Through custom-designed assignments and commissioned work, our students gain real-world, professional experience. Our partners gain new perspectives, knowledge and fresh ideas.
SCAD seeks projects that represent best-in-class professional practices. Accepted proposals must have challenges and student/faculty/partners roles that reply on established and emerging approaches in the related creative and cultural industries.
Collaborative projects may involve any of SCAD's programs:
Many types of organizations collaborate with SCAD—from Fortune 500 corporations to small- and medium-sized enterprises. They may be individuals, artists, museums, nonprofits or luminaries.
Collaborative partners provide expertise, knowledge and insight into critical issues and real problems in a specific industry. They may provide additional equipment and resources.
An ideal timeframe would be a minimum of 10 weeks.
Project durations vary, but they are typically 10 weeks long. Some partners may have a series of projects that last more than one year. It all depends on the nature of the project.
The SCAD students working on collaborative projects are talented, motivated and passionate about their studies.
Students work with faculty and collaborative partners to create tangible outcomes. These may be a fine art piece, an installation, a consumer product, a building, an interior, a brand identity, a new service, reports, scripts or strategy documents.
The amount of sponsorship depends on the project's demands, duration and tangible outcomes.
Partners may allocate technical resources to the project.
Read SCAD's Intellectual Property policy.
Partners sign contracts that define the collaborative relationship and the project.