Film & Media Program
Art, Film & Media Department

Filmmaking With Excellence

Because God made us in His image, we are designed to create and appreciate beauty as He does. Joining Taylor’s Film & Media program means not only building filmmaking skills but also strengthening your understanding of the significance of film and media, and the role it can play in the world beyond studio and classroom.

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Crafting Your Future

Career Opportunities

Our students successfully compete with art and film school graduates for high-profile positions. As a student in this program, you will develop excellent technical and conceptual skills for graphic design, cinematography, photography, studio, or art education. You will also come away from the program with a professional portfolio of work.

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Our Film graduates work in Hollywood, corporate media, education, advertising and marketing agencies, not-for-profits, and ministry organizations, including USC Film School, NBC Universal, Revo Brand Group, Walt Disney Imagineering, Warner Brother’s Entertainment, HBO Sports, Samaritan’s Purse, and more. Our alumni also have worked on movies and television shows, such as Lincoln, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, The Internship, Chicago PD, October Baby, The Good Wife, and Key and Peele.

As distinguished groups, both our Film graduates are regularly sought after by alumni and employers. The Film faculty and the Calling and Career Office also have many connections to assist graduates in finding industry careers. Because art students have a success rate of 99% and film students 91%, you have no reason to worry about finding post-graduation jobs, internships, or graduate school placements.

Learn more about Taylor University placement rates.

Grad Programs for Film

Although attending an film school or graduate school after Taylor is not required to enter these industries, some alumni have done so to further their expertise or to prepare them for teaching in the field. A few examples include:

  • American Film Institute Directing Program
  • Ball State University
  • Baylor University
  • Boston University Film & Television
  • Florida State University Film School
  • Fuller Theological Seminary
  • Notre Dame University
  • Regent University
  • UCLA Screenwriting Program
  • University of Southern California Film School

Learn more about Taylor University’s Art and Film philosophy.

Department News

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Taylor Receives Eight Wins from Regional Emmy Organization

Jun 30, 2021

A record eight film projects have won Student Production Awards from the National Association of Television Arts and Sciences, Lower Great Lakes Chapt...

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Taylor Receives 17 Nominations from Lower Great Lakes Emmy Organization

May 04, 2021

Productions by Taylor University student filmmakers have received a record 17 nominations for Student Production Awards by the National Association of...

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Student Films Recognized in Regional and National Competitions

Mar 24, 2021

Students in Taylor’s Film & Media Production program are celebrating recognitions in multiple competitions.

Faculty & Staff

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Department Chair

Kathy Bruner

Department Co-Chair & Associate Professor of Film & Media Production

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Stephen Bailey

Assistant Professor of Film & Media Production

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John Bruner

Associate Professor of Film & Media Production

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Matthew Butler

Assistant Media Engineer

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Judy Kirkwood

Program Assistant for Theatre & Film

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Neville Kiser

Adjunct Professor of Film & Television Screenwriting

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Lincoln Reed

Visiting Assistant Professor of Film & Media Production

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Joshua Taylor

Media Engineer & Adjunct Professor of Post-Production