Motion Picture Arts

Welcome to the Harrison Motion Picture Arts (MPA) Department!

Over the last decade, the Harrison MPA Department has had hundreds of short films accepted into film festivals throughout the country (California, New York, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, and Florida) and even the world (France, Ireland, and Africa.)  The department has won several film awards from festivals such as Gasparilla, Palm Beach, Sarasota, Sunscreen, Key West, Las Vegas, and the STARdance Youth Film Festival in Los Angeles, CA.  Harrison Film graduates have been accepted to universities such as the USC School of Cinema, FSU Film, Palm Beach Atlantic, Ringling College of Art and Design, and the University of Central Florida.

For a list of the departments history of film festivals, click here.

Harrison MPA Youtube Channel
MPA Department Facebook Page
MPA Department Audition Requirements
MPA in the Media

Our Motion Picture Arts program has been spotlighted on various media outlets. Click the links below to check out past stories.

FOX 13 WTVT Charley Belcher with Harrison MPA

WEDU Arts Plus Television Episode

Movie Geeks United Podcast

96.7 FM Polk Education Pathways

PGTV - Out and About Art

Rick Jansen, Instructor

Email: rick.jansen@polk-fl.net

Phone: (863) 499-2855

9th Grade

Intro to Film

Digital Editing I

11th Grade

Screenwriting II*

Cinematography*

Digital Editing III*

10th Grade

Screenwriting I*

Digital Editing II*

12th Grade

Screenwriting III*

Film III*

Digital Editing IV*

* denotes course with honors weighting