Student life posts

Virtual reality for all

A thick envelope carrying a letter of acceptance was once the most exciting thing a college bound student could anticipate receiving in the mail. But virtual reality is changing that, and much more. For 5,000 students accepted by Savannah College of Art and Design, a package containing VR goggles may just have upstaged their acceptance letter.

In honor of Fashion Week: career advice from Oscar de la Renta

The debut of Peter Copping’s first collection as creative director of Oscar de la Renta at New York Fashion Week reminds us of the designer’s timeless advice to students of the industry. During his 2001 visit to Savannah College of Art and Design to accept the André Leon Talley Lifetime Achievement Award, Mr. de la Renta emphasized the importance of fresh ideas.

At SCAD Savannah bikes know no season

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.

Beyond Google Glass: Geoffrey Beene scholarship winner makes wearable tech beautiful

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

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

Congratulations, graduates! SCAD commencement in pictures

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.

Shanghai Fashion Week through student eyes

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.

SecureCampus: a new level of safety

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.

‘Advocate yourself’: Dyer uses social media, tenaciousness to seek dreams

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.

To help save the endangered, SCAD alumni unite at Elephant Parade in Hong Kong

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.

Bridal fashion's rising star and newest TV show: Heidi Elnora

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.

The future of preservation: Will a new generation take up the cause?

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.

How to get into the video game industry

Updated June 12: Savannah College of Art and Design’s team “Prisma” won the 2014 E3 College Game Competition.

Landmark moment for SCAD graduates in Hong Kong

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.

Au revoir, Lacoste!

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: Emerging filmmakers 'see' their dreams come true

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.

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.

From the pages of Vogue to grad school: a fibers student's untraditional spin on fashion

I first met Marv Graff (M.F.A., fibers, 2015) while studying abroad at Savannah College of Art and Design in Lacoste. His unique eye for fashion left quite an impression.

Fashion Week vs. student fashion show

For fashion students at Savannah College of Art and Design, the annual fashion show is both the culmination of their academic preparation and the precipice from which they will jump into the fashion world. Ninety student-made and designed looks graced the runway for the 2014 SCAD Fashion Show at the SCAD Museum of Art.

A taste of tiny living in SCADpad

I volunteered to live in Savannah College of Art and Design's experimental micro-house SCADpad® because I wanted to test whether a 135 square-foot dwelling is truly liveable. I figured cooking was going to be my biggest challenge when I moved into SCADpad Europe this week: even when you have full-sized equipment (i.e. stove, oven), cooking in a small space is difficult. Where do you prep? Chop? Plate? Clean up? My mother is a fantastic cook.