Access preeminent education anywhere with SCAD eLearning

Designed with flexibility in mind, SCAD eLearning offers on-the-go artists, designers, and professionals the opportunity to enroll in award-winning degree programs and take their careers to the next level. Join a global digital community with all the benefits of a SCAD education: cutting-edge resources, small class sizes, one-on-one attention from accomplished SCAD faculty, and unparalleled professional preparation.

The SCAD experience at your fingertips

Through SCAD eLearning, students are just a click away from the immersive resources and student life offered at SCAD locations around the world, from cutting-edge software and instruction to professional development sessions with student counselors, career success advisers, peer tutors, and more. The Virtual Lecture Hall, SCAD.tv, and textbook rental through the SCAD bookstore Ex Libris ensures eLearning students have access to everything they need to succeed from wherever they plan on logging in.

Students already pursuing a degree at one of SCAD's on-site locations can supplement their education with online programs available in the summer or earn additional degrees and minors to boost résumés while traveling or working professionally in the field.

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Educating online for more than 12 years

A history of excellence

SCAD has been offering online degrees for more than 12 years. We are the first art and design university to receive the Instructional Technology Council’s award for Outstanding Distance Education Program, and the rank of Excellence in Institution-Wide Online Teaching and Learning from the Online Learning Consortium.

Learn more about eLearning recognitions and accreditation

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Book your SCAD eLearning virtual tour

Discover award-winning programs of study and how they are taught online at a SCAD eLearning virtual class tour. SCAD eLearning courses are led by the same accomplished faculty who teach at university locations around the globe. Class tours are offered Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET.

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"SCAD has provided me with an opportunity that I couldn't have imagined experiencing — one of the best design educations, great connections and amazing credibility."

Jamie Turpin | Graphic design student

Providing you with the tools for success

SCAD's mission includes providing students with the tools and technologies they need to be successful academically and in their professional lives.

  • Autodesk Maya
  • Autodesk 3ds Max
  • Autodesk Mudbox
  • Unity 3D
  • Adobe Creative Cloud

This list is just a sample of the free tools and downloads available to fully enrolled eLearning students.