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Welcome! SCAD is the most comprehensive, accredited nonprofit art and design university in the United States. SCAD students can combine their studies in 41 majors and 60 minors at our global locations on three continents and online via SCAD eLearning. The university celebrates the unique character of each location, where classrooms and residences are designed for utility, beauty, and security.

In Savannah, Georgia, SCAD students live and work in revitalized buildings ranging from a 19th-century synagogue to an antebellum railroad depot in the heart of the city’s National Historic Landmark District, near the Atlantic coast. North of Savannah, SCAD’s urban location in Atlanta, Georgia, flourishes amid the ninth largest film and television market in the United States. Notable among SCAD Atlanta resources is the Digital Media Center, a 60,000-square-foot center featuring high-end television production sets and multi-camera sound stages. Across the ocean, SCAD Lacoste facilities date from the ninth to the 19th centuries in a medieval village sited in the Provençal region of France. In Asia’s World City, SCAD Hong Kong is housed in a distinguished former magistracy, restored and revitalized by SCAD. Students enjoy the temperate Hong Kong climate and proximity to Asia’s hub of international finance and luxury retail.

At all locations, students learn from renowned professors and gain real-world experience through sponsored projects. SCAD professors are experienced educators who have won AIA awards, Cannes Jury Prizes, and Fulbright Scholarships; exhibited at the MoMA and the Smithsonian American Art Museum; and had their work featured in Esquire, TIME Magazine, and Vanity Fair. SCAD students also learn from special guests and extraordinary professional partners. In fact, one in ten Fortune 100 companies have already partnered with SCAD students through the SCAD Collaborative Learning Center.

At SCAD, students experience holistic wellbeing. SCAD offers nationally ranked men’s and women’s athletics programs including cross country, equestrian, golf, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis, and track and field. Volunteerism is also integral to campus life. Through SERVE, SCAD’s student-led community service organization, SCAD students uplift hospital patients through art, donate their spring break to aid communities in need, mentor local school children, and more.

Internships and career coaching are very important at SCAD. All SCAD students share a legacy of success as the winners of Academy, Emmy, and Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards; the founders of successful businesses; and the leaders of top firms and brands. And, as a study of the spring Class of 2015 demonstrates, the demand for SCAD alumni continues: 98 percent are employed and/or pursuing further education within 10 months of graduation.

SCAD commands global recognition. In 2014, DesignIntelligence (DI) awarded SCAD its third consecutive #1 ranking for SCAD’s graduate interior design degree program, and in 2015, DI awarded SCAD’s undergraduate interior design degree program its fourth consecutive #1 ranking. Further, the prestigious Red Dot Design Ranking 2014 placed SCAD in the top ten universities in the Americas and Europe. Please join us at SCAD, and contribute to The University for Creative Careers.

Paula Wallace
SCAD president and founder

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