Church Media Major (BA/BS)

Available Fall 2020

The BA/BS in Communication: Church Media degree is designed to develop the next generation of church media leaders by helping the student develop the skills and experience needed to thrive as a media professional in a local church. This degree will develop a broad range of skills required of a church media leader with emphasis given to developing both technical and leadership skills.

** Check individual degree requirements for specific total credit hours.  

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Why should I consider pursuing a bachelor's degree in Church Media?

As more and more churches utilize media to communicate with their congregations and their communities, skilled practitioners are needed who have the experience and leadership in developing teams and leverage technology for the sake of the Gospel.

Church media majors will be connected with local church media ministries of various sizes and complexity to gain practical church production experience through field experiences and internships. The need for skilled church media leaders is growing, and churches all over the country are hiring.

What career paths are available with a Church Media degree?

  • Director of Media
  • Media Pastor
  • Creative Director
  • Communications Director
  • Content Creator
  • Producer
  • Media Manager
  • Digital Storyteller
  • Graphic Designer
  • Video Editor
  • Video Producer

Why should I study Church Media in the DFW area?

DBU is the only university in the surrounding area that offers a church media program. There are many opportunities in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex for students to connect with churches for practicum experience, internships, and jobs.

Below is a list of just some of the local churches:

  • Prestonwood Baptist Church
  • First Baptist Dallas
  • Watermark
  • Fellowship Church
  • Gateway Church
  • C|Life Community Church
  • Cross City Church
  • Stonebriar Community Church
  • The Avenue Church
  • Lake Pointe Church
  • Fielder Church
  • Shoreline City
  • FBC Wylie

Course Convenience

DBU offers classes in a variety of formats, including:

  • In-Person
  • Hybrid (Classroom and Online)*
  • Online*

*Selected courses are available in the formats listed. View the current Schedule of Classes for specific courses.

Classes Start

Generally, classes begin four times a year:

  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Winter

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Credit Hours Overview

As required for all Bachelor’s degrees, students must complete the following:

  • General Studies Courses (i.e., English, History, Mathematics)
  • Designated Courses in the Chosen Major
  • Electives*
    • Lower-Level Electives (1000-2000 level courses)
    • Upper-Level Electives (3000-4000 level courses)
  • 42 Hours of Upper-Level Courses must be completed as part of all bachelor’s degrees
  • Minimum Total Credit Hours Required: 120 Credit Hours**

*Courses chosen by the student that will count toward a bachelor's degree, but may not be directly related to the degree program being pursued.
**Check individual degree requirements for specific total credit hours.

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Travel Opportunities

In addition to mission trips, DBU periodically offers students travel opportunities to earn course credit.

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Meet the Program Director

"We would love to welcome you into the Church Media degree program at Dallas Baptist University!

- Chris Fore, Program Director
214-333-5636 | chrisf@dbu.edu

Chris Fore