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 Options

    As a Film and Video Production major, students can work in areas such as feature films, corporate and commercial filmmaking, church media, wedding and documentary film both in corporate production companies and as freelance media artists.

    The type of careers revolve around the core skill sets – writing, directing, cinematography, sound recording and editing, visual designer, and postproduction visual editor or any form of media generalist that requires a mixture of these skills.

    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.

  • Real-World Experience

    Here, 100% of traditional undergraduate students complete an academic internship or practicum. More than a graduation requirement, this hands-on opportunity helps you explore your vocation and gain the practical experience necessary for career success.

    With support from campus resources such as the Center for Career & Life Calling, our students have landed internships at organizations such as:

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

    Marketable Expertise

    Cornerstone graduates are influencers in their work, neighborhoods and world for Christ. You can find them building lives that matter in West Michigan and countries around the world.

    Because of their broad knowledge base, major-specific skills and servant leadership qualities, our alumni have contributed value to teams at:

    • Calvary Church
    • Fifteen Four
    • Firelight Media Group, LLC
    • Trinity Church
    • Walt Disney Animation Studios
  • Set Yourself Up for Success

    89%

    of our 2016 film and video production graduates were working within six months of graduation. This exceeds the national average.