Star on stage and screen with SCAD performing arts

Bring complex characters to life and reach global audiences

Looking for your starring role? In SCAD production studios and theaters, performing arts students seize roles in sitcoms, films, plays, musicals, TV shows, and immersive themed experiences, or find jobs in professional productions via the SCAD Casting Office. Through it all, students are led by professors with impressive credentials — accomplished actors, directors, and casting directors at major studios and networks — and connect with iconic Hollywood stars at SCAD signature events celebrating the best of film, television, and streaming each year.

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SCAD in the spotlight

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

Performing arts degrees

SCAD's performing arts degrees are offered in Savannah.

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SCAD performing artists on stage

Performing arts students in Happy Days

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Choose your starring roles

SCAD performing artists flourish in a range of acclaimed projects each year, from sitcoms and musicals to student-produced films and performing arts showcases in Atlanta, Los Angeles, and New York. Explore how SCAD students turn these acting opportunities into postgraduate success.

Award-winning projects

SCAD is the only university with fully produced on-stage and on-camera seasons. Students act in a variety of award-winning projects or contribute in key behind-the-scenes roles.

Discover the SCAD student experience

On-camera season

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

On-stage season 

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

Set the stage for your career

Guided by professors with impressive credentials, performing arts students experience studio-style collaboration across projects and media. SCAD 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

Find your next project with the 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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