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The Savannah College of Art and Design is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution conferring bachelor's and master's degrees in distinctive locations and online to prepare talented students for professional careers. The diverse student body of approximately 10,500 comes from all 50 United States, three U.S. territories and nearly 100 countries worldwide. The education and career preparation of each student are nurtured and cultivated by a faculty of more than 700 professors with extraordinary academic credentials and valuable professional experience. Through individual attention in an inspiring university environment, and with advanced, professional-level technology, equipment and learning resources, SCAD is uniquely qualified to provide an exceptional education and unparalleled career preparation. SCAD has garnered acclaim from respected organizations and publications.


Distinctive locations

SCAD is home to a diverse community of talented individuals. SCAD students can choose from locations in Savannah and Atlanta, Georgia, Lacoste, France and Hong Kong.

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Dynamic learning environment

SCAD provides the learning environment creative students need to flourish. Full-time SCAD students take three classes per quarter; full-time graduate students take two.

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Innovative education

In many ways, SCAD has re-created the university experience, molding it to the unique needs and lifestyles of a diverse student body.

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The undergraduate experience

All undergraduate programs begin with a core curriculum of foundation studies and general education courses to instill fundamental knowledge and teach skills necessary for success at SCAD.

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Graduate studies

Graduate programs build on current levels of knowledge and achievement to help students reach personal and professional goals, advance understanding and skills in art and design, and assume leadership roles.

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Study abroad programs and Lacoste

SCAD study abroad programs enhance the total educational experience. Students earn degree credit while gaining a more global perspective on art, architecture and design.

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Professors with extraordinary credentials

All courses at SCAD are taught by professors with exceptional credentials and valuable professional experience to provide each student with a comprehensive education and career preparation.

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Interaction with iconic professionals

In every academic program, SCAD provides interaction between SCAD students and luminaries in their fields. Through lectures, workshops and field trips, students connect with professionals who share insight and critique student work.

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Sponsored projects and partnerships

Through sponsored projects, custom-designed classroom assignments or creation of commissioned work, students may participate in corporate partnerships and learn all aspects of product development-from contracts to market research, and from deadlines and presentations to client approval.

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Unrivaled career services

SCAD students and alumni benefit from an extensive array of career services. Career advisers provide individual guidance about course options, résumés, portfolios, interviews and job-search strategies.

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Advanced technology and equipment

SCAD students have all the advanced professional-level tools and toys they could need or want to help them realize their creative visions and passions, with a unique array of technology at SCAD Savannah, SCAD Atlanta, SCAD Hong Kong and SCAD Lacoste.

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Libraries, galleries and the SCAD Museum of Art

SCAD libraries are focal points for inspiration, information, study and research. SCAD galleries and exhibitions in Savannah, Atlanta, Hong Kong and Lacoste showcase the work of students, alumni, faculty and other distinguished and emerging artists. The SCAD Museum of Art in Savannah is an integral part of the SCAD educational experience.

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A place within the community

At each SCAD location, the university contributes to the enhancement of the surrounding community through heritage, cultural and educational programs, such as open discussions with acclaimed authors at the Ivy Hall Writers Series in Atlanta; exhibitions and public tours and workshops in Hong Kong; and performances and films in Savannah.

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Signature events and programs

Outside the classroom, SCAD students participate in signature events including the Savannah Film Festival, SCAD Fashion Show, deFINE ART, SCAD Style, Sidewalk Arts Festival, Sand Arts Festival, SCAD Alumni Concert and the Game Developers eXchange (GDX).

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Enriching student programs and activities

Life at SCAD is active and engaging within and beyond the classroom. The SCAD experience includes programs and activities that promote student interaction, leadership and community service, and encourage a healthy lifestyle.

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Student life

SCAD student resources include a bus system that provides free transportation to and from class and late-night shuttles; a professional student success and counseling staff to serve as resources for any concerns and emergencies; and security officers who are on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Intercollegiate athletics and intramurals

SCAD competes in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics in 16 men's and women's sports. Students also participate in a wide variety of intramural sports and outdoor activities at SCAD.

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