A media management concentration introduces students to the business principles that drive the entertainment industry. Media managers make strategic decisions regarding what films get produced and what TV shows get broadcast. By combining classes in mass media and business, students are equipped to serve as producers or development and marketing executives, en route to corporate management.
A production concentration offers students a thorough grounding in the creation of film, television or audio and new media. Students are encouraged to develop their technical skills, training for positions as director, cinematographer, gaffer, editor, sound designer, recording engineer, new media creation or production designer. Whether pursuing careers in the entertainment industry or media ministry, students discover a spirit of cooperation and collaboration is essential.
The concentration in writing for film and television covers the fundamental elements of storytelling — from conception (the pitch and the outline), to execution (the script), to the all-important rewriting and polishing process.
Admission to Biola University's CMA program is highly competitive. We want creative students who are willing to have their faith stretched and their talents expanded. Examine what you offer Biola and the entertainment industry. Carefully consider your passions and gifts. Plan a visit to campus. Schedule a tour of our studio. Clarify your calling to cinema and media arts. Currently less than half of the students who apply are accepted into the program. Apply early. Apply well. Complete application information is available on the Biola University admissions website. The application deadline for the CMA program at Biola is February 1.
This application is subsequent to and separate from your application to Biola University. The CMA program will not process an application until the applicant has been accepted by Biola University. Be sure you apply to Biola before or at the same time you apply to the CMA major of the mass communication department.Overview of Application Procedure
At the heart of every young filmmaker is the love of story. In Biola’s cinema and media arts program — a national leader among Christian film schools — you’ll receive the technical training, mentorship and hands-on experience you need to become an exceptional visual storyteller. Working with accomplished professors in an ideal Southern California setting, you’ll be prepared to compete and succeed in film, television and digital media.
Throughout the cinema and media arts program, you will have numerous hands-on learning opportunities that focus on equipping you to serve as an observer, interpreter and creator of mass media through a Christian lens. Learning topics and course highlights include:
Many career opportunities in film, television, research or business await future graduates of Biola's cinema and media arts program. As a well-equipped professional, you can expect to impact the world for Jesus Christ in professions such as:
In addition to its strong curriculum, expert faculty members and biblical integration, Biola’s cinema and media arts program offers several key advantages:
We're learning to make broadly appealing entertainment that's grounded by our faith in God.”