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Film and Digital Media Courses

NEEDED!  Writers, Technicians, Editors, Creative Producers

The booming film industry in Georgia demands well-trained technicians and crafts people.  But public demand for digital media far exceeds the output of these large-scale productions.  To meet this demand, the Film and Digital Media Center of Continuing Education at Clayton State University now offers training in the independent media industry for writers, technicians, editors and creative producers.

Graduates of the Film and Digital Media Certificate Program develop an understanding of “above the line” and “below the line” positions in the independently-financed media industry.  This training allows graduates to apply for positions with productions already in process.  More particularly, graduates develop the necessary skills to launch their own projects whether as writers, producers, directors, and/or editors.

FDMC currently offers three tracks:  writing, production and post-production.  The tracks are leveled and come together for two cumulative workshops.  Students enrolled in FDMC’s certificate program receive training in studio operations and positions, script writing, camera and sound care and operation, Adobe Creative Suite’s PremierePro, basic accounting, legal and insurance production requirements, etc.  Students, most importantly, have hands-on experience through course work and through the crafting of at least two short films.  These films become their calling cards for the industry.

Fall 2020 Certificate Courses begin September 14, 2020

Writing 1:  211JFLM101A   Teresa Steppe         $399   Hybrid FDMC & online

September 15-October 29      Tuesday on site/Thursday on line             6:30-9:30pm


Production 1: 211JFLM102A    Tommy Stein     $399     Onsite FDMC

September 19-October 31       Saturdays    10am-4:30pm


Post Production 1: 211JFLM103A    TBD     $399    Onsite FDMC

September 14-October 28      Monday/Wednesday    6:30-9:30pm


Workshop 1: 212JFLM104A     Tommy Stein/Teresa Steppe   $399     Onsite FDMC

November 2-December 17   Mondays/Thursdays   6:30-9:30pm

November 21, 10am-1pm (special date to cover Thanksgiving Holiday)

Premier:  December 19, 2020,   6:30-8:30pm    Saturday     Onsite FDMC


Please see our stand-alone elective courses.  FDMC offers “special topics” seminars in directing, acting, special effects editing, soundtrack design, cameras and lights, writing, and more.  These courses will be offered as on-site seminars or as hybrids or as classes exclusively online.