Film & Media Program
Art, Film & Media Department

The Art of Visual Storytelling

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

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Art and film are not limited to beautiful pictures; they tell tales, make statements, and pursue truth through visual storytelling. By choosing an Art or Film major at Taylor, you will be offered several avenues to pursue your passion for beauty and creative storytelling, whether your interest lies in filmmaking, media production, graphic design, photography, or illustration.

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.

Our Art graduates currently serve as art educators, freelancers, videographers, graphic artists, photographers, producers, and studio artists (sculptors, ceramists, painters). Art students have gone to work at companies and publications such as The New Yorker, Tyndale Publishers, The Discovery Channel, and Wired Magazine.

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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 Art and Film graduates are regularly sought after by alumni and employers. The Art and 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

Although attending an art school, 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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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.

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Filmmaking Through a Lens of Faith

Jan 21, 2021

Olivia McCash ‘17 tells stories of God’s power and work around the world as a cinematographer and editor for The Christian and Missionary Alliance.

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From Film Student to Business Owner

May 20, 2020

Taylor's award-winning Film and Media Production program gave alum Conor Olstad a head start in beginning his filmmaking career.

Faculty & Staff

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Department Chair

Kathy Bruner

Art, Film & Media 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