faculty profile of David Rocco | Webster University

David Rocco

David RoccoPosition

Assistant Professor; Film, Television and Video Production


Electronic and Photographic Media

Home Campus

St. Louis (Webster Groves)

Courses Taught

FTVP 0500 Monthly Meeting
FILM 3730 Film II: Production
FILM 3750 Film II: Post-Production
FILM 4580 Advanced Editing
FTVP 1200 Camera and Light
FTVP 1300 Edit and Color
FTVP 2200 Cinematography (formerly Advanced Camera  and Light)
FTVP 3000 StoryLab
FTVP 3150 Topics in Film, Television and Video Production: Filmmaking Seminar
FTVP 3150 Topics in Film, television and Video Production: Grip and Electric Spring
FTVP 3599 Independent Study in Film, Video or Television Production
FTVP 4200 Senior Overview
FTVP 4950 Graduate Independent Study
PHOT 0100 Photography Portfolio Review
PHOT 3599 Photography Independent Study
PHOT 4010 Photography Gallery Management
MEDC 5610 Video for Interactive Communications


Rocco earned an MFA in Studio Art (Photography) and an MA in Studio Art (Photography) from Fontbonne University. He earned a BA in Film Production from Webster University.

Professional Experience

Rocco taught in the Film and Media Studies program at Washington University as an adjunct instructor and worked as a Fellow for the St. Louis International Film Festival in 2011. He has produced and shot an award-winning narrative film. He also associate-produced and shot an award-winning feature-length documentary. His experimental work has shown in festivals in America and Europe. He has worked in Hollywood and St. Louis as both a freelance camera operator and set stills photographer. His work in Hollywood has landed him on every major studio lot, while his work in St. Louis has sent him to over 50 cities operating camera for some of the largest corporations in the region.


St. Louisan
Davey Rocco: The Language of Photography

Palacios Media

Fox 2 Now
Palacios, Lester Leaps In at St. Louis International Film Festival
The Hoya
Movie Review: Palacios
St. Louis Public Radio KWMU
The St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase kicks off this weekend - what films will be featured?  (audio review begins at 11:08)

Contact Information

Office Phone 314-246-7843
Email or roccoda@webster.edu


Davey Rocco

updated 1/2020