Majors

Minors

Minors, certificates and certifications add value and enhance degrees for enrolled degree-seeking students. Learn more about available professional certificate programs for non-degree seeking students.

Nexus Degrees

Motion picture set lighting

The nexus degree in motion picture set lighting is an experiential program that provides students with hands-on, real-world understanding of electrical distribution and the operations of set lighting (design, planning and execution of lighting professional settings) necessary to facilitate entry-level jobs in film and television production. Through their coursework, students learn practical skills and knowledge of lighting theory to develop advanced skills in lighting sets and locations for motion pictures or episodic series. Students are trained on how to operate industry equipment, the best practices in lighting, networking practices and workplace etiquette.

Potential Careers

  • Lighting technicians (rigging grip, rigging gaffer)
  • Lighting designer
  • Camera operators, television, video and motion pictures
  • Broad cast technicians

General Education: (42 semester hours)

Course catalog requirements for Areas A-E are the same as the nexus degree in professional sound design for film and television.

Area F – Courses Related to the Program of Study (18 hours)
  • GFA 1000 – Introduction to Film and Television Production
  • GFA 3020 – Motion Picture Set Lighting I (6 credit hours) and
  • GFA 4020 – Motion Picture Set Lighting II (6 credit hours) OR GFA 4000, Film, Television and Digital Entertainment Production Apprenticeship (6 credit hours)

Learn more about how nexus degree students benefit from professional training, internships, apprenticeships and job placement opportunities from GGC's partnership with the Georgia Film Academy.

Contact LiberalArts@ggc.edu with questions or to learn more.

Production design

The nexus degree in production design is an experiential program that provides students with hands-on, real-world experience performing the day-to-day activities of the production field. Students will be trained on how to operate industry equipment, the best practices in production, industry resume and networking practices, and workplace etiquette. Production design includes all of the visual elements that make up a film, television show or theater production. Production designers oversee the overall look and feel of a production, working with a team that creates props and sets, and manages the location scouting department.

Potential Careers

  • Set and exhibit designers
  • Camera operators, television, video and motion pictures
  • Art director
  • Production designer
  • Prop master
  • Location scout

General Education: (42 semester hours)

Course catalog requirements for Areas A-E are the same as the nexus degree in professional sound design for film and television.

Area F – Courses Related to the Program of Study (18 hours)
  • GFA-1000 – Introduction to Film and Television Production
  • GFA-3010 – Production Design I (6 credit hours) and 
  • GFA-4010 – Production Design II (6 credit hours) OR GFA-4000 – Film, Television and Digital Entertainment Production Apprenticeship (6 credit hours)

Learn more about how nexus degree students benefit from professional training, internships, apprenticeships and job placement opportunities from GGC's partnership with the Georgia Film Academy.

Contact LiberalArts@ggc.edu with questions or to learn more.

Production for film and television

The nexus degree in production for film and television is an experiential program that provides students with hands-on, real-world experience performing the day-to-day activities of the production field. Students will be trained on how to operate industry equipment, the best practices in production, industry resume and networking practices, and workplace etiquette. Students also gains skills in lighting design through an understanding of electrical distribution and the operations of set lighting (design, planning and execution of lighting professional settings) necessary to facilitate entry-level jobs in film and television production. Production is the process through which a film or television series is produced, involving a number of complex stages, a variety of technologies and cinematic techniques.

Potential Careers

  • Lighting technicians
  • Camera operators, television, video and motion pictures
  • Director of photography
  • Set and exhibit designers

General Education: (42 semester hours)

Course catalog requirements for Areas A-E are the same as the nexus degree in professional sound design for film and television.

Area F – Courses Related to the Program of Study (18 hours)
  • GFA-1000 – Introduction to Film and Television Production

Choose two of the following courses:

  • GFA-3010 – Production Design 1 (6 credit hours)
  • GFA-3020 – Motion Picture Set Lighting I (6 credit hours)
  • GFA-4000 – Film, Television and Digital Entertainment Production Apprenticeship (6 credit hours)

Learn more about how nexus degree students benefit from professional training, internships, apprenticeships and job placement opportunities from GGC's partnership with the Georgia Film Academy.

Contact LiberalArts@ggc.edu with questions or to learn more.

Professional editing for film and television

The nexus degree in professional editing for film and television is an experiential program that provides students with hands-on experience with the tools and techniques of post-production for careers in editing.  Students participate in creative, narrative editing projects to demonstrate proficiency in post-production theory and practice. Editing is the manipulation and arrangement of shots used to structure and present film/video information in ways that convey content visually to viewers. This includes film, television, advertisement, video essays, etc.

Potential Careers

  • Film and video editors
  • Camera operators, television, video and motion pictures
  • Video technicians
  • Special effects artists and animators
  • Media technical directors/managers
  • Broadcast technicians

General Education: (42 semester hours)

Course catalog requirements for Areas A-E are the same as the nexus degree in professional sound design for film and television.

Area F – Courses Related to the Program of Study (18 hours)
  • GFA-1040 – Introduction to Film and Television Post-Production
  • GFA-3040 – Introduction to Editing with Avid Media Composer 100 (6 credit hours) and
  • GFA-4040 – Advanced Editing with Avid Media Composer 200 (6 credit hours) OR GFA 4000 – Film, Television and Digital Entertainment Production Apprenticeship (6 credit hours)

Learn more about how nexus degree students benefit from professional training, internships, apprenticeships and job placement opportunities from GGC's partnership with the Georgia Film Academy.

Contact LiberalArts@ggc.edu with questions or to learn more.

Professional sound design for film and television

The nexus degree in professional sound design for film and television is an experiential program that provides students with hands-on experience with the tools and techniques of post-production for careers in sound editing. The final and most important element needed to create an immersive film/television experience for the audience. Sound designers work in post-production by recording, acquiring, manipulating or generating audio elements that enhance the mood, atmosphere and/or tone of a film/television episode. Sound design components include sound effects (SFX), mixing, foley, dialogue and music.

Potential Careers

  • Sound engineering technicians
  • Sound editor or mixer
  • Audio technicians
  • Media technical directors/managers
  • Broadcast technicians
  • ADR editor

Learn more about how nexus degree students benefit from professional training, internships, apprenticeships and job placement opportunities from GGC's partnership with the Georgia Film Academy.

Contact LiberalArts@ggc.edu with questions or to learn more.

Certificate and Certification Programs

Minors, certificates and certifications add value and enhance degrees for enrolled degree-seeking students. Learn more about available professional certificate programs for non-degree seeking students.


Additional Academic Offerings

Interested in pursuing a graduate program or career in health care or engineering? Gain a competitive advantage with course choices, mentoring and research opportunities that start during your GGC freshman year.

Advising, advising checklists and articulation agreements extend to opportunities to earn associates, master’s and doctorate degrees from other institutions.

Anesthesiologist assistant: pre-advising

Learn more about pre-anesthesiologist assistant (PDF) and the classes generally needed prior to applying to programs at other institutions. Students are strongly advised to check with the program they plan to apply to for specific prerequisites.

Email prehealth@ggc.edu for more information about pre-health careers.

Clinical laboratory science or medical technology: pre-advising

Learn more about pre-clinical laboratory science or pre-medical technology (PDF) and the classes generally needed prior to applying to programs at other institutions. Students are strongly advised to check with the program they plan to apply to for specific prerequisites.

Email prehealth@ggc.edu for more information about pre-health careers.

Dental hygiene: pre-advising

Learn more about pre-dental hygiene (PDF) and the classes generally needed prior to applying to programs at other institutions. Students are strongly advised to check with the program they plan to apply to for specific prerequisites.

Email prehealth@ggc.edu for more information about pre-health careers.

Dentistry: pre-advising

Learn more about pre-dentistry (PDF) and the classes generally needed prior to applying to programs at other institutions. Students are strongly advised to check with the program they plan to apply to for specific prerequisites.

Email prehealth@ggc.edu for more information about pre-health careers.

Engineering: USG Regents' Engineering Pathway

GGC participates in the Regents' Engineering Pathway (REP), which makes engineering programs more accessible to students throughout Georgia.

Participation in REP saves students money in tuition, fees, housing and meals, while attending college closer to home for the first two years of study. GGC professors also work closely with program coordinators from participating institutions to align program curriculum needs. This coordination assures a seamless transfer to the engineering school of choice to complete your bachelor's degree.

REP Transfer Options

REP Requirements

  • Satisfy all courses required for admission of regular transfer students to any of the participating institutions.
  • Complete all required math and science, as well as some engineering courses, at GGC (Listed in Appendix A of the REP Agreement (PDF) on the USG website).
  • Review REP information and the REP Agreement (PDF) on the USG website for more information.

Admission requirements, including GPA, vary at the partner institutions. Visit the institution's website to review requirements.

Medicine: pre-advising

Learn more about pre-medicine (PDF) and the classes generally needed prior to applying to programs at other institutions. Students are strongly advised to check with the program they plan to apply to for specific prerequisites.

Email prehealth@ggc.edu for more information about pre-health careers.

Medicine: doctor of osteopathic medicine NYITCOM articulation agreement

GGC has developed an agreement with the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYITCOM) to offer eligible students early interview and admissions consideration. Program applicants must have completed their first two years of undergraduate education at GGC and meet and maintain the following criteria:

  • Enter the program at the end of their second undergraduate year and apply at the end of their third year.
  • Maintain the overall grade point average of 3.5
  • Earn an MCAT score (on the MCAT taken no later than June 30 of the third academic year) at least equal to the mean MCAT score of the NYITCOM first-year class at the applicable NYITCOM campus for the year the student began the undergraduate study.
  • Complete a minimum of 8 hours of biology (course/lab), 8 hours each of general chemistry and organic chemistry (course/lab), 8 hours of physics (course/lab), and 6 hours of English, with no grade below C in any of these courses or labs.

Note: Candidates will be held to the same rigorous admissions standards as other applicants, and final decisions will be solely at the discretion of NYITCOM.

Contact your faculty mentor or GGC’s School of Science and Technology (SSTadvising@ggc.edu) to learn more about this agreement or your intent to apply.

Learn more about the degree and admission requirements for the doctor of osteopathic medicine (DO) from the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Medicine: doctor of osteopathic medicine PCOM articulation agreement

GGC has developed an agreement with the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) to offer eligible students consideration from the faculty committee on admissions at PCOM provided students meet defined criteria including but not limited to the following:

  • Declare their intent to apply for enrollment in the program during their sophomore year at GGC.
  • Complete the undergraduate course requirements as listed in PCOM's catalog.
  • Earn (on the 4.0 grading system) a grade point average of at least 3.25 through the end of junior year.
  • Take the Medical College Admissions Test as early as possible but no later than the Fall of the senior year.
  • Earn a minimum score of the fiftieth percentile (50%) in each section of the MCAT.
  • Apply to PCOM through AACOMAS no later than Oct. 31 of the senior year and submit the PCOM supplemental application (with application fee) no later than Nov. 30 of the senior year.
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from an osteopathic physician (DO).

Note: The final decision on admission to the DO program will be made by PCOM's faculty committee on admissions after the candidate has had a formal PCOM interview.

Contact your faculty mentor or GGC’s School of Science and Technology (SSTadvising@ggc.edu) to learn more about this agreement or your intent to apply.

Learn more about the degree and admission requirements of the doctor of osteopathic medicine (DO) from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Occupational therapy: pre-advising

Learn more about pre-occupational therapy (PDF) and the classes generally needed prior to applying to programs at other institutions. Students are strongly advised to check with the program they plan to apply to for specific prerequisites.

Email prehealth@ggc.edu for more information about pre-health careers.

Optometry: pre-advising

Learn more about pre-optometry (PDF) and the classes generally needed prior to applying to programs at other institutions. Students are strongly advised to check with the program they plan to apply to for specific prerequisites.

Email prehealth@ggc.edu for more information about pre-health careers.

Pharmacy: pre-advising

Learn more about pre-pharmacy (PDF) and the classes generally needed prior to applying to programs at other institutions. Students are strongly advised to check with the program they plan to apply to for specific prerequisites.

Email prehealth@ggc.edu for more information about pre-health careers.

Pharmacy: PharmD early assurance program

GGC partners with the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) to offer eligible students majoring in biology and chemistry an opportunity to enter pharmacy school after completing their junior year at GGC. Following their second year of pharmacy school, eligible students receive their bachelor’s degree from GGC, then continue in the program to earn a doctorate from PCOM.

This agreement allows students to begin their careers early while saving tuition dollars.

Contact your faculty mentor or GGC’s School of Science and Technology (SSTadvising@ggc.edu) to determine if PharmD Early Assurance Program is right for you.

Learn more about degree and admission requirements for a doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Physical therapy: pre-advising

Learn more about pre-physical therapy (PDF) and the classes generally needed prior to applying to programs at other institutions. Students are strongly advised to check with the program they plan to apply to for specific prerequisites.

Email prehealth@ggc.edu for more information about pre-health careers.

Physician assistant: pre-advising

Learn more about pre-physician assistant (PDF) and the classes generally needed prior to applying to programs at other institutions. Students are strongly advised to check with the program they plan to apply to for specific prerequisites.

Email prehealth@ggc.edu for more information about pre-health careers.

Radiologic science: pre-advising

Learn more about pre-radiologic science (PDF) and the classes generally needed prior to applying to programs at other institutions. Students are strongly advised to check with the program they plan to apply to for specific prerequisites.

Email prehealth@ggc.edu for more information about pre-health careers.

Respiratory therapy: pre-advising

Learn more about pre-respiratory therapy (PDF) and the classes generally needed prior to applying to programs at other institutions. Students are strongly advised to check with the program they plan to apply to for specific prerequisites.

Email prehealth@ggc.edu for more information about pre-health careers.

Veterinary medicine: pre-advising

Learn more about pre-veterinary medicine (PDF) and the classes generally needed prior to applying to programs at other institutions. Students are strongly advised to check with the program they plan to apply to for specific prerequisites.

Email prehealth@ggc.edu for more information about pre-health careers.

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