Student life posts

What's in your bag for SCADpad?

The first SCADpad® residents are settling in to their micro-houses in the parking deck of Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta. Even before crossing the threshold, they ran smack into one of the first dilemmas that micro-living poses: how to pack? Here’s what they brought with them.

Finding beauty in biology: "Intertwined" by Tiffany Cash

Savannah College of Art and Design student Tiffany Cash (M.F.A., Fibers) opened her Thesis show Intertwined, (running March 28-April 12) and transformed the Fresh Exhibitions gallery into an immersive world of bright organic shapes. Using fabric, cotton, embroidery floss, and airbrushing to create the installation, Cash was inspired by the colors and textures of macro photographs of mold, bacteria, and coral.

Sidewalk Arts Festival welcomes spring in Hong Kong

More than 100 students at Savannah College of Art and Design turned out for the annual Sidewalk Arts Festival, the rite of spring at the university's locations in Hong Kong and Savannah (April 26).

ADDY Awards bound: what makes a winning ad pop?

Every year, advertising faculty from Savannah College of Art and Design review work done by our students from fall quarter to fall quarter. The best work competes in the annual SCADDY Awards. This year, the awards were held entirely online.

SCAD alumni fan the flames of Super Bowl ad fever

An Ostrich. Doritos. The chance to be seen by one of the largest television audiences in history. Not getting the connection? Keep reading.

Parking garage as host for micro housing model

There was a time during my freelance television production days when I would have gone anywhere for work. In fact, being able to uproot from Atlanta and moonlight in a new city for six to ten weeks of production sounded like the ultimate adventure. Where to live? No matter. I would apply to the job first and answer this question second, knowing there had to be some college friend or distant relative in said city who would welcome a carpetbagger.

Working Class Studio debuts Spring 2014 collection

Emerging from Working Class Studios' prolific design laboratory this week is the Spring 2014 collection of products for the home. Check out the catalog that’s fresh off the presses.

Happy Holidays from Thread

Here it is, Thread's inaugural holiday card featuring festive scenes of the season at Savannah College of Art and Design's locations around the globe. We thank you for joining us on our new editorial adventure and can't wait to show you what we have in store for 2014. Warm wishes for an inspired holiday and a happy New Year!

Immersion Hong Kong: a tour of the city's architectural gems

In case you’re stuck somewhere cold, snowy, uninspired, or all of the above, here’s some eye candy that’ll whisk you away on a virtual, albeit momentary, adventure. The images come from 18 graduate and undergraduate students from Savannah College of Art and Design's School of Building Arts who are traversing Hong Kong in search of the neighborhoods, architecture, and urban design that make it one of the world’s great cities.

Holiday shopping with Kickstarter

If the season of giving and holiday movies has you under its spell, head on over to the Kickstarter page for student film, Sea Odyssey, where you can indulge your appetite for both. Sea Odyssey won’t be out in time for Christmas, more like May 2014.

Fête d'Automne

What happens when you turn dozens of inventive art students loose on the streets of a medieval village in late October? A Halloween celebration for the ages. Savannah College of Art and Design students imported the festive atmosphere of Halloween here to Provence last week. The annual event started several years ago when students studying in Lacoste wanted to bring their Halloween traditions with them overseas. Now more than 500 villagers celebrate every year with the students, who organize pumpkin carving and face painting workshops for local children.

Not your mother’s dorm room

It may have been a while since you’ve crossed the threshold of a dorm. I lived on campus all four years at college and the self-serve waffle station was the only feature worth remembering. On the other hand, SCAD’s Montgomery House has way, wayyyy more than hot waffles going for it. (More on food later.) Montgomery House is SCAD’s biggest construction project in Savannah to date -- serving upperclassmen who attend digital media classes at Montgomery Hall.

SCAD welcomes its 35th class

Atlanta, Hong Kong, and Savannah are abuzz with the fresh energy of the class of 2017, new transfer and graduate students. SCAD’s 35th anniversary, to be celebrated throughout the year, loomed large over all orientation activities. In some places quite literally.

Welcome

Whoopi Goldberg called the Savannah College of Art and Design ‘the place she dreamed of as a kid.’ Me? I did all the traditional stuff: sports, service, student government. At home, with a coach for a father, weekends were spent at football games or watching them. By age 16, I could name more thousand-yard rushers than I could contemporary American artists.