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Heartland Community College

Film Information

  • Studying film provides a solid foundation to enrich your experience of cinema. You'll learn the differences between film as an industry and film as an art, as well as the differences between film as a pleasurable experience and film as an ideological undertaking. Explore the process of creating film artistically and technically. HCC film courses will help you consider the impact of the cultural and the historical backdrops against which motion pictures are constructed.

  • Film courses offered at HCC include Introduction to Film Studies, History of Film and Studies in Film.

  • A background in film studies provides the opportunity to pursue many exciting career choices in technical and artistic areas. Possible careers in film include:

    • Acting/Casting/Directing
    • Camera Operation
    • Documentary Filmmaking
    • Film Critique/Editing/Production
    • Lighting Design
    • Photography
    • Scriptwriting/Storyboarding
    • Voiceovers
  • There are different paths into this field. Consider your career goals and personal interests, and then choose the option that best meets your needs.

    1. Earn your Heartland degree and transfer to a four-year college or university:

    Associate in Arts - Concentration in Film

    If you plan to complete the first two years of study at Heartland and then continue your studies as a film major at a four-year institution in Illinois, the Associate in Arts (AA) transfer preparation program is the path for you.

Contact Us

Division Office

ICB 2000
1500 W Raab Road
Normal, IL 61761
Phone: 309-268-8620
Fax: 309-268-7957


Lynda Sinkiewich

Dean of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences


Carol Hahn

Associate Dean of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Debbie Chiaventone