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Cinematic Arts

Department of Cinematic Arts

Influence the world through cinematic storytelling.

Media-related storytelling is powerful. Lipscomb’s Department of Cinematic Arts will provide you with the skills to be an expert in your chosen field, in a faith-based environment that highlights the global impact of your art. Here, you will learn how to lead in the industry with innovation and integrity; confidently share your work and ideas among peers, faculty and colleagues; and actualize your creative vision to make a difference. Learn from highly accomplished, expert faculty who have trained and sent numerous students into successful careers. Whether you study a degree in film production, animation, or film and creative media, you will graduate prepared to be an independent, bold entrepreneur ready to create meaningful content for audiences around the world.

Begin pursuing your storytelling career at Lipscomb.


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Study everything from character design to top-end 3D animation. Lipscomb’s animation program is competitive and requires a portfolio review for the BFA program. If a B.A. or BFA is not your goal, we also have a minor in animation.

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Film Production

Choose between a B.A. or BFA in film production. Both tracks offer hands-on instruction and an option to join our Los Angeles internship program and travel to the Sundance Film Festival. Experiment with the emerging technology of cinematic VR, and enjoy unparalleled access to industry professionals and opportunities for a sustainable career in the industry.

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Entertainment, Design & Creative Enterprise Stackable Certificates

Join an innovative online learning experience crafted by artists, for artists. The Entertainment, Design & Creative Enterprise Stackable Graduate Certificates Program offers flexible, economical access to quintessential elements of a graduate-level education: comprehensive coursework, constructive feedback, and vibrant community.

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Screenwriting Certificate

Our program offers a comprehensive online learning experience that equips you with the skills, knowledge, and connections needed to thrive in the competitive landscape of screenwriting. Dive into the world of screenwriting with our graduate level Screenwriting Certificate, designed for aspiring writers who aim to master the art of storytelling within the Hollywood standard structure for film.

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Television Writing Certificate

Step into the dynamic world of television with our graduate level Television Writing Certificate, tailored for aspiring writers who seek to excel in crafting compelling narratives for the small screen. This online program is meticulously designed to provide you with the essential skills, industry insights, and connections necessary to navigate the evolving landscape of television writing.

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Animation Foundations Certificate

This Animation Foundations Certificate offers a comprehensive pathway for you to master fundamental animation skills, guided by industry experts. By the end of the program, you'll have not only improved your artistic abilities but also gained a solid understanding of animation principles that will serve as the cornerstone of your career in animation.

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2D Advanced Animation Certificate

Your path to advanced animation mastery. This 2D Advanced Animation Certificate is more than just a program—it's a transformative journey that will elevate your animation skills and set you apart in the competitive world of animation. With the guidance of industry experts and a curriculum focused on advanced techniques, you'll emerge as a proficient animator capable of bringing complex stories and characters to life.

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MFA in Film in Tennessee

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Lipscomb in Cannes

For film students wanting to know all there is to know about the industry, the Cannes Film Festival provides a living classroom. Each year Lipscomb graduate film students travel to Cannes, France, to learn about the business of the film industry.