Signature events and programs

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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, SCAD Seen, Sand Arts Festival, SCAD Alumni Concert and the Game Developers eXchange (GDX).

These events are designed as showcases of student work, where SCAD's talented artists and designers rub shoulders with the world's most celebrated creative professionals. For example, Sir Ian McKellen delivered an impassioned talk to SCAD students during a recent Savannah Film Festival, while InStyle founding editor Hal Rubenstein delivered insightful critiques of student writing during the most recent SCAD Style. Countless moments like these-defining, life-altering moments for students-happen every year at SCAD.

Here's just a sampling of recent guests who have lectured, critiqued, taught master classes, and more.

  • Marina Abramović
  • Waris Ahluwalia
  • Margaret Atwood
  • Mark Badgley
  • Alec Baldwin
  • Peter Bart
  • Dory Benami
  • David Benioff
  • Hamish Bowles
  • Joel Cohen
  • Roger Ebert
  • David Elliott
  • Bret Easton Ellis
  • George Esquivel
  • Diane von Furstenberg
  • David Giordano
  • Marc Jacobs
  • Jamaica Kincaid
  • Catherine Malandrino
  • Louis Menand
  • James Mischka
  • Lars Nilsson
  • Simon Njami
  • Zac Posen
  • Miuccia Prada
  • Oscar de la Renta
  • Oliver Stone
  • André Leon Talley
  • Alfred Uhry
  • Vera Wang
  • Tom Wolfe
  • David Yurman