Savannah Film Academy

Film crews prefer our graduates. The Savannah Film Academy at Savannah Technical College prepares graduates for below-the-line on-set careers in the film industry. Earning this technical certificate of credit training signals those hiring for the film industry that graduates have the hands-on experience to be prepared work on any production. In addition to the basic level of on-set film production skills and knowledge of organizational structure, graduates gain experience with professional equipment and on-set procedures. It may be completed in three semesters. 

High school students (10th-12th grades) and adults are encouraged to enroll in this program. The film industry requires workers to be 18 years old, so younger high school students may work on in-house and amateur productions for course credit.

Learn more about the Savannah Film Academy by watching this video featuring Film Dept. Head John Grace. If you are interested in the Savannah Film Academy TCC, fill out the form below, and we will contact you to get you started.

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MovieMaker Magazine named Savannah the number-one location in their annual ranking of “Best Small Places and Towns to Live and Work as a Moviemaker.” In 2015, Savannah welcomed 90 professional movie projects such as Adam Sandler’s The Do Over, Marc Webb’s Gifted, and three Sundance 2016 features.

Not only did the $6 billion film industry in Georgia produce more than 250 films and television shows that year, but these sets were also the location of hundreds of behind-the-scene jobs. As the third-largest production center in the nation, Georgia is home to a workforce with more than 100,000 people involved in this growing part of the economy.

Industry growth over the next three to five years is projected to generate 3,000 to 5,000 new jobs in Georgia, most of which are on the set. Average earnings for jobs in the entertainment industry nationally are $84,000 a year.

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