Academy of Film & Broadcasting

Major universities are admitting only 6% of Film and Broadcast applicants. Students cannot be too prepared for one of the world’s most competitive markets. Delve into the art and craft of visual storytelling, honing your skills in preparation for a career in this vibrant field. The Academy of Film & Broadcasting is handcrafted to train students as artistic leaders in filmmaking, broadcast, and digital journalism.

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  • Portfolios


    With the most advanced cameras, drones, and a state-of-the-art studio (complete in 2017-2018), students create and produce their own films, live broadcasts, and online articles. Broadcast journalism graduates boast portfolios with a working knowledge of broadcast or digital media production from interviewing and reporting, to shooting and editing. Film graduate portfolios include 3D animation, visual FX, screenwriting, and short films.
  • Opportunities


    Academy of Film & Broadcasting requirements include the the specialized journalism courses Broadcast Journalism, Sports Programming/Investigative Reporting, and News Production Leadership.  Students also gain LIVE broadcast experience outside of the studio utilizing Faith’s LIVE “Newscrewzer” at sporting events. Specialized film courses include Art of Filmmaking, 3D Animation & Visual FX, Screenwriting, Film Directing & Producing, and Cinematic Arts Practicum & Laboratory. In addition, students in the Academy complete a 50+ hour internship with a local broadcasting or film agency or produce their own short film.
  • Endorsement


    Faith Lutheran High School offers an Academy of Film & Broadcasting Endorsement in either Film or Broadcast Journalism that is added to a student’s transcript upon completion. The endorsement, as well as students’ digital portfolios, offer students a competitive advantage as they apply to Film and Journalism Schools.

Academy of Film & Broadcasting News

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  • FAITH LUTHERAN BROADCAST JOURNALISTS HEAD TO CHICAGO FOR 2018 JEA NATIONAL CONVENTION

  • FLHS FILM CREW TO NYC FOR ALL-AMERICAN HIGH SCHOOL FILM FESTIVAL COMPETITION

  • SHAE TURNER AWARDED BEST STAFFER AT 2018 REVIEW JOURNAL AWARDS

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Requirements & Coursework

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  • Broadcast Journalism Students

    Invitations to the Academy will be sent out in January for freshmen and sophomores to apply who earn an 90% or higher in Broadcast Journalism for first semester.
     
    While in the program, these students must earn a 90% or higher in all required courses: Broadcast Journalism, Sports Programming/Investigative Reporting, News Production Leadership - Honors.
  • Film Students

    Invitations to the Academy will be sent out in January for freshmen and sophomores to apply who earn an 85% or higher in Art of Filmmaking for first semester.
     
    While in the program, these students must earn an 85% or higher in all required courses: Art of Filmmaking, 3D Animation & Visual FX, Screenwriting - Honors, Cinematic Arts Practicum & Laboratory - Honors, Film Directing and Producing - Honors.
  • Portfolio & Internship


    All Film and Broadcasting students are required to complete a digital portfolio by the end of their junior year in preparation for college applications.
    Students also complete a 50+ hour internship with a local broadcasting or film agency or produce their own short film.

Academy of Film & Broadcasting Middle School Opportunities

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Activities:
Video Production Club
 
Courses include Journalism, News Broadcasting, Introduction to Filmmaking, Website Design, Photography, Drama, Speech