Bring characters to life as a performing artist

Train with top professionals

Whether your dream is to perform on stage or the soundstage, you can reach a global audience at SCAD. Our students receive focused training and countless opportunities to step into the limelight. You'll rub elbows with the greatest actors of our era at the SCAD Savannah Film Festival and aTVfest, and study under professors who double as award-winning actors, casting directors, and directors — all because, at SCAD, your passion takes center stage.

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Top-ranked program

SCAD is ranked one of the "Top 25 Undergraduate Drama Schools" by The Hollywood Reporter and is the only university selected in all five of The Hollywood Reporter's academic program rankings.

Performing arts degrees

SCAD's performing arts degrees are offered in Savannah.

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Student work

Performing arts students in Happy Days

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Move seamlessly from the stage to soundstage

SCAD performing artists flourish in acclaimed projects on stage and screen. Students sharpen their skills through fully produced on-stage and on-camera seasons and performing arts showcases in New York, Los Angeles, and Atlanta. Find out how our students turn opportunity into success.

Award-winning projects

Students participate in a range of award-winning projects through fully produced on-stage and on-camera seasons.

Discover the SCAD student experience

On-camera season

  • Sitcom shot live in front of a studio audience
  • Drama series
  • Single camera comedy
  • Commercials
  • Variety show
  • Four movies shot on location

On-stage season 

  • Current contemporary plays
  • Musicals
  • Improv
  • Devised theater
School of entertainment arts students on the set of G.R.I.T.S

Real-world collaborations

Guided by professors with impressive credentials, students experience real-world industry collaborations. SCAD performing arts students give voice to animations, portray original characters in television pilots, and use virtual reality to create transcendent immersive experiences.

Find out how our faculty make it happen 

Performing arts alumna Kayli Carter

"SCAD did a wonderful job of preparing me for the business of acting. Through the SCAD Savannah Film Festival, SCAD aTVfest, and the SCAD Casting Office, I experienced the professional world."

Kayli Carter | Actor

Carter shares how SCAD helped shape her career

SCAD Casting Office

SCAD Casting Office

The only on-site, professionally run casting office in higher education, the SCAD Casting Office has connected more than 500 SCAD performing artists to film and TV production with networks like Netflix, CBS, and BET. Through on-site auditions with the best agents, managers, and casting directors in the business, student have unprecedented opportunities for career-launching interactions.

Find your dream job 

"After a decade working at CBS, I wanted the opportunity to take all that I had learned from the casting standpoint and give it to students who were studying to become actors. I love being able to give them exactly what agents and casting directors look for when auditioning actors for film and television."

Andra Reeve-Rabb | Dean, School of Entertainment Arts

Related majors and minors

Performing arts is an ever-evolving field. In order to thrive in such an industry, many students choose to pursue a double major or related minor while they are here. You can explore new perspectives, harness diverse creative approaches, and develop a unique, well-rounded style — all while earning multiple degrees.

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