A Letter from the Executive Director
As a newly launched MFA in Film, Television & Digital Media program in the Southeast, we pride ourselves on being outliers and trailblazers. Rather than following long-established film school models, we founded a distinct, interdisciplinary, boutique arts conservatory. Here, students not only write screenplays and TV pilots, but also write, direct, and/or produce at least three short films during their six semesters of year-round graduate studies, utilizing state-of-the-art equipment and world-class production facilities.
Foundationally, we value Communication, Collaboration, and Community, creating a safe place for students to find and hone their unique voices and visions. Within this supportive environment, our exceptional faculty give students the creative tools and skills required for success, and challenge them to tell evocative stories driven by personal experience and passions. We don’t follow any prescribed formulas; instead, we present students with myriad ways to build a body of work of which they can be proud. Making art requires courage and stamina, and while our program is rigorous, our ethos is nurturing, constructive and always respectful.
These are dynamic and exciting times in the state of Georgia, currently the third largest production hub in the US and growing rapidly. This presents an unprecedented opportunity for the next generation of storytellers. More than ever, I believe in the power of story to change things for the better, whether those stories are set in the South, the US at large, or around the world.
I invite you to join us if you have what it takes: talent, tenacity, and a dream. Why you? Why not you?