Create memorable moments as a themed entertainment designer

Combine expertise in immersive reality, set design, live event production, and storytelling

Pursue your career as a themed entertainment designer at the first university to offer an M.F.A. degree in this multibillion-dollar global industry. We leverage a comprehensive curriculum that explores architecture, new media, film, live theater, and augmented and virtual reality so that you can design attractions from the ground up. With behind-the-scenes trips to leading theme parks, insights from expert faculty, and professional collaborations through SCADpro, you’re well on your way to ascending great heights.

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Themed entertainment design degree

SCAD's themed entertainment design degree is offered in Savannah.

  - Savannah

Student work

Themed entertainment design student work "Tybee Island Ferris Wheel" by Kelly Ceranec

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Dream up a world of possibilities

You can experience real-world design challenges through SCADpro, the university’s in-house design studio, and enter prestigious global competitions, giving you the competitive edge. SCAD student teams have won two of the last three Disney Imaginations Design Competitions, as well as taking home second and third place wins.

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Join creative collaborations

Work with peers in animation, production design, interior design, and other disciplines to create experiences like Search for the Gryphon and Destination Imagination, which use VR to take guests deep into the ocean and high above the stars. Actionable design opportunities like these have led to careers with Walt Disney Imagineering, Universal Creative, and more.

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Related programs

Explore related fields while you’re here and even take additional courses to complement your degree in themed entertainment design. You can explore new perspectives, harness diverse creative approaches, and develop a unique, well-rounded style through these related programs:

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