Our Degree

Our Master of Arts degree combines top-quality instruction in the narrative, artistic, and technical creation of films with some classes in web and interactive filmmaking, and related media. We also explore: sharing the gospel in non-offensive ways, foundations of Christian theology and worldview, and conversations with people of different worldviews. The MA gives serious film creators the technical, artistic and intellectual skills they need to create powerful, beautiful films and change their world.

Our next degree cohort starts in August, 2018. The application deadline is August 15, 2018.
Submit your application by May, 2018, and we will waive your application fee.
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Master of Arts in Cinema, Religion, & Worldview


Finish in Two Years!

Live at home, continue to work—an online program with short residencies. Create documentary, narrative film, interactive and mobile media, and all kinds of film and related media, and use it to change your world.

Core Classes

  • COMM 545 - Media, Culture and
    Worldview (2) 

  • RELM 560 - Spiritual & Social Influence through Media (3)

  • COMM 575 - Communication Theory (4)

  • RELM 585 - Communicating Religious and Spiritual Messages (3)

  • COMM 589 - Research Methods (4)

  • COMM 590 Project or Thesis (8) 

  • COMM 596 - Graduate Seminar (1)

  • RELM 550 Christian Mission (3)

 

  • RELT 565 - Foundational Theology (3)

  • RELT 567 - Foundational Narratives (3)

  • COMM 505 - The Production Process: Script to Screen (2)

  • COMM 510 - Filmmaking Basics
    Seminar (3)

  • COMM 520 - Editing and Post
    Production (3)

  • COMM 525 - Producing for Interactive and Mobile Media (2)

  • COMM 580 - Redemptive Cinema (3) 

Program Electives

  • COMM 530 - Media Management and Ministries (2)

  • COMM 565 - Web Ministry (2) 

  • COMM 579 - Directed Study/Project (2) 

  • MGMT 575 - Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (4) 

  • GRPH 537 - Web Design and
    Management (3)

 

 


Job Outlook

Narrative and/or Documentary Film - Understand stories better

Director and/or Producer - Take the lead, tell a story

New Media Pioneer - Try new things with technology

Mission Organizations  - Tell stories for groups like ADRA, or Maranatha

Communication Departments -- Work at Conferences and Unions 

Health and Wellness Promotion - Help hospitals, corporations, etc. 

 

 

Professor - Teach at Christian or secular universities,

National/International Media Ministries  - Such as Hope Channel, or 3ABN

Local Christian Television & Radio  - Such as Better Life TV, KGTS, or KFIS

Media Ministry Pastor  Minister to your congregation in today's language

Media Missionary or Social Advocate - Make your messages count
 

 

WWU students Michael Franks and Mitchell Kessler work on composing a shot.

A student sets up lights for a scene inside a car.