Smartphones put a video camera in every pocket. Online tutorials train everyone in the latest editing software. The pressure is on tomorrow’s media producers — not just to operate sophisticated equipment, but to tell compelling stories and to craft eye-popping images that get noticed.
With your degree from PennWest Edinboro, one of the area's top film and video production schools, you'll be ready to put your career plans in motion.
At Edinboro, we pride ourselves on our 100-year history of instruction in the visual arts and art education. In addition, our Art Department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD), which sets national standards for excellence in the field.
Our program is designed to feel like a personalized apprenticeship in 21st-century storytelling.
The hours spent setting lights, color-grading footage or recording multi-track scores aren't merely to acquire skills through assignments and exercises. Instead, each course works to build an employer-ready portfolio of polished projects for film festival screenings nationwide.
You'll graduate ready to make your mark in the growing film and video industry.
There is no portfolio review prior to admission. Just bring your passion for the arts
and a desire to work hard in a multidisciplinary, highly supportive environment.
In the studio, on location or in post-production labs, small groups of student filmmakers
create movies alongside accessible, award-winning faculty.
Edinboro's Film and Video program is led by Brian Fuller, an M.F.A. graduate of the University of North Carolina-Greensboro (named a top film school by the American Society of Cinematographers). Fuller is a C.I.N.E.- and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker. His films have been screened at Grauman's Egyptian Theater, the Statue of Liberty's IMAX Dome and on PBS as well as at festival venues around the world.
A career educator, Fuller has helped student filmmakers earn more than 60 competitive prizes.
As a Film and Video major, you'll have access to an extensive inventory of high-definition
cameras, studio and location lights, shotgun and wireless microphones, dual-system
audio recorders and professional grip equipment. A corps of senior student lab aides
loan and maintain these tools to complete both course assignments and supplemental
Edinboro media makers edit in a server-based environment which supports collaborative work with filmmaking's large media files. Classroom workstations and post-production laboratories are outfitted with the latest versions of industry-standard software. Additionally, students are welcome to reserve Doucette Hall's soundstage and audio recording studios.
Edinboro Film and Video graduates shoot for ESPN, edit “Drunk History,” design apps for “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” document the perilous ascent of Yosemite’s Dawn Wall, crew major Hollywood movies, and make commercial and promotional films at regional production houses across the country.
Additionally, Brian Fuller frequently hires the most promising of his current students to collaborate on his own films.
G3M Doucette Hall
Take charge of your experience. Ask questions, meet our students and professors, and see the campus yourself.