Community College of Aurora
About Community College of Aurora
The Community College of Aurora is located in Aurora, Colorado. The city of Aurora is the third most populous city in the state of Colorado. The city is home to the Aurora Fox Arts Center, a venue for live theater, film festivals, classes, and children's theater. The city also funds a public arts program wherein art including paintings, murals and sculptures, is integrated into the public realm for the public to enjoy. The city's Cultural Arts Program also provides events such as the Banks in Harmony summer music concert series and fine art and pottery sales. The Aurora History Museum is a cultural center which features both history and decorative arts exhibits.
CCA is a two-year public co-educational community college. The college maintains two campuses and seven outreach locations throughout the city of Aurora. The college offers class schedules to meet every need, including Internet, hybrid, evening and weekend classes. CCA has an open door admission policy, which means that all students are accepted to the college. CCA is accredited by the Commission of Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
CCA features a department of film and video technology. The department offers one-year certificate and two-year AAS degree programs. The programs are designed for students seeking professional preparation for careers in film, video, and related industries. Students are prepared for employment in the television, industrial video, network, cable, and Internet production, commercial production, educational video, and feature film production industries, or for entry into graduate study programs. Certificates are available in the fields of acting for the screen, writing and directing, and writing and producing, plus the design fields of videography and cinematography and post production. The AAS degree in film and video technology allows students to choose an area of focus from all fields listed above with the exception of acting. The common core coursework for all certificate and degree programs includes courses in video production, understanding the actor's process, short script analysis, development of film expression, and video post production. Students in the cinematography and videography emphasis complete additional courses in film studies, contemporary cinema, specific studies of movie genres including the horror movie, the science fiction movie, and the comedy movie, documentary film and video, film video camera equipment and techniques, lighting, cinematography, professional documentary production, and an internship. Post production students complete courses in Adobe Photoshop, Web design with Dreamweaver, digital editing, sound, audio sweetening, digital effects, motion graphics for the Web, professional documentary production, and an internship. Students wishing to earn the AAS degree program in either field must simply complete the core required general education courses in addition to the certificate program courses.
The financial aid office at CCA exists to assist students and families in meeting the costs of a college education. CCA participates in a wide variety of federal, state, and private financial aid programs. Academic and merit-based scholarships are available from CCA as well. Available scholarships include the Launch Your Future Scholarship, CCA Foundation scholarships, the Student Government Association Child Care Subsidy Scholarship, the State Employee Grant, and the Senior Citizens Grant. Additional information and applications for scholarships are available online or from the financial aid office at CCA. Students are also encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid to determine eligibility for additional grants and student loans.