The new M.F.A. program in Film, Television, and Digital Media will prepare graduate students with experience in contemporary production practices, specifically in producing, writing, directing, and management, as well as in the burgeoning digital media fields.
The new M.F.A. program in Film, Television, and Digital Media will prepare a new generation of graduate students with experience in contemporary production practices, specifically in producing, writing, directing, and management, as well as in the burgeoning digital media fields.
Students will generate content across multiple platforms, as well as find creative and management positions within the changing media landscape of film, television, and digital media. The first year will be based in Athens, where students would take 32 credits of course work learning fundamentals of storytelling, film production, and film history and criticism. In the second year, students will take 30 credits of course work. They will study, work, and live in residence at the town of Trilith, adjacent to Trilith Atlanta Studios while taking courses from UGA faculty. During their Trilith residency, production students will engage in capstone experiences and professional internships at Trilith and other locations in the Atlanta area. Meanwhile, some students in the writing program will work in observership either at Trilith or at another production location in Northeast Georgia.
In addition, during their Trilith residency, students will participate in the professional production of their work, facilitated by the Georgia Film Academy and using the Academy’s$9.5 million of production resources, including a 16,000-square-foot sound stage, state-of-the-art mill and workshop, production offices, fleet of trucks, post production suites, and a full range production equipment.
Applicants accepted for the master of fine arts program begin their studies in the fall semester. Admission is based on undergraduate grade point average, a writing sample, a statement of purpose, and letters of recommendation, as well as previous professional experience and scholarly work.
Anyone holding a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is eligible to apply for admission to the master of fine arts program. The program is open both to students with undergraduate majors in journalism and mass communication, film studies, and to those who have majored in other areas.
Degree Awarded: MFA
Degree Code: MFA_FTDM
School/College: Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication
Academic Department: Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication
Graduate Coordinator: Jeffrey Springston