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? 


  • Media Mastery Institute  
  • Cinematography
  • Screenwriting
  • Film Directing & Producing
  • Live TV Production
  • Adobe Creative
  • Professional Lighting
  • Audio Recording, Remixing, Sounds Effects



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

After completing the first four semesters of Media courses, classes such as Principles of Audio, Field Production, Production Software, Digital Photography and Screenwriting, you may apply for entry into the Media Mastery Institute. The MMI is a Junior-year Intensive and selection is by application and acceptance into the program. - Within the MMI, you’ll take Advanced Media Courses, engage in retreats, workshops and field trips, produce short films and live productions, make industry network connections and form relationships that last a lifetime. - In the spring, MMI students and faculty travel to the National Association of Broadcasters’ Expo (NAB show) in Las Vegas. The next stop is Hollywood, California, where you’ll 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.

In the senior year, media majors complete a semester-long field experience (internship). ORU Media Faculty help students find and qualify an internship experience which aligns to their career goals. Students have recently worked on film sets or in commercial film and TV studios. Some students choose to pursue church media ministry, helping churches produce and stream services and other create media content, and others work as social content creators or in web development areas.




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What about accreditation?

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

What ORU scholarships are available for the Cinema, Television and Digital Media program?

Nearly 100% of our full-time, undergraduate residential students receive ORU grants and scholarships through academic achievement and through ORU’s premier scholarship opportunity, the Quest Whole Leader Scholarship.

Additionally, students may earn money by working on campus. Positions are open in the Media Equipment Office, University Media Productions and ORU Student Media. And, many Media majors are paid to help crew for the ORU Sports Network (ORUSN), our live streaming sports network which produces more than 100 live-stream events annually.

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