Skip navigation
Students with film equipment at Regent, a premier Christian university that offers a BFA in film and television.

BFA in Film & Television

Lights. Camera. Action.

Want a film degree that prepares you to inspire, teach and entertain through storytelling from a redemptive perspective? Regent’s Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film & Television degree can provide you with comprehensive training in all aspects of film and television production, including a foundation in scriptwriting. You can learn about camera operations, cinematography, lighting, sound, and editing. You can also participate in an array of student and professional films that build your portfolio and network.

On Campus
120+
August 19, 2024
Download PDF

EXPERIENCE THE BEST

Enjoy access to state-of-the-art film and video equipment housed in our $35 million Communication & Performing Arts Center.

Grow Your Knowledge THROUGH THE BFA IN FILM & TELEVISION

Gain leading-edge skills in producing, directing and editing while honing your technical proficiency.

Advance in Your Career

Be equipped to compete creatively and technically in the new media landscape.

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. Explore all scholarships.

ALIGN YOURSELF WITH EXCELLENCE

Regent is ranked among top national universities by U.S. News & World Report, 2022. Presented from a Christian worldview, the in-demand cinema-television degree is supported by award-winning faculty in Virginia Beach. Meet the faculty.

Please complete the Request Information form on this page to learn more about this program.

On completing the BFA in Film & Television program, you can:

  • Operate a camera, edit, and control sound and lighting on a professional set. 
  • Showcase comprehensive technical skills coupled with storytelling and post-production abilities. 
  • Serve the growing market of emerging media platforms and corporate industry with their production needs. 
  • Maximize new opportunities and take full advantage of shifting trends, technologies and distribution platforms. 

Career Opportunities:

  • Film/Television Producer 
  • Cinematographer 
  • Film Editor
  • Marketing Media Producer
  • Technical Production Specialist
$85Thousand
Approximate Annual Median Salary of Producers & Directors, 2022 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
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 producing to include production roles, how to run an effective set, set etiquette, safety protocols, basic production practices and equipment skills.
The conventions of basic beautiful writing and film grammar. Familiarizes students with the principles, methods, and procedures involved in the production and analysis of written dramatic texts.
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.
Introduction to non-linear post-production. How to create and manage projects with an emphasis on picture and sound, keeping in mind the aesthetics of narrative and documentary editing.
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.
An extensive short script workshop from concept to completion to revision. Topics include backstory, story structure, character development, dialogue and writing for emotional impact. Prerequisite: CTVU 103.
Study of various ethical perspectives specific to the disciplines of film and television. Students deepen their understanding of the practical application of Biblical principles and faith-based ethical standards within a complex industry. Cross-listed with CTV 616.
Skills course that guides students from the idea through treatment and step-outline to a finished first draft and the marketing of both the full-length script and the writer.
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.
Students are immersed in live-broadcast studio production with hands-on experience, including single-camera information gathering for edited roll-in packages. Prerequisites: CTVU 103 and CTVU 129.
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.
Students learn the language and theory of editing. Covers how editors look at footage, create a sequence by understanding the pace and rhythm intended, and make dynamic a story and set of characters. Prerequisite: CTVU 256.
The process of creating and writing a television episodic series from concept to page. Emphasis is placed on creating a sellable product in the entertainment marketplace.
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.
Historical study of traditional and new forms of documentary and non-fiction television and film in both the topical news events and entertainment spheres. Students additionally work through all stages of production from conception through post-production to accomplish a short documentary. Cross-listed with CTV 628.
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.
Begins two-semester long comprehensive project along with CTVU 456. Students produce a sophisticated short film documentary or commercial in a chosen genre. Pre-production and production phases with focus on the producer, director, cinematographer and production designer. Prerequisites: CTVU 327 and Senior standing.

Step 1: Apply to Regent University

Submit your application using the Regent University Online Application.

Note: If you are unable to complete our application due to a disability, please contact our Admissions Office at 757.352.4990 or admissions@regent.edu and an admissions representative will provide reasonable accommodations to assist you in completing the application.

Step 2: Submit Your Unofficial Transcripts

Submit your unofficial high school or college transcripts to regent.edu/items.

Upon submitting your application, you will receive an email requesting authorization for Regent University to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution. International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES, AACRAO or NAFSA approved agency.

Step 3: Submit Your Government-Issued ID

To ensure academic integrity, Regent University requires a copy of a government-issued ID. Please submit a scanned copy or photograph of it to regent.edu/items.

Step 4: Submit Your FAFSA

Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at studentaid.gov Regent's school code is 030913.


Please feel free to contact the Office of Admissions at 757.352.4990 or admissions@regent.edu should you have any further questions about the application process.

Note: All items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.

DegreeTuition Block Rate Per SemesterCredit Hours Per SemesterTuition Rate Per Year
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$9,97512 - 18$19,950
DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$665Under 12$7,980
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$665Over 18$11,970
Students taking on-campus classes
(summer semester)
$665N/A$1,995+

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$850 (Fall & Spring)
$700 (Summer)

Housing Fees » | Military Admissions & Aid » | Cost of Attendance »

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Part-Time Students (3-11 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)$700

Military Admissions & Aid » | Cost of Attendance »

DegreeTuition Block Rate Per SemesterCredit Hours Per SemesterTuition Rate Per Year
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$9,49312 - 18$18,986
DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$630Under 12$7,560
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$630Over 18$11,340
Students taking on-campus classes
(summer semester)
$630N/A$1,890+

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$850 (Fall & Spring)
$700 (Summer)

Housing Fees » | Military Admissions & Aid » | Cost of Attendance »

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Part-Time Students (3-11 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)$700

Military Admissions & Aid » | Cost of Attendance »

“When I came to Regent, it was really out of a place of what I call vocational desperation. I had a degree in theology, but a strong sense of calling toward film. Regent helped me sort out my future and set me on a path I never dreamed of before. Now, I'm a teacher and a filmmaker. ”

Joshua Overbay, MFA, 2010 Filmmaker

“Regent's online, eight-week programs will help you take responsibility and have a way to be self-taught. You'll not only have that initiative, but you'll be able to interact with your professors online. It was really good for me.”

Taniki Richard, B.S. Business Leadership, 2016 Former U.S. Marine Corps

“Regent University provided a firm foundation for my worldview as a Catholic Christian in a profession and field of study largely missing an understanding of metaphysical and theological truths.”

Jalyn Dio, B.S. in Biophysical Sciences, 2022 Assistant Scientist, PPD

“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 knew Regent was a Christian university, but I wasn’t expecting the love of Christ to be so evident.”

Jonatas DaSilva, B.A., 2015 Cinema/TV