In the tumultuous world of publishing in the early 21st century - when Amazon.com is selling more eBooks than traditional books, when magazines are adapting for the Web and when websites are gathering large and loyal followings - writers need to adapt. Rather than specializing, they need to master diverse skills that enable them to meet professional demands.
Adaptability in 21st century writingThe SCAD writing curriculum is rooted in nonfiction and encourages students to pursue their passions while giving them exposure to a broad range of genres. Writing students will take classes in creative nonfiction, fiction, new media, business and professional writing and literary journalism and are not required to focus on one kind of writing.
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Writing is offered in Atlanta and Savannah.
New media storytellers
No matter what form, writing is about telling a story. Students explore those forms by writing memoirs in nonfiction classes, book proposals in a portfolio class and creating viral videos in a new media class.
SCAD students explore the creative and career potentials of a multitude of genres. The writing department embraces creative writing, journalism and professional writing - creating alumni who are prepared to succeed in writing careers of the future.
Ivy Hall at SCAD AtlantaIvy Hall is the writing and cultural arts center of SCAD Atlanta. It offers classroom space for the writing program and is home to the Ivy Hall Writers Series. Ivy Hall hosted acclaimed writers such as Margaret Atwood, Augusten Burroughs, Chuck Klosterman and Bret Easton Ellis for lectures on writing and book signings. Writers events, including the book signing, are open to the public.
Additionally, Ivy Hall offers lectures, musical performances and special events by noted scholars, performers and civic organizations. The building is open for individual and public tours every Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Built in 1883 and designed by architect Gottfried Norman, for Edward C. Peters, son of Richard Peters, a founding father of Atlanta, the Queen Anne structure is considered Atlanta's most important residence of the postbellum New South. Ivy Hall is among several Norman buildings repurposed by SCAD including, Anderson Hall, Pepe Hall and Eckburg Hall.