OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (July 28, 2022) – Oklahoma City Community College has been named one of MovieMaker’s 40 Best Film Schools of 2022 in the U.S. and Canada. The annual list recognizes schools that prepare students for every aspect of moviemaking — spanning world-renowned universities as well as rising, surprisingly affordable institutions.
“OCCC has a long standing history of over two decades of providing this outstanding program which was the brainchild of Academy Award winning producer and OCCC’s artist in residence Gray Frederickson. We applaud our faculty and staff for their ingenuity, innovation and tremendous efforts in producing the best and the brightest within the film industry,” said Dr. Mautra Staley Jones, OCCC President.
OCCC’s Digital Cinema Production (DCP) offers hands-on film production classes and has instructors who are actively working in the industry. Aspiring filmmakers have the opportunity to learn the art behind films at OCCC. The program is housed in a top-notch studio facility with cutting edge equipment, camera and editing studios. OCCC plays a key role in the exponential growth within Oklahoma’s film industry. The film industry brought more than $170 million into Oklahoma in 2021, and over 11,000 jobs.
“We are extremely excited to be named a Top 40 film school,“ said Sean Lynch, Professor of OCCC’s Digital Cinema Production department. “Our students are trained by highly skilled professionals in a hands-on, simulated film set environment.”
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About the OCCC Performing Arts Series
The Oklahoma City Community College Performing Arts Series presents a diverse array of music, dance, theater and special attraction events to the community each year. The Series has received support from organizations like the Oklahoma Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts, The Ad Astra Foundation and the E.L. and Thelma Gaylord Foundation. The Kyiv City Ballet is underwritten by St. Luke’s United Methodist Church and The Cathy Leichter Trust. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact occc.edu/sponsorships.
About Oklahoma City Community College
Celebrating 50 years of providing unique educational opportunities for students in 2022, Oklahoma City Community College serves students preparing for college, working toward a degree or certificate or taking classes for personal enrichment. Approximately 17,000 students take courses offering college credit in more than 60 associate degree or certificate programs that lead to continued education at a four-year institution or entry into the workforce upon graduation. For more information, visit occc.edu.