The Cinematic Arts Department's programs are designed to engage students actively in the digital and media delivery revolution that is transforming all areas of contemporary culture.
Executive Director Stephan Schultze has realized a vision for education that includes both classroom theory and professional training so students graduate with a working resume that makes them attractive for immediate employment: “There should be no compromise in educating filmmakers that does not include immersing students in a real-world model."
Every course leads students toward the completion of a film designed to meet the standards of international distribution. Our course offerings provide both conceptual and practical experience as well as world-class professional training facilities and equipment.
In addition, our department hosts a variety of renowned speakers and successful professionals throughout the academic year. These events enhance student education and potentially provide professional networking opportunities.
Cinematic Arts is distinctive because of our approach to training the next generation of filmmakers in a Christian-focused environment. Learning the art of filmmaking allows students to connect to God as a creator, produce films that demonstrate quality art with a Christian worldview, and become film professionals who can impact the film industry, Christian culture, and general culture for Christ.
“The LU students who showed up were more prepared—they knew the gear, they knew the position, they knew the work ethic. They were definitely a cut above all the students from all the other universities.”
“I came into the process hoping for the best, and left the process knowing that Liberty’s Cinematic Arts program is one of the best in the country.”
“Liberty students don’t have an attitude; they are generous in spirit... The kids here as a whole have brighter faces and are more optimistic. I don’t see attitude. I don’t see negativity.”