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Department of Communication
Media Production - Film & Video Track
Media students collaborating on project
Department of Communication

Media Production - Film & Video Track


  • Bachelor of Science
  • Undergraduate

125 credits

required for program

Minor Available

125 credits

125 credits

required for program

Minor Available

You’ll learn from experienced Christian professors to develop a critical understanding of media production and its relationship to faith in today's world. The Film & Video track is designed to develop your skills in video production, media writing, and story telling. You’ll be prepared to work in television, film, and other careers in electronic media or go on to graduate study.

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of media production graduates found employment

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is a television program produced by students on campus

1,300

people attend the Five16 Film Festival hosted by Northwestern students

Why study media production at Northwestern?

When you choose the Film & Video track you can either study for a semester at the Los Angeles Film Studies Center (LAFSC) in Los Angeles, CA) or take classes on campus at University of Northwestern.

Our small classes allow Northwestern faculty members to guide and mentor you towards a track that will best fit your unique strengths, while growing in faith and seeing God’s gifts flourish within you. With campus so close to downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul, students can take advantage of opportunities in Minnesota’s thriving business and media production industries.

Northwestern media production alumni have found careers as anchors at TV news stations, working on film sets, making their own movies, and running their own production companies.

If you enjoy working with technology and editing audio/film recordings sounds fascinating to you, or filming a sermon in a Christian environment would empower you to spread the gospel to others, and are interested in a career in various media platforms, this might be the right major for you.

What will you learn?

You will gain an appreciation for technology and develop strong written and verbal communication skills.

Some classes include:

  • Cinematography and Lighting
  • Multi-Camera Production
  • Post-Production
  • Single Camera Production
  • Scriptwriting
  • Television News

Careers in media production

There are a variety of career and academic pathways that begin with a degree in media production.

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Meet your professors


Professors at Northwestern are focused on their students first. Our faculty include experts in their respective fields who want to help you grow in your faith while you earn your degree.


Meet the entire department

Ann Sorenson, MFA

Professor of Communication

Ann Sorenson served as Theater Director at Minnehaha Academy for 12 years before coming to University of...

Andrew Hatling
Adjunct Instructor

Andrew Hatling is a co-founder & CEO of NOBLE where he works alongside the executive team to develop...

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Department of Communication

Mel Johnson Media Center, MJ171
2993 Snelling Avenue North
St. Paul, MN 55113

651-631-5315

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