This is your time — experience it all

Cutting-edge resources. Connected faculty. Celebrated guests and world-renowned events. As a painting student at SCAD, you can capitalize on every opportunity to get the most out of your student experience.

Studios of unique expression

Whether you study painting at SCAD in Atlanta, Hong Kong or Savannah, you will have studio space to explore your personal visions and to develop an impressive body of work. Each location also offers gallery spaces to display your work side by side with the work of visiting artists from around the world.

Premium tools always at your fingertips:

  • On-site woodshop to create painting stretchers
  • More than 60 individual graduate studios
  • Spacious dedicated critique spaces
  • Life painting and open model rooms
  • 67-seat auditorium in Alexander Hall
  • Photo documentation facility
  • Mac computer labs with Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut Pro and other specialized software
  • Easels, French easels, and drawing tables available in every studio space
  • Access to printmaking, ceramics facilities, laser cutters and 3-D printers

Events to keep you inspired

No matter what SCAD location you journey to, there will always be something going on. Each year, we host huge signature events, like the Savannah Film Festival, so students can expand their networks, earn international press, meet lauded guests and just have fun.


The university's annual contemporary art showcase, deFINE ART takes place each year at SCAD's locations in Savannah, Atlanta and Hong Kong. The symposium features unique events with artists and designers all over the world, and exhibitions across three cities.

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Learn in a world-class museum environment

All painting students at SCAD enjoy access to the SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah's premier contemporary art museum. The award-winning facility serves as a teaching museum where you can attend academic classes, film screenings, gallery talks, annual events and more, including lectures and workshops with renowned visiting artists.

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Make your SCAD experience even more unforgettable

We encourage students to take a quarter abroad at one of our international locations as a means of gaining cultural perspective, adding a worldly dimension to their résumés, and drawing inspiration from the sights, sounds and characters of an entirely new setting.

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Take the first step to becoming a professional artist

We'll tell you everything you need to know about launching your career in the visual arts. Just request more information from SCAD, and let us do the rest.