So you’re a communicator who’s passionate about film, and you want to do something new for God. Is a degree in cinema, religion, and worldview (CR&W) your next step? Here are four things that communicators who love film have gained from our CR&W program.


1. In-Depth Filmmaking Courses

We teach you to craft a cinematic story. In “narrative screenwriting” you’ll dive into the structure of scripting. In “redemptive cinema,” you’ll study successful movies made with important topics. And a series of in-depth film production classes will give you hands-on experience and useful feedback on the filmmaking process. 


2. An Understanding of Different Audiences and Cultures

Classes like “Christian Mission” or “Spiritual & Social Influence through Media” will explore the ways that different cultures communicate and the stories people tell. These classes will build on your communication training and help your films and new media projects to reach different age groups, interest levels and cultures.


3. Networking Connections

The teachers and guest presenters in our CR&W program are experts in their fields, from filmmaking and communication research to multicultural gospel communication and theology. They’re available for one-on-one mentoring, and are often willing to adapt coursework so it’s relevant for you.

Plus, the classmates in your program are a treasure-trove of talents and collaborative ideas. They’ll be a great resource in your classes, and after you graduate.


4. Masterful Storytelling Skills

The storytelling skills you’ll learn in our program are just what you need to create positive change through film. Whether you aim for social change, to re-invent gospel outreach, or to make another kind of positive film, a clear understanding of your message, plus a caring support team will take you a long way.

“This program is really about telling stories that matter,” said student Josie Henderson. We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.

Our Program
The master of arts in cinema, religion, and worldview is designed for filmmakers, pastors, and communicators who feel called to tell stories that create change. Students in our two-year hybrid program spend two weeks each summer in on-campus intensives, and the remaining time learning online, so you can continue to earn while you learn. Check out our student films, and view our program curriculum to learn more. Apply now for the summer 2019 cohort and we’ll waive your application fee.

This article focuses on communication professionals as part of a three-article series. You can also read articles with insights for filmmakers and pastors.