The University of Georgia has been given the go-ahead to launch a master’s degree program aimed at training students to join the creative professions within the entertainment industry.
The University System of Georgia Board of Regents voted Tuesday to authorize UGA to offer a master of fine arts degree with a major in film, television and digital media. The program will train writers, directors, producers, cinematographers, production designers, editors and other personnel involved in creating film and TV content.
While Georgia has excelled in training students for the technical jobs involved in film and TV production since the state’s entertainment industry began to take off a decade ago, industry insiders say the state’s universities need course offerings that will lead to careers in content creation on the front end of those productions. The new UGA program is aimed at filling that gap.
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