Students involved in film and video production at CWU have already been extremely successful in regional and national competitions. For example, for the last three years, 2003-2004, 2004-2005 and again in 2005-2006, Central Washington University students earned top video production honors at the National Broadcasting Society, Alpha Epsilon Rho (NBS-AERho) Region 6 Student Electronic Media Competition (Region 6 covers Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington & Wyoming). At the regional competition, CWU students won first place awards in the video commercials, promos and public service announcement category, the comedy program or segment competition, documentary film category, the music, variety, special program or segment category, the music video category, as well as the open show category. More recently, at the NBS-AERho, 44th Annual National Student Electronic Media Competition held in Chicago, IL, Central Students brought home three first place awards (two in audio, one in public affairs video)!
Check out this 2007 Daily Record article!
Because careers in media, visual communication, film & video production, electronic graphics, and related fields are burgeoning, students are increasingly interested in developing preparedness in these areas. Employers seek graduates who are visually literate, who have a sophisticated understanding of the media as a cultural and aesthetic force, and who have meaningful exposure to the cutting edge technologies of film, video, and electronic image-making. This is why internships (FVS 490 "Cooperative Education") are an integral part of the FVS major and why so many of our students are gaining valuable "real-world" experience prior to graduating out into the workforce.
The success of the Film & Vides Studies program is measured by the success of our graduates. Below are profiles of several of our alumni who have gone on to do great things!