Film & Television

The Bachelor of Science in film & television equips students to work in various positions within the creative and production teams of film and television. With a strong focus on storytelling, students will learn how to convey their thoughts and ideas in ways that connect with an audience. They will also learn from experienced professors how to take creative ideas and make them flourish.

Trevecca’s Bachelor of Science in Film & Television equips you for a variety of careers within the film and television industries. From screenwriting to acting to production, the program emphasizes the role storytelling plays in today’s media. The degree offers opportunities to study in both Nashville and Los Angeles and culminates in valuable internship experience.

Program Benefits

  • Learn from faculty who possess high degrees in their fields, who have relevant and valuable real-world experience and who make an effort to know you personally.
  • Study in our state-of-the-art communication lab.
  • Enjoy our small class sizes and supportive campus community.
  • Graduate with internship experience that makes you competitive in the job market. 
  • Take advantage of opportunities to study in both Nashville and Los Angeles.

What to Expect

Trevecca’s film program prepares you to work on creative and production teams within the film and television industries in roles such as screenwriting, directing, producing, lighting, acting, editing, casting and cinematography. For those interested in broadcast journalism, this program equips you with knowledge and experience in news anchoring, reporting, producing and directing. The program offers you the flexibility to tailor your degree to match your interests and goals when you choose from two concentrations:

  • TV/Film production
  • Media studies

Storytelling is the heartbeat of our film & television program. The curriculum is designed to help you take your creative ideas and apply communication and narrative techniques in various mediums to produce projects that connect with your audience and impact the world. You’ll gain hands-on experience in our state-of-the-art communication lab, and you’ll have access to professional cameras, lighting equipment, and audio and video editing technologies. 

If you are specifically interested in a career in film, you’ll choose between two tracks:

Track 1: You’ll study film through a variety of courses offered on Trevecca’s campus, and you’ll gain hands-on internship experience in the exciting and growing Nashville market. This track allows you to take advantage of Trevecca’s strong relationships with local production companies, studios, filmmakers and professionals in the field so you can gain valuable experience in the business.

Track 2: You’ll combine film courses at Trevecca with one semester at the Los Angeles Film Studies Center (LAFSC) which is operated by the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU). You’ll complete your internship requirement while living in Los Angeles and taking courses at LAFSC. If you choose this track, you will:

  • Spend a semester living in Los Angeles, the heart of the motion picture industry.
  • Receive 16 credits in directing, acting and/or screenwriting that count toward your film degree at Trevecca.
  • Get hands-on training with industry professionals in Hollywood. 
  • Work as a part of a team to create short films.
  • Complete an internship with production companies, studios, agencies and more. Past LAFSC students have interned at 20th Century Fox Casting, Focus Features, ICM, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Lakeshore Films and many more.

Learn more at www.bestsemester.com/locations-and-programs/ los-angeles

Why Choose Trevecca?

Founded in 1901 and a leader in online education for more than two decades, Trevecca has been recognized nationally and locally for providing our students with the highest level of academic quality and rigor. We offer a holistic education focused on the intellectual, social, emotional, physical and spiritual health of all the students in our diverse student body. We are committed to educating the next generation to be servant leaders.

As a Christian university, we offer programs that explore the ways faith intersects with your field of study. This means you can gain your film degree in a supportive, Christian community with small classroom sizes and engaged faculty members who care about you, your faith and your goals.



Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

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Financial Aid & Costs

Financial Aid & Costs

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  • TV/Film Production

  • Media Studies

 

Students within the Media Arts and Studies program who wish to pursue film as a career will have the option between two designated tracks.

The first track allows students to study film entirely on Trevecca’s campus. Students will choose from a variety of courses in television and film production including directing, screenwriting, acting, audio and theater.

The second track allows students to take a combination of courses at Trevecca and spend one semester at the Los Angeles Film Studies Center (LAFSC). LAFSC is operated by the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. Students who choose this option will complete their internship requirement while living in Los Angeles and taking courses at LAFSC.

LAFSC Highlights:

  • Students spend a semester living in Los Angeles, the heart of the motion picture industry.
  • Students receive 16 credits that count toward their media arts degree at Trevecca
  • Students will get additional hands-on training with industry professionals in Hollywood. Students will work as a part of a team to create short films.
  • Students can focus on various areas including directing, acting, or screenwriting.
  • Students have internships in LA with production companies, studios, agencies, and more. Past LAFSC students have interned at 20th Century Fox Casting, Focus Features, ICM, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Lakeshore Films and many more.

Learn more at www.bestsemester.com/locations-and-programs/ los-angeles

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Career Opportunities

Our film & television program prepares students to work in various positions within the creative and production teams of film and television. These roles include:

  • screenwriting
  • directing
  • producing
  • lighting
  • acting
  • editing
  • casting
  • cinematography.

The program also prepares students pursuing careers in other areas of television like these:

  • news anchoring 
  • news reporting
  • news producing and directing
  • broadcast journalism

"The film & television program at Trevecca was one of my main reasons for attending the university. I have learned so much about the industry through hands-on experience and class work. The small class sizes really help because not only do you learn about media but the classes become more like a family."

Sydney Wisman Trevecca graduate