School of Communication & Media

Cinema Arts

Film. Television. Two powerful mediums. They are also two powerful mediums studied in PBA’s Cinema-Television program, one of the top such programs in the country, offered at Florida’s top Christian college.

Film. Television. Two powerful mediums. They are also two powerful mediums studied in PBA’s Cinema Arts program, one of the top such programs in the country, offered at Florida’s top Christian college. Our location in South Florida will provide students interested in film and television the opportunity to work in a variety of settings, cities and cultures.

As a part of this program, you will be part of an award-winning team, one that received 3rd place at the Broadcasters Education Association Awards in 2017, earning a total of 10 awards for both faculty and student productions, bested only by Arizona State and University of Oklahoma. 

Your Program

As a student in PBA’s Cinema Arts Program, you may choose from the following tracks of study:



Your Experience in Cinema Arts

You’ll be prepared for your future through a program that emphasizes:

  • Collaboration with faculty and fellow students to create television programs, music videos, short narrative motion pictures, documentaries and commercials
  • Starting out in beginning-level crew positions, then working your way to the top—an experience that mirrors what you’ll find on professional productions
  • Learning in a Christ-centered environment— where your professors share the Christian worldview
  • Engaging in hands-on learning through internships with industry experts
  • Enhancing your knowledge and skills through clubs and organizations

Your Facilities and Equipment

The Cinema-Television program has a variety of opportunities for its majors, including state-of-the-art facilities.

You’ll use state-of-the-art technology, from learning basic camera skills on the mini-DV, to perfecting your skills on broadcast-quality digital video and film cameras. You’ll learn in a 2,300-square-foot television studio, using professional quality lighting, grip equipment, Avid and ProTools editing systems and more.

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Your Faculty

Your professors are internationally acclaimed experts in film and television. For example, one of our associate professors has traveled the world producing documentaries on Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa and Alexandr Solzhenitsyn. Another won an Academy Award and produced more than 300 films through his own media production company.

Your Opportunities in Cinema Arts

PBA offers plenty of events and student organizations to film or get involved with.

You’ll find exciting opportunities at every turn, from producing your own videos or films, or getting involved with student organizations.

Cinema Arts Scholarships

We are committed to making the PBA experience affordable for you. 

For more information about scholarships, please call our Admissions office at (888) GO TO PBA or (888) 468-6722 or e-mail us. For financial aid information, visit our financial aid page or e-mail our financial aid office

For free scholarship web searches, you can visit Fastweb.



Speaking of PBA

“Everything I know about film, I learned here. I’m thankful. My dream ultimately is to direct feature films that reach a large audience and impact the way people think. My goal isn’t to be famous. I want to glorify God.”
-- Lukas Colombo, alumnus, founder of Moai Films and director of the feature film "I Love You"