Policies and Guidelines

Filming and Photography Policies

Thank you for your interest in filming/photographing at Westminster College. Please review the information below to determine your specific type of film/photography request. Each category requires specific coordination processes and may require location fees and insurance paperwork.

Filming Request Form

Please use this form to let us know your plans for filming at the Westminster College.

Commercial Filming (External Use)

Filming on Westminster CampusAll commercial film/photography requests on campus must be coordinated and approved by Westminster's Office of Marketing and Communication and the Office of Auxiliary and Event Services.  External use filming/photography includes, but is not limited to

  • Theatrical release, broadcast, or print media
  • Industrial use (e.g., trade shows, intra-company commercial use)
  • Non-Westminster student filming
  • Editorial use
  • Public Service Announcements (PSAs)
  • Westminster student-, faculty-, or staff-contracted filming for private purposes
  • Documentary

Commercial film/photography requests should be coordinated at least 10 days prior to the requested film/photography date. Additional fees may apply if the request falls outside the 10-day window. All commercial requests will require the requesting filmmaker/photographer to sign Westminster's Film and Photography Location Agreement.

All commercial film/photography requests should include the following information.

  • Project name/detailed description of film/photography project
  • Specific dates and times
  • Proposed shoot locations
  • Size of crew and specific logistical needs (parking, catering, maintenance, grounds, police, etc.)
  • Intended distribution outlets
  • Production company name and responsible parties

Please direct commercial requests with the above information to the Office of Auxiliary and Events Services at 801.832.2900 and the Office of Marketing and Communication at 801.832.2682.

With few exceptions, all commercial film/photography requests will be subject to location fees that relate to the length of time of the project, applicable facility rental fees, and service fees for supervision and support (maintenance, grounds, parking, police, etc.). Standard fees include, but are not limited to

  • Per-day film location fee (interior and/or exterior): Starting at $5,000
  • Per-day photography location fee (exterior): Starting at $2,000
  • Per-day photography location fee (interior): $2,000 + applicable facility rental fees
  • Per-day photography location fee (interior and exterior): Starting at $4,000

Potential Westminster College film/photography locations from the Utah Film Commission

Filming at Foster HallDue to amount of college-related events and activities throughout the school year, Westminster may not be able to accommodate all commercial film/photography requests. To increase your chance of success, the college recommends that requesters consider the summer semester time frame or other academic breaks.

Please refer to Westminster's Policy Governing Campus Filming and Photography for specific information on commercial filming and photography requests.

News Media

All news media film/photography interviews and footage by conventional media outlets should be coordinated through the Office of Marketing and Communication at 801.832.2682.

Public relations contacts and media resources

Student/Class Project Film/Photography

Requests for student and class film/photography projects should be coordinated through the Office of Auxiliary and Events Services at 801.832.2900 to ensure the requested location is available and the shoot will not interfere with any classes, events, etc., on campus. The Office of Auxiliary and Events Services will also coordinate with Campus Patrol to ensure access is available.

Private Film/Photography for Commercial Use

Faculty, staff, students, and alumni who are requesting to film/photograph the college for commercial use should refer to the "commercial filming" category (see above) for their request.

Drone/Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) footage

All requests for filming the campus via drone or UAV must be coordinated through the Office of Marketing and Communication at 801.832.2682.