At Akakū: Maui Community Television, we are committed to empowering your access to the media. Our education department offers classes to train you in all aspects of field, studio and post-production, plus more. Our classes take you through the entire process of making a show from pre-production through the final delivery of your product . We offer a wide selection of classes in addition to our basic certification classes. You can learn Photoshop or more about the future of broadband. Check out the complete listing of classes and fees under our Education tab at the top of this page.
Akakū is proud to boast some of Maui’s finest community producers as part of our Education Program's graduates.
The goal of the Akakū Education Program is to certify community producers who will create meaningful, local content for our community, to air on Akakū 52 channel .
How To Get Certified
The first step is to take the Akaku Orientation / Intro to TV Production class. Once you complete this mandatory class, you can choose any other classes on our roster and become certified in the area(s) of your choice.
Akakū offers three types of classes for equipment certification:
Field Camera Certification – This class teaches all aspects of field camera production. Upon completion and certification in this class you are allowed to reserve and check out camera equipment, free of charge, for the purposes of making content for Akakū community television channels.
Final Cut Pro Certification – This class covers the basic aspects of post-production editing techniques, utilizing our state-of-the-art editing facilities. Upon completion and certification in this class you are allowed to schedule time in our media lab editing facility, free of charge, for the purposes of making content for Akakū community television channels.
Studio Production Certification – This class covers all aspects of Akakū's live producion studio, from directing to camera operation. Upon completion and certification in this class you can reserve and utilize our state-of-the-art production studio, free of charge, for the purposes of making content for Akakū community television channels.