UGA Establishes Master of Fine Arts Film Program

The University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication and Franklin College of Arts and Sciences have aligned with Pinewood Forest and Georgia Film Academy to create a Master of Fine Arts in film, television and digital media program.

This particular program is the first of its kind in the Peach State. For their first year, MFA candidates enroll in coursework within an academic setting and move onto producing projects in a major studio setting during their second year.

“The University of Georgia is uniquely positioned to house this interdisciplinary program that will make a lasting economic and educational impact on one of our state’s leading industries,” said UGA’s president, Jere W. Morehead.

“As Georgia continues to grow as a world leader in film and TV production, UGA will help meet our state’s critical need for world-class writers, directors, producers, cinematographers, editors and other key personnel for years to come,” said Charles N. Davis, dean of Grady College.

The new MFA program is a significant addition to the university’s already strong educational offerings related to the film and television industry, including Grady College’s entertainment and media studies major and Franklin College’s film studies major.

“This program is an important step in the evolution of film studies at UGA as we continue to broaden our students’ creative abilities,” said Alan Dorsey, dean of Franklin College. “The collaboration between Franklin College and Grady College will produce many new imaginative projects and prepare a new generation of graduate students for exciting careers in global media.”