The OC Film School offers the serious student a unique blend of film theory and practical hands-on training. Our students learn the craft and techniques of narrative storytelling while acquiring the technical skills and artistic sensibilities necessary to compete in the new emerging frontier of digital filmmaking. Our curriculum integrates concentrated classroom study of all the major filmmaking disciplines with intensive hands-on experience in student film projects, because our philosophy stipulates that the fruits of theory realize full maturity in the practical application of the art. Our Digital Filmmaking classes give students collaborative hands-on cinematography, sound, and editing experience through the creation of award-winning short film projects.


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Prospective new students contact the Welcome Center for one-on-one help applying to Olympic College.

Current and returning students contact the Advising Center to connect with a Student Success Coach or your Faculty Advisor.

Shoreline to OC

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Shoreline to OC

Starting in Winter 2024, students who have earned an Associate of Applied Arts and Sciences in Digital Filmmaking from Shoreline Community College can transfer into OC's Bachelor of Applied Science degree program. Continue to pursue a career in film with state-of-the-art gear and the guidance of OC's expert professors!

Contact Amy Hesketh for details and eligibility requirements.

Amy Hesketh

Academic Programs

The OC Film School offers several different certificate and degree options. The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) allows you to earn your bachelor's in filmmaking. The Associate in Applied Science-Transfer (AAS-T) degree allows you to transfer seamlessly into our BAS program. The Certificate of Completion (CC) in Documentary Filmmaking gives you the skills to produce your own documentary film.

Why Choose Olympic College Film School


The most affordable filmmaking program in the country

The average price to attend film schools nationally can cost upwards of $35,000/year. Students attending the OC Film School won’t pay close to that in the four years combined, which means students finish our program with far less debt than other film school graduates.

News, Recognition & Student Films

Laptop Checkout

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Laptop Checkout

Specialized laptops are available for check out by Olympic College students in filmmaking programs. The distribution of a laptop must be authorized by an Olympic College representative. Contact  program coordinator Amy Hesketh for more information about the laptop check out program. For more info on the general college device checkout program, visit the Device Checkout webpage. 

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Free Gear Checkout

As an OC Film School student you'll have access to state-of-the art production equipment like Red Digital Cinema cameras. Contact program coordinator and OC Film School professor Amy Hesketh for more info. 

The OC Film School Team

Faculty Advisors & Success Coaches

Every student is assigned an advising team consisting of your Student Success Coach and Faculty Advisor. Your Faculty Advisor is determined once you decide on your specific academic program. The following professors are Faculty Advisors for Filmmaking.

Transfer, Career & Forms

Academic Division

Filmmaking is part of the Social Sciences & Humanities Division (SSH). Visit the SSH Division for more info, including support resources and services, and contact info for division staff and the dean. The Social Sciences & Humanities Division can assist you with: 

  • Advising
  • Connecting with faculty
  • Finding campus resources
  • Support for procedural processes such as a grade appeal or student complaint.