Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) recently launched a new program specifically established to prepare students for Georgia’s thriving film industry. The new Cinema and Media Arts Production (CMAP) major offers students interdisciplinary studies that are applicable to a variety of careers including broadcasting, social media management, public relations and publishing.
“Film and television production in Georgia has increased exponentially over the past 30 years,” said Dr. Stas Preczewski, president of GGC. “Remaining true to the mission of GGC, it’s imperative that we remain aware of employment trends and continue to develop programs that will give our graduates a competitive edge in the job market. Producing an educated workforce not only changes the lives of our students, it ultimately yields more revenue and business for Gwinnett County, improving the quality of life for the community as a whole.”
According to the Bureau of Labor statistics, positions as film/video editors, producers, directors and camera operators are growing at a rate faster than the national average for most fields. In FY15 alone, feature films and television production in Georgia generated roughly $6 billion back into the state’s economy.
The unique program offers concentrations in design and production, entertainment industries studies, and writing for stage and screen and a minor in film. CMAP students experience strategic internships tailored to their area of interest, offering practical experience that can be immediately implemented upon graduation.
For more information about the Cinema and Media Arts Production program, please visit http://www.ggc.edu/academics/degrees-and-programs/cinema-media-arts-production/.