Film & Video Major

You make stories move.

In CCAD's Film & Video program, you’ll learn skills at every step of the filmmaking process, as you sharpen your creative eye behind the lens. From pre-production through post-production and distribution, you'll cover a thorough exploration of the field, including cinematography, directing, editing, production design, screenwriting, storyboarding and production management. Here, our collaborative, project-based approach seamlessly integrates real-world assignments, industry standards, professional practices and challenging coursework. Whether you want to make films, motion graphics, fine art installations, commercials, documentaries or music videos, you can make them all at Columbus College of Art & Design, one of America's oldest private art and design colleges for film students.


CCAD's state-of-the-art facilities give you the equipment and technology you need to explore your filmmaking potential. You'll have access to:

  • Fully-equipped shooting stage
  • Live-action and animation labs
  • Spacious screening rooms
  • Cameras, audio recorders, microphones, tripods, lights, studio and field lighting grip equipment, as well as moving camera equipment
  • Mac and PC labs, editing stations with Cintiq monitors and production software (Adobe Creative Cloud production suite, Final Cut Pro X, Pro Tools, Toon Boom Storyboard Pro and Harmony, Maya, Nuke, Cinema 4D, Unity Pro and ZBrush)

Student and alumni works

  • Dark Day Burning Sun
  • LAST
  • Women Who Lift
  • Permanently Scarred
  • Sea Change
  • Time Tunnel film, Cinematic Arts, Corey Aumiller, Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD).
    Time Tunnel
  • NBA Promo film, Cinematic Arts, Ben Brown, Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD).
    NBA Promo
  • OSU Basketball film, Cinematic Arts, Ben Brown, Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD).
    OSU Basketball Promo


CCAD’s collaborative, project-based approach to cinema equips grads with the skills to excel at many film and video jobs. Our grads have applied the skills they built at CCAD to a variety of positions and fields.

Assistant director
Motion graphics designer
Production designer
Script supervisor
Sound designer
Storyboard artist
Technical artist
Visual effects artist


Our grads generate interest from major media companies and studios. Some employers who have benefited from their skills are: 

  • American Film Institute
  • Arclight Cinema
  • BET
  • Dreamworks
  • Newsweek
  • Oswald Communications
  • Paramount Pictures
  • Pixar
  • Playfish
  • Red Bull Records
  • Sony Pictures Imageworks
  • Universal
  • Vigil Games
  • Walt Disney Animation Studios
  • YUM! Brands

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Credit hours

Program Requirements 39
CORE Studio Requirements 39
CORE Liberal Arts Requirements 42

Course information

Check out the course requirements chart on the Film and Video Major flyer.

See work from the Film & Video Art Department on vimeo!


Duncan Snyder, Chair of Photography Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD).
  • Chair of Photography, Film & Video
  • Professor
Robin Gulcher, Adjunct Intructor, Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD).
  • Adjunct Instructor
  • Adjunct instructor
Ron Saks, Chair of Cinematic Arts, Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD).
  • Professor Emeritus
Elizabeth Roberts, Visiting Faculty, Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD).
  • Visiting Faculty
  • Program Coordinator, Animation, Photography, and Film & Video
  • Adjunct Instructor
  • Adjunct Instructor

Notable alumni

Corey Aumiller is a writer, director, and educator. His work has screened digitally on Short of the Week and live in the flesh at HollyShorts Film Festival, Savannah Film Festival, Burbank International Film Festival, Cleveland International Film Festival, Northern Virginia Film Festival and others, including many outside the U.S.

As an educator, he has earned accolades for his work with film students, including the Top 25 Teacher award from the Ohio Governor's Youth Art Exhibition. He studied Directing at the AFI Conservatory. His work explores youth, aging, mischief, morality, life, and mortality.

Corey Aumiller
Cinematic Arts
Mike Olenick, Cinematic Art, Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD).

Mike Olenick is an experimental narrative filmmaker whose works have screened at the Ann Arbor Film Festival, the World Wide Video Festival, the Chicago Underground Film Festival, the Hamburg International Short Film Festival, Rencontres Internationales and Seattle International Film Festival, among others. He has edited projects for directors and filmmakers including Guy Maddin, Jennifer Reeder, Michael Robinson and Sadie Benning.

Mike Olenick
Cinematic Arts

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