Storytelling matters.

Film and Video Production prepares you to graduate as an influential storyteller. Through a multi-skilled, generalist philosophy, you'll learn the breadth of filmmaking and choose one area to study in depth. You'll experience story from construction, idea generation and development, through image and sound capture, to the post-production reconstruction of the story in visual and audio editing.

  • Overview

    • School: Traditional Undergrad Academics
    • Division: Communication & Media
    • Degree Type: Bachelor of Arts, Minor
    • Format: Residential
    • Location: Grand Rapids
  • Career Opportunities

    Careers in the film industry revolve around and require a mixture of core skills in writing, directing, cinematography, sound recording and editing, visual design and post-production visual editing.

    A bachelor's degree in film and video production prepares you for a range of career options and graduate programs.

    • Feature films
    • Corporate and commercial filmmaking
    • Church media
    • Freelance media artist
    • Wedding and documentary film

    Relevant Classes

    A well-rounded list of liberal arts and major classes prepare you to excel as an innovative, character-driven professional. And trained advisers provide the personalized, strengths-focused guidance you need to thrive as a college student and complete your degree.

    Download a semester-by-semester class planning guide. This shows how you can finish your degree in four years.

  • Global Internships

    100% of our traditional undergraduate students complete an academic internship or practicum. More than a graduation requirement, this real-world experience helps you explore your calling and gain practical skills for career success.

    With guidance from the Center for Career & Life Calling, our students land internships at trusted businesses and nonprofits around the world.

    • City Central Church
    • Deep End Films
    • Grand Rapids Film Festival
    • OneWay Ministries
    • WOOD TV8

    Job Outcomes

    Cornerstone alumni are tireless in their passion to influence our world for Christ as servant leaders. You can find CU graduates building lives that matter at workplaces based in West Michigan and beyond.

    • Calvary Church
    • Fifteen Four
    • Firelight Media Group, LLC
    • Trinity Church
    • Walt Disney Animation Studios
  • Build Your Film and Video Portfolio

    Under the guidance of expert faculty who share your passion for the craft of storytelling and remain active in the film industry, this program prepares you to create a robust portfolio of sample work that showcases your general skills and specialized training in an area of interest. You can expect at least one production class per semester as you start your upper-level course work.

    To view sample work created by Cornerstone students, follow CU Film and Video Production on Vimeo.

    Job Placement Rate

    89%

    of our traditional undergraduate film and video production majors from the class of 2016 were working within six months of graduation. This exceeds the national average.