Accreditation

The office of institutional effectiveness is charged with managing compliance and reaffirmation efforts related to regional accreditation SACSCOC and specialized accreditation (i.e., NAAB, CIDA). The office also facilitates the review of faculty qualifications in collaboration with human resources, and conducts studies of policy interest to SCAD using best practice quantitative and qualitative research methods.

 

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

The Savannah College of Art and Design is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award bachelor's and master's degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, or call 404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of the Savannah College of Art and Design.

The SCAD department of institutional effectiveness is responsible for reporting substantive changes to SACSCOC according to the Commission’s published policies. Faculty and staff can email accreditation@scad.edu to report or request information regarding substantive changes.

Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications

The following SCAD Hong Kong degree programs are accredited by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (10 Siu Sai Wan Road, Chai Wan, Hong Kong, 852.3658.0001, QRAdmin@hkcaavq.edu.hk) and are recognized on the Hong Kong Qualifications Framework, with a validity period of April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2021:

QF Level 5

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Advertising, QR Registration Number: 16/000236/L5
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Animation, QR Registration Number: 16/000235/L5
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design, QR Registration Number: 16/000237/L5
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration, QR Registration Number: 16/000238/L5
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interactive Design and Game Development, QR Registration Number: 16/000239/L5
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Motion Media Design, QR Registration Number: 16/000240/L5
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography, QR Registration Number: 16/000241/L5
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Effects, QR Registration Number: 16/000242/L5

The following SCAD Hong Kong degree programs are accredited by HKCAAVQ and are recognized on the QF with a validity period of Jan. 1, 2018 to Dec. 31, 2022:

QF Level 5

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion, QR Registration Number: 13/000159/L5
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Marketing and Management, QR Registration Number: 13/000160/L5
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design, QR Registration Number: 13/000161/L5
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting, QR Registration Number: 13/000162/L5
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sequential Art, QR Registration Number: 13/000163/L5

QF Level 6

  • Master of Arts in Luxury and Fashion Management, QR Registration Number: 13/000164/L6
  • Master of Arts in Photography, QR Registration Number: 17/001031/L6
  • Master of Fine Arts in Luxury and Fashion Management, QR Registration Number: 13/000165/L6
  • Master of Fine Arts in Photography, QR Registration Number: 17/001032/L6

Hong Kong Education Bureau

SCAD Hong Kong courses of study are registered with the Hong Kong Education Bureau, registration numbers: 261958-261971, 262196-262202 and 262909. It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which these courses may lead.

National Architectural Accrediting Board

In the United States, most state registration boards require a degree from an accredited professional degree program as a prerequisite for licensure. The National Architectural Accrediting Board, which is the sole agency authorized to accredit U.S. professional degree programs in architecture, recognizes three types of degrees: the Bachelor of Architecture, the Master of Architecture, and the Doctor of Architecture. A program may be granted an eight-year, three-year or two-year term of accreditation, depending on the extent of its conformance with established educational standards.

Doctor of Architecture and Master of Architecture degree programs may consist of a pre-professional undergraduate degree and a professional graduate degree that, when earned sequentially, constitute an accredited professional education. However, the pre-professional degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree.

The Savannah College of Art and Design School of Building Arts offers the following NAAB-accredited degree program: M.Arch. (180 undergraduate credits plus 90 graduate credits). Next accreditation visit: 2021.

Council for Interior Design Accreditation

The interior design program leading to the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Atlanta and Savannah is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (accredit-id.org), 206 Grandville Ave., Suite 350, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4014.

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