Lights, camera, action!

The Georgia Film Academy non-credit certification program is comprised of 18 credit hours specifically designed to provide students with a basic level of on-set film production skills, knowledge, and experience with film-industry standard organizational structure, professional equipment, and on-set procedures.

The first course, Film 1100 / GFA 1000 (non-credit) Introduction to On-Set Film Production, combines classroom instruction and hands-on experience with industry-standard equipment. The GFA also offers Specialty Craft Courses for advanced training in specialized crafts, like Special Makeup Effects, Production Accounting & Office Management, Set Construction & Scenic Painting, Post Production/AVID Editing, Lighting & Electric and Grip & Rigging.

Eligible students may apply for the competitive GFA Film & Television Production Internship course where they learn and hone their craft while working on the crew of a professional production.

Classes for the Film 1100 / GFA 1000 (non-credit) Introduction to On-Set Film Production course are taught at OFS Studios, 6305 Crescent Drive, in Norcross.*

*For safe and successful delivery of face-to-face instruction, due to COVID-19, GFA classes will be divided into smaller groups, implementing social distancing, while following GFA’s safety and sanitation protocols. Masks will be required for all instructors, students and staff. Students will report to their scheduled location on a rotating basis for the hands-on, face-to-face instruction.

NOTE: Please be aware that the COVID-19 situation is fluid. We are closely following the guidelines from the USG, TCSG and Georgia Department of Public Health. It is possible these outlined course delivery plans could change based on directives from these entities at a future date.

For more information, please download the registration form below.  

Download the Fall 2020 course information and registration form.