The State of Georgia is a global leader in film production, and the economic impact of Georgia-lensed feature film and television productions has been estimated at over $3 billion. The University of West Georgia is ready to prepare you to be a part of it.

UWG students can take advantage of the Georgia Academy of Film (GFA) Production certificate, which offers students a new path to employment in Georgia through connections with film, television, and digital entertainment industry employers. An 18 credit hour program, the GFA Production certificate provides firsthand experience of basic film skills and be integrated with the following BA, BS, and BIS degrees:

Program Contact GFA Hours Allowed
The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies with
a Major in Interdisciplinary Studies
Andy Walter, 678-839-4070 18 Hours
Bachelor of Arts with a Major in English Meg Pearson, 678-839-6512 12 Hours
Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Theatre Shelly Elman, 678-839-4704 12 Hours
Bachelor of Science with a Major in
Mass Communications
Brad Yates, 678-839-4938 6 Hours

About the Georgia Film Academy

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 certifies workforce-ready employees in needed areas, connects students and prospective employees with employers, and offers a unique capstone experience for top students that will provide them a path to employment in Georgia. Special partnerships include Pinewood Studios located in Fayetteville, Ga.

Equipment at our training site

  • HD 4K time code camera packages, including professional tripods, dolly, and jib
  • Professional location sound package, including digital time code recorder, shotgun and wireless microphones
  • Lighting package with tungsten, fluorescent, LED and HMI instruments, and 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