Major in Digital Cinema

Become a filmmaker • Use the latest technology • Graduate industry-ready

Filmmaking is always evolving. JBU will help you master the skills to succeed.

Film is the universal cultural expression of our day.
In JBU's digital cinema program you'll master the technology to create your artistic expression.

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Discover how JBU equips you with the skills to make your vision come to life

Master the technology

The program prepares students to work with digital as well as conventional photographic, video and motion picture applications. Courses include photography, editing, cinematography, film theory, film production, lighting, script writing and an internship.

Create your film

Beginning the first semester, digital cinema students work with upperclassmen to create short films in various key roles informed by their progressive studies. This culminates in the production of a senior cinema project that becomes the centerpiece of a professional portfolio.

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Graduate industry-ready

Receive a foundation in traditional illustration techniques, graphic design fundamentals and practical mass media skills that will prepare you for the convergence of technology, art and electronic media. The program is demanding of students’ time, energy and talent with the end goal of industry-ready graduates prepared for a career in digital cinema.

Because of its capacity to merge visual, intellectual and aural experiences together, we depend on film to interpret events in our lives and the world.

 

You'll gain both foundational skills and the sensitivity to use these skills to make films that are both entertaining and purposeful.

 

We want to produce both technicians and storytellers.

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Earn your bachelors & MBA in 5 years

With a bachelor's in digital cinema and master's degree in business, you'll learn how to professionally market your filmmaking skills and create a viable business model. After a thorough undergrad program of foundational cinema courses followed by in-depth work writing and developing your own screenplay and producing a short narrative film ready for film festivals and distribution, you begin your business education with foundational undergrad business courses plus 12 hours of graduate business courses while you are still in your undergrad program. That’s 12 hours of MBA coursework for free and completed by the time you earn your bachelor's!

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Prepare for a successful career and a life of purpose

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