The Savannah College of Art and Design was founded in 1978, and the first classes were taught in the spring of 1979 in the former Savannah Volunteer Guards Armory.
The armory was purchased and renovated to serve as the first classroom and administration building and named Poetter Hall after May L. and Paul E. Poetter, who helped found SCAD. Since then, SCAD Savannah has grown to encompass nearly 70 distinctive buildings throughout the picturesque coastal city.
SCAD Savannah students draw inspiration from a thriving artistic community located in the largest National Historic Landmark District in the U.S. The culturally rich downtown boasts cobblestone streets and charming squares, making up one of the most admired urban designs in the world.
Savannah’s distinct Southern hospitality and inviting climate earned the city its nickname as the Hostess City of the South. The city offers students a creative atmosphere in which to learn, live and prepare for a creative future.
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