Through the Lens: SCAD Hong Kong

November
17
2015
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While studying abroad at our numerous locations around the world, many SCAD students get to try a slice of life in a different country. For Alieen Neal (B.F.A., advertising), her fall 2015 quarter was spent in Hong Kong.

"SCAD Hong Kong stands as one of the most incredible experiences of my life thus far, and I could not be happier with my decision to study abroad. This opportunity allowed me to immerse myself in a different culture, grow as a student and designer, and overall as a person. The past 10 weeks greatly inspire my work and plans for the future." — Aileen Neal

Have a look at some of the moments she captured on Instagram.

 

Sham Shui Po // Nov. 2015 #AinHK #shamshuipo #hongkong

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This was truly spectacular #AinHK #TheGreatWall #Beijing #China #firstsnowfall

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#AinHK #wheretheruntakesyou #hongkong #explorebyfoot

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There is no path to happiness, happiness is the path #AinHK

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Wishing I could stay up here forever #AinHK

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• wherever you go becomes apart of you somehow • #AinHK

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bright lights, big city #AinHK #SCADHK

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5 Things I Learned at SCAD with Boroka Kopacz

November
12
2015
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It's no surprise students spend their whole time at SCAD learning and preparing for their creative careers, but learning goes beyond the classroom. We reached out to students across all disciplines and asked what they've learned during their time here. This week, our list comes from Boroka Kopacz (B.F.A., interior design).

  1. I have learned that green is not an objective color: What for me seems greenish, for you might seem bluish. This can be applied to so many aspects of life. We might see the same subject from different perspectives, and the different viewpoints give a holistic view of that subject.
  2. Internships must be part of your education; don't work for someone looking to exploit fresh graduate talent.
  3. I learned that passion and career are not the same thing, but they become the same if you are ready to challenge yourself.
  4. Don’t underestimate common sense! It saves you lots of energy!
  5. The biggest lesson from SCAD is perhaps the importance of relationships in any career, and life in general. Lucky us, SCAD nurtures really good relationships with top companies, too. This is how I landed a Ralph Lauren internship this summer, which I could have never gotten without all I learned here.

5 Things I Learned at SCAD with Lauren Wolf

October
22
2015
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It's no surprise students spend their whole time at SCAD learning and preparing for their creative careers, but learning goes beyond the classroom. We reached out to students across all disciplines and asked what they've learned during their time here. This week, our list comes from Lauren Wolf (M.F.A., writing).

  1. Connections, connections, connections. Here, I will make them. Later, I will thrive with them.
  2. SCAD's real-world experiences are more real than real-world experiences.
  3. High school superlatives like "most creative" are challenged at SCAD. No amount of watercolor tattoos can regain that exceptionality, but introspection and hard work can.
  4. Walking a leashed cat in public is an acceptable pastime.
  5. I will absolutely, positively get a job upon graduation.

SCAD's own Marty McFly spotted on 'Back to the Future Day'

October
21
2015
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Fans of the Back to the Future movie frandchise already know that today is the date — Oct. 21, 2015 — Marty McFly and Doc Brown travel to the future in Back to the Future Part II. It should come as no surprise that some people might take to the streets in costume as one of the film's characters. That's exactly what Zachary Wood (B.F.A., animation) did, going to class in full McFly gear, complete with a hoverboard.

Students took to social media saying they'd spotted him around town. Even SCAD's Snapchat (scaddotedu) went on the hunt to find McFly. We found him outside Leopold's Ice Cream.

"I didn't expect anyone else would go out and do it, so I might as well go out and have some fun," Wood said. "I've made a lot of people happy today."

Since stepping out of his dorm room, people have been asking for photos. More than that, they've asked if his hoverboard really works.

Wood planned the costume for Halloween, but really got into it when he realized that 'Back to the Future Day' was Oct. 21 and SCAD's annual Masquerade Ball is this Friday, Oct. 23. 

5 Things I Learned at SCAD with Morgan Fromme

October
15
2015
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It's no surprise students spend their whole time at SCAD learning and preparing for their creative careers, but learning goes beyond the classroom. We reached out to students across all disciplines and asked what they've learned during their time here. This week, our list comes from Morgan Fromme (B.F.A., motion media design).

  1. Art school is a different experience than a 'regular' school, but that's what makes it so incredibly valuable.
  2. Look to others for inspiration, but not comparison. Only compare yourself to your own progress.
  3. The most interesting collaboration can come from unexpected places.
  4. Take advantage of all the amazing opportunities at SCAD that you can, especially traveling abroad.
  5. Enjoy your time at SCAD, because no matter how many people tell you that it will go by quickly, you won't realize it until it's almost over.

5 Things I Learned at SCAD with Brianna Howarth

October
8
2015
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It's no surprise students spend their whole time at SCAD learning and preparing for their creative careers, but learning goes beyond the classroom. We reached out to students across all disciplines and asked what they've learned during their time here. This week, our list comes from Brianna Howarth (B.F.A., writing).

  1. It took time for me to appreciate my foundation classes, but even as a writing major, they proved helpful. Thinking in terms of the visual took me out of my comfort zone and challenged my creativity. My first design class honed in on my artistic voice, which carries into my written work.
  2. Save your electives for senior year. In my freshman and sophomore years, I was one of two underclassmen in a room filled with soon to graduate seniors. Though intimidating, I’m thankful I challenged myself those first two years. Now my senior year will be filled with electives and exploring other interests I have, which will take some pressure off as I search for and apply to jobs.
  3. Art comes in many forms. A writing major at an art university? Absolutely. SCAD is home to various artists whose form of expression can be anything under the sun. The best part is that we need each other. Artists work individually and collaboratively.
  4. Print any assignment the day before class. Come prepared as opposed to risking a printer jam, no ink or turning in your work late. This will remove any stress the morning of class.
  5. Take advantage of the gym. A good workout can help reduce stress and make you feel good about your body and the day ahead of you.

5 Things I Learned at SCAD with Esther Boller

October
1
2015
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It's no surprise students spend their whole time at SCAD learning and preparing for their creative careers, but learning goes beyond the classroom. We reached out to students across all disciplines and asked what they've learned during their time here. This week, our list comes from Esther Boller (B.F.A., fashion).

  1. Age doesn't matter; start pursuing what you want to do now outside of class. If you want a job as a pattern-maker, start working freelance and apply for internships as early as you want. Any work you do will give you experience and make you better.
  2. If something's not right the first time, that doesn't mean you're bad. It just means it takes more time in practice and problem-solving.
  3. There are many students who work really hard, but what's more inspiring is seeing how hard my professors work. They put time into helping students outside of class. I respect them and I want to give the same commitment and honor to their dedication by putting forth my best effort.
  4. There's always something new to learn. Even when you think you've learned all you can about one material, there's going to be a little trick or shortuct to pick up that you may not have known before. I think that's what makes art and design really fun — the learning possibilities are endless!
  5. Find friends outside of your own area of interest. My best friends here are a mixture of photography, illustration and industrial design. I love that! Each field has their own particular way of looking at inspiration, and it creates a great synergy that I wouldn't get from only staying in my industry.

Through the Lens: The First Week of Fall Quarter

September
25
2015
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What's the first week of classes like at SCAD? According to our students, it's nothing short of awe-inspiring. We took to Instagram to see how they're settling in at all four of our locations in Savannah and Atlanta, Georgia; Lacoste, France; and Hong Kong.

 

Doing some work where Picasso painted. #scad #scadlacoste #scadlife #lacoste #oil #artist #pleinair

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About the very first day <3 #scad #monty #animation

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Back to the photo grind. || #photography #scadphoto #scad #vsco #vscocam

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The fact that I get to do this for school is surreal. #fashion #design #textiles #scad #college

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Looking good, #SCAD. #SCADATL #SCADAtlanta #ATL #BacktoSchool #Hashtags

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Art art art ✏ - - #vscocam #art #scad

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My library is cooler than yours #scadlibrariesinspire #scad

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home for the next eight weeks with these three // lacoste, france.

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5 Things I Learned at SCAD with Dawn Bey

September
24
2015
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It's no surprise students spend their whole time at SCAD learning and preparing for their creative careers, but learning goes beyond the classroom. We reached out to students across all disciplines and asked what they've learned during their time here. This week, our list comes from Dawn Bey (B.F.A., fashion).

  1. Things can change in the snap of your fingers; always be flexible.
  2. Instead of working mindlessly, know when to stop and take a step back.
  3. You can't grow through your own guidance. School is here for you to bounce your ideas off your friends and professors.
  4. Make the most of every class with your professor. The professors are there for you to speak with and ask questions. They can give you answers and they know how to work through a brain block.
  5. If you really want to push the boundaries within your industry, you have to commit to your craft and not sit back and wait for things to happen.

5 Things I Learned at SCAD with Yadnee Kohok

September
17
2015
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It's no surprise students spend their whole time at SCAD learning and preparing for their creative careers, but learning goes beyond the classroom. We reached out to students across all disciplines and asked what they've learned during their time here. This week, our list comes from Yadnee Kohok (M.F.A., animation).

  1. Sometimes you have to get messy to be creative.
  2. Weeks of work are going to end up being just a couple minutes of film. Make it worthwhile.
  3. Don’t get attached to ideas because the first one is never going to be the best.
  4. You need to have a ninja skill, or a favorite super power, or a bending skill. People will ask.
  5. Have something that is yours to do outside of your work.