In the realm of virtual production, one educational institution stands out: Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). With its visionary approach, SCAD is at the forefront of reshaping the future for aspiring artists and filmmakers. By embracing the possibilities of virtual production, SCAD empowers its students to unleash their creativity, explore new frontiers, and push the boundaries of artistic expression.
It has been two years since SCAD opened its first LED volume/virtual production stage as part of their landmark 11-acre expansion project of Savannah Film Studios and one year since the grand opening of their second LED volume in Atlanta.
In this blog post, we’re taking a look at the past two years to see how SCAD is utilizing the virtual production stages to educate the future of media and entertainment professionals.
SCAD is a private, nonprofit, accredited university, offering 100 graduate and undergraduate degree programs across locations in Atlanta and Savannah, Georgia; Lacoste, France; and online via SCADnow. SCAD enrolls more than 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 120 countries. The future-minded SCAD curriculum engages professional-level technology and myriad advanced learning resources, affording students opportunities for internships, professional certifications, and real-world assignments with corporate partners through SCADpro, the university’s renowned research lab and prototype generator.
SCAD is No. 1 in the U.S., according to Art & Object’s 2023 Best Art Schools ranking, with additional top rankings for degree programs in interior design, architecture, film, fashion, digital media, and more. Career success is woven into every fiber of the university, resulting in a superior alumni employment rate. A 2023 study found that 99% of SCAD graduates were employed, pursuing further education, or both within 10 months of graduation. SCAD provides students and alumni with ongoing career support through personal coaching, alumni programs, a professional presentation studio, and more. Visit scad.edu.