Industry partnerships at SCAD

From NASA to Google, SCAD brings leading companies and students together

The SCAD Collaborative Learning Center, or CLC, partners with top businesses, brands and organizations to generate design-based concepts and solutions for experiences, products, media and technology. Drawing on the talent of distinguished professors and students across 40 strategic disciplines, the CLC is an interactive hive of powerful partnerships where the possibilities are limitless.

Previous partners

Adobe    AT&T    BMW    Electronic Arts    Fossil    FOX Sports    General Electric    Gulfstream Aerospace    Hewlett-Packard    Mattel    Microsoft    Newell Rubbermaid    Procter and Gamble    Reebok    Saint Laurent    Snap-on    The Coca-Cola Company    The Hershey Company    UBS    VTech    Walt Disney Imagineering    Whole Foods Market

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SCAD students are the designers, thinkers and influencers of tomorrow. We integrate multiple disciplines, offering partners innovative concepts and solutions. We research, develop and deliver polished and professional results all within an academic setting.

"The students did an incredible job taking our business problem and implementing creative solutions. The renders, prototypes and process were all well executed and professional-looking. Wonderful work."

Tara Ferdelman | Design manager, Procter and Gamble

Project structures

CLC will work directly with your company to identify a scope of work and develop a customized partnership based on your goals, timeline and budget.

Design challenge

  • Out-of-class competition
  • 24-48 hours in length
  • One faculty advisor
  • Open to all SCAD students
  • Open to all student disciplines
  • Select IP transferred

Studio course

  • Existing SCAD course
  • Two to ten weeks in length
  • One lead faculty member
  • Upper-level students
  • One student discipline
  • All IP transferred

Custom course

  • Custom-created course
  • Ten weeks in length
  • Two lead faculty members
  • Elite upper-level student
  • Multiple student disciplines
  • All IP Transferred

Partners will participate by meeting with their SCAD team at least three times to deliver the design brief, conduct a midpoint review and present a final critique of the project.


Projects are scheduled during the following 10-week quarters and developed at least one quarter in advance:

Fall (September through November)
Winter (January through March)
Spring (March through May)

Tap into our global perspective

Our students, faculty and partners have access to cutting-edge resources and facilities across five locations. Your project can be hosted at any SCAD location.

Atlanta  •  Hong Kong  •  Lacoste  •  Savannah  •  eLearning

Contact us

If you would like to partner with us or learn more about our pricing information, contact us at or suggest a project.

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