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christian faith +
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La Sierra University’s Film & Television Production students take a strong core of required courses in editing, acting, scriptwriting, and cinematography. In addition, students will also select classes from a list of electives and within a specific concentration. This approach ensures that each graduate has a solid grasp of the fundamentals of film and television production while also having the flexibility to focus more fully on a chosen field.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the degree, students will:

  1. Use appropriate technology tools.
  2. Understand and practice basic storytelling craft.
  3. Apply critical thinking skills to analyze works of visual storytelling in terms of genre and media history.
  4. Produce visual storytelling media that demonstrates a sense of inventiveness or creativity and a willingness to explore and experiment.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of film’s historical role in culture.
  6. Demonstrate proficiency in an area of emphasis offered by the department and chosen by the student.

Current Projects

The Butterfly, The Harp and The Timepiece stars Academy Award Winner Melissa Leo, Golden Globe Winner Alex Ebert, and has a score composed by Alex Geringas, the 2013 Grammy Winner of Best Pop Album.  The film will be released to the festival circuit this fall and to the general public next summer.

Made by La Sierra Film Students! Behind The Scenes of "The Butterfly, The Harp, and The Timepiece"