Storytelling matters.

Cornerstone University's film and video production major prepares you to be an influential storyteller. Through a multi-skilled approach, you'll learn the breadth of filmmaking and choose an area to study in depth. You might choose to focus on production, cinematography, audio editing, story development or another aspect of film and video. Whatever facet you choose to pursue, you will graduate equipped to communicate well-told stories to diverse audiences.

  • 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

    Program Classes

    From personable faculty to one-on-one advising appointments, we have resources to support you in reaching your goals and being successful in your classes.

    See our sample degree plan for the list of classes you'll take as a film and video production major.

  • Global Internships

    All traditional undergraduate students complete an academic internship or practicum. This experience helps you explore your calling and gain practical career skills.

    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

    Communication and Music Student Outcomes


    of traditional undergraduate Communication, Media and Music Division students from the class of 2019 were working or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation.

    Importantly, our recent graduates also shared that they love their work. Of respondents, 97 percent reported a genuine interest in what they are doing.

  • 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
    • FOX 17
    • Peninsula Covenant Church
    • 7th Row Creative
    • Storytelling Pictures
    • 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.