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Years (Avg.)
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16-week on-campus courses
Transfer Credits
Up to 90 credit hours can be transferred to Liberty
Next Start Date
Aug 19, 2019
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Create, Direct, and Produce Change with a Degree in Cinematic Arts from Liberty University

Do you have career aspirations of becoming a producer or director? Partner your passion for film with our experienced faculty, Christian ethics, and cutting edge facilities. We can help equip you with the skills you’ll need to make an impact in today’s film industry!

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Why Choose Liberty’s Bachelor’s Degree in Cinematic Arts?

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

Build Your Professional Film Portfolio

Our cinematic arts 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, and a reel of all your work created during your time at Liberty.

Develop Your Skills through State of the Art Equipment

Because of the facilities at your disposal, your portfolio will be full of high quality pieces. Some of these resources include:

  • RED Helium, RED Epic Dragon, and RED Prime Lenses
  • Mixing and 4K coloring edit suites
  • Audio-Technical Microphones and DeSisti Lights
  • Two large editing labs and a THX certified 7.1 dubbing stage
  • ADR booths and classrooms equipped with 7.1 surround
  • To see a full list of available equipment, check out our Zaki Gordon Cinematic Arts Center!

What Will You Learn in Our B.S. in Cinematic Arts?

Our bachelor’s in cinematic arts 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.

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Degree Info
Potential Careers
Admission Requirements

Highlights of Our Cinematic Arts Degree

Here are some of the benefits of pursuing Liberty’s Bachelor of Science in Cinematic Arts degree:

  • Each student from our cinematic arts program graduates with their own film created in a theatrical 4K workflow using Red cameras and a 5.1 surround sound mix.
  • Liberty’s cinematic graduates are working on blockbuster movie like “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” “Black Panther,” and “Avengers: Infinity War.”
  • Our program is the first, at any university, to produce a student driven movie with a national theatrical release. A second national theatrical release is set to release to over 1,200 theaters throughout the nation!
  • You will gain critical awareness of the legal and business affairs issues to ensure financial success in your cinema career.

Cinematic Arts Bachelor’s Degree Information

    Career Opportunities for Cinematic Arts Graduates

    Liberty University’s Bachelor of Science in Cinematic Arts will help prepare you for the following occupations:

    • Animator
    • Assistant Editor
    • Cinematographer
    • Director
    • Film and Video Editor
    • Multimedia Artist
    • Producer
    • Production Assistant
    • Promotion Manager
    • Screenwriter
    • Sound Effects Editor

    Admission Requirements for 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)
    • SAT, ACT, or CLT scores
    • Admission essay

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