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The Georgia Film Consortium is now at Augusta University!

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.

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New Opportunities

As a student at Augusta University you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • 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
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Student Resources

GFA Testimonials

"[The internship program] is a way to break through that wall of entry. There are so many ways to do the job but I learned the right way to do it -  an efficient way to mic up talent quickly; good boom operating skills; good mixing skills. A professional team took me under their wing and taught me everything, and catapulted me forward. I learned a whole bunch from them."

Moses Conrad Norman
Sound Engineer

"I really cannot thank GFA enough for everything they've done for me. Looking back over my film career, I can source every job back to GFA."

Catrina Dygert
Writer, Set Dresser, Construction

"The great thing about GFA is that they give you the tools and a path into the industry. They usher you in there and say ‘take what you've learned, use it, but also continue to learn.’ I don't see any other way I could have gotten into the industry."

Jeremy Colwell
Witness Cameraman (Visual Effects)

"Just being able to work behind the scenes and on the stages was amazing - like a dream come true,"

Katie Boaen
Props & Set Decorator

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