Cool Facts

Digital Cinema students make their own short films and work with other students to create short films, creating a professional portfolio while in school.

Check out this student movie:

[see more student work]



Steve Snediker is the Digital Cinema professor of the JBU Visual Arts Department.


Sned loves to make movies. His most recent film was displayed in the Faculty Exhibit this year:


In the summer of 2014, Digital Cinema students went on the European Art Tour 2014 with Digital Cinema professor Steve Snediker for the purpose of seeing great art.

Learn more about the European Art Tour. Digital Cinema students have even more international opportunities, like  Summer Studies trips to Europe, South America or Asia.

European Art Tour 2014


Digital Cinema students have access to two art buildings and cinema equipment.

Learn more about the Visual Arts facilities.

We have one theater-style classroom in Art West with 45 seats, a large screen, a projector and a surround-sound system. This room can be used for lecture-type classes, art history, cinematography and as a screening room for student digital cinema projects.

Art West Theater Classroom

The Visual Arts Digital Cinema facilities include two private editing suites and a 5.1 surround sound mixing studio and recording booth in Art East. Digital Cinema students learn about film and video editing using non-linear digital editing tools.

Art East Editing Suite

Art West Room 104 doubles as a Lighting Classroom for Digital Cinema and Photography students and a Photography Portrait Studio, used both for classes and student projects.

Art West Lighting Classroom

Digital Cinema students have access to a full selection of the equipment used by professional filmmakers including: Panasonic AF100 cameras with Chrosziel mattebox and follow focus rigs, Canon DSLR cameras with a complete RedRock Micro rig, Steadicam Scout, EZ Jib, Matthew's Doorway Dolly and track, Arri and Kinoflo light kits, Tascam and Sound Devices audio equipment and grip carts complete with stands, flags and rigging equipment.

Digital Cinema Equipment

Digital Cinema students produce short form narrative work for a film.



Digital Cinema students join the Visual Art Foundry, the student-led art club.

The Visual Art Foundry Student Filmmaker Society hosts film screenings and workshops where students can hang out and talk cinema. The VAF also plans other events to connect art students while enriching their art education experience.

JBU Visual Art

The Visual Arts Department is the fastest-growing department at JBU.

Digital Cinema students get to be part of it.