Film and TV Production - Scenic Technician I

Program Description

Film and TV Production – Construction & Scenic Painting Technician certificate program will train competent entry-level Film/Video Art Department - Construction and Scenic Painters assistants who can successfully get an entry-level job in the film/video production industry or continue with their education goals in one of the other Film Production program areas. Subject matter includes basic training in Set Construction for film/TV, fundamentals of safety tool function, and usage, basic painting and texturing techniques, the production process and crew responsibilities and hierarchy. Hands on labs provide students with real world Film and TV construction/scenic simulations.

Program Details

  • Major Code: FI21
  • Location: Griffin Campus
  • Award Level: Technical Certificate of Credit
  • Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring
  • Minimum Length of Program: 2 Terms
  • Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 22

Admission Requirements

  • Submit completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript with test scores and ALL post-secondary transcripts in an official sealed envelope
  • Meet assessment requirements

The following is a suggested path to complete this program in a timely manner. An individual’s path to completion may be different based on institutional and personal factors affecting his/her academic progress.

Note: While all courses are offered, they may vary by term and campus. See the program advisor for any questions.

First Term
COFC 1000Safety2
COFC 1020Professional Tool Use and Safety3
COFC 1030Materials and Fasteners2
FILM 1100GFA Introduction to On-Set Film Production6
FILM 1010Basic Skills of Film and Television Production I AND3
FILM 1020Basic Skills for Film and Television Production II3
Second Term
COFC 1050Construction Print Reading Fundamentals3
FILM 1080Film & TV Basic Set Construction & Scenic Painting I3
FILM 1090Film & TV Basic Set Construction & Scenic Painting II3
Scenic Technician

Program Advisor
Dean-Douglas Bruce
Georgia School of Cinema

Admin. Assistant
Suzanne Lizana

Instructor – Chuck Kerr (IATSE)
Instructor – Lisa Clark (IATSE)
Instructor – Gary Pitts
Instructor - Andre Cohen  PGA

Career and Academic Planning
Sharon Craft
Career Advisor
Griffin Campus
Room 107