Film & Media Program
Art, Film & Media Department

The Art of Visual Storytelling

Because God made us in His image, we are designed to create and appreciate beauty as He does. Joining Taylor’s Art, Film & Media department means not only building artistic skills but also strengthening your understanding of the significance of art and media and the role it can play in the world beyond studio and classroom.

Art and film are not limited to beautiful pictures; they tell tales, make statements, and pursue truth through visual storytelling. By choosing an Art or Film major at Taylor, you will be offered several avenues to pursue your passion for beauty and creative storytelling, whether your interest lies in filmmaking, media production, graphic design, photography, or illustration.

Crafting Your Future
Career Opportunities

Our students successfully compete with art and film school graduates for high-profile positions. As a student in this program, you will develop excellent technical and conceptual skills for graphic design, cinematography, photography, studio, or art education. You will also come away from the program with a professional portfolio of work.

Our Art graduates currently serve as art educators, freelancers, videographers, graphic artists, photographers, producers, and studio artists (sculptors, ceramists, painters). Art students have gone to work at companies and publications such as The New Yorker, Tyndale Publishers, The Discovery Channel, and Wired Magazine.

Our Film graduates work in Hollywood, corporate media, education, advertising and marketing agencies, not-for-profits, and ministry organizations, including USC Film School, NBC Universal, Revo Brand Group, Walt Disney Imagineering, Warner Brother’s Entertainment, HBO Sports, Samaritan’s Purse, and more. Our alumni also have worked on movies and television shows, such as Lincoln, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, The Internship, Chicago PD, October Baby, The Good Wife, and Key and Peele.

As distinguished groups, both our Art and Film graduates are regularly sought after by alumni and employers. The Art and Film faculty and the Calling and Career Office also have many connections to assist graduates in finding industry careers. Because art students have a success rate of 99% and film students 91%, you have no reason to worry about finding post-graduation jobs, internships, or graduate school placements.

Learn more about Taylor University placement rates.

Grad Programs

Although attending an art school, film school, or graduate school after Taylor is not required to enter these industries, some alumni have done so to further their expertise or to prepare them for teaching in the field. A few examples include:

  • American Film Institute Directing Program
  • Ball State University
  • Baylor University
  • Boston University Film & Television
  • Florida State University Film School
  • Fuller Theological Seminary
  • Notre Dame University
  • Regent University
  • UCLA Screenwriting Program
  • University of Southern California Film School

Learn more about Taylor University’s Art and Film philosophy.

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Taylor University Wins Six Crystal Pillars from Regional Emmy Organization

Jul 06, 2020

The Crystal Pillar is the highest honor given by the regional Emmy organization to student productions. 

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Home from Hollywood: Taylor Students Gain Film Industry Experience

Feb 27, 2020

The Taylor University Hollywood Internship Program equips Taylor students with real-world experience in film and media production. Students can receiv...

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Taylor Alumni Working in the Film Industry Highlight Taylor’s Upcoming Envision Film Festival

Feb 26, 2020

The award-winning documentary Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound will screen on March 5 at 7:00 pm, in the Boren Campus Center’s Cornwall Audito...

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Taylor Grads Get Second Emmy Nomination

Sep 24, 2019

Taylor University graduates Bill Parker ’12 and Nick Chamberlain ’14 have been nominated for an Emmy Award for their visual effects (VFX) work on the ...

Department Head

Kathy Bruner

Art, Film & Media Department Co-Chair & Associate Professor of Film & Media Production


Stephen Bailey

Assistant Professor of Film & Media Production

John Bruner

Associate Professor of Film & Media Production


Neville Kiser

Adjunct Professor of Film & Television Screenwriting

Dan Madison

Steadicam Instructor


Matt Butler

Assistant Media Engineer

Judy Kirkwood

Program Assistant for Theatre & Film

Joshua Taylor

Media Engineer & Adjunct Professor of Post-Production