The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) announced today that they will be expanding the film and television offerings at its Atlanta location to include a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in film and television, thanks to the Georgia’s quickly growing entertainment industry
In order to help meet the need for skilled professionals in the film and TV industry in the state, SCAD has decided to expand their program so that students can pursue a B.F.A. in film and television. The addition of this new degree program follows the introduction of the film and television Master of Arts and Master of Fine Arts programs last year at SCAD Atlanta.
“Georgia’s television and film industry is thriving, and we rank third in the nation for feature film production,” said Georgia Governor Nathan Deal in a statement. “Our diverse location and production resources make our state the ideal setting for growth in the industry. Now, we also have local companies and highly skilled Georgia workers available to perform the jobs that film companies demand. Programs such as this new degree at SCAD Atlanta form a network of training and education that will keep Georgia on the cutting edge of film and television production, will attract more high-profile projects to the state and will allow talented Georgians to practice their trade here at home.”
You can read more about what SCAD Atlanta has to offer students who pursue the new degree below:
SCAD Atlanta students who pursue the B.F.A. in film and television will study and work in the SCAD Digital Media Center, a 60,000-square-foot film, television and digital media hub. Here, motion capture and green screen production capabilities, sound recording and mixing suites, editing rooms, screening spaces, and set and prop fabrication studios enable a wide spectrum of work to be created in a fully-equipped studio environment. SCAD Atlanta also offers state-of-the-art stage and screen venues including SCADshow, the 13,300-square-foot theater complex on 14th Street in Midtown, which features a 375-seat mainstage theater, 4K Digital Cinema Projection, Dolby Digital Surround Sound and second-floor production offices. SCAD will continue to offer the B.F.A. in film and television at its Savannah location, which recently expanded to include the Savannah Film Studios.
The new degree program will launch in September of 2015.
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