Film School details

Degrees Offered
  1. 2 Year A.A.
  2. 4 Year B.S.
  1. Acting
  2. Cinematography
  3. Creative Producing
  4. Critical Studies
  5. Digital Arts
  6. Directing
  7. Documentary Filmmaking
  8. Dramatic Writing
  9. Editing
  10. Producing
  11. Production Design
  12. Screenwriting
  13. Sound
  14. Sound Design
  15. Writing for Screen & Television
Yearly Tuition
$5k to $10k
Tuition Detail
For a student taking a full load of 15 credit hours, tuition per quarter is:
Associate Degree: Resident $1,375.50, Non-Resident $1,557.65, Non US Citizen Non-Resident $3,190.45;
Bachelor’s Degree: Resident $2,205.00, Non-Resident $2,354.75, Non US Citizen Non-Resident $6,203.05 - Fees: $75 per quarter Student Service ($20), Technology ($35), and Security Enhancement Fee ($20) – (Bachelor’s degree students pay an additional $50.00 Technology Fee.)
2021 Lower Division Tuition
2021 Upper Division Tuition
2021 Fees
Application Deadlines
Early, Preferred, and Out of State Application Deadline: April 30, 2021
Final Deadline: July 31, 2021
OC Film School at Olympic College


Applications accepted beginning December 15, 2021!

Gone is the era of restrictive studio systems, which for decades controlled access and opportunity. In its place, communities of smaller independent production companies are taking hold and producing stunning content for global audiences through new media distribution channels like Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and YouTube Red.

The rise of digital filmmaking technology is leveling the playing field, making the ability to create professional content more accessible than ever. Your high-quality film school experience should be equally accessible.

Enter the OC Film School. Located on the beautiful Kitsap Peninsula, just a short ferry ride away from Seattle, the OC Film School at Olympic College is a revolutionary new program that shatters the mold of the traditional film school experience. Offering fully accredited Bachelor and Associate degrees in Digital Filmmaking, the OC Film School is located on the Bremerton Campus in the new state-of-the-art College Instruction Center (CIC) which features a modern sound stage, a state-of-the-art media production studio, dedicated editing suites, gear checkout with all new production equipment, Mac and PC computers with industry standard software, and prop, costume, and scene shops. Additionally, the OC Film School is fortunate to employ industry professionals who are thriving in both traditional markets and emerging new media distribution channels.

Olympic College's Digital Filmmaking program 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.

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Digital Filmmaking (BAS DF) is a practitioner-oriented, applied degree that prepares students for a range of positions in the rapidly changing field of digital film, including jobs in video production, directing, cinematography, screenwriting, and acting. The degree also prepares them for digital content production in a variety of industries, including jobs with branding, marketing, and advertising companies, businesses in any industry that creates digital content for training purposes, and entrepreneurial opportunities.

The BAS DF program adds knowledge, skills, and abilities in filmmaking expertise to students' professional technical education and work experience. Upon successful completion of the program, all students consciously develop a responsible, socially, culturally, and historically relevant aesthetic and apply it to their filmmaking.

Students demonstrate competency in a range of filmmaking disciplines including producing, directing, acting, scriptwriting, editing, cinematography, and post-production by integrating two or more of these filmmaking disciplines in an advanced thesis film project. They are able to assess productions for quality control, ethical compliance, and sound business practices; demonstrating their leadership, project management, and collaboration skills on filmmaking teams. Students evaluate emerging technologies in filmmaking and industry trends to maintain currency and drive innovation.

Our educational philosophy clearly declares that the contemporary dramatic artist is a digital artist. This is of vital importance because knowledge and training in digital movie making means higher employment for our students upon graduation.
School URL
SAT or ACT Required?
Minimum GPA (according to school)
2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
GRE Required?
Portfolio Required?
Film Copyright
Letters of Reference Req.
Three letters of reference are preferred.
Class Size
Internship Opportunities
Start of Production Classes
  1. Freshman Year
  2. Sophomore Year
  3. Junior Year
We provide a budget to all of our senior thesis film projects. The amounts vary, and depend upon the needs of each production. We finance special equipment purchases, props, wardrobe, makeup, and supplies. A typical award varies from $500-$1200 for short films and $5000-$7000 for long-form content. Additionally, the college provides a pool of funds typically about $15,000.00 to finance extracurricular student films.

Olympic College offers Federal Pell Grants, Federal Direct Student, Federal Direct PLUS Loans, Private Loans, Olympic College Grants, Olympic College Foundation Scholarships, Outside Scholarships, State Need Grants, Tuition Waivers, Federal and State Work Study programs, and other major programs that provide substantial aid to students such as Opportunity Grants, Students In Need Group, Work First, and Worker Retraining programs.
Number of Applicants
Application Requirements
One of the following with a 2.5 college level GPA or higher:

Filmmaking-related associate degree from a regionally accredited institution and submission of portfolio.

90+ quarter hours of college-level credits from a regionally accredited institution including 25 credits of Filmmaking courses and submission of portfolio (5 additional credits may be required for assimilation into the program).

90+ quarter hours of college-level credits from a regionally accredited and submission of portfolio (up to 30 Filmmaking credits may be required for assimilation into the program).
Acceptance Rate (acc. school)
85 percent
Average Accepted GPA (acc. school)
3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Notification of Decision (acc. school)
By the end of Spring Quarter (mid-June) for those students who applied by the Early, Preferred, and Out-of-State application deadline.

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