“As a film student, it’s more than just looking for a school, it’s looking for a home.” - Real Student of HUAZ
A good story can change the world, and HUAZ students are world-changers.
HUAZ film students actively engage with every aspect of this artistic medium. From the foundational elements of creating a story, to the filming of that story, to the sound, to the special effects, to the editing… HUAZ students experience it all.
“As a filmmaker, you want to get out there and use your camera and make stuff! That’s what we do here and it’s a blast.” - Real Student of HUAZ
Once you get your feet wet, you’ll take your education a step further. You'll make connections and work with faculty practitioners and industry professionals through HUAZ's partnerships with area filmmakers and local production companies. Through our classes, practicum experiences, and studio work, our students gain the practical knowledge needed for careers as directors, producers, directors of photography, editors, and screenwriters.
From Vision to Visionary
A film with high production values and a poorly drawn story is a wasted opportunity. And the inverse of that is true as well, a film with poor production value and a well-drawn story also is a wasted opportunity.
That’s why HUAZ students learn both the techniques and the tools. From our green and white screen infinity walls, to our 20+ seat iMac lab, our state-of-the-art Center for Digital Media Arts is fully-equipped to accommodate a host of student projects. We’ve invest over $3 million in renovations and technology for our building, which has created over 3,000-square-feet of film and studio space along with editing suites, an audio control room, foley pit, and TV control room.
Want to see an example of what it means when students learn technique and how to use the tools of the trade? Learning from some of the best filmmakers in the industry, our inaugural group of HUAZ film students created The Amazing Mortimer in the fall of 2017. Click the image to watch the trailer!
You're the Director — Tell Your Story
When you become a film production major at Huntington University, you have the option of choosing between two possible tracks. First, there is the traditional Peoria track. In this program, you will complete all of your coursework at HUAZ in Peoria. After completing the core film classes, you get to choose from a list of electives to round out your degree. Electives include business, art, and even theatre classes.
The second option is to complete the majority of your coursework at HUAZ in Peoria but to set aside one semester of your senior year for completing 16 credit hours of work in the Los Angeles Film Studies Program while living in Los Angeles. This program allows you to get an inside look at Hollywood film studios while receiving the support of a Christian environment.
If you are interested in taking all of your classes in Peoria, check out our Guide to Typical Programs and Checksheet for that track. If the idea of spending a semester taking classes in Los Angeles is appealing, take a look at our Guide to Typical Programs and Checksheet for the LA track. Feel free to compare the two and plan out which program will suit you the best!