UWG students filming a movie.

We Make Makers

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.

Georgia Film Consortium

The Georgia Film Consortium is a collaborative effort of the institutions of the University System supporting workforce needs of the film and digital entertainment industries.

The University of West Georgia is a member of the Georgia Film Consortium (GFC). 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.

Geergia Film Academy Logo

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.

As a student in one of the programs listed below, 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

For more information about the Georgia Film Academy, please visit: https://www.georgiafilmacademy.edu/

GFC Certificate Credit Hours and Contact Info    
ProgramContactGFC Hours Allowed
Bachelor of Science - 
Mass Communications
Deon Kay, 678-839-494218 Hours
Bachelor of Science -  
Film & Video Production
Deon Kay, 678-839-494218 Hours
Nexus - Film & Television ProductionDeon Kay, 678-839-494218 Hours
The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies -
Film Pathway
Andy Walter, 678-839-407018 Hours
Bachelor of Arts - EnglishMaria Doyle, 678-839-235612 Hours
Bachelor of Arts - TheatreShelly Elman, 678-839-470412 Hours

The GFC semester schedule follows the eCore Common Academic Calendar.

For questions or more information about the Georgia Film Consortium, please contact Academics Coordinator Emma Smith, emma.smith@usg.edu

The GFC is a unique-in-the-nation, state-wide effort which provides you with: