Direct your career in film and television

Explore all things production as you make film and TV magic

From epic Hollywood blockbusters to bite-sized mobile programming, film and television content requires timeless storytelling and a complex harmony of production and performance. With resources that rival the biggest studios, award-winning professors, stellar signature festivals, and a talent pool that includes actors, writers, and production staff, SCAD film and television students have the resources and the stage to lead their own career narratives. Students are immersed in all aspects of the production process as they develop artistic and technical mastery — and work on real sets long before graduation.

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SCAD in the spotlight

SCAD is one of The Hollywood Reporter's "Top 25 American Film Schools" and is the only university selected in all five of its academic program rankings.

Film and television degrees

SCAD's degrees in film and television are available in both Atlanta and Savannah.

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[email protected] offers incoming freshmen the opportunity to earn undergraduate and graduate degrees in an accelerated and continuous program of study.

Film and television students may complete a B.F.A. and M.A. in as few as four years or a B.F.A. and M.F.A. in as few as five years.

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Your cinematic adventure awaits

At SCAD, students enhance their filmmaking with cutting-edge equipment, benefit from the extensive connections of accomplished faculty, and find the right role for them in top productions. SCAD grad Greg Brunkalla (B.F.A, video/film, 2001) describes how his SCAD experience prepared him to helm commercials and music videos for clients like Crown Royal, Delta Air Lines, Vampire Weekend, and more.

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Steal the scene on set

SCAD film and television students have opportunities to work on real sets or join student-produced shows and short films long before they graduate. These student-led productions compete for prestigious awards, like the Student Emmy Award won by SCAD sitcom The Buzz, and are screened at international film festivals each year.

A complete on-camera season

Students sharpen their on-set skills in a fully produced on-camera season that includes:

  • Sitcoms, shot live in front of a studio audience
  • Drama series
  • Single camera comedy
  • Commercials
  • Variety shows
  • Movies shot on location

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Share the stage with the world's biggest stars

At SCAD signature events like the SCAD Savannah Film Festival and SCAD aTVfest, you'll have the opportunity to meet and mingle with industry VIPs, including top directors, cinematographers, writers, actors, and more. Through the Guests and Gusto series, students gain valuable insight in conversation with notable visitors like actors Tiffany Boone and Alan Cumming, director Morgan Neville, and director of photography Ben Kutchins.

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Related majors and minors

SCAD prepares students for the same interdisciplinary collaboration they'll be a part of on set or stage as professionals. With programs like animation, television producing, sound design, performing arts, and more available, SCAD film and television students are empowered to explore multiple perspectives and expand their creative possibilities.

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