Georgia Film Academy
Gwinnett Technical College is now a Georgia Film Academy partner, developing a skilled workforce for those wanting to be a part of the film industry. With the introduction of this 18-hour certificate program, students can develop a specific set of skills while training on industry-standard equipment and with industry professionals. This program is designed to prepare Georgians for on-set careers, and can be completed in only two or three semesters.
Earning this certificate signals to those hiring for the film industry that you have received the educational and hands-on training needed and possess the basic level of on-set film production skills, knowledge, and experience with film-industry standard organizational structure, professional equipment, and on-set procedures.
The Georgia Film Academy is a unique-in-the-nation, state-wide effort which provides you with:
- Multi-disciplinary training by professionals in the film, TV and new media industries,
- In classroom course work 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 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.
What are my program options?
Take the first step towards this career and apply for next semester! Important dates and deadlines are listed to get you started and if you’re looking for ways to pay for your education, explore our scholarships for this program, as well as state and federal funds for which you may be eligible. You can also learn about our faculty and clubs and organizations to join!
Gwinnett Tech builds relationships with local subject-matter experts to develop advisory boards, who provide feedback that ensures we deliver relevant industry-specific curriculum for today’s high-demand careers.
Tell me more about this program.
Not only did the $9.2 billion film and television industry in Georgia produce more than 351 film and television shows in 2019, these sets were the location of hundreds of jobs behind the scenes. As the third-largest production center in the nation, Georgia is home to a workforce with more than 200,000 people involved in this growing part of the economy.
What career options will I have?
- On-Set Production Assistant (PA)
- Art Department: set dressers, props
- Sound: mixer, boom operator, utility
- Camera: operator, camera assistants (1st and 2nd)
- Electric: on-set lamp operators
- Grip: on-set, dolly grip
- Script Supervision
- Video Assist
- Office Production Assistant
How much will it cost?
Gwinnett Tech offers affordability at $100 per credit hour + fees. Great opportunities for scholarships and financial aid with HOPE Grant, HOPE scholarship, HOPE Career Grants and more!