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Pursue a film major at Regent University, a premier Christian university located in Virginia Beach.

B.A. in Cinema-Television

Lights. Camera. Action.

This is more than just a film degree. It’s a platform for you to inspire, teach, and entertain. Regent’s Bachelor of Arts in Cinema-Television degree will help prepare you to enter the entertainment industry so you can share your artistry and life-changing stories with the world.

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August 23, 2021
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EXPERIENCE THE BEST

Grow your technical proficiency with access to over $1 million worth of film and video equipment.

FUEL YOUR PASSION THROUGH A FILM MAJOR

Gain the necessary skills to produce, direct and edit. Learn how to operate a camera, edit, and control sound and lighting for maximum impact.

SHAPE YOUR WORLD

Explore all aspects of film production, media studies, and storytelling.

Explore Scholarships

Explore exciting scholarship opportunities such as academic merit scholarships, honors college scholarships, and more! Learn about the scholarships for on-campus incoming freshmen: the $10,000 Freedom Scholarships, $4,000 Homeschool Scholarships and $4,000 Private School Scholarships.

ALIGN YOURSELF WITH EXCELLENCE

Regent is ranked among top national universities by U.S. News & World Report, 2020. Presented from a Christian worldview, the in-demand cinema-television degree is supported by award-winning faculty in Virginia Beach. Meet the faculty.

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On completing the B.A. in Cinema-Television program you will be able to:

  • Convey ideas and stories to traditional and online audiences.
  • Understand how to operate a camera, edit, and control sound and lighting for maximum impact.
  • Explore the business of animation and 2-D design methods.

Career Opportunities:

  • Feature films
  • Broadcast television
  • Corporate video
  • Internet video production
$74Thousand
Approximate 2019 Median Pay of Producers & Directors U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Explores the roles of the various people and positions involved in the production of animation. Pitching, budgeting, and business plans are covered. Each student submits a budget and a business plan for a project. Students also present a pitch for their final project. Prerequisite: Junior standing.

Concepts of film aesthetics and analysis; exposure to classical Hollywood, documentary and European art cinema. Emphasis on describing and analyzing film style.

How to develop and create a good story for film. Covering the theory and application of story fundamentals, character creation, story structure and script formatting.
The history of film from the early 20th century to the present. Attention given to contributions of various national and international filmmakers and production trends.
Basic principles of film production, including camera operation (focus, exposure, depth-of-field, and lenses), composition, sequencing, screen direction, camera moves, and basic lighting. The class will include skills exercises and story-centric projects.
Explores the visual techniques used in cinema, television, and other media. Students focus on aesthetics and styles while gaining hands-on experience with cinematography equipment.

Non-linear editing process focusing on CODECs, tools and techniques as they relate to the post production process and workflow. Prerequisites: CTVU 101, CTVU 102, and CTVU 105.

Covers the techniques and practices of sound recording for location, studio, ADR and Foley. Includes double and single system techniques, as well as sound recording equipment.
Students examine the techniques employed in directing in workshop environment. Explores working with actors, director’s tools, script analysis, blocking, and working relationships on set.
Explores the organizational core of production crew, including the unit production manager, the first and second assistant directors, the production office coordinator, and the production auditor. How a film is managed from development to post-production. Essential production paperwork and contracts.

The art of single camera information gathering for edited roll-in packages. Prerequisites: CTVU 229 and CTVU 250.

Advances the directing student’s ability to analyze a scripted scene or sequence, develop a unique vision derived through text analysis, and then communicate the vision through carefully designed camera movement and choreographed actor staging. Prerequisite: CTVU 260.

Theory and practice of editing and post-production for both film and video. Aesthetics of narrative and documentary editing stressed for both picture and sound. Prerequisites: ANIM 121 and CTVU 345.

Creation of a show concept from research and development to proposal to production of a live five-minute webisode. Emphasis placed on the role of the television producer and director, including strategies related to news, comedy, talk, reality and drama. Prerequisite: CTVU 350.
Examines how the production designer and art director create an imaginative world through visual storytelling. Key aspects of screen design, script analysis and interpretation. Prerequisites: CTVU 260 and CTVU 327.
Continues a two-semester long comprehensive project along with CTVU 496. Students advance skills in editing, sound design, minor special effects and color correction, as applied to the senior project. Prerequisites: CTVU 496 and Senior standing.
Historical study of traditional and new forms of documentary in film and television. Students progress through all stages of production from conception through post-production to accomplish a short documentary. Prerequisite: CTVU 362.
Laboratory course that covers operating cameras, creating graphics, technical operations, controlling audio and floor-managing live productions. Develops production work from previous writing workshops for sitcoms. Prerequisite: CTVU 430.

Student directed project in cinema-television. Students write, produce, direct, and edit a project, demonstrating proficiency in these areas. Prerequisites: CTVU 470 and Senior Standing.

DegreeTuition Block Rate Per SemesterCredit Hours Per SemesterTuition Block Rate Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$8,61012 - 18$8,610
DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$574Under 12$7,260
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$574Over 18$10,332
Students taking on-campus classes
(summer semester)
$574N/A$1,722+

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$800

Housing Fees »

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Part-Time Students (3-12 Credit Hours Per Semester)$4506$2,700
Full-Time Students (12+ Credit Hours Per Semester)$39512$4,740

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students)$650

Military Admissions & Aid »

DegreeTuition Block Rate Per SemesterCredit Hours Per SemesterTuition Block Rate Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$8,61012 - 18$8,610
DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$574Under 12$6,888
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$574Over 18$10,332
Students taking on-campus classes
(summer semester)
$574N/A$1,722+

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$800

Housing Fees »

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Part-Time Students (3-12 Credit Hours Per Semester)$4506$2,700
Full-Time Students (12+ Credit Hours Per Semester)$39512$4,740

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students)$650

Military Admissions & Aid »

“It is more of an amazing example of what God has for us when we allow Him to take the reins and trust that what He has in store is far better than what we can imagine for ourselves.”

Loni Albertson, MFA, 2007 Custom Animation Production Supervisor for Marketing, Illumination Entertainment

“I received my M.A. in Communication from Regent University. Juggling full-time work, freelancing, family time, as well as 2-3 courses at a time was challenging, but it was worth all the hard work.”

Adam Ericson, M.A. in Communication, 2020 Filmmaker, Seacoast Church

“I am so grateful for the past four years at Regent University. I have met so many amazing people and made friendships that will last a lifetime.”

Danika Green, B.A. in Cinema-Television, 2020

“When I came to Regent, life had kind of clipped my wings. In hindsight, I see that Regent wasn’t so much a restoration project, but rather a new-construction project. ”

Bruce Long, M.A. in Cinema/ TV Acting & Directing, 2001 Executive Director, CITA Producer, The Repertoire Fund

“Regent University has a reputation of developing Christian leaders. I am so grateful to be growing toward that end. ”

Caleb Kinchlow, M.A. in Communication - Digital Media, 2012 Senior Videographer/Editor/Digital Content Producer, CBN; TV host; Author

“My internship at Regent enabled me to put my book knowledge into a real-world experience that helped me grow professionally. Now, I am more confident that I bring a unique set of skills employers seek. ”

Jessica Stachurski, B.A. in Communication Studies - Strategic Communication, 2020 Marketing Manager, Orphan Network