Influence the World

Media impacts our lives on a daily basis. From cinema and television, to smartphones and Facebook, media entertains us, informs us, and shapes the modern world around us.

Make your mark in modern media and experience the power of changing the way people think and feel – about themselves and the world around them.

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Access

Access to bachelor's degrees for more people, where potential trumps privilege, and tenacity and commitment matter more than one’s academic past. Honors Program? We’ve got you covered there, too.

Attentive

Attentive education that focuses on your success with faculty mentorships that linger after graduation. Standards are high, but you’ve got this with access to tutoring and professors who are engaged in your success.

Affordable

GGC’s innovative practices, caring culture and affordable tuition educate today's careers, and change the future for students at all levels, of all ages, from all walks of life.

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Cinema and Media Arts Concentrations

    Design and production

    The design and production concentration has specifically been designed to train individuals for the highly demanded on-set (below-the-line) positions needed for Georgia’s industry workforce. Students completing this concentration will be set-ready for production at the entry level.

    Entertainment industries studies

    The entertainment industries studies concentration is designed for students considering careers in other professions in the media industries such as law, media entertainment, digital media, publishing, etc. This track also serves students who will seek out higher education opportunities in graduate programs in film, television, and/or other media.

    Writing for stage and screen

    The writing for stage and screen concentration is designed for students interested in above-the-line positions as writers in theatre, film, television or the web. Students are required to complete a writing project within a professional writing “story room” environment that results in a material screenplay in collaboration with an industry collective.

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    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

      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 @email 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

      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 @email 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

      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 @email 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

      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 @email 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 @email with questions or to learn more.

      Careers and Grad School Prep

      The study of film and media is highly interdisciplinary, leading to exciting careers in areas such as film, television, broadcasting, advertising, social media manager, event manager, magazine journalist, public relations, and publishing. Students with a bachelor’s degree in cinema and media arts production can also prepare students for graduate studies, media education, and a variety of professional degrees in film and television studies and other media industries.

      • On set production assistant (PA)
      • Script supervision
      • Office PA
      • Location scout
      • Electric: on set operators
      • Editorial assistant
      • Journalist
      • Advertising copywriter
      • Digital copywriter
      • Scriptwriter
      • Social media manager
      • Community arts worker
      • Marketing executive
      • Master of fine arts (MFA) in visual arts, film, creative writing, theatre and drama
      • Master of arts (MA) or doctorate (Ph.D.) in film, television, communications, media studies, screen studies, English

      More information on employment opportunities can be found at the websites of the Bureau of Labor Statistics (PDF) and Georgia Department of Economic Development.

      Engaged Learning

      At Georgia Gwinnett College, students are uniquely situated within a “camera-ready community” that embraces Georgia’s burgeoning film industry. CMAP majors gain hands-on experience with current digital media equipment and media techniques, participate in rewarding internships that connect students with industry professionals, and attend courses tailored to their interests and skills in various areas of film and other media industries.

      CMAP majors also benefit from professional training, internships, apprenticeships and job placement opportunities from GGC's partnership with the Georgia Film Academy.

      GGC also creates global engagement through internationalized i‑courses and study abroad opportunities.

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      Minors, Certificates, Certifications

      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.

        African American studies minor

        Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with an African American studies minor.

        Anthropology minor

        Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with an anthropology minor.

        Biology minor

        Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a biology minor.

        Biomedical sciences for academic enhancers certificate

        Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a biomedical sciences for academic enhancers certificate.

        Biomedical sciences for career changers certificate

        Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a biomedical sciences for career changers certificate.

        Business administration minor

        Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a business administration minor (non-business majors).

        Business intelligence certificate

        Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a business intelligence certificate.

        Chemistry minor

        Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a chemistry minor.

        Creative writing minor

        Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a creative writing minor.

        Criminal justice / criminology minor

        Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a criminal justice / criminology minor.

        Cybersecurity certificate

        Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a cybersecurity certificate.

        English minor

        Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with an English minor.

        Film minor

        Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a film minor.

        Gender studies minor

        Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a gender studies minor.

        Geography minor

        Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a geography minor.

        Gerontology certificate

        Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a gerontology certificate.

        Global studies certification

        Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a global studies certification.

        History minor

        Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a history minor.

        Information technology minor

        Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with an information technology minor.

        Integrative arts minor

        Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a integrative arts minor.

        Latin American studies certificate

        Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a Latin American studies certificate.

        Mathematics minor

        Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a mathematics minor.

        Musical studies minor

        Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a musical studies minor.

        Paralegal certification

        Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a paralegal certification.

        Physics minor

        Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a physics minor.

        Political science minor

        Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a political science minor.

        Professional studies minor

        Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a professional studies minor.

        Religious studies minor

        Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a religious studies minor.

        Sociology minor

        Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a sociology minor.

        Spanish for professionals certificate

        Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a Spanish for professionals certificate.

        Spanish minor

        Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a Spanish minor.

        TESOL certification

        Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a TESOL certification.

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