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Submit your art for Thread's holiday card

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 blog@scad.edu by 12 a.m. EST on December 22 for a chance to be featured in the blog's second annual holiday card.

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.

Here's to a successful fall quarter

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.

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.

SCAD alumna Heidi Elnora turns bridal fashion skills into TLC show

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 SCAD Savannah Alert: Hurricane Arthur

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.

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.

AD's Margaret Russell's 'simple truths' for graduates

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.

VIDEO: Dr. Maya Angelou's 1998 commencement address

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.

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.

SCAD students bring "Authenticity" to ICFF

From the first time I saw the early renderings of the “Authenticity” exhibit being designed for the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in New York (May 17 - 20) by 20 Savannah College of Art and Design students and three faculty members from three academic programs – furniture design, interior design and fibers

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.