Film and Television

Bachelor of Arts

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.

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

Emphasis Areas


Offered as a major (BA) and a minor.

Recommended Minors

Want to add even more value to your degree? Consider one of these minors to gain a unique combination of skills and perspectives.

The Experience

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

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
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

of Cal Lutheran graduates find a job or enroll in graduate school within nine months

More Career Outcomes

In my classes, I gained multiple semesters worth of experience using Adobe Premiere Pro which I now use daily in the workplace. I was not familiar with Adobe Premiere Pro prior to attending Cal Lutheran. In my News Broadcasting class, I was introduced to news and TV terminology that I use now daily in the workplace. He also had us create news “packages” throughout the semester which I now create daily at KEYT TV.

Evan Vega '21
Film and Television Major
Video Journalist and Editor, KEYT TV

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