Degrees and Certifications:

BFA Cinema, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania MFA Video/Art Media Studies, Syracuse University MA Foreign Language Education, University of Texas at Austin Secondary Art Secondary Speech/Communications Secondary Technology Applications Secondary Journalism Adobe Certified Associate in Premiere Pro, After Effects and Photoshop

Ms. Heidi Whitus

Heidi Klein Whitus has been the Cinema Director at NESA since January, 2019. She was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She has a B.F.A. in Cinema from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, an M.F.A. in Video Research from the Art Media Studies Department at Syracuse University, and an M.A. from the University of Texas at Austin in Foreign Language Education. Her work in photography, film and video has been shown in exhibits and festivals in the U.S. and abroad. Prior to teaching, Ms. Whitus worked in the film and video industry in New York.

Ms. Whitus taught at Communications Arts High School in San Antonio for many years, where her students received city-wide, regional, state and national recognition for their video and multimedia projects. She also teaches at San Antonio College in the Media Communications Department.

Ms. Whitus loves to travel. She has visited 30 countries, and has been fortunate to combine her love of travel with her passion for teaching. She was an instructor for the Monteverde New Media Expedition in Costa Rica, and recently she has been a trainer for Digital Storytelling Workshops in Ghana, Qatar, Bosnia, Bangladesh and Washington, D.C. sponsored by the State Department.

  • SCHEDULE 2022-23

     1st period: Advanced Cinema Theory II, III, IV

    2nd period: Advanced Cinema Studio II, III, IV

    3rd period: First Year Cinema Studio I

    4th period: First Year Cinema Theory I

    5th period: Conference Period

    7th period: Advanced Cinema Theory II, III, IV

    8th period: Advanced Cinema Studio II, III, IV

    TUTORING/OFFICE HOURS in Room 307A or virtually:

    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 8:00-8:45 am

    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 4:30-5:30 pm

    Other times by appointment ––just ask!