The writing program at SCAD takes a holistic approach, fostering both passion and practicality. The program offers instruction in a wide range of genres, including creative nonfiction, fiction, magazine journalism and new media writing, writing for business, and writing for nonprofit. All writing students benefit from a foundation in visual art, which makes them better writers and artists, and from design and computer applications that help prepare them for work with multi-media and new media content.
Dedicated, actively publishing faculty members who possess terminal degrees serve as constant inspiration for students. In addition, numerous best-selling authors and industry experts visit and provide insight into the practical aspects of professional writing, share their work, and offer feedback to student writers. Recent visitors include Margaret Atwood, Augusten Burroughs, Bret Easton Ellis, Stanley Fish, David Shields and Colson Whitehead.
Small class size promotes critiques, careful reading and consideration of what makes good writing. Two literary journals and thriving student media groups including print magazines, online newspapers and radio studios provide further opportunities for writing students to gain practical experience. Internships enable students to include published work in their career portfolios. Recently, writing students have interned with BET, Cartoon Network, South magazine, Georgia Public Broadcasting, Paste Magazine, the Atlanta Hawks, Marvel Comics and Savannah Magazine.
Artemis (undergraduate student literary journal)
Document (graduate student literary journal)
- Andrea Goto: Father Christmas
- Sarah Hunt: Neon signs
- Harrison Key: A Letter to the YWCA regarding the new pool regulations