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
  • Artistic director
  • Casting director

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

  • Netflix
  • AMC
  • Hulu
  • NBC

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
Performing Arts professor giving casting advice

Audition with the pros

Increase your exposure and experience at auditions hosted by the SCAD Casting Office, the only on-site, professionally run casting office in higher education. Run by professor Andra Reeve-Rabb, former director of CBS Primetime Casting in New York, the office holds professional casting sessions for Georgia, New York and Los Angeles markets and also places actors in animated, voiceover, music video and student-run projects.

More than 200 SCAD actors have been cast in major motion pictures such as "Baywatch," "The Birth of a Nation," "Dirty Grandpa" and "The Do-Over," and in a variety of television series, including "Underground," Hulu's "When the Street Lights Go On," HBO's "Vinyl," and Amazon's "Z: The Beginning of Everything."

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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