Georgia Film Consortium

Georgia Film Consortium

The College of Coastal Georgia is proud to partner with the Georgia Film Academy (GFA) to provide students with hands-on training in film and television production. The GFA is a state-wide collaboration between the University System of Georgia (USG), the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG), and entertainment industry leaders to provide professional courses in film and television production, digital entertainment, esports, and game development.

The GFA was created by state leaders to meet the educational and workforce requirements of Georgia’s thriving entertainment industry. The GFA higher education program provides extensive professional training and may lead to union-covered jobs within creative industries.

The College offers a Certificate in Film and Television Production through the GFA. Courses are conducted off-campus at locations around Georgia with many classes held in Savannah or Atlanta. The Certificate in Film and Television Production may be combined with the Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies or the Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies.

Student Opportunities

Students will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn directly from professionals in the Film, Television, and Digital Entertainment industries.
  • Combine classroom instruction with hands-on training using state-of-the-art equipment.
  • Develop a portfolio of production credits while working on commercial projects.
  • Apply for an internship or apprenticeship in the entertainment industry.
  • Receive one-on-one job counseling to include resume preparation, job research, and job placement outreach from GFA.
  • Receive a certificate in Film and Television Production recognized by production companies, studios, networks, vendors, and other entertainment businesses which may employ Georgians.

Learn more about the Georgia Film Academy

Current Course Offerings through Georgia Film Consortium

The GFC semester schedule follows the eCore Common Academic Calendar. Classes begin and end at times which may differ from the Coastal Georgia Academic Calendar.

For questions regarding classes and how they work within your degree program, please contact Tyler Bagwell, Associate Professor of Communication, at or 912-279-5882.

Coastal Georgia offers the Certificate in Film and Television Production from the GFA. Each course is six credit hours and requires the ability to travel to off-campus sites. Successful completion of 18 credit hours is required to earn the Certificate in Film and Television Production.

Current course offerings include:

  • GFA 1000: Introduction to Film and Television Production REQUIRED
  • GFA 1040: Introduction to Film and Television Post-Production
  • GFA 2000: Film, Television, and Digital Entertainment Internship
  • GFA 2020: Lighting and Electric
  • GFA 2030: Grip and Rigging
  • GFA 2040: Fundamentals of Editing with Avid Media Composer 100

For questions or more information about the Georgia Film Academy, please contact Academics Coordinator Emma Smith here.

Prospective Students

Visit Admissions here.

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