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    • If you're interested in a career in video production, media and creative industries, we'll teach you what you need to know now, and how to learn so you'll stay relevant in the future. 

      Capital University is proud to be the home of an award-winning film and media production program. We provide plenty of rich opportunities to apply what you're learning through projects, immersion and internships that cross creative disciplines. The program delivers a creative, scholarly, and skilled approach to creating and studying narrative media. Our focus is on helping you discover your power as an independent media producer and tell compelling stories. 


      what you'll learn


      As a film and media production major, you'll have many opportunities to work on real-world media projects to build your visual eye, portfolio, and professionalism. You'll be ready to be employed in creative media industries right after graduation or go to graduate school. Through Capital's liberal learning approach, you'll learn: 

      • Video & Audio Production 
      • Media Management & Promotion
      • Analysis & Critical Inquiry
      • Team Work & Independent Work 
      • Screenwriting & Media Writing
      A few courses that make up the core of the electronic media and film major include: 
       
      • Media & the Creative Process
      • Motion Graphics
      • Web Design & Development
      • Foley Art
      • Ethics, Law & Media
      • Creative & Client Immersion

      For those interested in film theory, the film studies minor provides students with the tools to analyze films from a variety of perspectives. Explore our program and course descriptions in our online course bulletin.


      HIGH-IMPACT PRACTICES: EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING & INTERNSHIPS

       

      Our Approach — Media industries employ the talents of writers, performers, videographers, editors, film reviewers, arts administrators, archivists and technicians. This is a population distinguished by its creativity, its currency of knowledge, and its commitment to excellence. Visually and aurally acute, media professionals understand the power of the media to educate and entertain. As responsible citizens, they recognize the power of the media to fuel opinions and decisions that will shape society's future. Capital's FMP program prepares students to handle these responsibilities ethically and critically.

      At Capital, we pride ourselves in our embrace of high-impact practices proven to optimize learning. These practices include immersion and capstone projects, internships, undergraduate research, and many hands-on approaches that allow students to apply what they learn in the classroom to a real-world projects. 

      In film and media production, we also offer pre-professional courses which any major on campus can add to their schedule. These include:

      CapTV logo CapTV, create a variety of content for our campus television network working with professionals in the industry. 

      Watch at captv.org

       

      WXCU logo WXCU Radio, be a DJ for our campus radio station and build up your personality and specialty show. 

      Listen at wxcuradio.com

       

      • Filmmakers, produce short narrative films and special focus on single-camera production
      • Students can compete in the annual 48 Hour Film Royale each Fall semester on campus, as well as local and regional festivals.
      • Our immersion courses have worked with internal and external partners such as the Columbus Police Department, the Main Street Corridor, Ohio Homeland Security, and Capital University. 

      AWARDS & Internships

      WXCU Radio earned a national nomination of “Best Online Radio Station” at the Intercollegiate Broadcasting Systems and was voted “Best Student Run Internet Only Radio Station” by the College Music Journal. Since 2016 the FMP program has earned:

      • Four (4) Student Engagement Awards
      • Five (5) Student Engagement Nominations
      • Sixteen (16) National Intercollegiate Broadcasting Awards
      • Five (5) Ohio Valley NATAS Student Production Awards
      • Nine (9) Ohio Valley NATAS Student Production Honorable Mentions
      • Four (4) National Film Festival Selections
      We encourage students in the FMP program to think broadly as they search for a media internship experience. Capital’s location in Columbus, a major metropolitan area, give students an opportunity to apply their knowledge and hone their skills at television and radio stations, cable television companies, production houses, public relations firms, and educational and not-for-profit groups.

      Recent internships placed students in the media industry at:
      • National Broadcasting Channel (NBC) In L.A. And New York City
      • OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network)
      • Cyanna Education Services
      • Ology, Kinopicz America
      • WBNS-10TV, CD 102.5
      We are proud of our alums and work to maintain our #capfam long after graduation. Alums working in the creative industries are regularly brought in as guest speakers, judges of student work, and to network with current students.

       


      Facilities



      TV Studio The TV Studio serves as a production studio for students majoring in film & media production as well as the broader campus community. Equipment with a full LED lighting system, 36 x 24 ft. two-walled infinity cyclorama, 24 ft. green screen, 360-degree curtain track with two black, one green and one tan curtain.
      Radio Station The Radio Station is home to WXCU Radio, a student-led radio station featuring a commercial-style alternative format. The station is equipped with the latest radio broadcasting technology, including both production and playback equipment currently used by broadcast stations in Columbus.
      Film & Media Production Lab Our computer lab is outfitted with Macintosh computers, the Adobe CC Suite, Final Draft for screenwriting, and DaVinci Resolve for color grading. As well as a 7.1 surround sound audio system, two whisper rooms for audio recording, and a color grading suite with the DaVinci Resolve Advanced Panel.
      Equipment Room Students have a range of equipment available for check out, including BlackMagic Design cameras, Sony NX5 video cameras, and Canon DSLRs. Along with LED light panels, Zoom audio recorders, Wacom tablets, DJI drone, Ronin gimbal, and other professional gear.

       
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      Student Success


      Capital uses high-impact practices like internships, immersion courses, pre-professional activities, and capstone projects proven to optimize student learning. Here are just a few of the recent courses and activities in which our students have engaged to apply what they’re learning.

       

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      Meet your professors

      600x600-Betsy-PikeBetsy Pike, Ph.D.

      Director of Film and Media
      Convergent Media Center 210
      614-236-6318
      bpike@capital.edu

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      600x600-Jim-HiggingJim Higgins

      Instructor of Media
      Convergent Media Center 212
      614-236-6498
      jhiggins2@capital.edu

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