Got spring? No doubt, our friends up North are asking that. Winter will endure for a good while longer, but when it comes to commuting to and from classes at Savannah College of Art and Design, it is eternal spring. That's because in a recent university survey, roughly 30 percent of SCAD Savannah students said they cycle daily or weekly. That’s compared to two percent for the general population of commuters in Savannah and the national average of just over one percent. Can’t say that we blame you, New England.
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Imagine a high-end piece of jewelry whose materials – the finest silver and semi-precious stones - elegantly camoflauge a host of technology designed to maximize your personal performance. Haven’t you seen this somewhere? The MICA bracelet at Barney’s? Tory Burch for Fitbit? No.
Happy Holidays from the SCAD blog! It has been a pleasure throughout the year to share your stories and your work, work like you’ll see enclosed from our talented students and alumni. The blog’s mission is to share the best in art and design. Thanks for making it so easy and for submitting your art for inclusion in our card. Best wishes in 2015, and keep us 'posted'. "Limerick" Annie Tyner, graphic design and illustration
We're making a list of our favorite holiday-inspired art by our talented student body at Savannah College of Art and Design. Students, submit an original work that captures the festivity of the season to firstname.lastname@example.org by 12 a.m. EST on December 22 for a chance to be featured in the blog's second annual holiday card.
Here's to the 413 new alumni from Savannah College of Art and Design who graduated in the university's 35th commencement ceremonies. We agree with Academy Award-winning screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher's characterization of you as individuals and as a class: you are brilliant 'containers of gifts that you will share with the world.' Please keep us posted on all that you do.
By Joan Yip
Sixty-five students from Savannah College of Art and Design in Hong Kong recently traveled to Shanghai Fashion Week and Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics, the second largest fabric fair in the world.
We’ve just wrapped up our first week of an already life-changing quarter. We wanted to recap everything that’s happened and mention a few of the things to look for in the coming months.
SCAD is adding another tool to our public safety strategy when we launch the SecureCampus network, a gunfire detection system. SecureCampus will cover a two-square-mile area in downtown Savannah, Georgia, with an array of sensors — exterior and interior — that identifies the specific audio frequency created only by gunfire. John Buckovich, director of security for the SCAD Department of Public Safety, says this new tool can give the entire SCAD community more certainty in their safety.
She was following her dream. She “worked her butt off for it.” Then she was told she didn’t make the cut. When junior Lindsay Dyer (B.F.A. advertising) came to the Savannah College of Art and Design it was because it was one of the few schools that offered a bachelor’s degree in advertising and a collegiate equestrian program. But pursuing both didn’t come easy.
Illegal ivory poaching and vast deforestation has plunged the population of Asian elephants to dangerous lows. Roughly 50,000 of their kind are left in the world, according to several international conservation reports. The outlook on their long-term survival is grim, with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature placing them on the endangered Red List and some predicting the species will be extinct in the wild as soon as 2050.
Heidi's Build-a-Bride collection landed her in Nordstrom bridal suites and drew brides from as far away as Dubai to her shop in Alabama.
Updated July 3: Arthur is now a Category 1 hurricane positioned east of Savannah, Georgia. The nearest significant impact to land is expected to occur in Charleston, South Carolina, which is beginning to feel the effects of Arthur’s outer bands. Models calculate landfall on July 4 near North Carolina's Outer Banks, however, tropical storm warnings are currently in place 20 miles off the coast of Savannah, and marine warnings and rip current warnings will remain in place at least until tonight. Beachgoers should use extreme caution due to the potential for rip currents.
Growing up, I regularly thumbed through family photo albums. This ritual of navigating the worn, yellowing pages of images, as if I were traversing history, was eye opening. The photos contextualized my place in that history. So I panic when I think that my daughter may not experience that same sense of belonging because these physical signposts do not exist for her to explore, at least not in a form that she can touch or feel, except to swipe at them on the screens of the devices behind which they’re trapped.
Updated June 12: Savannah College of Art and Design’s team “Prisma” won the 2014 E3 College Game Competition.
By Joan Yip
It was a milestone for Savannah College of Art and Design's 35-year history when its first graduating class from Hong Kong walked across the commencement stage.
By Cedric Maros
Joining their peers in Savannah and Hong Kong, students studying at Savannah College of Art and Design in Lacoste finished out spring quarter by hosting their own version of the Sidewalk Arts Festival for families and children throughout the region.
Updated June 4: Congratulations to director Olivia Riley Day and her crew from Savannah College of Art and Design for winning the Sprite Films Fan Favorite Award for the short film “See Your Dreams.” America voted on “See Your Dreams” and five other student films that were finalists in the 2014 Sprite Films competition at sprite.com/films this spring.
A good commencement address is irresistible. Whether graduating or firmly planted in career or school, the distilled life experience and wisdom are too convenient and enlightening to pass up.
In this season of graduations and rites of passage, we are pleased to feature one of the shining moments from Savannah College of Art Design's 35-year history: Dr. Maya Angelou's 1998 commencement address in Savannah, Georgia. Listening to Dr. Angelou's speech to SCAD grads reminds us of the gift of her legacy and our gratitude for her timeless life's work.
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.