SCAD has the largest and most comprehensive sequential art department in the United States, with the most full-time faculty. SCAD was the first, and remains one of the few, institutions to offer both undergraduate and graduate degrees in sequential art.
Sequential art electives include courses in Manga and superhero comics, webcomics, advanced writing for comics, painting for comics, cover illustration for comics, conceptual illustration, comic strips, storyboarding, maquette design, advanced studies in human and animal anatomy, and sequential picture books for children.
SCAD sequential art alumni are working successfully in several areas, including all aspects of mainstream and alternative comic production, education, illustration, model sculpting for action figures, concept design for animation, and drawing storyboards for major animated films, television, commercials, feature films and video games.
The sequential art department regularly hosts visiting artists for lectures, workshops and portfolio reviews. Guest artists and visiting professionals have included Art Spiegelman, Jack Davis, Mark Schultz, Howard Chaykin, Klaus Janson, Brandon Graham, Scott McCloud, Chip Kidd, Adam Hughes, Will Eisner, Paolo Rivera, Kazu Kibuishi, Jill Thompson and others.