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Film and Video Production

Your vocation is more than a job. It’s wholeheartedly pursuing your calling. It’s passionately seeking new ways to create. And it’s remaining steadfast in pursuit of the heart of your Creator in the process. With the film and video production major at Cornerstone University, you can explore the intricacies of storytelling, shooting, editing and producing your own film content.

Degree Type

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Minor

Academic Division

  • Communication, Media & Music Division

Format

  • Residential

Degree Plan

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Of film and video production graduates from the class of 2019 were employed within six months of graduation.

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Student-to-faculty ratio with an average class size of 22.

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Of students participate in internship or practicum experiences.

Inspire Others
As a Storyteller

The film and video production major at Cornerstone will prepare you in every aspect of the filmmaking process, from writing and creating storyboards to editing and presenting your film. Choose from different concentrations to focus on various steps of the process, including editing, cinematography, story development or audio editing.

In this program, you’ll learn from professors who have on-the-ground experience in making and producing films for respected production companies. As soon as your first year, you’ll work with other students in your program to create high-quality, professional-level films to add to your portfolio. The rigorous activity of your program will prepare you for your industrious work in the film industry in the future.

Careers

Film and video professionals are needed in organizations of all different shapes and sizes to deliver quality content to diverse audiences. Our graduates end up at top-tier production companies, graduate schools and churches across the country.

Opportunities

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

Internships

Your course work in the film and video production program includes an internship with one of our local partners. You’ll graduate with skills honed by work done both inside and outside the classroom.

Opportunities

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

Course List

The film and video program at Cornerstone is designed to inspire your intellect, deepen your character and prepare you to lead in your career with influence and wisdom.

Media Core Courses

Required Courses

  • COM-400 Capstone Seminar
  • MDA-111 Introduction to Story
  • MDA-213 Graphic Design I: Introduction to Graphic Design
  • MDA-236 Introduction to Digital Photography
  • MDA-261 Audio Production I
  • MDA-271 Film and Video Production I
  • MDA-318 Writing for Media
  • MDA-380 Internship

Choose one of the following:

  • COM-212 Interpersonal Communication
  • COM-321 Group Communication

Film and Video Major Core Courses

Required Courses

  • MDA-282 Film and Video Production II
  • MDA-321 Spirituality and Film History
  • MDA-341 Advanced Production I
  • MDA-342 Advanced Production II
  • MDA-365 Film and Video Production Labs
  • MDA-441 Advanced Production III
  • MDA-442 Advanced Production IV

Choose one of the following:

  • COM-322 Innovative Message Presentation
  • COM-339 Social Media
  • COM-354 Announcing and Reporting
  • COM-262 Advertising Principles
  • ECN-360 Entertainment Industries Economics
  • ENG-316 Fiction Writing
  • IDS-202 Creativity in the Conceptual Age
  • MDA-225 Graphic Design II: Graphic Design for Print and Media
  • MDA-250 Writing for Film
  • MGT-337 Entrepreneurship
  • Upper-level MDA course

For details, please view the academic catalog on the Registrar’s Office page.

Film and Video Minor Courses

  • MDA-111 Introduction to Story
  • MDA-236 Intro to Digital Photography
  • MDA-261 Audio Production I
  • MDA-271 Film and Video Production I
  • MDA-282 Film and Video Production II
  • MDA-365 Film and Video Production Labs

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Program Learning Outcomes

Program learning outcomes are the foundation of a CU degree. Explore how our film and video production program prepares you with the essential knowledge and 21st century skills to reach your God-given potential and become a lifelong learner.

My adviser helps me thrive every day by gladly answering my questions and offering his best advice and aid.

Kyoung Cheon Kim (B.A. ’21)

Faculty

CU professors are devoted to the success of our students. Select a faculty member to learn more about their campus involvement, research interests and teaching responsibilities.

Related Programs

Our film and video production major houses several concentrations. Take a look at some of the areas of study you can focus on in this program.

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Hours

MON - FRI: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
SAT & SUN: Closed

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