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Bring Stories to Life.
The study of film production at the undergraduate level gives students a foundation in film history, current industry trends, and media production. As the home base for productions from Netflix, Amazon, Marvel, Disney and Turner, the state of Georgia is the “Hollywood of the South.” The film industry ranks second only to agriculture as the top private employer in the state.
Students in the Film Production program gain experience in all aspects of film and media production by working on individual projects and faculty-supervised, department-sponsored productions. Film Production majors are prepared for careers as writers, producers, directors, cinematographers, technicians, editors, and other behind-the-scenes work including, grip and rigging, lighting, and pre-/post-production.
Piedmont Helps Launch Your Career in Film Production
Film Production helps students develop an understanding of the production process while exploring narrative, entertainment, and documentary forms. Utilizing state-of-the-art equipment, students gain hands-on experience as writers, producers, directors, cinematographers, and editors. Piedmont's Film Production program emphasizes personal expression and collaboration, along with the technical and creative skills needed to succeed in a career in the film industry.
Faculty members in the Film Production major are working professionals who emphasize critical thinking and the development of ideas while equipping students with practical production skills. Graduates leave Piedmont prepared for a dynamic work environment in a highly competitive industry.
What classes will I take?
Through the coursework, connections with industry mentors, and a required film production internship, students are prepared for a spectrum of career opportunities in film production, including working for Atlanta-based film industry titans like Warner Media and Netflix, independent film producers, and corporations and non-profit entities seeking production talent.
MCOM 1500 – Mass Media Survey
MCOM 2000 – Media Writing I
ENGL 2222 – Introduction to Film (fulfills GE)
GRDS 2200 – Foundations of Graphic Design
MCOM2400 – Video Production I
MCOM 2500 – Audio Production I
MCOM 2600 – Fundamentals of Web Design
*MCOM 2991 – Film Professional Development (1 hour)
MCOM 3050 – Internship – or –
MCOM 3004 / 5 – TV / Film Practicum (minimum 2 hours)
**MCOM 3150 – Entertainment TV Screenwriting & Production
*MCOM 3400 – Cinematography I
*MCOM 3425 – Documentary Writing & Production
**MCOM 3450 – Editing & Graphics for TV & Film
** MCOM 4200 – Mass Media Globalization (may be taught as a study abroad)
MCOM 4300 – Communication Law
*MCOM 4801 – Capstone Project I (2 hours)
*MCOM 4802 – Capstone Project II (2 hours)
*MCOM 4991 – Film Professional Development II (1 hour)
THTR 2210 – Fundamentals of Acting
THTR 3317 – Lighting Design
ENGL 3395 – Creative Writing: Screenwriting, Drama and Adaptation
*MCOM 4040 – Advanced Editing & Sound for TV & Film
*MCOM 3475 – Cinematography II
*MCOM 4000 – Directing for Film
*MCOM 4010 – Producing: The Business of Film
*MCOM 4030 – Advanced Screenwriting
*MCOM 3120 – Special Topics in Film
SOCI 3355 – Film as Sociology
ENGL 4481 – Seminar in Film
SPAN 4435 – Spanish Cinema
GRMN 4434 – German Cinema
Reach Your Peak Potential
Students work in various areas of student media, which serves as excellent preparation for their professional careers. Leadership opportunities at Piedmont include:
- Piedmont Lions Athletic Communications
- Society of Collegiate Journalists
- Student Leadership Council
- The Roar student news organization
- The Yonahian Yearbook
- WPCZ-LPFM “Z-98.7” Student Radio Station
- Roar Video Productions
- Roar Podcasting Network
- Speech and Debate Club
- Rotaract Club