Video and Film Production (B.A.)

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Video and Film Production (B.A.)

Bachelor of Arts in Video & Film Production

Film is not only an artistic medium; it is also a business. The Video and Film Production (VFP) major at Crown takes a unique approach to film by combining artistic excellence with business savvy in order to prepare students to make a living with their cameras. Through its core of production courses, VFP students master the complete video cycle, from field to final product. Through its supplementary business courses, VFP students learn how to take their talents and apply them in both the film and marketing industries.

The VFP program is a more intense version of the already-existing Digital Arts concentration for Communication majors. Digital Arts students have found success in a variety of fields including L.A. production houses, video marketing firms, in-house production for nonprofits, independent film, and church video production. The VFP major can easily be combined with the Christian Studies major for the student wishing to pursue ministry after college.

Program Requirements

I. Christian Studies – 24 Credits

  • BIB 135X – Old Testament History 3 Credits *
  • BIB 136X – New Testament History 3 Credits *
  • BIB 434 – Romans 3 Credits
  • BIB/THE – Bible or Theology Elective 3 Credits
  • BIB/THE – Bible or Theology Elective 3 Credits
  • CHM 201 – Spiritual and Leadership Development 3 Credits
    or
  • CHM 300 – Spiritual and Personal Formation 3 Credits
  • CHM 210 – Missions in Perspective 3 Credits
    or
  • CHM 325 – Biblical Evangelism and Missions 3 Credits
  • THE 231 – Christian Doctrine 3 Credits

II. General Education – 40 Credits

  • COM 133 – Speech 3 Credits
  • ENG 131 – English Composition 3 Credits
  • ENG 132 – Writing and Literature 3 Credits
  • Fine Arts or Language Arts Elective 3 Credits 4
  • HIS 133 – World Civilizations to 1500 3 Credits
    or
  • HIS 134 – World Civilizations since 1500 3 Credits
  • Humanities Elective 3 Credits 1
  • Math Elective 4 Credits
  • Lab Science Elective 4 Credits
  • Social Science Electives 5 Credits 2
  • 9 Elective Credits from Above Categories

III. Film and Video Production Core – 55 Credits

  • ACC 228 – Principles of Accounting I 3 Credits
  • BUS 335 – Principles of Business Organization and Management 3 Credits
  • BUS 350 –  Principles of Marketing 3 Credits
  • BUS 375 – Financial Management 3 Credits
  • BUS 450 – Strategy and Policy 3 Credits
  • COM 140 – Perspectives in Communication 3 Credits
  • COM 247X – Media Foundations 3 Credits
  • COM 252 – Interpersonal Communication 3 Credits
  • COM 315 – Media and Culture 3 Credits
  • COM 326 – Scriptwriting 3 Credits
  • COM 328 – Fundamentals of Acting 3 Credits
  • COM – Communication Practicum 4 Credits
  • COM 361 – Cinematography 3 Credits
  • COM 362 – Video Editing 3 Credits
  • COM 448 – Advanced Media Production 3 Credits
  • COM 450 – Communication Internship 3 Credits
  • COM 461 – Communication Portfolio 3 Credits
  • COM 4?? – Video Short Form 3 Credits

IV. Electives – 6 Credits

Total – 125 Credits

1 Select humanities electives from COM, ENG, ESL, FAR, HIS, HUM, LAN, MUS, PHI, or PRC.

2 Select social science electives from ANT, CSJ, ECO, ESL, GEO, HIS, POL, PSY, or SOC.

3 Click here for a list of Global Awareness courses.

4 Fine arts courses include music, art, drama, and dance. COM 328 and COM 446 also qualify as fine arts electives. (Only three credits of music organizations and/or lessons can be counted toward humanities/fine arts requirements.)

* Some courses from the Christian Studies Core and Major Core can be used to fulfill requirements in the General Education Core. By doing that the number of electives needed would increase so that the minimum of 125 credits is reached.

Recommended Electives:

  • ENG 231 – Creative Writing Seminar 3 Credits*
  • PSY 130 – General Psychology 3 Credits *
  • ANT 231 – Cultural Anthropology 3 Credits *
  • SOC 230 – Sociology 3 Credits*
  • SOC 330 – Qualitative Research Methods 3 Credits*