Film and TV Production - Grip & Rigging Technician II

Program Description

This program is designed to prepare entry level workers for a job as a production assistant assigned to the grip Department in the film and TV/video production industry, with an emphasis in the day-to-day working environment of on-stage and 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: FP41
  • Award Level: Technical Certificate of Credit
  • Location: Griffin Campus
  • Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring
  • Minimum Length of Program: 2 Terms
  • Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 19

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
FILM 2010Advanced Skills for Film and TV Production I3
FILM 2020Advanced Skills for Film and TV Production II3
FILM 2410Advanced Skills of Grip/Rigging for Film I3
FILM 2420Advanced Skills of Grip/Rigging for Film II3
FILM 2430Basics of Crane, Condor and Heavy Equipment3
Second Term
FILM 2550GFA Film Practicum/Internship6
FILM 2900Film and TV Production Practicum/Internship4
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