Film and Creative Media Program

Get creative. Get your master’s.

The Lipscomb University Graduate Studies in Film and Creative media offers two unique degrees designed to educate the next generation of artists to be independent, entrepreneurial filmmakers who graduate ready to create uplifting content for the digital entertainment marketplace.

The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Film and Creative Media is a 17-month, 36-hour graduate program designed to educate the next generation of artists to be independent, entrepreneurial filmmakers who graduate ready to create uplifting content for the digital entertainment market. In this program, you will learn how to write, produce, direct and edit various genres of content for multiple media platforms including: music videos, commercials, television sitcoms and dramas, and feature films.

The Master of Fine Arts in film and creative media, or M.F.A., is a more intensive degree that allows students the ability to specialize in narrower areas of interest or tracks. The M.F.A. Writer/Director Track* is a 62 hour program allowing students to specialize in writing and directing in the areas of TV and film. Also, the M.F.A./MBA for Producers Track* is a 75 hour program allowing students specialize in the financial and management side of digital entertainment. Emphasis is placed on molding the creative executive who can develop new story ideas, strategize funding models for content creation and production, and creatively market and distribute their packaged content. Students in this track will also get a degree from the College of Business.

Both the M.A. and the M.F.A.* are offered in a way that accommodates working professionals. Courses are offered online, in the evening and on Saturdays.

Be trained by industry professionals as part of an award-winning college

Work with well-respected professional media companies like AFFIRM Films/Sony Pictures Entertainment, Cartoon Pizza and Veritas Entertainment. Graduate with a portfolio of realized media projects that includes internship work, submissions to an annual film festival and content for the university’s media production company.

To learn more about this exciting program, call Mike Fernandez at 615.966.5186 or email mike.fernandez@lipscomb.edu.

*Approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges is pending.