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Program Overview

Program Overview

Become skilled in one of the most valuable cultural and economic fields in the U.S. — the production and distribution of motion pictures and television. By studying film production at Lipscomb, you’ll learn the art of storytelling and how to express your original ideas on screen, in an environment that emphasizes collaboration, compassion and care for individuals and communities around the world. Here, we’ll help you make an impact for good.

You’ll plan, crew and shoot projects, sharpen your screenwriting skills and learn the business, both its history and specific application. You’ll also experiment and work with cutting-edge technology, including cinematic VR, and you will have a plethora of opportunities for practical experience and networking.

Be exposed to industry professionals brought to our campus for you. Our contacts in the film and TV industry combined with your developed technique and experience will lead to opportunities for a sustainable and influential career in this lucrative industry.




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Become more competitive in the job market with an internship related to your interests. You’ll gain experience and boost your exposure. An internship will also help you learn whether you’ve chosen a career you’ll enjoy.

Job placement

With a top-tier university education on your resume, you’ll be in high demand, whether you choose to launch your career or begin graduate school. Most of our programs have a placement rate of at least 90 percent within six months of graduation.

Expert faculty, small class sizes

Learn from award-winning, experienced faculty who actually care about you. Our small class sizes allow us to get to know you personally. We lead an approachable community within our respective programs. Our faculty connections are the experts on their subject matter, too.

Our Faculty

  • Steve Taylor

    Steve Taylor

    Assistant Professor of Film & Creative Media

    Filmmaker/writer/producer/recording artist Steve Taylor earned his "Renaissance Man" stripes (Prism Magazine) from a body of work that's garnered him multiple Grammy, Billboard, Telly, Addy and Dove awards and nominations. A...

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  • Melissa Forte

    Melissa Forte

    Chair, Cinematic Arts

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  • David DeBorde

    Dave DeBorde

    Associate Professor of Film and Creative Media

    Dave DeBorde is an active filmmaker, professor of Cinematic Arts and overall content creator who is involved in a variety of Film and TV projects. One of his more recent...

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Career Paths

Film and Video Editors and Camera Operators

Film and video editors and camera operators manipulate moving images that entertain or inform an audience.

Multimedia Artists and Animators

Multimedia artists and animators create animation and visual effects for television, movies, video games, and other forms of media.


Actors express ideas and portray characters in theater, film, television, and other performing arts media. They interpret a writer’s script to entertain or inform an audience.