisciplinary CIS Doctor of Philosophy, PhD (COM)