Claim your place in the landscape of cinema

At SCAD, students prepare for robust careers as critics, reviewers, journalists, artists, entrepreneurs and leaders through a program dedicated to the world of cinema studies. Delve into graduate work that looks at the big picture of film, with the unique ability to collaborate across related departments and develop a broad, marketable approach. We are the only university in the U.S. to offer both an M.F.A. in film and television and a cinema studies M.A. for students who want to explore film to its greatest depths.

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Cinema studies degree

SCAD's accredited M.A. degree in cinema studies is available in Savannah.

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At SCAD, you'll learn to thrive in an industry that requires acute technical skills, fresh creative vision and a knack for working with others. Discover your calling through the university for creative careers.

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"I enjoy introducing students to the pleasures of cinema [and] the pleasures of stretching our mental and perceptual habits to accommodate unfamiliar cinematic modes. Great films from world cinema or from avant-garde traditions can lead us to unpredictable places."

Tracy Cox-Stanton | Cinema studies professor

Related programs

Many cinema studies students choose to explore related fields while they are here and even take additional courses to complement their primary area of concentration. You can explore new perspectives, harness diverse creative approaches, and develop a unique, well-rounded style through these related programs:

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