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Associate of Arts in Film

The two-year A.A. film degree program prepares students to enter the field of film production and Georgia’s burgeoning film industry.

Coursework emphasizes the development of skills in areas such as storytelling, compositing, editing, visual effects, motion graphics, and sound editing. View the suggested course sequence for the B.A. and A.A. degrees in the academic catalog.

  • Hands-on, project-based courses with small class sizes & industry-involved faculty
  • Training for jobs in Atlanta’s booming $4 billion film & media industry including careers in production, screenwriting, & visual effects
  • Option to earn industry-recognized certification from The Georgia Film Academy as part of degree
  • Collaboration with a vibrant & diverse community of student filmmakers & faculty
  • Program graduates work in Atlanta’s booming film industry at companies such as Warner Bros. Discovery, Crafty Apes, NFL Network, Company 3, and create their own production companies.
  • Clayton State student films have won awards & screened at more than 100 film festivals internationally.

The student learning outcomes for the Associate of Arts degree in Film Production are:

  • to develop technical skills that are fundamental to on-set film production,
  • to acquire and model accepted industry practices, including those regarding professional collaborations, safety and ethical standards, to demonstrate employment marketability in the film industry.

View the associate of arts in film curriculum