Film and Video Production Concentration

George Fox cinema and media communication majors with Film and Video Production Concentration study at one of the top Christian colleges in the Pacific Northwest.

Learn the Art of Visual Storytelling

Learn to shape stories that inspire, inform and entertain through the art of visual storytelling, our culture’s most powerful medium. Make a difference in the world. At George Fox, students in the film and video production concentration within the cinematic arts major learn to write, shoot, direct and edit their own films with the artistic sophistication today’s audiences expect.

Get Practical Experience in Filmmaking and Broadcasting

In small classes, you’ll study film history and examine the creative and analytical facets of film, television and other creative art forms. You’ll gain a strong foundation in all the practical skills of filmmaking, including scriptwriting, directing, cinematography, sound and editing. This groundwork will enable you to gain the practical experience of filmmaking and broadcasting – and put theory into practice as you master film and video technologies.

Hands-on projects range from short personal projects to large-scale films suitable for film festivals. Throughout the program, you’ll have access to professional industry-standard equipment, honing your skills on gear ranging from Arriflex 16mm film cameras to Digital Cinema cameras.

Graduates Have Worked in Hollywood, Portland Film Community

The range of careers in film and video production is diverse. George Fox graduates have gone on to work in Hollywood or in the Portland film community on shows including Grimm, The Librarians, and Portlandia – or for employers ranging from the Portland Trail Blazers to Luis Palau Ministries.

Newer content delivery methods, such as mobile devices or online TV, present an evolving range of career opportunities. Graduates may create media for instructional purposes, produce video for churches, produce documentary films, or create media for nonprofits and businesses.

Get Guidance from Faculty Mentors Who Know You by Name

Christian professors who know you – personally, academically and spiritually – will encourage you to find your own creative voice and express your ideas authentically. Whatever your career goals, George Fox faculty mentors will guide your professional development while emphasizing the importance of becoming a filmmaker of integrity and strong character. Students enjoy an uncommon sense of camaraderie and cooperativeness among their peers, markedly different than the competitive environment that characterizes many film schools.

If you’re a storyteller at heart who wants to prepare for an impactful profession alongside other visionary students, the film and video production concentration at George Fox may be an ideal fit for you. Learn your craft supported by outstanding professors and the broad resources of Oregon’s nationally recognized Christian university.

Request more information about the film & video production concentration at George Fox University or schedule a visit to begin your education at Oregon's Christian university, ranked as one of the top Christian colleges in the nation by Forbes.

Jobs and Internships

Cinema and Media Communication majors at George Fox study at one of the West Coast's top Christian colleges

Graduates face diverse career pathways. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of film and video editors is projected to grow 17 percent from 2016 to 2026.

  • Video Producer, Luis Palau Association
  • Producer, Blazers Broadcasting
  • Morning Edition Producer, KTUU-TV Channel2
  • Production Assistant, Grimm, NBC 
  • Audiovisual Technician, Nike
  • Production Assistant, Oregon Public Broadcasting
  • Post Production Supervisor, CBS
  • Video Editor/Videographer, Joni and Friends
  • Senior Business Affairs Manager, Talent Direct
  • Film & Special Projects Manager, Visit Anchorage
  • Production Artist, GoPro
  • Lead Video Editor, Encoder, Echelon Studios
  • Portlandia – IFC, Portland, Oregon
  • R2C Group, Portland, Oregon
  • Supergenius Studio, Oregon City, Oregon
  • @Large Films, Portland, Oregon
  • Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Los Angeles, California
  • Riveting Entertainment, Los Angeles, California
  • Funnelbox, Oregon City, Oregon
  • Black Lake Bible Camp, Olympia, Washington
  • Sovrn, Boise, Idaho
  • Transitions Global, Castle Rock, Colorado
  • Act One, Hollywood, California

Student Experiences

Gaby Sipe

"My time as a cinematic arts major at George Fox was a truly enriching experience. My professors were extremely knowledgeable, encouraging, and made me feel prepared to work in the industry. The program is full of passion that intertwines with a desire to bring honor to God through our creation of art. We were encouraged to use the creativity that we were blessed with and share it with those around us."

- Gaby Sipe
Class of 2019

Emily Hamilton

"There are a range of incredible opportunities to take advantage of as a cinematic arts major, whether it be traveling to freezing Park City for Sundance, or taking part in the Fox Film Festival and seeing your work on the big screen. My favorite memories come from working with incredible friends on projects we truly believed in. I graduated from George Fox with a wider view of the world, prepared to pursue a career that I love."

- Emily Hamilton

Points of Distinction

  • Outstanding faculty with a Christian worldview
  • One-on-one mentoring
  • Small class sizes
  • Application learning environment beginning freshman year
  • Access to professional industry-standard equipment
  • Immersion in a highly team-oriented learning environment

Why George Fox?

Christ-centered community

Our faith influences everything we do here, from the way our professors teach to the way we relate to one another and serve in the community.

Global opportunities

More than half of George Fox undergraduate students study abroad, ranking George Fox among the nation's leaders in study abroad participation (U.S. News & World Report).

Small classes

Our 14-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio means you'll get to know your professors on a personal level.

National recognition

George Fox University is a Christian university classified by U.S. News & World Report as a first-tier regional university, and Forbes ranks George Fox among the highest Christian colleges in the country.