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Developing Whole Leaders for the whole World

Bachelor of Fine Arts in
Cinema, Television and Digital Media


Program Overview

Oral Roberts University’s Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degree in Cinema, Television and Digital Media (CTD) is a residential program that can equip you to become a Holy Spirit-empowered professional in the ever-changing world of media production. You’ll blend theory, technology and creativity in extensive hands-on practical experiences.  

More than this, our unique mission to develop Holy Spirit-empowered leaders through Whole Person Education can set you apart as a talented and creative media professional ready to impact the world. You’ll graduate with a broad set of skills confidently prepared to enter the entertainment industry and lead in the exciting field of media!  

Our commitment to equip Spirit-empowered leaders is why you can graduate with confidence to ender the media industry. You will have hands-on experience through working on projects such as multi-camera broadcasting of ORU Chapel Services, theatre productions and other activities unique to each semester. At the end of each year, you are encouraged to enter your work at the ORU Film Gala.


What can I do with a degree from ORU in Cinema, Television and Digital Media?

Creative media professionals can enjoy successful careers in:

  • Film Production or Direction
  • TV Production or Direction
  • Script Writing or Editing
  • Video Production
  • Audio Production
  • Church Media
  • Digital Media

What are some of the core experiences of this program? 


  • Professional Lighting
  • Grip Work
  • Audio Recording, Remixing, Sound Effects
  • Multi Media Institute
  • Advanced Camera Skills
  • Film or TV Production and Direction
  • Motion Graphics
  • Web Creation and more!



What makes ORU’s Cinema, Television and Digital Media program stand out?

Oral Roberts University allows you to be immersed in the Multi Media Institute (MMI) your junior year after focusing on foundational courses in media, communication theory and liberal arts the first two years. This unique and intense training module will give you many expansive opportunities! Imagine yourself succeeding in advanced media courses, engaging in retreats, workshops and real world practicums, gaining insight from field trips and guest presenters—all while forming bonding relationships that last a lifetime.

As a student of MMI, you will travel to Las Vegas, Nevada to attend the National Association of Broadcasters expo (NAB show). The next stop will be Hollywood, California, where you will meet with Christian industry professionals, hold prayer walks at different studios and Hollywood sites, attend live recordings, take backstage studios tours and visit production companies.

A program by the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities enables select students the opportunity to study for one semester and to intern with the Los Angeles Film Studies Center. This could be you!



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What about accreditation?

As a university, we meet the highest accreditation standards set by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Are there scholarships available?

Nearly 100% of our full-time, undergraduate residential students receive ORU grants and scholarships through academic achievement and through ORU’s premier scholarship opportunity of our Quest Whole Leader Scholarship. There is also CTD Talent Award Scholarships available for incoming freshmen or transfer students. For details please download the application. To learn more about financial aid, click here.

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