Careers in historic preservation

Become a preservationist. Become a conservator. Become a restoration artisan. SCAD has been in the vanguard of preservation for more than three decades. From adaptively reusing nearly 100 historic facilities around the world and being the only historic preservation program in the country to offer immersive studies in the U.S., Europe and Asia, to receiving honors from UNESCO, the American Institute of Architects, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Congress for the New Urbanism and others, SCAD is global in its presence, influence and impact.

Launch your career as a professional:

  • City and regional preservation planner or researcher
  • Materials conservator
  • Preservation design consultant

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

  • Colonial Williamsburg
  • Architectural Digest
  • Association for the Preservation of Historic Congressional Cemetery
Historic preservation, Harden House

SCAD will see you to success

We make it a point to support our students both within the classroom and beyond. As part of that effort, the office of career and alumni success at SCAD offers students and graduates an array of career-building services, including:

  • Résumé development
  • Portfolio building
  • Mock interviews
  • Self-promotion
  • Assistance finding internships and employment opportunities

With professional guidance and one-on-one advising, SCAD will stay with you to help you kickstart your creative career.

Take the next step

Put your creative career in motion and explore SCAD's Historic Preservation degree programs. Degrees are available in Savannah and online. Program availability varies by location.

  - Savannah    - Online