Film School in Houston
Film School and Mass Media collectively form our dynamic Cinema and New Media Arts Program. This program offers students the unique experience of film school in Houston, along with internships and the ability to study for a semester in Hollywood. Throughout our program, students actively create films, digital media and web series. Additionally, our program gives students practical experience in Mass Media Arts and offers them a solid foundation for a career in New Media or Journalism. Collectively, this is one the most diverse film school experiences available today. Students leave our program ready to begin their careers and excel in wide range of opportunities. In today’s filmmaking climate, technology changes at a rapid pace, and filmmakers have to remain educated on these advances. We prepare our students for this by complementing traditional film studies with modern digital media exposure as well. This digital media foundation allows our filmmakers to also explore options with video production, streaming, video game development and more.
Our students learn filmmaking from hands-on experiences and through guidance from our expert faculty. The comprehensive film school empirical learning program leaves each student with experience and a portfolio of work showcasing directing, lighting, cinematography and editing skills. Additionally, students learn screenwriting and storytelling skills which are displayed through a two-semester senior project. We complement these activities and enhance students’ understanding through film history study. Our filmmaking courses include the study of cinematic classics and aesthetic training that builds an artistic foundation.
Film School Resources for Filmmakers
Our Department of Cinema provides film school students with several resources to assist in their filmmaking practice and careers. In addition to job placement, our program acclimates students to the Houston film community. Students are notified about film festivals in Houston, independent film opportunities, multimedia jobs and supplemental film courses for continued education.