Film Technology (AAS)

Program Description

Film Technology - Associate of Applies Science degree program will train competent entry-level Film/Video Production technicians 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 occupational areas of interest, i.e. Electrical & Lighting, Grip & Rigging, On-Set Production Assistant, Hair & Makeup, Set Construction & Scenic, etc..., emphasizing competencies in production protocols, the pre-production / production / post-production process and crew responsibilities / hierarchy. Hands on labs provide student with real world Film and TV production simulations.

Program Details

  • Major Code: FT23
  • Award Level: Associate of Applied Science Degree
  • Location: Griffin Campus
  • Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Minimum Length of Program: 5 Terms
  • Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 61

Admission Requirement

  • 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.

TermCourseTitleCredits
First Term
ENGL 1101Composition and Rhetoric (Required)3
COMP 1000Introduction to Computers3
Choose One: (Required)
FILM 1100GFA Introduction to On-Set Film Production OR6
FILM 1010Basic Skills of Film and Television Production I AND3
FILM 1020Basic Skills for Film and Television Production II3
Occupational Specialization3
Second Term
Natural Sciences/Mathematics electiveChoose one: (Required)3
MATH 1101*Mathematical Modeling OR
MATH 1103Quantitative Skills and Reasoning OR
MATH 1111College Algebra
Social/Behavioral Sciences electiveChoose One: (Required)3
SOCI 1101Introduction to Sociology OR
PSYC 1101 Introductory Psychology
Occupational Specialization (3 courses)9
Third Term
Humanities/Fine Arts electiveChoose One (Required)3
HUMN 1101, MUSC 1101, OR ARTS 1101
FILM 2010Advanced Skills for Film and TV Production I3
FILM 2020 Advanced Skills for Film and TV Production II3
Occupational Specialization (2 courses)6
Fourth Term
Occupational Electives9
General Core elective*: (Required)3
Choose one non-repetitive course from Area I,II,III or IV (see page 6 of course catalog)
Fifth Term
Choose one of the following:
FILM 2550GFA Film Practicum/Internship OR6
FILM 2900Film and TV Production Practicum/Internship4
Student MUST see program advisor for specialization course sequences
Film Technology Specialization. Choose One:
On-Set Production Assistant
FILM 1030Essentials of Film and Television Post-Production I3
FILM 2030Essentials of Film and TV Post-Production II3
FILM 1040Film and TV Production Scheduling/Movie Magic3
FILM 2040Advanced Film and TV Production Scheduling/Movie Magic3
FILM 1050Film and TV Production Budgeting/Movie Magic3
FILM 2050Advanced Film and TV Production Budgeting/Movie Magic3
Administrative Support Assistant
BUSN 1190Digital Technologies in Business2
BUSN 1240Office Procedures3
BUSN 1400Word Processing Applications4
BUSN 1430Desktop Publishing and Presentation Applications4
BUSN 1440Document Production4
FILM 1040Film and TV Production Scheduling/Movie Magic3
FILM 1050Film and TV Production Budgeting/Movie Magic3
Set Construction/Scenic Technician
COFC 1000Safety2
COFC 1020Professional Tool Use and Safety3
COFC 1030Materials and Fasteners2
COFC 1050Construction Print Reading Fundamentals3
FILM 1080Film & TV Basic Set Construction & Scenic Painting I3
FILM 1090Film & TV Basic Set Construction & Scenic Painting II3
FILM 2080Film and TV Adv. Set Construction and Scenic Paint I3
FILM 2090Film and TV Adv. Set Construction and Scenic Paint II3
Electric/Lighting Technician
IDFC 1007Industrial Safety Procedures2
ELTR 1030Electrical Systems Basics II7
FILM 1310Basic Skills of Electric/Lighting for Film I3
FILM 1320Basic Skills of Electric/Lighting for Film II3
DIET 1000Intro to Diesel Technology, Tools, and Safety3
FILM 2310Advanced Skills of Electric/Lighting for Film I3
FILM 2320Advanced Skills of Electric/Lighting for Film II3
Grip/Rigging Technician
COFC 1020Professional Tool Use and Safety3
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
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
Film and TV - Film Technology AAS

Program Advisor
Dean-Douglas Bruce
Georgia School of Cinema
douglas.bruce@sctech.edu
770-467-6039

Admin. Assistant
Suzanne Lizana
suzanne.lizana@sctech.edu

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

Career and Academic Planning
Sharon Craft
Career Advisor
sharon.craft@sctech.edu
706-646-6143
Griffin Campus
Room 107