When autocomplete options are available, use up and down arrows to review and enter to select.
Apply Give

Cinematic Arts – Zaki Gordon Center

Tell Your Story. Get a Degree in Film Production and Content Development

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 B.S. in Film Production & Content Development 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 cinema software. Our programs are built around teaching the art, skills, and profession of filmmaking in order to impact the culture for Christ.


Our Academic Programs

B.S. in 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.

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 four courses that you can take throughout your degree program.


Got Questions About Your Degree in Film?


What’s Your Passion? 

Discover all the Disciplines of Filmmaking with Your Degree

Producing

Build and manage a team of creative storytellers. From story concept to delivery and revenue streams, as a producer, you’ll learn how to lead the process of content development.

Screenwriting

Discover your voice and write for the big and small screen. Find out how to craft stories filled with engaging characters that produce a relatable message.

Directing

Bring stories to life as you grow in your understanding of cinematic craft. Learn how to motivate a cast and crew to fulfill your visions and make masterpieces.

Production Design

Develop an eye for visual storytelling that provides context, continuity, meaning, and character to a multi-media narrative. As a production designer, your set, location, and prop aesthetics will create a stage for the story.

Cinematography

Connect viewers to the story and shape their perspective. As a cinematographer, you’ll learn how to reveal a story’s truths and emotions through the use of camera movement, angles, focus, depth and space, and light and shadows.

Sound Design

Acquire the skills to emotionally move an audience in ways that images cannot—ways that may even be subconscious to viewers. Learn how to listen to a movie and create sounds that will interpret a story.

Editorial

Gain a deep understanding of story elements and a mastery of the technology that can edit and deliver them as narrative works of art. Learn postproduction roles such as picture editing, visual effects, and sound mixing.

Showrunning

Great television series start with a pitch from a showrunner. Discover how to take a television series from an idea to a series and guide a story’s development through multiple episodes.

Media Directing

Churches, corporations, the government, and non-profits need someone to create, manage and deliver audio/visual content. Learn how to manage productions and create engaging content while informing targeted viewers.


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

Your Film Production and Content Development 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.

Facilities and equipment include:


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 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 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 Alumni are Today and Why They Chose LU


Instagram


Hear What Others Have to Say About Our Students