Baton Rouge has many different training and educational programs to help you prepare for a career in the film industry.
After 45 years, NOVAC is the longest continuously running media-arts 501(c)(3) nonprofit in the Gulf South. We believe storytellers empower communities, so we empower storytellers, with creative, educational and economic opportunities. NOVAC accomplishes this mission through education, career development, community outreach, independent productions, and special events.
Louisiana State University
The Film & Television program is designed to provide students with the essential skills and knowledge not only to create and collaborate on and off stage, but on and off camera as well. The program is directly tied to the film industry in Louisiana and its need for highly skilled artists, technicians, and administrative personnel.
The Film and Television concentration is one of the only programs in the country to include hands on courses in both production technology as well as acting for the camera and content creation. Graduates receive a B.A. in Theatre: Film/TV Concentration.
The Arts Management and Technology concentration offers an immersive program of study in arts management, music, theatre and film, production management and production design. Emphasis is placed on today’s proliferation of organizations such as theatres, museums, galleries, arts centers, community arts groups, and music and dance companies. Arts management curriculum includes visitations to local, state, national and international arts facilities and companies to learn first-hand the day-to-day running of the organizations involving marketing, managing budgets, fundraising and program development. Coursework covers easy to use online directories, cultural marketplaces, creative economy databases and social media. Coursework also provides skills for the utilization of technology to expand the arts to audiences within and beyond the physical boundaries of a local community.
Baton Rouge Community College
The Associate of Applied Science in Entertainment Technologies (AAS) provides a course of study for students who wish to prepare for immediate entry into the Louisiana entertainment industry. Students learn about media production and the structures of the music, film, and video game industries. This program of study is not intended for college transfer.