Bachelor in Film and Television


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Program Description

BA in Film and Television

*Online and Hybrid (mixture of in-person and face-to-face) options are currently being offered due to COVID-19.

Bring your ideas to the screen.

When you tell stories through film and television, you can shape opinions, warm hearts, document injustice, capture important moments in history, and celebrate the human experience.  


Offered as a major (BA) and a minor

Concentration Options
  • Film and Television Production
  • Film Studies
Popular Minor Pairings
  • Communication
  • Multimedia
  • Theatre Arts
  • Creative Writing

The Curriculum

New streaming services and a high demand for video content have opened up new opportunities for graduates, and Cal Lutheran’s proximity to Hollywood provides year-round access to internships.

Our graduates work at Disney, ESPN, Netflix, CBS, ABC, Fox Sports, and KTLA, to name just a few.

Your classes will prepare you for a variety of careers in the film and television industry that include new opportunities in streaming, social media, and digital content. It’s an industry with higher than average job growth and higher than average median salaries (according to the U.S. Department of Labor).

  • Your classes will provide hands-on training in Cal Lutheran’s television studio and on-location from faculty who have industry experience.
  • You’ll have access to equipment with the same high-quality production value as used by those in the industry.
  • Cal Lutheran’s proximity to Hollywood means you’ll have year-round access to internships to gain experience and make connections.
  • Opportunities to participate in film festivals and attending broadcast industry-related conferences.
Industry-focused Courses

Get hands-on experience and learn the fundamentals of modern media production. You can also choose elective courses on topics that interest you the most.

  • Beginning Television / Cinema Production
  • Advanced Television / Cinema Production
  • Film Theories
  • Screenwriting
  • Post-Production and Distribution
  • Storyboarding
  • Scenic Design for Stage and Media
  • Broadcast Sports Production
  • Broadcast News Production
  • 3D Animation
  • Visual Effects/Motion Graphics
  • Sound for Film

The Experience

I wouldn’t be where I am today if I didn’t take full advantage of my internships, and the people I met on the way to graduation.

Holly Bertelsen, Executive Assistant to SVP - Alternative Series, Specials & Late Night at ABC Entertainment

I work in both post and field production following and helping define episode story lines. When I am field producing I conduct interviews with the cast, produce scenes, and create story documents that are sent to the network. When I am working in post production, I work with editing technologies to prepare the footage for an editor. I make sure the best footage and moments are used in order to create a television series.

Alexandra Butler, Freelance Story Producer

Your Future

Streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Studios have increased demand for original content, opening up opportunities for graduates to work in a variety of production roles. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, film/video editors, producers and directors have forecasted higher than average growth over the next decade, and have higher than average median salaries.

In addition to the entertainment industry, other industries require video production for use in marketing, advertising, public relations, and corporate training and education programs—broadening the scope of career paths.

Our alumni work for:
  • ABC
  • Bravo
  • Bunim-Murray Productions
  • CBS
  • Central Casting
  • Creative Artists Agency
  • Disney
  • Fox Sports
  • NBC
  • Netflix
  • NFL Network
  • TwoFour Media

Last updated Jul 2020

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About the School

California Lutheran University is a selective, comprehensive institution offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in the liberal arts and sciences and professional fields. Rooted in the Lutheran tr ... Read More

California Lutheran University is a selective, comprehensive institution offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in the liberal arts and sciences and professional fields. Rooted in the Lutheran tradition, Cal Lutheran encourages critical inquiry into matters of faith and reason. Mentored by dedicated and accomplished faculty members, students pursue their passion and discover their purpose as they seek to grow as individuals. California Lutheran College was founded in 1959 on a ranch donated by Richard Pederson, the son of Norwegian immigrants. The college opened its doors to 330 students in September 1961 and held its first Commencement in May 1964. Read less
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