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.