Film & Video

Change the face of filmmaking. Bring stories to life.

Sharpen your creative eye with real-world assignments in our Film & Video program. You’ll explore every aspect of the filmmaking process at CCAD—from pre-production through post-production and distribution—working with faculty who teach and who maintain a professional practice in the industry. Here, you’ll find a collaborative, project-based approach to cinema that will equip you to succeed at many film and video jobs.

So, whether you want to make films, fine art installations, commercials, documentaries, or music videos, you can make them all at CCAD, using professional industry gear and tools to make your work come alive.

Course Spotlight


Large-scale projects are created within a pipeline emulating various structures of collaborative film production. This team-oriented approach provides the opportunity and the ability to produce larger bodies of work, recognize how strengths and skill sets fit within team structures, and emphasize the importance of developing appropriate communication and interactive skills to achieve the group's objectives.

Film & Video First Year Experience

Academic Year

Fall 2023 - Spring 2024

Freshman Year - Fall

Course Title
2D Creative Practices
Systems of Drawing
Art History
Writing and the Arts

Freshman Year - Spring

Course Title
Video I
What Can a Drawing Do?
Making with Care
Art History
Liberal Arts: Self and Society Course

Film & Video News

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How can the arts help Veterans heal? Can sharing one’s story be transformative? These are some of the questions explored during the spring of 2020 through a creative learning project between Columbus College of Art & Design and the Veteran Arts Initiative of the VA Central Ohio Healthcare System.

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Prior to graduating from CCAD, Davila was one of 20 students nationwide selected for the Gotham EDU Film and Media Career Development Program for 2022. The six-week mentorship program is intended to help emerging film and media professionals gain a deeper understanding of the industries and the type of careers available to them.

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