College of the Arts
Department of Communication
- Program Description
- Admission Requirements
- Learning Outcomes
- Additional Program Requirements
- Program of Study
- 4 Year Course Schedule
The nexus degree will provide Georgians access to a career in the high demand area of Film Production (as defined by the Governor’s report on High Demand Career Initiatives). The Nexus Degree is tightly aligned with high priority talent demand of film production and the competencies and capabilities valued most within the industry. The Nexus degree is intended for anyone interested in pursuing a career in a film production-related-area – people who have not earned a degree, people who have a degree but want to transition into a high demand career field, and people who work in a high demand career field and want to advance in their film career ladder.
The Film Production Nexus consists of 60 credit hours, with a minimum requirement of 12 credit hours of upper-division courses (e.g., 3000-4000) and includes a substantive experiential learning component.
- Demonstrate the competencies needed to receive industry OSHA certification.
- Demonstrate professional level skills in the High Demand Career Initiative (HDCI) craft of film production.
- Demonstrate use of on-set film production equipment at a level appropriate to industry-standard practice.
Additional Program Requirements
Program Of Study
Area B Institutional Options Required Hours: 4-5
Select two of the following courses:
Select one of the following courses: Foreign Language 1001, 1002, 2001, or 2002
Any Area C-E course with a study abroad component.
Note: Students must complete Area B and Area D with a combined total of 15 credit hours within the following ranges: Area B, 4-5 hours; Area D1, 7-8 hours; Area D2, 3-4 hours. Any additional hours may be applied to Area F or beyond, depending on the program of study. Students should consult their advisors.
Area C Humanities/Fine Arts/Ethics Required Hours: 6
Select one of the following humanities courses:
Area D Science/Math/Technology Required Hours: 10-11
D1: Select two science courses from the list below, one of which must include a lab.
ASTR 1105/1305 (lab optional)
BIOL 1215K (lab included)
BIOL 1125 (no lab)
ENVS 1105/1105L (lab optional)
D2: Select one of the following courses or a science course from above:
Area E Social Sciences Required Hours: 12
Select one course from the following two courses:
Take the following course:
Select one behavioral science course from the following courses:
Select one world cultures course from the following courses:
Area F Courses Related to Major Required Hours: 18
The program consists of 18 hours of which at least 12 must be upper division courses as follows:
SELECT 12 HOURS FROM THE FOLLOWING:
COMM 3265 Electrical and Lighting
COMM 3266 Grip and Rigging
COMM 3275 Introduction to Special Makeup Effects
COMM 3267 Set Construction and Paint
COMM 3295 Production Accounting
COMM 3258 Post Production: Film & Television | Avid Editing, Digital Imaging & Storycraft
COMM 3697 On-Set Preceptorship
Total Hours Required: 60