Pearl River Community College

Film and Video Technology

Program Information

Location(s) of Program: Poplarville Campus

Brief Description of Program: The Film and Video Technology program provides individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to find employment in the film and video industry. The program prepares students to work on feature film and television, television commercials, music videos, documentary films, Internet multimedia and other audiovisual media forms. The Film and Video Technology program offers a Career certificate, Technical certificate and/or an Associate of Applied Science Degree.

Essential Requirements of a person in this career field:

  • 30-hour Career Certificate and/or
  • 45-hour Technical Certificate and/or
  • Associate of Applied Science Degree (60 hours)

Instructor Contact Information for the Program:
Ronn Hague
601.403.1316
rhague@prcc.edu

Possible Careers in this Program: Director, Producer, Camera operator, 1st and 2nd Assistant Camera, Sound Mixer, Boom Pole Operator, Assistant Director, Production Manager, Field Producer, Grip, Lighting Director, Director of Photography, Screenwriter, Location Scout, Location Manager, Production Assistant, Set Decorator, Editor, Sound Designer, Live Production Sound, Live Production Lighting Director, Legal Videographer/Editor, Investigative Videographer/Editor, Wedding Videographer, and more.

What a student can expect from a career in this field: There is an 18.75% increase in occupational demand at the state level and an 11.90% increase at the national level for audio video equipment professionals.

Possible earnings of jobs in these career field: Audio and Video Equipment Technicians require an education level of long term on-the-job training. Median annual income for Audio and Video Equipment Technicians is $27,622.40 at the state level and $40,539.20 at the national level.

Mission of Program: The Film and Video Technology program of study prepares the certificate holder or graduate for a career in fields relating to film and video including all aspects of film, broadcasting, and live production. A combination of class work and hands-on instruction gives students the opportunity to acquire the background and skills necessary to enter the audio-video workforce.

Goals of Program: Students graduate in 1 year with a Career Certificate, 1.5 years with a Technical Certificate, or 2 years with an Associate in Applied Science in Film and Video Technology.