About the Program
HCC’s Film/Video Production and Special Effects program offers training for one career path with five specializations in the film industry.
AWARD TYPES: Associate of Applied Science, Certificate Level 1, Certificate Level 2
AREA OF STUDY: Art & Design
Degrees and Certificates
Learn more about the Degrees and Certificates offered by this program by visiting the HCC Catalog.View Degrees & Certificates by Program
In this innovative hands-on program, students work with HD and 16mm film cameras and edit with both non-linear digital and traditional equipment. During their academic career, students perform every function necessary to complete theatrical, documentary, and docu-drama style films: scriptwriting, producing, directing, acting, shooting, budgeting, managing and serving as crew.
After their first year, students refine their skills through the rigorous application of their craft in advanced areas of theatrical, feature and documentary film production. Upon graduation, students pursue careers in all levels of the film industry.
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) allows students to earn only one AAS in Filmmaking. Students may choose from one of the following two specializations: General, or Film/Video and Special Effects.
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) allows students to earn only one Certificate in Filmmaking I. Students may choose from one of the following four specializations: Filmmaking Editing, Film/Video Production, Filmmaking Screenwriting or Film/Video and Special Effects.
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) allows students to earn only one Certificate in Filmmaking II. Students may choose from one of the following two specializations: General or Film/Video and Special Effects.
Note a student may only earn one Occupational Skills Award (OSA) per academic year.
TSI testing required prior to first enrollment for all AAS degrees and Level II certificates.
HCC is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). Seven Art and Design Programs—Studio Art, Interior Design, Digital Communication, Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising, Filmmaking, and Digital Gaming & Simulation for Artists—collectively represent the Art and Design Unit at HCC.
National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)
11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21
Reston, VA 20190-5248
There are 1,004 Stage, Motion Pictures, Television, and Radio Directors employed in the Greater Houston Area. This number is expected to decrease by 0.7% over the next four years.
- The estimated annual of job openings is 39 jobs a year.
- Median Wages - $20.53 hourly, $43,000 annually
Learn more about the marketable skills—skills valued by employers that can be applied in variety of work settings—so you can communicate these to potential employers. Click on the relevant award title below to see descriptions of marketable skills for that area.
Filmmaking - Screenwriting Specialization, C1
Filmmaking - Editing Specialization, C1
Filmmaking - Film/Video Production Specialization, C1
Filmmaking - General, C2
Filmmaking - General, A.A.S.
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