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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.

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.

Drone captures art and design students sculpting the sands of Tybee

When you're a student at Savannah College of Art and Design, your medium isn't restricted to the traditional and the classroom extends to the ocean.

Art as a community heartbeat

Starting off a few years ago as a tiny gallery on Desoto Row, Art Rise Savannah is becoming a hub for the independent art community and the city of Savannah as a whole.

Turning the career fair on its head

Savannah College of Art and Design created a reverse career fair called Out to Launch (O2L) about seven years ago to empower students to amplify their bodies of work in their own voice. It’s a reversal in that the employers come to the students, instead of the students going to the employers at their headquarters or a conference hall.

Waste to Art: HSBC-SCAD Hong Kong exhibit redefines reuse

One last nod to Mother Earth before Earth Month slips away. Behold the thought-provoking and stunning pieces that comprise the Hong Kong exhibition, "Waste to Art." The show is a result of HSBC's partnership with 29 Savannah College of Art and Design freshmen to raise environmental awareness within the bank's community. In three months time, the students made sculptures composed entirely of recycled waste provided by the bank, including plastic, paper, and electronics.

Video: Sidewalk Arts 2014 and the winners

Sidewalk Arts 2014 saw 1,000 Savannah College of Art and Design students, alumni and prospective students transform the pathways of Forsyth Park into a colorful carpet of inspired chalk art. This timelapse by photographer Andrew Forino (B.F.A., photography, 2014) captures the mellow frenzy of the day: artists drawing against the clock, their audience lured ahead by one brilliant illustration after another.

The jewelry of Downton Abbey with designer Andrew Prince

English jewelry maker Andrew Prince is across the pond for a U.S. tour that includes Bergdorf Goodman, which sells his designs, and Kleinfelds in New York City. He’ll give a public lecture at Savannah College of Art and Design on April 30 at 5:00 p.m.

Thread: your connection to the SCAD community

thread: that which runs through the whole course of something, connecting successive parts.

Looking forward to Sidewalk Arts

To get ready for Savannah College of Art and Design's Sidewalk Arts Festival (April 26), we're taking a visit back to some photos from previous years. The festival is a nod to an art form as old as the 16th century, but we're bringing it into the present like never before.

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.

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: