Master of Fine Arts Degree in Cinema-Television*
On-Campus Degree Overview:
Do you aspire to be a creative leader in the entertainment industry without compromising your Christian values? Regent University's Department of Cinema-Television offers the first and only Master of Fine Arts in Cinema-Television, with a concentration in directing, taught from a faith-based perspective. This degree will not only give you a well-rounded experience in the process of filmmaking, but it will provide you with valuable mentorship from a knowledgeable faculty focused on preparing you for a career as a television or film director. As a student, you will have numerous opportunities to direct projects utilizing professional equipment, such as film and HD cameras, a steadicam, a jib, a Fisher Dolly and a fully equipped grip truck.
Upon graduation, you will be prepared to become a leader in the creative process of directing feature films, television and video productions or to pursue a career in academia. A Master of Fine Arts in Directing will equip you to create artistically and technically superior films that will allow you to stand out amongst your peers in the entertainment industry.
*Accreditation pending review by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Joshua Overbay graduated in 2010 with an MFA in Cinema-Television with a major in directing. When he first came to Regent, he had passion for filmmaking but no experience. Two years later, his film Transposition was a finalist for a student Academy Award®.
"This achievement was very significant for our careers as filmmakers," he reflects. "What I really appreciate about Regent is if you come here, like I did, without any experience and work hard, you can quickly get to a level playing field and start doing what you want to do creatively."
Overbay says that Regent provided him with the confidence and training he needed to convert his passion for filmmaking into a fulfilling career. Upon graduation, he was hired as an assistant professor of media communication at Asbury University in Wilmore, Ky.
Overbay is currently working on his first feature film, So Falls the Shadow, with his production company Tracking Shot Productions, LLC.