Columbus State to offer Nexus degree in film production

Columbus State to offer Nexus degree in film production
The new degree will begin Spring 2019.

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Columbus State University was approved by the Board of Regents today to offer the first ever nexus degree in film production.

With courses to be offered as early as Spring 2019, 60-credit-hour degree emphasizes hands-on learning to prepare students for Georgia's high-demand film industry.

"This new degree is a validation of our premier role in preparing and credentialing workers for Georgia's fastest growing industry," said CSU President Chris Markwood.

In cooperation with the Columbus Film Office and the Georgia Film Academy, students will be placed in experimental learning opportunities on movie productions in Georgia, and when possible, in the city of Columbus.

Additionally, students may be placed on production sets and productions secured by the Columbus Film Office and Georgia Film Academy.

The experiential learning opportunity will fulfill six credit hours of the degree requirement, with an additional 42 credit hours in general education and 12 credit hours in upper-division coursework that focuses on the skills and knowledge needed in the film industry.

The curriculum is being designed in collaboration with industry experts to ensure it meets specific requirements for the high-demand jobs.

Columbus State University, along with Albany State University, were the first to be approved for new nexus degrees by the Board of Regents today.

Nexus degrees are 60-credit-hour credentials that emphasize hands-on experiential learning, skilled knowledge, and connections with industry in high-demand fields.

For more information on the new nexus degree in film production at Columbus State University, contact the CSU Department of Communication at (706) 507-8601.

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