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UPDATED Weather Alert: SCAD Atlanta to be closed on Feb. 25

UPDATED: Feb. 25 For SCAD Atlanta students who wish to attend the SCAD Career Fair on Friday, Feb. 27 but have been affected by rescheduling of the Feb. 25 classes, please email with the subject line "Missing class for career fair in Savannah" by Thursday, Feb. 26 at 5:30 p.m. Once we receive your email, faculty will contact you with an alternative make-up date. Due to anticipated inclement weather, SCAD Atlanta will be closed on Wednesday, Feb. 25 and resume operations on Thursday, Feb. 26, weather permitting.

Teaching travel photography: the foreign and familiar

The photography department at Savannah College of Art and Design has a wealth of great teachers, many of which have taught the class Travel Photography: The Foreign and Familiar in our study abroad programs. Each one has their own approach to the class, but I am sure that the common thread is to help students find their own voice while traveling abroad.

Professor Meryl Truett: preserving history, preserving memory

Just in time for Historic Preservation Month is Savannah College of Art and Design alumna and adjunct professor Meryl Truett's (M.F.A., photography, 2003) series,"Relics, Ruins, and Artifacts."

The evolution of an art and design education from a faculty perspective

This week we've featured the reflections of Savannah College of Art and Design alumni in the Northeast, South, West and Midwest on their industries and the education that prepared them for their careers. We'd be remiss to not feature the faculty members responsible for helping to direct their paths.

Sustainable art: the Earth works of Marshall Carbee

When artist Marshall Carbee took a real look at his own environmental footprint, he realized that the results were anything but pretty. After years of working for Los Angeles-based productions, including films like "Basquiat," "Conspiracy Theory," "Eraser" and "Men in Black" and collaborations with artists like Michael Jackson, The Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan, he realized that industries and artists alike need to reevaluate the materials used in the works they create.

Update: SCAD Atlanta to reopen on Friday, Feb. 14

Updated Feb. 13 at 5:15 p.m.: SCAD Atlanta will reopen to faculty, staff and students on Friday, Feb. 14. All classes canceled on Feb. 11 are rescheduled for tomorrow. Ivy Hall, the Digital Media Center and the sculpture center will reopen tomorrow, as well. SCAD Atlanta dining services will operate at the Hub on a normal weekday schedule and transportation will resume service at 6:50 a.m. Previously canceled classes are rescheduled for the following dates:

Update: Savannah Port Fire

Updated Saturday, Feb. 8 at 8:25 p.m.: Based on guidance from the City of Savannah, Savannah College of Art and Design is lifting the previous advisory that students living in Turner, Turner Annex, Boundary, Weston and Dyson remain in their residences. Fahm, Alexander, Adler and Hamilton halls will reopen at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 9. City officials advise you to monitor air quality and stay indoors should conditions deteriorate. Be sure to monitor your email and cell phones, and stay up to date via the blog.  

Real talk on online degree programs

  I’ve contemplated going back to school to pursue an M.F.A. in film and television. As a working mom, an online program makes a grad degree seem…doable.

Savannah Film Festival 2013 takes flight

The crimson stripe of the red carpet at the perennial block party hosted by Savannah College of Art and Design to kick off the Savannah Film Festival was upstaged last night. During the Broughton Street celebration preceding the first screening of the week, revelers looked up to find a sea of 10,000 multicolored paper airplanes descending from the roof of Jen Library.