OKWU’s Digital Cinema program emphasizes excellence in video production and the importance of being a professional in the field. Students in the program learn scriptwriting, production design, digital photography, sound editing, graphic design, and more. With specializations available, students can pursue their specific passion, whether that be directing, cinematography, or editing, while at the same time earning experience in every area of production.
Graduates are prepared to create professional productions for churches, commercials, or the motion picture industry. They are taught all of this through the lens of the Christian faith, understanding that all have sinned but that we are called to live and create as the redeemed children of God.
Students in the program are involved in multiple productions during their time at OKWU, from the creation of a script to the pre-production planning, shooting, and editing stages. Build a portfolio of work before you graduate that will set you apart from competitors.
As of January 2022, over 400,000 people worked in the motion picture and sound recording industries in the United States, and that number increased 35% from the year before.
With top-of-the-line equipment, students are taught how to use the tools they would find on a set. Specialize in your area of interest while gaining valuable experience in other areas and strengthening your skills.
As of June 2021, the median slara for employees in the broadcast, sound, and video industry in the United States was $80,030 per year. Some of the job titles in this career pathway include:
- Casting Directors
- Production Crew
- Digital Artists
- Sound Technicians
- Concept Artists
Featured Core Classes
Introduction to Digital Photography
Students are familiarized with the mechanisms of exposure so they can create properly exposed images. From there, students learn Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop for image enhancement and editing, and students then are assigned to create a portfolio of images that they shoot and edit using their skills.
Introduction to Digital Video Production
Students work on a short film project together and are introduced to different aspects of digital video production and the tools necessary to understand basic editing.
Advanced Digital Video Production
Students produce, direct, and edit their own individual projects that they have developed over the course of their time at OKWU, using the other students in the course as their crew. They create their production and cast the film while managing a small budget.