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Nexus Degree - Motion Picture Set Lighting

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Nexus Degree - Motion Picture Set Lighting

The Nexus Degree in Cinema and Media Arts Production with a concentration in Motion Picture Set Lighting is in direct response to talent demand analysis in high demand career areas.  The degree is intended for individuals interested in pursuing a film production related career, who have not earned a degree, have a degree but want to transition into a high-demand field, are pursuing a bachelor’s degree and want to add targeted credentials to their coursework, and people working in a high-demand field who want to advance their career.


General Education Requirement (42 hours)

The primary objective of the general education requirement is to guarantee that all students seeking an Nexus Degree will share a common body of knowledge drawn from a broad spectrum of subject areas.

Legislative Requirements

Georgia law requires that each Candide for the degree demonstrate knowledge of the history and constitution on the United States and Georgia.  These requirements may be met by receiving a passing grade in certain courses, or by passing the appropriate examination.  The courses and the requirement(s) each course satisfies are as follows:

  1. HIST 2111   or HIST 2112   satisfied the Georgia and U.S. History requirement (if taken at a University System of Georgia institution)
  2. POLS 1101   satisfies the Georgia and U.S. Constitution requirement (if taken at a University System of Georgia institution)
  3. Students with transfer credit (HIST 2111 , HIST 2112  or POLS 1101 ) from outside the University System of Georgia will need to contact the Testing Center regarding the legislative exams requirements.

Associate of Nexus Requirement (18 hours)

The Nexus degree requirements, which includes existing GGC General Education and one Georgia Film Academy (GFA) lower-level course, (GFA 1000  and GFA 1040   depending on the area of specilaization) and two upper-level Georgia Film Academy (GFA) courses.

Program Outcome Goals

After completion of the Nexus degree program, the students will be able to:

  1. Utilize effective communication on-set.
  2. Operate professional film equipment.
  3.  Demonstrate knowledge of film industry standard organizational structure, professional equipment and on-set procedures.
  4.  Perform basic skills required for on-set working film and television productions.
  5.  Demonstrate film industry standard professional work habits.

General Education (60 semester hours)

Area A - Essential Skills (9 hours)

Must be completed with a grade of C or higher

Area B - Institutuion Option (4 hours)

Area C - Humanities/Fine Arts (6 hours)

Area D - Natural Science, Math (11 hours)

Area E - Social Science (12 hours)

Area F - Courses Related to the Program of Study (18 hours)

A grade of C or better is required in all of the GFA Courses

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