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Interactive design and game development

SCAD eLearning courses follow the academic calendar and require no specific meeting times. Students complete assignments by designated due dates and participate in online class sessions that are accessible 24/7, where they meet, assess and critique work, and expand upon discussion board postings.

The Blackboard learning management system, which provides students access to their eLearning courses, is easily accessible through the MySCAD intranet.

eLearning technology requirements

 


Areas of study

Advertising

SCAD eLearning examines the arc of advertising history from the earliest days of print and TV to today's fluid, platform-rich environment.

Our online curriculum mirrors this evolution. It references advertising's foundation while encouraging our creative directors, copywriters and designers to take storytelling to every platform a customer touches: print, TV, Web, apps, site-specific interactive experiences and those not yet dreamed.

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B.A.
Animation, Josh Sobel

Animation has ascended to preeminence in the film and entertainment industry. SCAD animation students live and work on this advancing front, learning to employ their craft in film, television, Internet media and video games, exploring new ways to create believable worlds and to tell tales that resonate across generations, cultures and continents. They master the tools and resources used throughout the industry — Autodesk Maya, Adobe Creative Suite Master Collection, Toon Boom Storyboard and Animate Pro — under the guidance of professors who have worked in the world’s great animation studios.

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M.A.
Arts administration, group meeting

SCAD eLearning offers the collaborative environment arts administrators are used to working in. Form art galleries to publishing houses, they're masters at meshing vision and innovation to create festivals, conferences, galleries, product lines and more that enrich the lives of guests and customers.

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M.A.
Design management

Our design management students consider all aspects of an organization's operations, from research and product development to marketing and customer service, to solve problems. They do this by challenging the status quo, examining assumptions and asking unasked questions.

SCAD eLearning is the perfect environment for design managers to learn because online learning challenges educational assumptions by its very nature.

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M.A.
Graphic design, Atlanta Magazine class

Graphic design is everywhere. The most recognized companies in the world earned their statuses, in part, through their visual communication. SCAD eLearning graphic designers similarly live everywhere. The collaborative environment we provide enables the sharing of ideas and research to understand cultural and commercial trends from their diverse locales.

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Certificate
B.A.
B.F.A.
M.A.
M.F.A.
Minor
2014 SCAD Fashion Show

From couture to casual, mass-market to menswear, designers create exhilarating works that embolden every person’s sense of self. At SCAD, students explore fashion from the conceptual to the commercial and refine their skills to create their own original fashion collections. The program is deeply connected to the industry and nurtures a culture of collaboration within and beyond the university. Through partnerships with leading fashion professionals and international media, students leave prepared to contribute to the global fashion dialogue.

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M.A.
Historic preservation, Harden House

Our online historic preservation program offers access to the theory and craft of preservation to learners around the world for good reason. The disparate and culturally significant artifacts of humanity's built environment inhabit the furthest reaches of our world.

We prepare historic preservationists to manage the complex relationship between societies and their structures through a collaborative platform that encourages active research and strengthening of design and management skills.

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M.A.
Illustration, Cheilldren's book project

SCAD illustrators visualize everything from film sequences to app icons. They add aesthetic commentary to the world's news sources and create memorable characters in advertising and entertainment.

Our online illustration degree teaches students to use new and traditional media to illustrate these concepts and characters to elevate messages, add human dimension and tell stories.

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M.A.
M.F.A.
Interactive design and game development

Interactive designers build platforms like SCAD eLearning. A more apropos environment for teaching interactive design couldn't be asked for. Similarly, gaming's ubiquitous presence on Internet-connected devices requires game designers to understand the experience the users expect of their devices.

Our online program teaches students who will usher in the next generation of human-and-machine interaction, discovering new ways for users to understand the material and virtual worlds.

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B.A.
M.A.
M.F.A.
Minor
Interior design

Interior designers shape the spaces we inhabit every day. Our online program teaches students to study the relationship humans have with environments and objects around them. The collaborative environment encourages students to engage aesthetic theory, culture, materiality and function to design livable spaces.

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M.A.
Luxury and fashion mangement senior critique

The luxury market in the 21st century is a global enterprise. The professionals who manage luxury brands — from fashion magazines to resort hotels to companies with international retail store operations — must understand organizational management, speak the language of international finance, recognize the tides of macroeconomics and understand customers. The global reach of SCAD eLearning is uniquely equipped to shape tomorrow's luxury and fashion leaders and entrepreneurs.

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M.A.

Motion media design

Motion media design is an inherently collaborative discipline. Our online program teaches students to use the tools of, and collaborate with, the filmmaker, graphic designer, animator and interactive designer.

Students are encouraged to work across disciplines to create the title sequences of box office blockbusters, opening visuals of network sports broadcasts, and the features that turn mobile devices into living, moving canvases.

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M.A.
M.F.A.
Painting

Painting is steeped in traditions that date back centuries, but it is not unchanged. Painting adapts and evolves with each era, incorporating new methods and platforms, from found objects to performance art to the Web.

Our online program invites all painting students to push the boundaries of expression using these new forms while mastering the classical methods of fine art.

This program requires limited residency in Savannah.

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M.F.A.
Photography, Rebecca Hefter shooting

Photographers frame, capture, document and illuminate the world around us. SCAD eLearning teaches the same comprehensive programs our traditional campuses provide. This allows our photographers to discover new ways of understanding everyday objects; add new perspective to works of art and architecture; document history, nature, culture and politics; and collaborate with physicians and researchers to provide visuals for the advancement of knowledge.

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B.A.
M.A.
M.F.A.
Minor
Sequential art, Axel Alonso critique

The SCAD online sequential art curriculum unites the narrative talents of the writer with the drawing abilities of the illustrator to create comic books, graphic novels, cartoons, comic strips, Manga, children's books and storyboards for diverse media.

Our students learn from the single largest faculty of sequential artists in the U.S., uniquely qualifying us to prepare students to excel in the industry.

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B.A.
Professional writing

The profession of writing has undergone a radical evolution, now encompassing a range of new media. Writers turn blogs into books. They create copy for the Web, for advertisements and for marketing. They pioneer new frontiers in social media and record podcasts. They work with social, commercial and political leaders to draft white papers and speeches. What better way to explore these groundbreaking changes than in an online environment? eLearning students explore different avenues of the profession through a comprehensive and contemporary curriculum that covers everything from creative writing to business and professional writing.

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M.F.A.