A panoramic view of the student experience

Attending SCAD can be one of the most enriching experiences in a student's life. We offer a complete, well-rounded student experience that includes everything from informal discussion groups to world-class events to study abroad opportunities. 

Facilities built for success

State-of-the-art technology is a hallmark of our program, helping prepare our students for life in a studio even before they graduate. And you'll be amazed by the beautiful settings that surround our locations. From the inspiring atmosphere of Midtown Atlanta, to the neon lights of Hong Kong, to the Spanish moss dripping in Savannah, SCAD facilities are as photogenic as they are well-furnished.

Premium tools at your fingertips:

  • Canon DSLR cameras, 4x5 film cameras, 8x10 film cameras, Hasselblad medium format 40-megapixel cameras, and an array of lenses for all systems
  • Shooting studios and film processing lab
  • Profoto studio lighting kits, a variety of strobe and tungsten lighting kits, and all necessary grip and light modifiers
  • Full black and white darkrooms with large-format film size enlargers
  • Mac computer labs stacked with advanced editing software
  • Adobe Creative Cloud (always up-to-date and free for download)
  • Imacon Flextight scanners and an ICG 380 drum scanner
  • Historic processes lab for cyanotype and platinum/palladium printing
  • Large-format Epson digital printers, wide-format inkjet printers and a Chromira Pro Lab printer

Support that extends beyond the classroom

Our program aims to create successful professionals, which why we emphasize marketing and business acumen as part of our curriculum. Our alumni also frequently return to serve as mentors for our students, so you'll graduate with a network of support and a full understanding of the real challenges you'll face as a professional photographer.

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A wide-angled world view

As a SCAD photography student, you'll have the option to travel to any of our inspiring locations, where you'll find opportunities for meaningful collaboration. Studying abroad offers a flexible framework for broadening your perspective. The breadth of experience will open your eyes to new artistic approaches, while the experiences themselves will give you memories to last a lifetime.

Get on the other side of the lens

SCAD features a bustling calendar of world-class events, and photography students are welcome to it all. From our famous film festival to photo exhibitions and master classes, there's always something exciting going on.

deFINE ART

The university's annual contemporary art showcase, deFINE ART takes place each year at SCAD's locations in Savannah, Atlanta and Hong Kong. The symposium features unique events with artists and designers all over the world, and exhibitions across three cities.

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The journey starts now

Request more information from the university for creative careers, and we'll send you everything you need to know to begin your journey at SCAD.