Wiley College students can now earn a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Film and Theater in the newly accredited program at the Nate Parker School of Film and Drama. Students will be trained in all technical aspects of filmmaking including screenwriting, cinematography, producing, acting and directing, coupled with the history of film and its broad cultural influence.
Wiley, a historically black college in East Texas once served as the backdrop of the 2007 film The Great Debaters, which starred Parker and was directed by Denzel Washington. In addition, Parker is a trustee of the school and launched the Nate Parker Summer Film Institute back at Wiley in 2016.
This new degree, rolling out in 2021, is another exciting step towards Parker’s goal of helping young, diverse storytellers develop the skills, contacts and opportunities necessary to be successful in the film industry.