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Georgia Film Academy

Georgia Film Academy

Georgia Highlands College is a member of the Georgia Film Consortium (GFC). The Georgia Film Academy (GFA) supports the 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.

Course Offering: Film Production

A hands-on program that provides an understanding of motion pictures as a form of expression, experience in all phases of the production process, and awareness of how to succeed in the industry. Apart from GHC’s “Intro to Film Production”, courses are delivered through the Georgia Film Consortium. Film Production students will travel to GFC teaching locations and this program capstones with the opportunity for a student internship on a major filmset.

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Benefits of the Film Program

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As a student in the Georgia Highlands College Film Production program, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Learn from professionals in the Film, Television and Digital Entertainment industries
  • Take classes at an industry hub facilitated with a package of professional-level equipment
  • Participate in on-set, hands-on experience and simulated “real world” projects, coupled with in-classroom course work
  • Work hands-on with professional production equipment (cameras, sound gear, lights, etc.) as well as production trucks and generators on studio soundstages
  • Apply for an internship or apprenticeship on a major film production set, television studio, editing house or digital entertainment lab in order to develop recognized film credits, through partnerships with professional productions
  • Receive one-on-one job counseling to include resume preparation, job research and job placement outreach from GFA
  • Earn a Georgia Film Academy industry certification, recognized by production companies, studios, networks, vendors, and other entertainment businesses which may employ Georgians

About The Georgia Film Academy

The Georgia Film Academy is a professional organization, a unit of the University System of Georgia, which is committed to leading and advancing the entertainment arts industry and its workforce in Georgia. The GFA promotes rigorous professional training, and supports opportunities for union-covered film and television production craft internships and placement in creative industries, apprenticeships and jobs in an effort to build a permanent and sustainable industry in the state.

On behalf of the USG, TCSG, and their institutions, as well as private higher education institutions in Georgia who choose to use its resources, the GFA is dedicated to the development of both Georgia’s workforce and the industry which will utilize it.

The Georgia Film Academy

Film & Television
Courses and Certificates

Film & Television Production Certification

Film & Television Post-Production Certification

GFA 1000: Introduction to Film & Television Production

GFA 1040: Introduction to Film & Television Post-Production

GFA 2010: Set Construction & Scenic Painting

GFA 2020: Lighting & Electric

GFA 2030: Grip & Rigging

GFA 2050: Introduction to Special Makeup Effects

GFA 2060: Production Accounting & Office Management

GFA 2040: Fundamentals of Editing: Avid Media Composer 100

GFA 2140: Fundamentals of Sound Design with Avid ProTools 100

GFA 2000: Film & Television Production Internship or Television Apprenticeship

GFA 2000: Film & Television Production Internship

Search upcoming GFA courses at Georgia Highlands (make sure to select “Georgia Film Academy” in the “by Subject” field)

The GFC semester schedule follows the eCore Common Academic Calendar

Contact Info

  • For questions regarding Georgia Film Academy classes at Georgia Highlands:
  • For questions or more information about the Georgia Film Academy, please contact Academics Coordinator Emma Smith