Iconic American furniture designer Dakota Jackson has joined Savannah College of Art and Design as honorary chair of furniture design. Jackson will mentor students from the university's undergraduate and graduate furniture design programs during his two-year appointment, continuing SCAD's mission to prepare talented students for creative careers.
Submitted by Kristine on Tue, 01/15/2013 - 10:12pm
The Savannah College of Art and Design will shine a spotlight on the television industry with aTVfest: Big Festival, Small Screen - a three-day festival celebrating the industry's best shows, talent and leaders.
The event is slated for Feb. 14-16 in Atlanta, a lively hub of diversified media content development, and will feature panel discussions, workshops, award presentations, daily screenings and special guests.
SCAD fashion student Angelique Matthews was honored with the 2013 Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Award at a ceremony held Jan. 8 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel ballroom in New York. Matthews is one of only four winners from universities across the country of this prestigious $30,000 scholarship package.
"I am so ecstatic," Matthews said. "I woke up the next morning feeling like I had been dreaming. I am so grateful for all the opportunities the YMA FSF Geoffrey Beene scholarship fund has provided me. I could not have gone this far without all my mentors from SCAD."
SCAD, the university for creative careers, is shattering records again. The university's undergraduate and graduate interior design programs have been named No. 1 in the nation for 2013 by DesignIntelligence in its annual "America's Best Architecture and Design Schools." Last year, SCAD was the first university in the ranking's history to be honored with both top honors.
The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) has awarded the Savannah College of Art and Design one of the organization's highest honors, a 2012 NCARB Award for the Integration of Practice and Education. The $40,000 award will fund the development and implementation of innovative initiatives that integrate education and architectural practice.
SCAD photography senior An Le was declared the grand-prize winner of Vogue's first New Exposure photography contest at a ceremony July 11 in New York City. The contest, sponsored by RED Cameras and Bottega Veneta, attracted more than 500 entries from across the country.
"The goal of New Exposure was to pinpoint key emerging talent in the fashion photography field and do what we can to help them succeed," Vogue Photography Director Ivan Shaw said. Le, age 22, "defines promise," Shaw added.