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Because God made us in His image, we are designed to create and appreciate beauty as God does and to create work that is excellent. Taylor’s award-winning film program emphasizes the craft and technology of film and media production as well as focusing on the person you are becoming as a follower of Jesus. Our graduates are consummate professionals, able to contribute to culture in ways that make a difference. Joining Taylor’s Film & Media program means not only building your filmmaking skills but strengthening your understanding of the significance of stories and the role they play in the world.
Taylor’s Film & Media program is blessed with over $2 million of equipment in the form of Hollywood-grade cameras, lights, and audio. Many editing suites and a computer lab enable you to do your best work with software such as Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere, DaVinci Resolve, ProTools and more. Our equipment is the real deal; what the pros actually use.
With an anticipated opening in the fall of 2024, the Horne Academic Center will house Taylor’s award-winning Film and Media Production program.
Housing a 2500-square-foot television studio and a 3500-square-foot film studio, the building will be equipped with state-of-the-art lighting, green screens, multiple cameras, control rooms, scene shop, classrooms with surround sound Dolby audio and top-notch projection, screening room, and spaces for project finishing work including color grading and sound mixing. A green room for hair, makeup, and wardrobe will enable performers to prepare for on-camera work.
The first floor will also include an extensive checkout room for Taylor’s more than $2 million of equipment, including three RED 8K cameras, a large variety of Sony cameras, and an exceptional collection of camera support gear, lighting, and sound equipment. The hallways will highlight Taylor students’ more than 800 award-winning projects.
The second floor will feature a collaboration room for student filmmakers to work on creative team projects. A sound-controlled room for Foley sound effects and voice-over recordings will allow students to enhance their soundtracks for film and video. The second floor will also house the on-air and podcast studio of WTUR, Taylor’s campus webcast station; a computer lab; suite of faculty offices; multiple audio and video edit bays, classroom space; and a conference room. Comfortable seating throughout will allow for students to relax and collaborate.
Your faculty will push you to create great work, and your best projects will be entered in competitions and film festivals. In 2021, every graduating senior had at least one of their projects receive an external award or recognition. That’s evidence of the caliber of students drawn to Taylor’s Film & Media Production program.
Fiction film “My Brother’s Keeper” screened at ten film festivals, won the recognizable industry award known as a Telly, and earned a win from the Central Great Lakes Emmy organization.
Nonfiction documentary “20 Over” won the Television Academy’s Loren Arbus Focus on Disability $10,000 scholarship, won Best in Show in the documentary category from the Broadcast Education Association, and screened at multiple film festivals.
In Taylor’s Film & Media Production program, the stories we write, shoot, and edit are intended to be good, beautiful and true. God’s first act in the Bible is to create, and we’re made in his image, designed to create and appreciate beauty as God does.
The themes of our films and video projects echo the reality of life on earth: love, joy, celebration, pain, suffering, redemption, conflict, resolution, and justice, all imagined through the lens of a Christian worldview. With Jesus as our model of the ultimate storyteller, we endeavor to tell stories that are compelling, thought-provoking and sometimes even life-changing.
Taylor’s film program focuses on the craft of modern storytelling. The major requires a big commitment of time and energy. You have to be all-in and willing to put in the time to gain experience with producing, directing, writing, cinematography, editing, and sound.
We also focus on helping you develop character, helping you become the kind of teammate people want to work with–one who loves authentically and acts ethically.
Joining Taylor’s Film & Media Production program also means you’ll learn about the significance of film and media, and the role they play in our culture, shaping values and perceptions of truth.
Taylor’s internal production team produces chapel videos, shoots live events, and produces client projects on contract. Volunteer to join the chapel broadcasts as a freshman and upperclassmen will provide training.
Our 24-hour film festival is the most fun, sleepless night you’ll ever have. Put together a team, shoot a short film overnight and screen it the next day. Red Eye happens the first weekend in January.
Taylor’s online radio station, WTUR, hosts live programming during the school year. Be a DJ, create your own original show (talk, sports, music), broadcast chapel or join the production staff.
The film program values volunteer service, so you’ll be encouraged to join the crew of fiction and nonfiction projects being produced by both our upperclassmen and faculty members.
Does one or more of these describe you?
Even if none of those statements is true for you, have no fear. Faculty make no assumptions about prior experience. They look for enthusiasm, eagerness to learn and creativity above all.
Although attending film school or graduate school after Taylor is not required to work in the field, some alumni go on to do graduate work to further their expertise or to prepare them for teaching. Our graduates have pursued MA and MFA degrees at outstanding programs, including:
Mar 09, 2023
Taylor University’s 2023 Envision Film Festival will begin Thursday, March 9, and continue with events through Saturday, March 10.
Dec 15, 2022
A project created by Film and Media students has won a prestigious $10,000 scholarship from the 42nd College Television Awards competition.
Nov 30, 2022
Student filmmakers have earned nine awards, including four first place awards and two second place awards from the College Broadcasters Inc. (CBI) for work on television, radio, podcast, and film projects.
Department Co-Chair and Professor of Film & Media Production
Assistant Professor of Film & Media Production
Professor of Film & Media Production
Assistant Media Engineer
Theatre & Film Program Assistant
Adjunct Professor of Film & Television Screenwriting
Assistant Professor of Film & Media Production
Media Engineer & Adjunct Professor of Post-Production