Careers in performing arts

Become an actor. Become a casting director. Become a stage manager. Undergraduate and graduate students have the opportunity to perform in showcases in Atlanta, Los Angeles and New York, attended by agents, casting directors and producers. In recent years, SCAD students have won the Kennedy Center Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship, the most prestigious performing arts competition and acting prize in higher education.

Launch your career as a professional:

  • Actor
  • Art director
  • Casting director

And get recruited and hired by the best of the best:

  • Actor's Express Theatre
  • Alliance Theatre
  • American Idol

From the classroom to the stage

Alumna and Savannah excelsus laureate Bevin Prince talks about her professional acting experience and the important role a SCAD education has played in her life and work.

I feel very, very, very prepared to reenter this profession again, now with this wonderful toolkit and the confidence to walk into any room and continue as an actor and know that I have something very personal and very sacred that I have to give.

Bevin Prince | Actor, SCAD Savannah excelsus laureate

SCAD will see you to success

We make it a point to support our students both within the classroom and beyond. As part of that effort, the office of career and alumni success at SCAD offers students and graduates an array of career-building services, including:

  • Résumé development
  • Portfolio building
  • Mock interviews
  • Self-promotion
  • Assistance finding internships and employment opportunities

With professional guidance and one-on-one advising, SCAD will stay with you to help you kickstart your creative career.

Performing arts production of Into the Woods at the Lucas Theatre

Take the next step

Begin your career in performing arts with a B.F.A. or M.F.A from SCAD, available at our Savannah location.

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