Film and video editing careers are on the rise, thanks to consistently increasing use of digital media over the last couple decades. More in demand than ever before, video editors have the luxury of working from glamorous film studios or the comfort of their own home. Video editors work with movie producers, camera men, producers and other film and video production staff to create movies, skits, TV programs, YouTube videos, short films, marketing content, and much more.

Texas Film Schools and Video Editing Schools

Film and video editing schools and training programs in Texas can prepare students for a lucrative career in a growing, creative, fun field. Here are a few examples of film schools in the state:

  • Amarillo College: This is one of the few colleges offering two year mass media courses. Transfer to a four year college upon graduation and save thousands of dollars on the cost of tuition and books.

  • Colin College: Focused on creative arts, this Texas film and video editing school is a favorite of students.

  • Sam Houston State University: A Mass Communications degree from this college could help lead to a prestigious career, especially for those interested in working in news media.

  • Texas A & M University-Commerce: This school has one of the best-known film programs in the nation. Apply early and often to win a place at this prestigious school.

What to Expect from Texas Film Programs

Film and video editors are taught about how to select the best parts of video and cut out the worst. They must stitch together different stretches of video seamlessly in order to produce an engrossing film. The job requires the talent of an artist and the technical knowledge of a coder, graphic designer, sound technician, and video producer.

Editors work as liaisons and collaborators between cinematographers and sound editors in order to bring sight and sound to a film or video. This is all done one half second bit at a time. This job requires excellent attention to detail.

Texas Film and Video Editing Certification

Film and video editing schools in Texas are a great place to start to become qualified to edit videos. There is no licensure procedure. Rather, film producers and studios hire editors once they have at least bachelor's degrees. Portfolio development also helps in landing editing jobs.

In order to graduate with a degree Film and Video Editing, students must study course work for at least four years. Some of the course work includes:

  • Digital video production: In this course, students learn about the process of videography in live production and post production.

  • Cinematography: students in this course learn about aspects of lighting, lens choices, film and set composition, exposure, filtration, film, sound equipment, software, and more. This is a technology heavy course.

  • Non-linear editing: At one time, the only way to edit films was to literally cut it and stitch it back together. That was called linear editing. Non-linear editing is simply editing that leaves the original material intact. New, edited films are created from long stretches of film without destroying any of the source materials.

Resources for Texas Film Students

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2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

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Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Film And Video Editors

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Texas. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Film And Video Editors

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Film And Video Editors relative to the population of the city. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

Metro Area
Annual Median Salary
Austin-Round Rock 100 $51,020
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington 320 $63,750
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land 260 $
San Antonio-New Braunfels 110 $59,130


  1. Film and Video Editors and Camera Operators, Occupational Outlook Handbook, United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/media-and-communication/film-and-video-editors-and-camera-operators.htm, accessed September 16, 2016

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