MFA in Performing Arts

SCAD - The Savannah College of Art and Design

Program Description

MFA in Performing Arts

SCAD - The Savannah College of Art and Design

Creative careers in the spotlight

Whether your dream is to perform on stage or in film, as the voice of a beloved animated character or the face of an unforgettable advertisement, you can reach a global audience at SCAD. Our students receive focused instruction and countless opportunities to step in the limelight. You'll rub elbows with the greatest actors of our era at the Savannah Film Festival, and study under professors who are themselves award-winning performers, screenwriters and directors — all because, at SCAD, your passion takes center stage.

M.F.A. in performing arts

Available at: - Savannah

  • PERF 701 Graduate Improvisation Technique for Screen and Stage
  • PERF 705 Art of Combat for Screen and Stage
  • PERF 708 Vocal Technique for Screen, Stage and Voice-over
  • PERF 711 Contemporary Drama in Context
  • PERF 718 Advanced Voice and Speech for Live and Recorded Media
  • PERF 721 Performance Styles: Classical and Period Texts
  • PERF 731 Performance Styles: Realism
  • PERF 735 On-camera Performance Technique
  • PERF 741 Performance Styles: Contemporary Acting
  • PERF 745 On-camera Acting Styles
  • PERF 755 On-camera Audition Techniques
  • PERF 770 Branding, Self-marketing for the Performer
  • PERF 775 On-camera Comedy Styles
  • PERF 777 Applications in Performance
  • PERF 790 Performing Arts M.F.A. Thesis

— 700-level ARTH elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective

Total course of study: 90 hours

performing arts

Careers in performing arts

Become an actor. Become a casting director. Become a stage manager. Undergraduate and graduate students have the opportunity to perform in showcases in Atlanta, Los Angeles and New York, attended by agents, casting directors and producers. In recent years, SCAD students have won the Kennedy Center Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship, the most prestigious performing arts competition and acting prize in higher education.

Launch your career as a professional:

  • Actor
  • Art director
  • Casting director
  • Model
  • Novelist
  • Playwright
  • Stand-up comedian
  • Set designer
  • Stage manager

And get recruited and hired by the best of the best:

  • Actor's Express Theatre
  • Alliance Theatre
  • American Idol
  • Great Lakes Shakespeare Festival
  • Interlakes Summer Theatre
  • Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival
  • Oregon Shakespeare Festival
  • Paskal Rudnicke Casting
  • Rolling Stone Magazine
This school offers programs in:
  • English
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Sept. 2017
Full time
Start date Sept. 2017
USA Savannah, Georgia
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Creative Careers