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Corban University


Film Degree

From 30-second clips for social media to full-length movies, film has become one of the most powerful forms of storytelling in modern culture. Through film, you can tell an entertaining story, share compelling information, and motivate and inspire people to take action. In Corban’s film program, you’ll learn how to build compelling content from script to screen, so you can help tell the stories you’re passionate about.

Corban’s film concentration offers practical experience through a variety of projects that let you express your creativity and build your skills. Before you graduate, you will be able to:

  • Write compelling scripts.
  • Direct, shoot, and edit films.
  • Effectively use broadcast technology.
  • Produce high-quality TV shows and films.

Is Film the right major for you?

Yes, if:

  • You love watching movies and thinking critically about them.
  • You’re curious about what goes on behind the camera—from sound to lighting to scriptwriting.
  • The idea of making your own film excites you.
  • You’re able to clearly express your ideas to others.
  • You enjoy exercising your creativity.
  • You enjoy motivating and inspiring others.

What You’ll Learn

As a film student at Corban, you will develop a well-rounded expertise in media arts through core courses, and then add a specific focus on film. Film courses include:

  • History of Film
  • Script and Screenwriting
  • Cinematography: Directing and Editing
  • Media Studio Production Practicum
  • Hollywood Production Workshop
  • Faith and Artistic Development in Film
  • Internship: Inside Hollywood

Learn what courses you’ll need to complete your degree.

In addition to your courses, you’ll gain practical experience with a variety of projects that let you express your creativity and build your skills. Before you graduate, you will be able to:

  • Write compelling scripts
  • Direct, shoot, and edit films
  • Effectively use broadcast technology
  • Produce TV shows and films

Media Studio Production Practicum

Working as a team with other students, you will write, create, produce, and broadcast several episodes of a studio-based cable television program. The course is your opportunity to take all that you’ve learned in previous courses—writing, filming, storytelling, theory, and collaboration— and create an original program, in preparation for your L.A. Film Studies Center experience.

L.A. Film Studies Center

Spend a semester in Hollywood, the heart of the film industry! As a film student at Corban, you will participate in CCCU’s BestSemester program at the L.A. Film Studies Center. This is an integral part of your development as a filmmaker. You will develop your storytelling voice, perfect your film-making skills, and network with Hollywood professionals.

Capital Community Television (CCTV Salem)

As a media arts student, you can take advantage of Corban’s partnership with CCTV, Salem’s public access station. CCTV gives you access to studio-quality digital video cameras, the latest editing software, and actual broadcast and recording studios.

CCTV has two studios, an editing room with 18 editing stations, a green room, a sound room, and plenty of digital media equipment. The possibilities are endless as you work on media development and create high-quality productions for your practicum, other class assignments, and your professional portfolio.