Production designers are creators of compelling stories and experiences. At SCAD, production design students master visual communication skills, creative collaboration and design principles in preparation for their industry roles as visual storytellers. Production designers are experts at developing the physical context for presentation media such as film, television, theater and digital media.
Honing expertise within the big pictureThe SCAD production design curriculum pairs holistic career preparation with specialization within the field. Classes emphasize the skills of drawing, drafting, rendering, digital design, commercial displays and more. Undergraduate production design students select costuming or lighting and scenery as a special area of concentration. Students are enveloped in the collaborative environment found within the School of Film, Digital Media and Performing Arts; filmmakers, actors and dramatic writers transform production designers' stunning sets or creative costumes into awe-inspiring presentations.
Production design is offered in Savannah.
SCAD is one of only four universities in the United States participating in the Themed Entertainment Association's academic outreach program. Themed entertainment is the phrase commonly used to describe a growing group of industries that provides entertainment focused on guest experience, narrative storytelling, place making and entertainment experiences. Themed entertainment is a burgeoning field for talented, imaginative students, and it is an international industry.
Key employment opportunities in this field are found at theme parks, museums, themed restaurants, casinos, haunted houses, world's fairs and expos, water shows, parades and theatrical productions. SCAD production design professors are experts in themed entertainment and have extensive experience working in the industry at organizations such as Walt Disney Imagineering.
SCAD students accept premier internship opportunities and are prepared to be the newest inventors and innovators at leading companies. These include Disney World theme parks, Universal Parks and Resorts, Vertex Productions, Next Generation Creative Group, The Hettema Group, Mousetrappe, Herschend Family Entertainment, BRC Imagination Arts, Falcon's Treehouse, Birket Engineering Inc. and the AION Company.