Bachelor Of Film And Media Production Storytelling
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total
Next Start Date
Jan 15, 2024
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Learn to Engage and Captivate Audiences with a BFA Degree in Film Production and Creative Development – Storytelling

Do you have a story you want to tell? Do you want to create meaningful and life-changing films? Liberty’s Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Film Production and Creative Development – Storytelling can help equip you with the skills you’ll need to make an impact in today’s film and television industry. Whether it’s the directing, screenwriting, or editing process you want to focus on, Liberty can equip you to use cinematic storytelling to make a positive impact in today’s world.

“I came into this process hoping for the best, and left the process knowing that Liberty’s Cinematic Arts program is one of the best in the country.”

Bill Reeves, Executive Producer of God’s Compass and Extraordinary, who partnered with LU Cinematic Arts on his films

The storytelling specialization lets you focus on certain aspects of film production. If you want to guide the overall story and have a hand in how it’s laid out, then you might choose directing. If piecing together the story in a way that is most impactful suits you, then you can focus on editing. If you’d like to have a hand in the creation of the story and how it is adapted for film, then screenwriting might be for you. Our film school offers hands-on experience led by skilled professionals who have worked in the industry for decades. As you pursue your degree, you can create film projects in collaboration with your professors and peers.

Join us at Liberty and see your story come to life on screen. We are training the next generation of storytellers, and you don’t want to miss out!

Award-Winning Campus

At Liberty, you’ll find an affordable, high-quality education that equips students like you for the real world. Our commitment to excellence helped us rank among’s Top 3 college campuses in America. Earning your degree from a nonprofit university with state-of-the-art resources like ours can help set you apart from your peers.

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Why Choose Liberty’s BFA Degree in Film Production and Creative Development?

The film and television industry is extremely competitive, but don’t be discouraged! Get a leg up on the competition with a bachelor’s degree from Liberty: a reputable, nonprofit, Christian university. With our industry connections, experiential learning style, and state-of-the-art equipment, you can make a name for yourself in the world of film and television production.

Build Your Professional Portfolio

Our film production program allows you to work under industry professionals and create a strong network with peers and professors alike. You’ll also walk away with a short film you wrote and directed, a polished feature-length screenplay, a business plan for the screenplay, certifications (Avid, Adobe, and DaVinci), and a demo reel of all your work created during your time at Liberty.

Develop Your Skills Using State-of-the-Art Equipment

We’ll help you build your portfolio using state-of-the-art, theatrical-grade equipment and facilities that include:

  • ADR booths and classrooms equipped with 7.1 surround
  • Audio-Technical Microphones and DeSisti Lights
  • Mixing and 4K coloring edit suites
  • RED Helium, RED Epic Dragon, and RED Prime Lenses
  • Two large editing labs and a THX-certified 7.1 dubbing stage

To see a full list of available equipment, check out our Zaki Gordon Cinematic Arts Center.

What Will You Learn in Our BFA in Film Production and Creative Development – Storytelling?

Liberty’s Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film Production and Creative Development – Storytelling degree provides training in film industry standards through hands-on experience with industry-standard equipment, world-class facilities, and professors who are experts in the field.

Through the program, you will develop your knowledge and practice in:

  • Branding and entrepreneurship
  • Cinematography, sound design, directing, and editing
  • Legal practices in cinema
  • Marketing and persuasion tactics
  • Narrative and documentary styles

The storytelling specialization will allow you to focus on different areas that are all part of storytelling, and depending on what you pick, your courses may vary. You can learn how to film action scenes and movie stunts as a director – or focus your editing skills as you complete a project that can help lead to certification using Media Composer. If you choose to focus on screenwriting, you will learn about episodic writing, successful series showrunning, and bringing characters to life. Whichever area you choose, you’ll receive hands-on experiential training that can give you the confidence you need to make your mark on the industry!

View the Degree Completion Plan, and check out our featured courses below to learn more about what you’ll be studying!

Featured Courses

CINE 201 – Introduction to Screenwriting

CINE 281 – Media Composer Fundamentals

CINE 302 – Story Analysis

DIGI 420 – Writing for Episodic Studio

Degree Information
Admission Requirements

Highlights of Our BFA in Cinematography and Film Production Degree Program

  • You will participate in a large-format production with working professionals. Some of our productions have earned awards, and our program is the first, at any university, to produce a student-driven movie with a national theatrical release.
  • The storytelling specialization allows you to focus on one of 3 areas: directing, editing, or screenwriting. The well-rounded training you receive can help create an attractive résumé and opportunities for career success.
  • Each student from our BFA in Film Production and Creative Development – Storytelling program graduates with their own film created in a theatrical 4K workflow using RED Weapon cameras and an up to 5.1 surround sound mix.
  • You can pursue certification in Avid, Adobe, and DaVinci products.
  • Liberty’s film production graduates have worked on blockbuster movies like Jumanji: Welcome to the JungleBlack Panther, and Avengers: Infinity War. Graduates have also used their skills in other job sectors such as education and government, and some have started their own businesses!

Film Production and Creative Development – Storytelling Bachelor’s Degree Information

    Potential Career Opportunities for Film Production and Creative Development – Storytelling BFA Graduates

    • Assistant editor
    • Cinematographer
    • Director
    • Film and video editor
    • Screenwriter
    • Script writer
    • TV showrunner


    Admission Requirements for Our Undergraduate Degrees

    Every application is reviewed by the admission committee on a case-by-case basis, meaning there are no set minimums for acceptance. However, all applicants must submit the following documents* for admission:

    • Admission application
    • Official high school transcripts
    • Official college transcripts (if applicable)
    • Results from the CLT, SAT, or ACT are not required for admission, but may be used in consideration for merit-based aid.
    • Admission essay

    *Note that additional documentation may be requested by the admission committee after your application has been received.