Jim Higgins | Capital University, Columbus Ohio


  • Jim Higgins

    Instructor of Communication


    Huber-Spielman Hall


    • Biography

      Jim Higgins graduated from Central Missouri University in 2004 with a Master of Arts in Screenwriting. Since then he has taught numerous courses in film and video.

      He is also an award winning filmmaker who regularly directs short films and writes feature length screenplays. His work has been accepted to numerous film festivals including Film Festival of Columbus, The Indie Horror Film Festival (Chicago) and the Anti-Defamation League Dore Schary awards (New York) to name a few. Besides directing his films, Higgins writes the scripts, runs camera, edits, scores, colors and mixes them.

      With a focus on experiential learning in the classroom and out, Higgins routinely invites his students to participate on his projects in a variety of roles. With his recent short film Oremus a Capital student was part of the make-up team that won Best Practical Make-Up Effects as a part of the Mid-Ohio Filmmakers Three Weeks of Terror.

    • Teaches

      Media Writing
      Video Production
      Advanced Video Production 
      Broadcast Sound Production
      Advanced Broadcast Sound Production
      Pre-Professional Activity – Filmmakers
      Pre-Professional Activity – CapTV
      Communication Capstone Projects
      Various Media-Focused Independent Studies
      Media and Society
      Oral Communication

    • Degrees

      Master of Arts in Mass Communication focused on Screenwriting, Central Missouri University
      Bachelor of Science in Broadcasting and Film, Central Missouri University