Georgia Film Academy

The School of Communication & Media proudly supports the Georgia Film Academy (GFA), which is a collaborative effort among state educational leaders and entertainment industry professionals.

The GFA allows students to take courses that emphasize professional training in the entertainment industry, and could lead to placement in internships and jobs in a wide range of media and entertainment-related careers. 


    • They are primarily taught by media industry experts and professionals
    • They offer in-class and on-set experiences
    • They emphasize hands-on instruction with access to professional equipment used in the industry, including cameras, sound gear, and lighting
    • They offer the opportunity to work on actual production projects
    • They offer specialized assistance with career preparation and job placement
    • GFA 1000 Introduction to On-Set Film Production (required before taking any other GFA courses)
    • GFA 2000 On-Set Internship
    • GFA 2020 Electric & Lighting
    • GFA 2030 Grip & Rigging
    • GFA 2040 Post Production: Film & Television AVID Editing, Digital Imaging, & Story Craft
    • GFA 2050: Intro to Special Makeup Effects
    • GFA 2060: Production Accounting


The GFA follows the eCore academic calendar.

About the Georgia Film Academy

The Georgia Film Academy 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.

GFA classes are offered for college credit through more than 20 University System of Georgia and Technical College System of Georgia partner institutions. Classes may also be taken through continuing education programs at several partner institutions. 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 industry apprenticeships and jobs.

The GFA provides professional training in the form of Post Production education and AVID editing certification. The GFA also offers high school teacher training in production, content creation, and post production, in partnership with the GaDOE. These provide professional film and television experiences and training, as well as curriculum and resources for teachers across the state.

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