Plan your bright future in urban design

Make modern cities more beautiful, functional, and green

Amid one of the most celebrated city plans in the world, SCAD urban design students blend historical significance, modern innovation, and future need to add beauty and function to our world. At SCAD, the only art and design university in the U.S. to offer a master of urban design degree, you will map your vision for cities large and small with advanced resources like model shops and hybrid graphic labs. Beyond your base in Savannah, you may also study at SCAD locations in Atlanta and Lacoste, observing how cities grow and change in different contexts.

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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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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. Additional university initiatives like SCAD Back40, a sustainable urban farm, and SCADpad, an affordable urban micro-housing solution, offer opportunities for firsthand experience applicable to cities and regions around the world.

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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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