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The film major is available as either a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science. These liberal arts degrees provide students with an interdisciplinary undergraduate education and a solid foundation in the three essential disciplines within the artistic study of cinema: film production, film history, and film theory.

The film major examines motion pictures as a medium of artistic expression with a particular focus on developing critical skills centered within a Christian worldview and production skills designed to provide students with the means to express their God-given personalities and talents. The program culminates in a capstone short film project for the student’s professional portfolio and for exhibition at various short film festivals including the Milligan University “Famous for Fifteen Minutes” Short Film Festival.

The film major will prepare a student for work within the motion picture industry or for application to a graduate film school program where he or she may earn a terminal Master of Fine Arts degree in cinema.


Scholarships are available in some areas, based on the applicant’s talent and ability, academic achievement, and need. Award amounts vary at the discretion of the faculty. Learn more »

For more information, call 800.262.8337 or email

Course Requirements

View all details and course requirements for this program in the Milligan University Catalog (link below). The Milligan University academic catalog is the official, authoritative source for all academic requirements and policies. Any discrepancies in curricular requirements from other sources will default to the Catalog.


Professor of Cinema

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