UGA’s MFA Film Program Expands Student Resources with Athena Studios Partnership

UGA Master of Fine Arts in Film, Television and Digital Media students film a scene

(photo courtesy of Grady College)

The Graduate School congratulates UGA’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication’s Master of Fine Arts in Film, Television and Digital Media Program on its recent partnership with Athena Studios in Athens, expanding its studio space and technology resources for students.

“When we designed our state-of-the-art production space, it was important to include a dedicated soundstage to educate and train the next generation of TV and film production professionals,” said Joel Harber, CEO of Athena Studios. “Studio space minutes from UGA’s campus is a powerful combination that will help power the Georgia film industry’s pool of talent and resources in the years to come.”

The Master of Fine Arts in Film, Television and Digital Media is accepting applications for its fourth cohort with some exciting plot developments including a partnership with the new Athena Studios, less than five miles from the UGA campus; growth of the Distinguished Industry Mentor program that includes professionals like Chuck Hayward (“WandaVision”), Davita Scarlett (“The Good Fight”) and Damon Lindelof (“Watchmen”); and the ongoing partnership with Georgia Film Academy at the program’s second-year homebase, Trilith Studios.

January 15, 2023 is the deadline to apply for the Fall 2023 MFA Film cohort, educating students in skills to become above-the line writers, directors and producers in Georgia’s burgeoning film industry. The UGA MFA program remains rich in resources and one of the most affordable of its kind.

The MFA Film program will host a virtual open house for prospective students on Tuesday, December 6 from 7 to 8 p.m. EST.
Register for the Open House here.

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