LOCATIONS AND FACILITIES
Lacoste is a beautifully preserved medieval village, known by artists for its extraordinary light and exquisite pastoral setting. SCAD Lacoste facilities date from the Ninth to the 19th centuries, yet they feature a variety of modern amenities. SCAD Lacoste facilities include a library, gallery, dining hall and housing, as well as teaching studios dedicated to painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photography and digital imaging. Students interact with visiting artists, take field trips to museum and historic sites in the area, and have an opportunity to exhibit their work at a local vernissage.
Steep Lacoste village hills make walking a necessity, so SCAD students experience the beauty of the village on foot each day.
Students live in residence facilities at SCAD Lacoste and dine as a community with faculty and staff in the dining hall.
Students enjoy the medieval accommodations made modern, with the glowing beauty of Lacoste outside their door.
Lacoste students go on field outings during the day and attend lectures at night to round out their educational experience.
In addition to attending regular classes, students may travel outside Lacoste for immersive learning experiences.
Students at SCAD Lacoste are immersed in the ancient cobblestone village and become part of a thriving artistic community.
Lacoste is known as an idyllic refuge from the distractions of everyday life and a quiet setting for creative work.
Striking natural lighting and picturesque settings in Lacoste produce an ideal location for SCAD students to create.
Students who study in Lacoste say their time abroad is a life-changing experience and an opportunity for personal growth.
Life in Lacoste is filled with opportunities for outdoor activities including hiking, biking and touring.