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Cinematic Arts – Zaki Gordon Center

Tell Your Story. Get a Degree in Filmmaking!

It’s Time to Make Your Mark in the Film Industry

Get ready for success in one of the fastest-growing industries with a global reach. With your film degree from Liberty University’s Cinematic Arts department, you’ll gain the experience you need to tell your story and make a difference in the world.

Through immersive, hands-on productions, a stimulating cohort of classmates, and industry-standard facilities and equipment, you’ll get what it takes to make high-quality movies, tv-series, corporate videos, and documentaries.

A Christian Film School Experience

Learn from faculty members who embrace their Christian faith and are active professionals, specializing in producing, directing, screenwriting, business affairs/marketing, camera, lighting, sound design, stunts, editing, film equipment, and film production software. Our programs are built around teaching the art, skills, and profession of filmmaking in order to impact the culture for Christ.

Cinematic Arts Programs

Film Production & Creative Development

Take your filmmaking skills to a professional level with a B.F.A. in Film Production & Creative Development.

Study under experts in the field using industry-standard equipment in our world-class facilities. Choose one of nine areas of focus to hone your skills for a specialized career in the multi-media industry.

B.F.A. in Film Production & Creative Development

Film Production & Content Development

Prepare for success in the film and television industry with your B.S. in Film Production & Content Development.

Get hands-on experience with industry-standard equipment, world-class facilities, and experience working under experts in the field. Our graduates leave eligible for hire in Hollywood productions, government agencies, media companies, corporations, nonprofits, and media-producing churches.

B.S. in Film Production & Content Development

Cinematic Arts Minors

Film education enhances your degree by giving you an employable skillset for your career.

Choose between our Cinematic Arts Production minor—an immersive program where you’ll collaborate on a film project from start to finish, and our traditional Cinematic Arts minor—a classroom-based program of five courses that you can take throughout your degree program.

Cinematic Arts Minors

Featured Faculty

State-Of-The-Art, Theatrical-Grade Film Equipment

Your film degree ensures that you could walk onto any production and feel at home, know what to do, and how to deliver.

Here at Liberty, you’ll train on cutting-edge tools, including RED cameras and a THX-certified dub stage.

Start Your Journey as a Student at Liberty

Film Alumni Success

Get equipped with the technical skills and work ethic needed to be successful in a variety of careers. Alumni from the Cinematic Arts, Zaki Gordon Center have worked on a broad range of media projects, from commercials to studio movies and television series, with many of them earning IMDb film credits.

While some of our graduates have gone into entertainment, others have used their knowledge and production experience to make their mark in the fields of education, government, medicine, ministry, and entrepreneurship.

Entertainment and Movie Industry Sets Where Film Alumni Have Worked

  • Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2
  • Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
  • Divergent
  • Black Panther
  • Venom
  • Spiderman: Homecoming

Corporate and Christian Careers Where Film Alumni Have Worked

  • Universal Studios
  • Sony Pictures
  • Disney Studios
  • CNN
  • TBN
  • YouTube
  • CBN News
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Samaritan’s Purse

Hear Their Stories: Where Film Alumni are Today and Why They Chose LU

More Film Alumni Success Stories

What Others Have to Say About Our Film Students:

Alex Bartz

It was by far the nicest film program I’d ever seen. . . just the equipment Liberty had there was so cutting-edge, and there was just so much of it. I knew I’d be getting a good education.

Judah Justine

I’ve heard about other (film schools) in Virginia and none of them have a program like Liberty’s. They allow us to go on a real film set with real equipment and professors who have been in the field directing, sound mixing, and doing editorial...In the filmmaking world, it’s more important to have experience rather than just a résumé.

Marissa Scalzo

I had done so much in school, so it was an easy slide working in the industry; it wasn’t a huge leap. Everything behind the scenes I had already covered in school, so there really weren’t that many surprises. I think the cinematic arts program prepared me well for jumping on set.

Austin Stumvoll

The film school at Liberty is total immersion, which is something that other film schools do not do. Being able to understand how every department works together as a whole, and how every aspect of the filmmaking process works, is invaluable.


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