A faculty of performing arts professionals

The performing arts professors at SCAD bring years of professional experience and vital industry contacts to the classroom. Our faculty are award-winning artists and sought-after designers at the peak of their field, but their greatest achievement is the success of SCAD students, both within the classroom and beyond.

Program leadership

Gregory Beck

Gregory Beck

Dean, School of Entertainment Arts

Michael Wainstein

Michael Wainstein

Chair, performing arts

"My parents are educators, and I have always wanted to follow in their footsteps. I believe that it was their guidance and trust in me that gave me the courage to instruct."

Martin Noyes | Performing arts professor

Faculty experience

SCAD professors are dedicated to creating once-in-a-lifetime opportunities just for you. Through guest speakers, critiques, portfolio reviews and more, we connect our students with professionals in the industry every day. These contacts lead to internships, mentorships and often real-world job opportunities for our students.

Performing arts faculty at SCAD have worked for the following clients and companies:

  • CBS New York
  • The Firehouse Center for the Arts
  • The Gregory Hines Show
  • The Virginia Ballet
  • Cleveland Play House
  • As the World Turns
  • Ford's Theatre
  • The Actor's Playhouse
  • Charleston Symphony Orchestra
  • Spoleto Music Festival Orchestra
  • Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre
  • Gotham City Improv
  • Berkeley Repertory Theater
  • Seattle Repertory Theatre
  • Chautauqua Conservatory

An environment designed for your success

At SCAD, professors who facilitate incredible opportunities is just one component of a diverse and fulfilling student experience. You can do it all: participate in signature events, hobnob with visiting artists and professionals, take advantage of stellar facilities and resources, and more.

Learn more about the performing artsĀ student experience