Film & Digital Production Programs in Missouri

As film and digital production skills continue to rise in demand due to social media, digital marketing, entertainment and more, these skills are becoming just as important as traditional academic courses such as math and writing. Dozens of Missouri colleges and universities are addressing this need by offering courses designed to give their students an advantage in our media-centric world.


Avila University – The film and digital media concentration within the Department of Communication Arts teaches students the ins and outs of digital video and film production, studio recording, screenwriting, and corporate scriptwriting.

Culver-Stockton College – Communication majors choose from three emphases, two of which – media communication and sports communication – prepare students for a career in broadcast.

East Central College – Pursuing a journalism and mass media degree opens pathways for careers in broadcast journalism, filmmaking, multimedia production and more. Students are guided by an advisor who helps choose courses that will challenge and develop their skills.

Hannibal-LaGrange University – Media communication classes at Hannibal-LaGrange equip students with broadcast, video production, audio production and media literacy skills and more.

Lindenwood University – Encouraging imagination and creative storytelling is at the forefront of the cinema arts program. The broadcast communications program teaches students about radio, video, and audio production in a fully-functioning radio station and HD television station.

Maryville University, St. Louis – Project-based learning is the key to Maryville University’s interactive design program. Students learn formal design principles and use them to create engaging stories through motion graphics and filmmaking.

Missouri Baptist University – Students learn audio and video skills in the broadcast media program that can be translated into broadcast, internet and corporate environments.

St. Louis Community College – The digital media certificate of specialization course focuses on the creative use of industry-standard software and techniques.

St. Louis University – Students earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication will learn how to create effective messages through video, writing and speech. The film studies minor was developed by film scholars to explore film history and production.

Truman State University – A minor in film studies allows students to learn about both the technical and creative processes that go into filmmaking.

University of Missouri – St. Louis – The communication program features four optional emphasis areas, one of which is applied visual communication. This emphasis area provides hands-on learning to develop production skills.

Washington University – Diving into the development of visual media and creating an environment where students can examine, critique and create their own works is the mission of the film and media studies program.

Webster University – The Department of Media Arts enables students to develop their skills through animation, video production, film studies, interactive digital media and more.

DeVry University – St. Louis & KC Downtown – Media arts and technology degree programs offer opportunities to develop skills in animation, video and interactive multimedia.


Kansas City Art Institute – The filmmaking and animation departments at Kansas City Art Institute are widely acclaimed for having an emphasis on creative exploration that’s backed up by technique and skilled mentors.

Missouri Western State University –Cinema programs at Missouri Western State University incorporate both traditional film practices and the latest visual effect techniques. By graduation, students will have a solid portfolio to present to future employers.

Northwest Missouri State University – Individuals earning a degree in mass media with an emphasis in broadcasting and production will gain knowledge necessary for a broadcast career. They also get the chance to be staff members on the university’s radio and television stations.

Park University – Writing, reporting, editing and digital media production are integrated with a multimedia journalism and public relations degree to provide an experience that is both practical and versatile.

Rockhurst University – The film studies minor at Rockhurst University supplements a student’s education with the fundamentals of film form, film literacy and an understanding of the cultural aspects of film.

University of Missouri – Kanas City – Graduates from the film and media arts program understand the importance of film history and theory and are able to apply these concepts to their own media productions.

William Jewell College – The digital media communication program aims to improve media abilities and introduce individuals to new technology and fundamental principles.

DeVry University – St. Louis & KC Downtown – Media arts and technology degree programs offer opportunities to develop skills in animation, video and interactive multimedia.


Central Methodist University – The communication degree program at Central Methodist University gives students the tools they need to develop an acuity for communication strategy, including strategies specifically for television and electronic media.

Columbia College – A minor in film studies introduces students to the world of cinema through film history, screenwriting and film styles.

Missouri Valley College – The mass communication program strategically combines communication technologies to help students excel in writing, news media and traditional media. Hands-on learning starts freshman year and continues until graduation.

Stephens College – Stephens College, a women’s college, addresses the industry’s disparity between men and women directors through its digital filmmaking program.

University of Central Missouri – The communication studies program at the University of Central Missouri focuses on applying the knowledge of human communication to create effective media messaging.

University of Missouri – The School of Visual Studies provides opportunities for students to study film analysis, learn technical skills and work with industry professionals as they pursue a degree in film studies or film studies production.

William Woods University – Students earning a major in communication with a concentration in digital production are given the opportunity to hone their skills and even submit their work to the school’s annual film festival.


Southeast Missouri State University – Within the College of Arts & Media, the TV & film program teaches students how to write, produce, shoot and direct media.


College of the Ozarks – Students can earn a degree in video production and minor in electronic media production. Through the program, they will learn to develop their abilities with field-specific technology and hands-on activities.

Drury University – Media creators of tomorrow are prepared at Drury University through the multimedia production and journalism program. The campus’ television studio and radio station provide real-life experience.

Evangel – The film and broadcasting program at Evangel pushes students to further their videography skills. The Film Workshop provides the opportunity to produce feature-style films.

Missouri Southern State University – The communication department at Missouri Southern State University prepares students for careers in television with an emphasis on multimedia communication and mass media production.

Missouri State University – Digital film and television production, electronic arts, film and media studies, and screenwriting are available courses of study within the Department of Media, Journalism and Film at Missouri State University. Expert instructors and creative opportunities help students thrive.

Southwest Baptist University – A journalism/mass communication major gives students the opportunity to practice effective journalism in television production, radio production, and electronic and social media.

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