CU Arts Film Division

From 2004 – 2006, Ross attended the Film program at Columbia University School of the Arts to study directing, attracted to the program’s emphasis on story over production technique. He took courses in Screenwriting, Producing, and Directing, as well as Cinematography and film history courses such as “Hitchcock as Auteur” taught by the late Andrew Sarris. His time at Columbia heightened Ross’ understanding and interest in emotion and the human condition, which have incidentally enhanced his work as designer and product creator.