Oct 02, 2022  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog

10300 School of Film, Media & Theatre

School of Film, Media & Theatre
10th Floor, 25 Park Place Building
Atlanta, GA 30303

Greg Smith, Director
Ethan Tussey, Graduate Director

The School of Film, Media & Theatre offers a Master of Arts degree in Communication with a concentration in Film, Video, and Digital Imaging. This program offers an emphasis either in Moving Image Studies or Film and Media Production. The Moving Image Studies track is designed for students who want advanced credentials in film and media studies, as a stepping stone to the doctoral program or into a career in the media sector. The Film and Media Production track builds the student’s technical expertise in all areas of digital production including editing, cinematography, sound design, and new media programming. While at the same time encouraging students to use this technical expertise to develop a strong and original aesthetic voice.

The School of Film, Media & Theatre offers a Master of Fine Arts degree in Digital Filmmaking. There is a concentration in Filmmaking and a concentration in Visual Effects and Virtual Production. The Filmmaking concentration of the M.F.A. degree prepares students to produce various forms of media – including documentary, fiction, experimental, community-based, analog film, and advocacy media – through rigorous practice and in dialogue with a rich multicultural lineage of cinema and media histories, theories, and aesthetics. By equipping students with thorough knowledge of film and media production and by guiding students in developing their own distinctive voice and visual style, the Filmmaking concentration prepares students to be well-rounded, skilled filmmakers and media artists who meet professional standards for industry, artistic, and/or activist communities. For information about the Visual Effects and Virtual Production concentration, contact the Creative Media Industries Institute.

The School of Film, Media & Theatre also offers a Ph.D. in Communication Studies with a concentration in Moving Image Studies. Drawing theoretical perspectives from film, television, new media, and performance studies, the Moving Image Studies Ph.D. program prepares students to investigate how moving images are constructed and perceived, how they impact the culture, and how the visual and performing arts are being transformed in the digital age.

Program Financial Information

Lab fees will be assessed automatically for students who register for certain courses. For more information, please feel free to contact the school or review the GoSolar or catalog course listings to determine if a course includes a lab fee.


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