Get the full treatment as a SCAD graphic design student

At SCAD, you’ll have as many opportunities to excel beyond the classroom as you will inside it. Our program encompasses more than just the fundamentals of design and incorporates a rich array of resources, activities and extracurriculars.

Creative spaces you'll love

Our custom-built environments give you easy access to the same specialized resources that you will soon be using as a professional. The production rooms at SCAD are stacked with the latest technology to help you envision new concepts, develop digital creations and turn them into physical form.

Premium tools always at your fingertips:

  • iMac workstations
  • Cintiq tablets and pen displays with Mac Pros
  • iPad tablets, Samsung Galaxy Tabs and Kindle Fire HD tablets
  • Oakley Airwave 1.5 Goggles with Heads up display
  • Adobe Creative Cloud (always up-to-date and free for download)
  • Epson printers and plotters
  • Lassco Wizer creaser/scorers
  • Docugem stack cutters
  • ISP Rapid saddle-stitch staplers
  • Akiles WireMac-Duo binders
  • Ample studio space for collaborative discussions and larger presentations
  • Resource room with professional and student work samples
  • Tabloid size laser printers, large format inkjet printers and plotters, and saddle stitch stapling machine
  • Light table, portfolio shooting station and access to woodshop and letterpress shop

Events to keep you inspired

Whether you’re gaining priceless insight from industry insiders, or just unwinding with some hard-earned fun, you’ll love the big names, global attention and exclusive access provided by our signature events, like SCADstyle.

SCADstyle guest Stefan Sagmeister delivering lecture on graphic design


Join forces with the luminaries of design as we celebrate SCADstyle each year. Through lectures, conversations and workshops with visual leaders and designers, students draw inspiration and form lasting connections with industry powerhouses.

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Opportunities to connect with your fellow creatives

While at SCAD, you will have the chance to team up with other students in related areas of design — such as photography, printmaking, fashion, or film and television — to capitalize on their creative perspectives and develop a better understanding of the collaborative process. You can also share inspiration with like-minded creative professionals through larger industry events sponsored by AIGA, the professional association for design; the Type Directors Club; and Adobe.

Come to our screen printing workshop tonight and print this Saul Bass quote! #AIGASCAD

Go global with your passion for design

Graphic design students at SCAD can study at any of our locations worldwide, including traveling to France for a quarter-long immersion in the culture of Provence. As a designer traveling to Lacoste, you will join a centuries-old tradition of seeking inspiration in the idyllic medieval village, now home to our study abroad program.

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SCAD x Mira Environmental Graphic Design (GRDS) Collaboration Project #scad #scadgrds #design #scadhk #hongkong more than just making models... Come study @ SCAD Hong Kong

Start the process today

Put your dreams into motion by requesting more information from The University for Creative Careers. We’ll send you everything you need to know to get a jumpstart on earning your graphic design degree at SCAD.