Bachelor of Arts
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.
At Georgia Gwinnett College, students are uniquely situated within a “camera-ready community” that embraces Georgia’s burgeoning film industry. Cinema and Media Arts Production 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.
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.
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.
- Course catalog requirements for a BA in Cinema and Media Arts Production design and production
- Academic map for design and production concentration (PDF)
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.
- Course catalog requirements for a BA in Cinema and Media Arts Production entertainment industries studies
- Academic map for entertainment industries studies concentration (PDF)
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.
- Course catalog requirements for a BA in Cinema and Media Arts Production writing for stage and screen
- Academic map for writing for stage and screen concentration (PDF)
The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia approved Georgia Gwinnett College’s (GGC) request for a nexus degree in professional sound design for film and television on May 12, 2020. To offer this degree, GGC must obtain Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) approval and could begin offering the curriculum in 2021.
GGC’s nexus courses will be taught onsite at the Georgia Film Academy (GFA) by GFA instructors as well as on GGC’s campus and through distance education.
Learn more about the CMAP internship.
Learn more about a minor in film.