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The media production minor explores key areas of media production, audio production, editing, filmmaking or broadcasting, and web design to give students exposure to the ever-evolving field of media production and its use in businesses, churches, and within production companies.

Why should I study media production?

We live in a world where consumers have the luxury to curate personalized viewing experiences. That's why our media production minor exposes students to key foundational media knowledge through the exploration of multiple different platforms. You'll also have the opportunity to delve deeper into one elective media area.

What can I do with this degree?

The minor pairs nicely with studies in film, journalism, business, or missional ministries.

What skills will I develop?

  • Technical skills in a variety of software and hardware related to audio, visual, and web-based media
  • The ability to tell creative and engaging stories through these various media

What unique experiences or opportunities will I have?

Gain real-world experience in Los Angeles

You'll have the opportunity to spend a semester at the LA Film Studies Center, where students acquire skills in creating, developing, and producing compelling stories through film. This off-campus program includes an internship in Hollywood.

Learn from experienced professionals

Our professors are experienced teachers—3 of them have won Bethel awards in teaching and service—and they have had many professional successes in their own right. Most recently, Associate Professor of Communication Studies Nicholaus Swedlund's screenplay, titled JUNK, was a semifinalist in The Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting 2017 competition. JUNK was also a top ten finalist in the FilmNorth Screenwriting Residency Competition (Minnesota) in 2017.

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Through the Bethel Frogtown/Summit-University Community Partnership, Breaking Free collaborated with Bethel's Communications Studies and Psychology Departments to develop a series of educational videos that will be used to raise awareness of human trafficking.

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