Twenty-second in a series of articles from our visits to colleges and universities that are invited to participate in the 2018 College Film Awards.
For those of us who believe strongly that filmmaking is the highest form of art because it combines nearly all other forms of art, we present to you a surprising school that recognizes the great value of film studies — John Tyler Community College.
Wait, you say. Community colleges are not in the business of making movies, right? They teach practical courses for students looking to fill immediate job openings, like nursing, computer tech, administrative positions. Or so we thought until we saw a casting call from a student director at JTCC.
He’s now on board to submit to our 2018 College Film Awards event.
We stopped by the John Tyler campus in Chester, VA, to check out this alleged film studies program, and we were mighty impressed. In addition to the usual film studies and film history classes, JTCC offers intense courses in screenwriting, acting for the camera, filmmaking technology and studio and location techniques specific to digital filmmaking and post-production classes.
This is a film major, folks, at a two-year college!
We heartily welcome John Tyler Community College to our 2018 College Film Awards. Go Trailblazers!