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Savannah College of Art and Design, the premier provider of higher education in creative fields, announced today that it will offer two new degree programs at its Atlanta location beginning Fall 2013: Master of Arts and Master of Fine Arts in film and television. Previously, the M.A. and M.F.A. in film and television were offered exclusively at SCAD Savannah.
“Well-suited to Atlanta’s metropolitan environment — home to top networks within the ninth largest television market in the U.S. — graduate film and television programs at SCAD Atlanta will prepare the new breed of filmmakers to cross platforms between film, TV, Web, and branded and interactive entertainment,” said Gokhan Ozaysin, Ph.D., SCAD chief academic officer.
The film and television master’s programs at SCAD Atlanta will provide students access to complementary programs like motion media design, advertising, animation and visual effects. Top careers in the industry include positions such as documentary filmmaker, editor, post-production supervisor, director of photography, production designer, location manager, art director, producer and more.
With access to SCAD Atlanta’s 60,000-square-foot Digital Media Center and a high-definition TV studio, graduate film and television students will create music videos, commercials, branded entertainment, Web series, talk shows, sitcoms and other content for their studio projects. SCAD Atlanta’s convenient location in the heart of Midtown affords students immediate access to industry contacts and field assignments.
“Expanding SCAD’s graduate degrees in film and television beyond Savannah brings students into even closer contact with opportunities proliferating just beyond our doorstep,” said Chris Auer, chair of SCAD’s film and television department. “We prepare students for creative careers, and the addition of these degree programs to SCAD Atlanta perfectly illustrates our mission.”
Program coursework will be supplemented by events such as aTVfest, an international festival that brings together professionals from all spheres of content production to discuss industry trends and showcase the best work in the field. Tickets for aTVfest 2014, slated for Feb. 6-8, are available for purchase at atvfest.com.
Savannah College of Art and Design is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution conferring bachelor’s and master’s degrees at distinctive locations and online to prepare talented students for professional careers. SCAD offers degrees in more than 40 majors. Visit scad.edu and follow @scaddotedu on Twitter.