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  • Alumni Success: Carl Lyon

    For DEC Alumnus Carl Lyon, it began when he had reached the point of age crisis. He was roughly 20 years old, staring at the ugly head of a soul-sucking job at a local factory smack dab in a boring town. Each day was the......

  • Savini Link Continues on SyFy Channel’s “Face Off”

    From TLC’s Cake Boss (Ralph Attanasia) to the Food Network’s Sugar Dome  (Melissa Coulter), there’s no denying that DEC graduates take command of the screen – enthusiastically. If the names Michael Westmore and Greg Nicotero mean anything to you, odds are you’re either a Trekkie, a Walking Dead fan, or a special make-up effects......

  • How It All Began…

    Sometimes it’s nice to reminisce. The story of how Tom Savini’s Special Make-Up Effects Program began is one often talked about amongst the staff here at DEC. Now in it’s 14th year, the Program was launched in October 2000. Check out the first class! There’s a......

  • How do avoid student debt relief scams

    Repaying your student loans is stressful enough without having to worry about avoiding scams that may end up costing you more money. Here are some helpful tips to steer you clear of scams trying to cash in on your student loan repayment. You don’t need......

  • LEGENDARY FILM DIRECTOR GEORGE A. ROMERO PASSES AWAY AT AGE 77

    MONESSEN, PA, July 17, 2017 – The legendary director of “Night of the Living Dead” and program signator of “George A. Romero’s Filmmaking Program” at Douglas Education Center (DEC) in Monessen has passed away at age 77. Romero’s success began in 1968, when he wrote......

  • Meet Aeyron Moore – Douglas Education Graduate

    Douglas Education Center Student Matters Aeyron Moore Douglas Education Center Graduate of Filmmaking Program   When director and cinematographer Aeyron Moore visited DEC in 2008, he knew immediately that this was the school where he wanted to learn his craft. “The facilities they have created......

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