Plan your future in urban design

Make the modern city more beautiful, functional, and green

In Savannah, one of the most celebrated city plans in the world, urban design students blend historical significance, modern innovation, and future need at SCAD, the only art and design university in the U.S. to offer a master of urban design degree. Beyond your base in Savannah, you may also study at our locations in Atlanta and Lacoste, where you can observe first-hand how cities grow and function in different contexts. Access to resources such as model shops and hybrid graphics labs, means you the tools to thrive as an urban designer.

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Urban design degrees

SCAD's urban design degree is offered in Savannah.

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Student work

Urban design student work "New Eco-Village" by Momo Chen

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Join creative collaborations

SCAD urban design students enhance cultural vibrancy and grow a resilient urban ecology through research, case studies, and real-world collaborations on city planning proposals with municipalities and institutions. Through university initiatives like SCAD Back40 and SCADpad, students gain firsthand experience creating urban farming and housing solutions applicable to cities and regions worldwide.

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"I am inspired to share my ideas with others so we might contribute to the creation of more equitable, resilient, and delightful neighborhoods, public places, cities and regions. Such an ambition is necessarily collaborative and requires the dedication of talented students ... who will go forth to shape the city of tomorrow."

Ryan Madson | Architecture, urban design professor

Related programs and certificates

Many urban design 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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