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Program Information

The B.S. in Cinematic Arts is a two-year cohort program that students enter in their junior year. Students who have completed the CORE classes (CINE 201, 202 & 203) and who will have reached junior status as of the fall they plan on entering the program can apply for admission to the program. 

See the degree completion plan for both a major and minor in Cinematic Arts.


To apply for the degree program (B.S. in Cinematic Arts) students must declare Cinematic Arts as their major upon applying to Liberty University. Formal application to the Cinematic Arts program may be made during a student's sophomore year.

Program Fees

  • $1,000 per year cinema production fee (for two cohort years)

Students will be responsible for the costs associated with their film productions. This can be as little as a few hundred dollars depending on students' self-imposed limits.

Tangible Takeaways

Graduates of Liberty University’s Zaki Gordon Cinematic Arts Center will be able to walk out of the Cinema program and walk into employment on the largest Hollywood production without missing a beat. They will have been trained using industry standard equipment from “Red” camera packages to Avid edit bays, to ProTools and THX certified surround sound mixing experience. Not only will graduates know how to make a movie, but will know how to make a living doing it.

Most importantly, graduates graduate with the know how to make their own movies and bring them to a global market. Graduates will be grounded in great storytelling techniques. Students will graduate with a:

  • short film they wrote and directed
  • completed and polished feature length screenplay
  • business plan for their feature length screenplay
  • a reel of their own work
  • IMDB credit on a high end production
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