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Filming and Photography on Campus

Non-Commercial Productions

News media inquiries can be directed to the Office of Marketing and Communications at news@bethel.edu 

Filming done by Bethel departments as part of official university business (marketing campaigns, social media videos for official pages, or instructional videos as examples) do not require a filming agreement.

Commercial Productions

It is the policy of Bethel University that any commercial productions taking place on campus complete an agreement before allowed on campus. All still photography and filming/taping, other than that being done by news organizations for news purposes, students filming as part of coursework, or for official Bethel Departments is considered to be commercial work. A formal contract outlining the production and use of all imagery captured as part of the production must be signed and related fees paid before any filming can take place.

To submit a request to film on the University's campus, please complete the form below.

Once your request is received, the Office of Marketing and Communications will review and determine if the production can be hosted by Bethel and coordinate with appropriate location and facilities representatives to determine space availabilities, applicable fees, and other special considerations for the production.

Requests made during busy times of the year (August-October) may be difficult to facilitate due to availability of staff and resources. Photography and filming is only allowed during those times least likely to be disruptive to the academic process and to student life.

Generally, filming requests can be processed in 5 to 7 business days. However, if your production is large, affecting multiple areas of campus, or wishes to use the name of Bethel, additional time will be required to secure permissions and approvals. It is recommended that requests be submitted at least one month in advance.

Bethel must receive a signed copy of the contract along with all fees and a certificate of insurance before the production is allowed on campus. There are no exceptions.


Still Photography


Admin Fee



Half Day (up to 6 hours)



Full Day (6-12 hours)



Overtime (Over 12 hours)



Non-profit projects will receive a 20% discount on the above rates. MN ST3 form is required for discount.

Commercial Filming and Photography Request  

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