Film and TV Production - Grip & Rigging Technician I

Program Description

This program is designed to prepare entry level workers for a job as a production assistant assigned to the Grip / Rigging Department in the film and TV/video production industry, with an emphasis in the day-to-day working environment of stage production and on-location production operation. With skills in Grip Department protocol, proficiency in industry standard equipment, operations and logistical support, knowledge of workplace and production hierarchy and the overall production business, these student will possess the skill-set to enter the highly competitive film and TV production marketplace with an advantage over their untrained counterparts.

Program Details

  • Major Code: FP31
  • Award Level: Technical Certificate of Credit
  • Location: Griffin Campus
  • Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring
  • Minimum Length of Program: 1 Term
  • Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 18

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 1020Professional Tool Use and Safety3
Choose One: (Required)
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
FILM 1410Basic Skills of Grip/Rigging for Film I3
FILM 1420Basic Skills of Grip/Rigging for Film II3
FILM 1430Basics of Dolly and Track Operations3
Grip/Rigging 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