May 26, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Video Production, BA

Center Creatio Center for Technology and Design
Academic Awards Bachelor of Arts
Credits Required 122 Semester Credits
Faculty Lead Steve Smith
CIP Code 10.0201

Video Production or Digital Filmmaking professionals are the experts in designing, recording, editing, staging and producing movies, live shows, or video games. It involves technical and engineering talent as well as artistic and design skills. The goal of this program is to train the future leaders and technical specialists with the expertise and experience needed to become leaders in these fields, and it will also provide the cornerstone classes for other media arts degree programs (such as film and cinematography). 

Graduates with a degree in Video Production will be able to: 

  1. Create new and innovative video productions using the interative approach of “design thinking’ methods. 
  2. Demonstrate mastery of cinematography in the creation of a live or studio recording. 
  3. Master the conversion of raw film footage to final video production utilizing commercial video editing technology. 
  4. Collaborate with a group in the production of films/videos 
  5. Produce live events for indoor and outdoor venues with professional quality sound, lighting and video recording (Live or Live Action Concentration) 
  6. Produce professional quality animated or live motion videos (Animation and Live Motion Concentration). 
  7. Articulate how their faith informs their work in the field of video production and digital filmmaking. 

Specific employment opportunities for graduates with this degree include: 

  • Video Producer 
  • Cinematographer 
  • Video Editor 
  • Animator 
  • Game Producer, Designer or Developer 

Core Curriculum Requirements: 57

Humanities: 9

6 credits in this area must be from Writing Practice courses* (see Course Descriptions    for applicability)

  • ENGL xxx3 Any Literature course 3 credits
  • HIST   xxx3 Any Course in History 3 credits
  • 3 additional credits selected from the following 3 credits
    • Art (ARTE), Bible (BIBL), Drama (DRAM), English (ENGL), History (HIST), Language (LANG), Music (MUSI), or Theology (THEO)

Social Sciences: 9

6 credits in this area must be from Writing Practice courses* (see Course Descriptions  for applicability)

  • Select a minimum of two disciplines from the following: 9 credits
    • Business Administration (BUSM), Communication (except COMM 1213), Economics, Education (EDUC), Exercise Science (EXSC), Geography (GEOG), Information Technology (INTC), Management (BMGT), Marketing (BMKT), Philosophy (PHIL), Political Science (PSCI), Psychology (PSYC), Sociology/Anthropology (SOCI), or User Experience Design (UXDE)

Science and Mathematics: 7

  • MATH xxxx - College-level Mathematics 3 credits
  • SCIE xxxx - Science course with Lab 4 credits

Formation and Calling: 3

Professional Readiness: 2

Two Core Curriculum elective credits are required to be Career Readiness credits. These credits can be earned by taking a combination of Career Readiness Courses and introductory internship and/or job shadowing experiences. 

  • This two-credit requirement is waived for students who transfer 57 or more credits to NU
  • Students with 44-56 transfer credits are required to take one Career Readiness credit

Core Electives: 6

Select any college-level courses

Major Requirements: 46-47

General Electives: 18-19

The following courses are recommended:

Total: 122 Semester Credits