Degree Programs

The Department of Cinematic Arts and Theatre (CAT) offers major programs leading to the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Film Production, Acting for Stage and Screen, and Design and Tech degrees; as well as minors and certificates. CAT supports a rich diversity of creative and technical pursuits in acting, stage design, and digital film production. The dramatic arts have a profound and pervasive effect on culture and film production is an industry with major global significance.

The Department of Cinematic Arts and Theatre boasts award-winning faculty, with extensive industry experience, who directly mentor the development of each student's distinct creative voice. Alumni have gone on to have distinguished creative careers throughout the country.



George Lindsey Film Festival

The George Lindsey UNA Film Festival was founded by celebrated entertainer George Lindsey, along with now deceased Communications professor Bobbie Hurt and the late Director of University Relations Bill Jarnigan, George Lindsey is well known for his role as Goober Pyle on the "Andy Griffith Show" and many other credits in television, including episodes of “Hee Haw,” “The Twilight Zone," "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour," "Gunsmoke," "M*A*S*H," and as the host of Turner South's Emmy award-winning "Liars & Legends."