Design a sustainable future

At SCAD, you will have all of the tools, guidance and inspiration you need to save the world. Our design for sustainability program focuses on preparing students to pioneer organizational change, technological and material innovation, citizen advocacy and more as an industry leader. You will benefit from our dynamic, collaborative environment, where revolutionary projects like SCADpad® and partnerships with the biggest brands in the world happen every day.

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Design for sustainability degree

SCAD's M.A. and M.F.A. degrees in design for sustainability are available in Savannah.

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Student work

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Creative collaborations

SCAD emphasizes collaboration between departments through opportunities like the SCADpad micro-housing project. SCADpad combined students from 12 different fields to reimagine the spaces in which we live. The project earned global media attention and the World Architecture News Urban Design Award for its innovations.

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"I find inspiration in those moments when students are struck by a sudden ability within themselves to glimpse into the complexities of life and find some new understanding. Such moments can be earth-shaking."

Scott Boylston | Design for sustainability professor

Related programs and certificates

Many design for sustainability students choose to explore related fields while they are here and even take additional courses to complement their primary area of concentration. You can explore new perspectives, harness diverse creative approaches, and develop a unique, well-rounded style through these related programs:

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