SCAD offers the only M.F.A. in accessory design in the United States, giving students an advantage in the professional world. A range of expert resources, experienced professors and industry relationships distinguish the SCAD accessory design program. Students learn both the conceptual and commercial aspects, enabling them to pursue a variety of career options.
Masters of designFrom sketching to cobbling to marketing, accessory design students develop a keen understanding of the history, manufacturing practice and commercial reception of their designs. In a collaborative process between students of fashion, fibers, graphic design, industrial design and others, accessory design students develop products through all conceptual stages to create a commodity ready for the marketplace.
Professors with a wealth of experience in their professional careers encourage students to develop the highest level of craftsmanship expected of the belts, handbags, shoes and other accessories that customers desire and purchase.
Accessory design is offered in Savannah.
Dedicated career advisers help students land internships and jobs through a network of industry partnerships. This support network complements visits from lauded designers who come to SCAD and work directly with students to critique work and offer professional insights.
Employers of SCAD students
- Lilly Pulitzer
- Liz Claiborne Inc.
- Polo Ralph Lauren
- kate spade
- Gap Inc.
- Chico's/White House | Black Market