What does it cost?

If a student takes ONLY GFA courses in a semester, then they pay the $125 per credit rate and no fees. If a student takes GFA courses and other GSU courses, then they pay the $125 per credit for the GFA course, but regular tuition for the other courses and fees for all. Visit Student financial services for information on regular tuition and fees.

How long will it take?

Students must take 15-18 hours in the specific area, including at least nine semester hours at the 3000 level or above.

Where will I take classes?

There are three GFA campuses where these classes are taught. They are: Pinewood Studios, south of Atlanta in Peachtree City, and at a newly opened Northern Hub, located at the site of OFS (intersection of I85 north and Jimmy Carter Boulevard).

Application Deadlines View Admissions Requirements

The Georgia Film Academy has its own schedule that is separate from the university’s registration dates. Interested students must visit the ecore site for this information.

Georgia Film Academy Minor

The Georgia Film Academy (GFA) supports the Georgia Film Consortium (GFC), which is a unique-in-the-nation, state-wide collaboration of institutions of the University System of Georgia, Technical College System of Georgia and independent institutions that offer professional courses in film, television, digital entertainment, Esports and game development. The academy certifies workforce-ready employees in needed areas of film-making crafts such as lighting, special effects makeup, sound and production design, and editing. The academy provides students with a basic level of on-set film production skills, knowledge and experience with film-industry standard organizational structure, professional equipment and on-set procedures. Students are trained by professionals in the film, television and new media industries and have opportunities to work on major professional productions.

The following tracks are available.

  • Standard Track
  • Film and Television Production Track
  • Film and Television Post-Production Track
  • Digital Entertainment, Esports & Game Development Track

Students completing the Film and Television Production, Film and Television Post-Production or Digital Entertainment, Esports & Game Development Track will also receive a  certification through the Georgia Film Academy.

Program Details
  • Students who wish to minor in the Georgia Film Academy must take 15-18 hours in the specific area, including at least nine semester hours at the 3000 level or above.
  • Students must take one of three courses before going into the minor:   GFA 1000 Introduction to On-Set Production, GFA 1040 Introduction to Film & Television Post-Production, or GFA 1500 – Introduction to Digital Entertainment, Esports, & Game Development. These introductory courses generate six credit hours accepted by Georgia State degree programs in the School of Film, Media, and Theatre and CMII.
  • A grade of C- or higher is required in all courses counting toward the minor.

Click the HOW TO APPLY button for information on registering for minor classes.

Students who wish to minor in the Georgia Film Academy must take 15-18 credit hours in the specific area, including at least nine semester hours at the 3000 level or above. A grade of C- or higher is required in all courses counting toward the minor. The following tracks are available:

  • Standard Track
  • Film and Television Production Track
  • Film and Television Post-Production Track
  • Digital Entertainment, Esports & Game Development Track

View the catalog information for curriculum details.

The academy provides students with a basic level of on-set film production skills, knowledge and experience with film-industry standard organizational structure, professional equipment and on-set procedures.

Description

Careers

The academy certifies workforce-ready employees in needed areas of filmmaking crafts such as lighting, special effects makeup, sound and production design, and editing.

Contacts

55 Park Place NE
Atlanta, GA 30303

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