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Center for Creative Media | Why CCM?

Many prospective film and television professionals attend school or technical training before trying to break into “the biz,”

but few of these hopefuls are truly equipped to function in production when they graduate. Why?


At the completion of your training at CCM:

  • You’ll have worked on programs seen by thousands—not just student projects.
  • You’ll earn real broadcast credits and experience to put on your resume.
  • You’ll have worked on short films.
  • You’ll have a reel and be ready for hire.
  • You’ll gain training, experience, and/or exposure to producing, directing, writing, post-production, photography, lighting, audio production, graphic/effects design, and social media.  
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The details that are not spelled out in the script are equally important. Success in the real production world includes the ability to people manage, understand the business, and possess a can’t-be-stopped determination to get the job done. CCM prepares you to be ready for immediate hire on production staffs. The Center for Creative Media is unlike any other film School, college, or trade school. Here’s why:


Center for Creative Media graduates will tell you one of the most valuable parts of their CCM experience is the real world production environment. CCM is a real production company, doing real projects for real clients. The CCM experience does not involve textbooks or taking tests. Those would be pieces of a theoretical production environment. The fact is, CCM is the real deal. You will have to learn your craft while collaborating with other creative people while living within budgets and meeting deadlines.


CCM has worked hard to create an environment that replicates what really goes on in professional production environments like Hollywood and New York.


This real world production environment is critical in preparing you to make a quicker and stronger start wherever you decide to practice your craft after CCM.


Building a Strong Faith

All Center for Creative Media participants will be prepped spiritually to stand firm in their beliefs as they enter the entertainment business. Living in Community, studying the word together, and having the opportunity to live with accountability are vital parts of the CCM experience.


Like-Minded Calling

Developing professional skills while growing closer to God is even more energizing when you’re doing it alongside others who are committed to the same calling as you. Climbing the same mountain is easier when you’re with a team. When you are all dedicated to the same thing you can lock arms going through the rough moments and celebrate victories together.



The CCM environment is ideal for combining your calling and personal walk with the Lord at the same time. Finding time to be in the Word during busy production seasons, the ability to develop community while being in a demanding field, and the commitment to use the mediums of film and television while many Christians are trying to cut media out of their lives puts you on the path to glorify the Lord while growing deeper in your relationship with Him.


Don’t Have to Compromise

You don’t have to sacrifice your beliefs in order to tell stories that reach people through the big screen. In fact, it’s possible to be the only Christian on a production staff and still stand strong in your walk with the Lord. Graduating from CCM means that you will have learned to trust the Lord to guide you through story decisions, production challenges, and to be salt and light as a complete storyteller.


Learning from the Pros

During the course of the program, CCM participants will have the opportunity to learn their craft from a staff of experienced and talented experts, as well as from professionals who currently work in film, television, and media production. The received training and experience prepares our participants with the skills and principles necessary to succeed in any area of the entertainment industry. You will gain experience with everyone from our executive director and founder, Doug Rittenhouse, to the  CCM Staff, to all the individuals you’ll meet on the Professional Encounters throughout your time in the program.

Seen by the World

Nothing that the Center for Creative Media produces can be classified as “student projects.” Most of what our participants create is showcased on-the-air, online, or at events.




Real Credits

Much of what you will work on during your time at CCM are real projects seen by real audiences in full release. That means you not only graduate having accomplished the goals from your time at CCM, but you also gain real credits to stack on your resume and legitimate material for creating a professional reel!




No Classrooms

CCM is not a classroom experience. This is a hands-on, practical, “do it for real” experience. When you leave CCM, you will be fully prepared to work in the film and television industry, and be ready to handle the rigors of that tough environment, all while standing out as salt and light. A significant part of your training comes from real industry veterans who take the time to pour into the Center for Creative Media participants.

The investment for coming to the Center for Creative Media can only be described as an “unmatched value!”



All Included

Some participants at CCM do travel for production purposes. Any of the travel expenses are COVERED by the base costs paid by each participant. Participants might be involved in production at live events, they could be part of teams producing broadcast television, they participate in professional encounters where the pros actually work, and some have traveled internationally.  All housing, books, production equipment, and supplies are included.



Half Price by Comparison

The cost of film school is astronomical. The costs of most trade schools are sky high, as well.

A series of examinations over the cost of attending CCM versus a college or trade school is very revealing. Literally for sometimes only half the price, Center for Creative Media delivers more hands-on and practical (not theoretical) experience, and provides a creative collaborative environment that is nearly impossible to find in other learning environments.



CCM’s Financial Value

It’s simple addition, really. Hands-on Experience + Actual Credits + Spiritual Environment for an ALL INCLUSIVE low cost = REEL VALUE


While you are learning, gaining experience and credits, you are reaching a real audience and impacting them with every frame you create.




Much of what is created by CCM is reaching people in their time of need. It could be a short film that encourages them, or a video that is part of an event that causes them to encounter God for the very first time, or you could be part of a project that helps a non-profit reach and help those in need. Whatever project you work on, you are not only honing your craft for your big break—you are kingdom-building, through action,  right now!