Meet Our Faculty /
Jim Higgins graduated from Central Missouri University in 2004 with a Master of Arts in Screenwriting. Since then he has taught numerous courses in film and video. He is also an award winning filmmaker who regularly directs short films and writes feature length screenplays. His work has been accepted to numerous film festivals including Film Festival of Columbus, The Indie Horror Film Festival (Chicago) and the Anti-Defamation League Dore Schary awards (New York) to name a few. Besides directing his films, Higgins writes the scripts, runs camera, edits, scores, colors and mixes them. With a focus on experiential learning in the classroom and out, Higgins routinely invites his students to participate on his projects in a variety of roles. With his recent short film Oremus a Capital student was part of the make-up team that won Best Practical Make-Up Effects as a part of the Mid-Ohio Filmmakers Three Weeks of Terror.
Media WritingScreenwritingVideo ProductionAdvanced Video Production Broadcast Sound ProductionAdvanced Broadcast Sound ProductionPre-Professional Activity – FilmmakersPre-Professional Activity – CapTVCommunication Capstone ProjectsVarious Media-Focused Independent StudiesMedia and SocietyOral Communication
Master of Arts in Mass Communication focused on Screenwriting, Central Missouri UniversityBachelor of Science in Broadcasting and Film, Central Missouri University