Jason Betke - Columbia College Chicago

Jason Betke

Adjunct Professor of Instruction



I am an adjunct instructor in Cinema and Television Arts, where I teach courses in Editing, Advanced Editing, Advanced Post-Production, and Foundations.   I write, produce, direct, shoot and edit documentary and educational films.  Projects I have contibuted to have screened at festivals worldwide and have aired locally on public television.  I have an MFA in Film and Video from Columbia College Chicago, and a BA in American History from the University of Chicago.

Instructional Areas

Editing, Directing, Screenwriting, Finishing, Color Correction, Sound Design, Cinematography, Documentary Production, Visual Effects

Creative Practice and Research Interests

History of Ratings codes in the United States, History of the Studio System, German-Americans on Film, Horror Films, Screwball Comedy, Action Films, History of Editing, Foreign Film, French New Wave, German New Wave, Sports Films of the 1970s


B.A., History University of Chicago 1991
M.F.A., Film & Video Columbia College Chicago 2001