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Georgia Film Academy Certificate

MGA’s 18-Hour Georgia Film Academy (GFA) Certificate offers students real-world experience on movie sets and production offices and prepares students for employment in Georgia’s burgeoning film, television, and digital entertainment industries. The unique curriculum allows students to choose coursework in film production and editing, set construction, lighting, sound, wardrobe, makeup, and more. 

The GFA certificate is an embedded credential that can be added on to any baccalaureate program at MGA. 

To learn more about the GFA Certificate and how you can embed it in your program of study, contact Dr. Sheree Keith.

More About the Georgia Film Academy

The Georgia Film Academy (GFA) is a collaboration of the University System of Georgia and the Technical College System of Georgia created by state leadership to meet education and workforce needs for high demand careers in Georgia’s film and creative industries.

The GFA higher education program offers rigorous professional training, and may lead to union-covered film and television production craft internships and placement in creative industries apprenticeships and jobs.

The GFA is a unique-in-the-nation, statewide effort which provides you with:

  • Georgia_Film_Academy_Logo_Green.png Multidisciplinary training by professionals in the film, TV, and new media industries.
  • In-classroom coursework coupled with on-set, hands-on training.
  • Hands-on instruction and training working with a package of professional equipment (cameras, sound gear, lights, etc.) as well as production trucks, generators, and sound studio space.
  • Opportunity to work on real-world projects in order to develop recognized film credits, through partnerships with professional productions.
  • One-on-one job counseling to include resume preparation, job research, and job placement outreach.

Are you interested in working in Georgia’s burgeoning film industry?

Join Us for A GFA (VIRTUAL) Info Session | JUNE 17 @ 5:30 pm

On Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 5:30 pm, MGA's School of Arts & Letters (SOAL) is hosting a web-based information session on the 18-hour Georgia Film Academy (GFA) certificate, which can be embedded in any MGA baccalaureate program. Guest speaker Wendy Quinn Guttin, GFA Director of Academic Affairs, will discuss the structure of the program and how you can earn a credential that prepares you for working on set or in the production offices of major film companies.

If you would like to attend the upcoming web-based introduction to the Georgia Film Academy Certificate, email Dr. Sheree Keith to reserve your spot. If you cannot attend, but want to learn more, Dr. Keith will provide the information you need about the program.

GFA Courses

  • To learn more about the GFA Certificate and how you can embed it in your program of study, contact Dr. Sheree Keith. Search on the subject “GFA” to find current or upcoming class offerings on MGA’s course schedule.
  • The GFA semester schedule follows the eCore Common Academic Calendar.
  • For questions or more information about the Georgia Film Academy, please contact Academics Coordinator Carla Frazier Bah

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