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* and who will have reached junior status as of fall 2014, can apply for admission to the program.
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. In their application to the Cinematic Arts program, each student must provide:
Beginning January 01, applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis, so it is highly advisable for prospective students to forward their application materials as soon as possible. All application materials must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. After the application is reviewed, students will be contacted and scheduled for an interview. (This interview is a character interview to ensure the student is aware of the expectations and requirements of the program.) Following the interview, students will be notified of their acceptance status into the program. If accepted, students will then be advised of the next steps for registration.
*Films, DVDs or videotapes will not be accepted with applications.
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.
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. Tangibly, students will graduate with a: