ORU Offers New Cinema, Television And Digital Media Degree Program
The Oral Roberts University College of Arts and Cultural Studies is offering a new Cinema, Television and Digital Media () degree program. The degree examines mass media in popular culture with an intense focus on the production of film, television and interactive media.
“We specifically designed the degree program to incorporate a mixture of professional experience and technical knowledge that will ensure students are prepared to enter the entertainment industry,” says Mark Hall, dean of the College of Arts and Cultural studies.
The degree program offers students the opportunity to gain experience conceptualizing, writing, producing, directing, and editing films and television programs. Students are given the opportunity to learn about live television production and audio capturing in million-dollar studios. The degree program also incorporates an interactive media lab that features iMac media production stations equipped with Adobe’s Creative Suite. Individual editing stations, an audio lab with multi-track ProTools-based recording and 24-track mixing, as well as electronic newsgathering and field production equipment are also available to students.
Students entering their junior year join a yearlong immersive production program. Concentrated courses in cinematography, advanced TV production and advanced audio prepare students to be competitive in the industry, and numerous projects put concepts into practice. In the capstone course, students from a variety of majors work in teams to manage media campaigns for real-world clients across the globe.
Additionally, internships with local, regional or national companies allow students to learn through real world experience.
Students graduating from this degree program can go on to become filmmakers, scriptwriters, television producers, editors, church media directors and audio visual specialists.
For more information about ORU’s degree program, visit www.oru.edu.