Film & Video
Learn to tell compelling stories in the medium of moving images.
Business leaders consistently cite media literacy, creativity, collaboration and communication and problem-solving skills as the coveted traits for 21st century employees.
Pacific University’s film and video program helps students develop these skills. Our students become effective communicators with an understanding of their social responsibility as media makers.
During their time at Pacific, they collaborate on film and video projects and learn to use high-definition cameras and a digital media lab. They also work with Media Arts Production Services (MAPS) to get practical job experience.
They choose from courses in documentary, experimental, animation and narrative production and studies and interact with working professionals in the Portland (Ore.) area and beyond.
Students may also study abroad (in media production and studies) at York St. John University in York, England, and/or take a travel course to the Sundance Film Festival.
Our students have won awards at nationally recognized film festivals, including the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival, the Oregon Independent Film Festival, the Oregon International Film Awards and Festival Angaelica (formerly the Columbia Gorge International Film Festival).
Jeff Wilmes '92 has been roaming the country with the crew that produces the PBS Series tasteMAKERS.
Financial support for internships launch student careers. For Deanté Grinner ’20, first recipient of Pacific University’s Arts & Sciences Endowed Internship Fund Scholarship, the $500 scholarship helped cover his expenses while working as an unpaid intern during the summer of 2019 at a Cornelius-based cinematic grip and lighting firm.
Several Pacific students had films selected for viewing at film festivals last fall.