BS in Communications Media: Emphasis - Production/Directing
John Paul the Great Catholic University prepares students professionally and spiritually for careers in the diverse, yet complementary fields of entertainment media and business. It provides an academically rigorous, yet practical environment for students called to impact culture for Christ.
Directing as a profession requires the ability to shape the creative and artistic vision for an entire project and to execute its production. This program teaches the student's the art and craft of film and video production, while expanding their understanding of the critical components of this art form. The program seeks to stimulate the creative imagination, combined with the sense of Christian responsibility to give the visual storyteller the ingenuity and skill to take creative risks. At every stage, students are working on their own films with other students. The curriculum includes screenwriting, directing, cinematography, editing, sound, production simulation, managing talent, financing and logistics.
The facilities, equipment and resources provide students with an industry-standard education and experience with a brand new soundstage, post-production lab, new HD cameras, and all digital classrooms.
Graduates may pursue film, industrial, television, and commercial directing jobs. They may pursue other areas of the entertainment industry such as: film development, script development, film and TV critics and reviewers, costume supply, lighting rentals, casting agencies, site location, and many more.
Industry-experienced faculty guide our film school and bring a unique blend of entrepreneurial spirit underpinned by a serious focus on forming students to thrive within the increasingly competitive global entertainment marketplace.