Georgia Film Academy Certification
18 credit hours

How the Georgia Film Academy Program Works

Georgia Film Academy Team

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Our Team

For Media Inquiries Only

Please contact only if you are a member of the media.

Kristin Szekalski


  • How much does it cost?
    USG Student Cost: $125 per credit hour. No institutional fees IF students are not taking any additional courses at their home institution.
    TCSG Student Cost: $89 per credit hour plus fees.
  • Is there financial aid?
    If you are taking the class for credit through one of our partner schools there is financial aid available. Please check with the school you will take classes through for more information about what is available to you.
  • How do I enroll?
    Look at the list of schools that are offering the GFA classes. Click through the links for more information on how to enroll in the GFA classes, when courses are scheduled, dates for registration, etc.
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      Executive Director
    • University System of Georgia
      270 Washington Street, SW
      Atlanta, Georgia 30334
    • GFA Hotline: 404-962-3094


Who can Enroll in the Georgia Film Academy Courses? How do I Register?

You have a number of options for registering to take the GFA classes:

  • If you are already a university/college student at one of our partner schools listed below, click through the link to find out more about how you can take the GFA classes for credit at your school.
  • If you are not a college student but would like to pursue an AA or BA Degree, decide which of our partner schools below offering GFA courses is right for you, and then click through to find out information on how to apply.
  • If you are not a college student and would like to take the GFA courses just for the certification, but not for college credit, Clayton State, Georgia Piedmont Technical College and Atlanta Technical College offer continuing education options.

About the Georgia Film Academy

Our courses, which are being offered through our University System of Georgia and Technical College System of Georgia partners, will provide students with extensive hands-on experience. Students will have an opportunity to network, build resumes and learn to market themselves in order to become integrated into the film industry as entry-level workers. The GFA Program will not only give you professional training in the film production crafts but an opportunity to earn credits towards your AA, AAS or BA degree!

The Georgia Film Academy is a collaborative effort of the University System of Georgia and Technical College System of Georgia supporting workforce needs of the film and digital entertainment industries. The academy will certify workforce ready employees in needed areas, connect students and prospective employees with employers, and offer a unique capstone experience for top students that will provide them a path to employment in Georgia.


Facilities and Equipment

Equipment GFA will have at our training sites:

  • HD 4K time code camera packages including professional tripods, dolly, jib
  • Professional location sound package including digital time code recorder, shotgun and wireless microphones
  • Lighting package with tungsten, fluorescent, LED and HMI instruments, stands
  • Full grip package with stands, hardware, overheads, speed rail, flags, and nets

For Productions:

  • Fully equipped grip/electric trucks
  • Industry standard generators
  • Available fully equipped professional sound stage
  • Professional feature-film camera packages with prime lenses