Film Production, AA

The Associate of Arts degree in Film Production provides an option in addition to the baccalaureate degree for completion of academic credentials in the field of film production, supporting the need for workforce development in Georgia’s burgeoning film industry.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Understand critical and creative processes and aesthetic approaches involved in the pre-production, production and post-production phases of film making.
  2. Develop mastery of technical and artistic skills that are fundamental to filmmaking and video production and post- production—including writing, producing, directing, editing, cinematography, production and audio design.
  3. Acquire and model accepted industry practices, including those regarding professional collaborations, safety and ethical standards, and demonstration of employment marketability.
  4. Analyze and critique films representing a broad range of theoretical and historical perspectives.

Program Requirements

Core Curriculum (Areas A-E)42
All Core Curriculum requirements for the Film Production major are shown under Core Curriculum in the Graduation Requirements section of the Undergraduate Catalog.
Lower Division Major Requirements (Area F)18
FILM 2100Introduction to Film3
FILM 2700History of Cinema3
Select six hours from the following:
Digital Image Production
Intro to Field Production
Georgia Film Academy Course I
Select two courses from the following:
Principles of Financial Accounting
Drawing I
2-D Design/Color Theory
Legal Environment of Business
Computer Science I
Principles of Microeconomics
Introduction to Acting
Stagecraft: Scenery and Light
Directing for the Stage
Total Credit Hours60

Please Note: This is a suggested course sequence and assumes a starting freshman with no prior college credit who intends to complete their degree within two years.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterCredit Hours
ENGL 1101 English Composition I 3
MATH 1101 Intro to Mathematical Modeling 3
CRIT 1101 Critical Thinking 3
Behavioral Sciences Core Area E4 3
FILM 2100 Introduction to Film 3
CSU 1000 First Year Seminar 1
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
ENGL 1102 English Composition II 3
Communication or Foreign Language Core Area B2 3
Pick one group from below
Group A
FILM 2400
FILM 2420
Digital Image Production
and Intro to Field Production 1
Group B
FILM 1520 Georgia Film Academy Course I 1 6
 Credit Hours18
Second Year
First Semester
FILM 2700 History of Cinema 3
Literature, Philosophy, or Foreign Language Core Area C1 3
Science Course without Lab Core Area D1 3
HIST 1111
Survey-PreModern World History
or Survey of Modern World History
or Critical Trends and Issues
or Intro to Global Issues
Major Specific Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
Fine Arts or Foreign Language Core Area C2 3
Math Science or Technology Core Area D2 3
HIST 2111
Survey of US History to 1877
or US HIST Since Reconstruction
Major Specific Elective 3
Science Course with Lab Core Area D1 4
 Credit Hours16
 Total Credit Hours65

Select one (1) group option (not both) to fulfill requirement within this area.

  • Group A: FILM 2400 AND FILM 2420 
  • Group B: FILM 1520

Total number of credit hours for the degree is less than the amount shown above, due to Group A and Group B counting towards the total. However, only one group will be completed.