Biola's Cinema and Media Arts program's objective is to equip students to serve as observers, interpreters, creators and patrons of mass media. We do that by offering students a thorough grounding in the theory, research and practices of Mass Communication, utilizing state-of-the-art equipment and technology, instructed by our accomplished faculty. We follow God as the ultimate creative force and communicate this with the world around us. Our location in Southern California allows us to access media industry professionals working in Hollywood, securing noted guest speakers, prime internships and additional resources via our Biola Studio Task Force.
Admission to Biola University's CMA program is highly competitive. We want creative students who are willing to have their faith stretched and their talents expanded. Examine what you offer Biola and the entertainment industry. Carefully consider your passions and gifts. Plan a visit to campus. Schedule a tour of our studio. Clarify your calling to Cinema and Media Arts. Currently less than half of the students who apply are accepted into the program. Apply early. Apply well. Complete application information is available on the Biola University admissions website. The application deadline for the CMA program at Biola is February 1.
This application is subsequent to and separate from your application to Biola University. The CMA program will not process an application until the applicant has been accepted by Biola University. Be sure you apply to Biola before or at the same time you apply to the CMA major of the Mass Communication Department.
For more information, check out this department's website:
In addition to our curriculum, the department has several outstanding distinctives:
"As a screenwriting major, the Cinema and Media Arts program has taught me how to master the art of telling meaningful stories filled with conflict, strong characters, and powerful messages that pertain to my faith as a Christian. We're learning to make broadly appealing entertainment that's grounded by our faith in God."
- Connor Devlin
Biola graduates from the Cinema and Media Arts major have gone on to study at the following graduate schools: