Pearl River Community College

Film, video technology added to curriculum

  POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College will offer a film and video technology (FVT) program beginning with the fall 2018 semester.
  The FVT program will offer students three pathways:
  • Attend for one year taking 30 credit hours and receive a career certificate;
  • Add an additional semester taking 45 credit hours and receive a technical certificate;
  • Add another 15 credit hours of required academic work to receive an Associate in Applied Science degree in Film and Video Technology.
  The program was co-authored by Hinds Community College and Pearl River in 2013, but things did not line up for the addition of the program at Pearl River until this year. It is approved by SACSCOC, the college’s accrediting body.
  It is an offshoot of the College Publications class in Film Production that has been offered since 2008. Some of the graduates of this class have gone on to major in film and broadcast journalism at University of New Orleans Film School, Full Sail University and University of Southern Mississippi.
  Classes will be offered in all aspects of pre production, production, and post production. The classes will be taught at the college’s film production soundstage where students will learn a hands-on approach to all job positions on a working film set.
  Students will work on college projects including the ongoing Healthy People Now! program that produces films about psycho social awareness for upper elementary, middle school, and high school students.  Also, as part of their training, they will work on student and class films, recruitment and publicity films for the college and public service announcements for non-profits and city or state organizations.
  The FVT graduate can expect to go to work in film, video and live production or other forms of video production.
  For more information, call instructor Ronn Hague at 601-403-1316.