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Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science in Film Production

Southeastern University’s film production degree is all about mastering the art of storytelling through a Christian lens. Step by step, our professors will prepare you for a career in the film industry. Whether you aspire to work on television dramas, indie documentaries or the next Hollywood blockbuster, it may all start with picking up a camera on Southeastern’s campus. Build your portfolio by shooting and directing short films on campus. You’ll have access to both high-definition cameras for filming and high-tech suites for editing.Within a few semesters, you could be filming a student production or even directing your own entry for Southeastern’s annual Revolution Film Festival. Of course, there is more to film production than viewing the world through a camera lens. Core classes in the major can range from screenwriting, film marketing, lighting and editing. The program also reserves several slots for electives. You may want to round out your film studies degree by taking classes in business, drama or literary theory. And like all Southeastern students, you will be challenged to fuse your future career with your faith through Southeastern’s core religion classes.

Spend your final semester at the Los Angeles Film Studies Center learning alongside Hollywood veterans.

Program Details

Sample Core Courses

  • Narrative Structure in Film (COMM 2533) — This course examines the characteristics of cinematic storytelling found in contemporary motion pictures, including the conventional three-act structure and its variations.
  • Digital Video Editing (COMM 2613) — This course is a study of the editing process used in producing quality television. Students obtain hands-on epxerience in nonlinear editing and familiarization with appropriate editing software.
  • Cinematic Design (COMM 3293) — This course introduces and explores the elements and practice of visual structure, especially as it relates to cinematography. Students learn how to structure visual components in films.
  • Directing for Film (COMM 3253) — The course focuses on the skills and knowledge needed for directors to make professional decisions concerning how to comprehensively approach a film project as well as working with the minutiae of a singular scene. In addition, students will learn to work with actors to get the best performances from them. The course will offer hands-on opportunities for the students to practice analyzing, blocking and directing a small scene.

Communication Core Studies

Communication Seminar

Mass Communication Law

Communication Internship

Film Production Core

Introduction to Film Production

Narrative Structure in Film

Producing for Film

Digital Video Editing

Cinematic Design

Directing for Film

Cinematography

Editing for Story

Film History

Film Practicum

Screenwriting I

Senior Film Capstone Development

Senior Film Capstone Project

Producer

Screenwriter

Film director

Film and video editor

Actor

Talent agent

Cinematographer

LA Film Studies Center (LAFSC)

LAFSC develops every aspect of storytellers. In their facilities you’ll write and develop, schedule and budget, shoot and edit — all on state-of-the-art equipment and software, guided by faculty who are working professionals and highly-regarded experts in their fields. Hollywood continues to be the epicenter and nexus of content formation, and this internship will connect you to and get you working with some of the top companies and players in the business. Meanwhile in the classroom, you’ll not only cultivate your voice as an artist but also sharpen your sense of vocation and purpose. If you’re serious about telling stories — via film and beyond, in LA and beyond — there’s no better place to get your start.

Learn more about SEU Study Abroad.