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Film and Video

Create Your Success Story in Film and Video

Action! Kick off a career in California's bustling film industry. Lovers of movies, television, video, and production are well-suited for Compton College's Film and Video Program. Offering a variety of courses that teach film and video essentials, this engaging program gives students hands-on experience and valuable skills that prepare them for working in digital media, commercial production, motion pictures, and more.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How can I apply?

Becoming a Compton College student starts by filling out a free online application. After that, there are a few simple steps to follow before it's time to enroll in classes. Click to get started today.

What are the steps to enrollment?

Click here for all the details you need to understand the process from application to graduation, but here's a brief summary of the steps to become a Compton College student.

  1. Apply for admission
  2. Explore your financial aid options
  3. Complete your online orientation
  4. Work with a counselor to create your educational plan
  5. Register for classes

Need more help? Click here for our virtual program guides.

How much does this program cost?

The program cost is $46 per unit for California residents, not including books, fees, and supplies. For example, unit fees for a 15-unit certificate would be $690, ranging up to the 60-unit associate degree, which would be $2,760. Most students qualify for financial aid or for the Compton College Promise Program.

How long is the program?

Program length varies depending on whether you are pursuing an associate degree or certificate and how many classes you are able to take each semester.

What types of jobs are available once I earn a degree or certificate?

  • Film Production Assistant
  • Video Production Assistant
  • Camera Operator
  • Audiovisual Technician
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What is the salary range for jobs in this field?

The median salary for production assistants in California is $55,138 and varies based on industry, experience, and specialty.

Are there internships and/or work experience available?

Cooperative Work Experience (CWEE) is designed to provide Compton College students with workplace experience and enhanced skills. We invite you to learn more about the work experience process with us by visiting the CWEE website.

Why choose Compton College?

Compton College is a great value for students looking to make a change or enhance their career and get experience for in-demand, high-paying jobs. Our diverse programs, affordable fees, and outstanding student services are here to support your career goals. The Film and Video Program is just one of many career paths we offer and trains students based on industry standards to ensure success.

Can I transfer to a university after earning a degree?

Upon completing Compton College's Film and Video Program, students can use their certificate and/or degree to work immediately or complete additional general education and major preparation coursework for transfer to a university.

What else do I need to know?

At least 50% of the major requirements for the associate degree must be completed at Compton College.

Who are the program contacts?

Rosa Portillo Gonzalez
Student Services Advisor
Business and Industrial Studies
rportillogonzalez@compton.edu
562-726-4612
Office: Welcome Center D-27

Alicia Zambrano
Student Services Advisor
Business and Industrial Studies
azambrano@compton.edu
213-533-9937
Office: Vocational Technology Building, VT-150

"The instructors are amazing and they encouraged us to pursue our career paths. Compton College is made up of a community of people like me. Compton College is more accessible than a university and saves you lots of money while allowing you to complete your general education courses."
Zoe Hernandez, Compton College student

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