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Kennesaw State University 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 who offer professional courses in film, television, digital entertainment, Esports and game development.

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.

 

  • GFA Class

      • 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 any of three Georgia Film Academy industry certifications, recognized by production companies, studios, networks, vendors, and other entertainment businesses which may employ Georgians:
        • Film & Television Production Certification
        • Film & Television Post-Production Certification
        • Digital Entertainment, Esports & Game Development Certification

    For more information about the Georgia Film Academy, please visit: https://www.georgiafilmacademy.edu/

    • GFA Class

        • GFA 1000/3: Intro Film & Television Production
        • GFA 2000/1: Film/Television Prod Internship (by application only)
        • GFA 2010/1 - Set Construction & Scenic Painting
        • GFA 2020/1 - Lighting & Electric
        • GFA 2030/1 - Grip & Rigging
        • GFA 2040/1 - Post Production AVID Editing
        • GFA 2050/1 - Intro Special Makeup Effects
        • GFA 2060/1 - Production Accounting & Office Management

        For questions regarding classes at your institution and how they work within your degree programs, please contact SOCM's Interim Director, Dr. Laura Beth Daws, ldaws@kennesaw.edu.

        For questions or more information about the Georgia Film Academy, please contact Academics Coordinator Emma Smith, emma.smith@usg.edu.

      The GFC semester schedule follows the eCore Common Academic Calendar: https://ecore.usg.edu/about/academic-calendar/

      • GFA Class

        For Current Students:

        Registration for the GFA courses opens April 1 for Summer and Fall; November 1 for Spring.

          • Log into Owl Express
          • Click "Class Schedule Search" under Registration
          • Select appropriate registration term
            Select "GFA" for Subject
          • Click "Class Search"
          • Find the CRN for the courses you wish to enroll in and input them into "Class Registration (Add or Drop Classes)" under Registration
        • GFA Class

          For Prospective Students:

          In order to enroll in the GFA certification program at KSU, interested individuals must be a degree-seeking student at KSU.

          To be a degree-seeking student, please visit: https://www.kennesaw.edu/admissions.php.

           

          For more information, visit georgiafilmacademy.edu or email socm@kennesaw.edu.

           

           

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