Bachelor of Fine Arts in
B.F.A. in Cinema & Media Arts


Program Overview

Oral Roberts University’s Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree in Cinema & Media Arts (CMA) is designed to prepare professional artists in all phases of media production. 

You will graduate from this program with real-world and hands-on experience mastering professional grade equipment. These are the types of projects you will work on: feature films, documentaries, live sports broadcasting, theatre productions and ORU chapel servies. 



Creative media professionals enjoy successful careers in:

  • Film Production or Direction
  • TV Production or Direction
  • Script Writing 
  • Editing and Post Production 
  • Audio Production and Post Production
  • Church Media

What classes will I take? 



  • Cinematography
  • Screenwriting
  • Film Directing & Producing
  • Live Sports Production
  • Video Post Production and Effects
  • Audio Recording, Remixing, Sounds Effects



Why Does ORU's BFA in cinema & Media arts 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 two-year Intensive program. Admission is by application. Once enrolled in the MMI, you’ll take advanced media courses, workshops and field trips, produce short films and live productions, and make industry network connections. Each year, 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, visit studio lots, attend live recordings, take backstage tours and visit production companies.

The senior year focuses even more intently on a specific media artform. Students may choose Feature Films, Documentaries, Sports Media, Multi-Cam productions or Advanced Screen Writing. 

CMA faculty help students find and qualify for internships which align with their career goals. Alumni have worked in Hollywood on professional film sets, in commercial film and TV studios.



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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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