“In the beginning was the Word…”  The entire universe was created by the power of God’s words.  Through our thoughts, speech, songs, articles, visuals, websites, films, and all creative expression, we see that God’s Spirit resides in us. Our Creator is still creating today. Together as communicators we can see our world changed by creating with Him. [The Creative Media & Communication Course – CMC211 was previously known and the School of Communication Foundations and completes the University of the Nations requirement for communication core course for AA and BA degrees]


…is to train effective communicators with a strategic communications skill set for use in missions and life. From the power of the written word to visual storytelling and media rich presentations, you will obtain experience in the core skills and understanding needed to create transformational web, social, audio and video content with cutting edge design. Join our private Facebook Group to follow this creative journey.

Skill AND Principles

We set out to create a new type of communication course that bridged the gap between the skills and principles of communication that are needed to be effective in ministry or as a professional in the spheres of society… think: art, communication, education, science & technology, the Church, etc.

So maybe you want to be a filmmaker… a designer… a musician… a pastor… a writer… or an artist of any discipline? Consider building a broad foundation in your understanding of communication and media so that you can make a deep and powerful impact in your specific area of calling.

Course Dynamics

write | present | preach | capture | produce | share | serve

In the Creative Media & Communications Course, we will…

Create with Jesus
Practice integrity and wisdom in communication / media skills
Learn how God communicates in the Bible and today
Empower others to communicate creatively
Spur each other on to creative excellence and a lifestyle of continual learning

Choose School Period



Jan 2 – Mar 25, 2020
Jan 7 – Mar 31, 2021
Jan 6 – Mar 30, 2022
Jan 5 – Mar 29, 2023




Non-Degree: $4,395

AA Degree Track: $3,000


Pre-requisites: YWAM DTS

Course Code: CMC211

U of N Credits: 12

In accordance with State Law, all students and student children must present proof of age appropriate vaccinations in order to attend any program at the University of the Nations—YWAM Kona. Please click here for the vaccination requirements.

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Can I become a Creative Communicator?

Igor is one of our valued trainers at the Creative Media & Communication Course. He shared in this student production about how he came to work and do ministry in the creative field of design and media production. Today he leads the YWAM Kona Communication Department.

Our Blog

Fragrance of Faith: A YWAM Documentary Film

Fragrance of Faith: A YWAM Documentary Film  ⋅  21/07/18

"Even in the first interviews in Kona, our staff and students could sense that God was going to do something powerful through this film. Every year during the Creative Media & Communication Course we take on one or two BIG media projects for missions as a class and this past January three of my staff came to me to pitch a documentary film idea about YWAM. The picture got clearer…
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"Even in the first interviews in Kona, our staff and students could sense that God was going to do something…

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The Day Loren Cunningham's Family Almost Died

The Day Loren Cunningham's Family Almost Died  ⋅  11/07/18

Teaching at the Creative Media & Communication Course, YWAM founder Loren Cunningham recounted this life threatening story that none of us had ever heard before about when he was 6 years old out in a town near San Diego... He and his older sister and parents were out preaching in the center of town. All the sidewalks in that part of town were covered by brick porticos because of the…
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Teaching at the Creative Media & Communication Course, YWAM founder Loren Cunningham recounted this life threatening story that none of…

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2018: When media / arts perfection is…

2018: When media / arts perfection is not enough  ⋅  17/11/17

I know a guy in Europe who is one of the most talented photographers I’ve ever met. He spent years learning the inner workings of his camera, his editing softwares… every detail of his discipline. But does he work professionally in photography? Sadly, he gave up photography (even as a hobby) because he couldn’t earn a living. I believe he didn’t lack photography skills… he lacked the OTHER communication skills…
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I know a guy in Europe who is one of the most talented photographers I’ve ever met. He spent years…

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About Creative Media & Communication Course

Hear about our course from school leader: Joel Rogers

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Joel Rogers - School Leader

Despite doctors assuring his parents they would never have children, Joel William Rogers came totally unexpected. Born on the 7th day of the 7th month of 1977… 7 minutes after his less un-expected twin brother Jeff. He likes playing rock ‘n roll on his electric guitar and loves telling real stories – including the made-up ones. Sometimes those stories are tattooed on dead trees, but more often they flash up on screens before hiding in people’s minds. He has American & French nationality but will not ask you to pardon his French. Joel currently lives in Kona, Hawaii with his viking-surfer-designer-wife Benedicte, his scientist-artist-freerunner son Ethan, his hula dancing-painter-comedian daughter Lily and his recently born daughter Summer who is really good at rolling over and making the whole world smile.

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