SCAD student takes a picture of scenic Lacoste, France

Après SCAD

Join fellow SCAD alumni, friends, and renowned guests at a five-day professional development retreat at the university's location in southern France.

With the fabled Provençal landscape as the backdrop at SCAD Lacoste. Après SCAD participants live and learn in a magical, meticulously restored medieval village, dine on gourmet cuisine, and explore the cultural attractions of Provence as they rekindle creative practice and professional goals.

Après SCAD 2021 is scheduled for Sept. 2–6. For more information, email Grace Grund, assistant director of alumni programs, at [email protected].

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"Everything about Après SCAD was so enriching. The speakers were wonderful, the events and amenities were perfect, and the opportunity to meet and learn from fellow graduates is a rare and beneficial experience."

-Après SCAD survey response

"Après SCAD really made me appreciate that once you graduate from SCAD, there are still resources available to help your professional growth. I loved this event."

-Après SCAD survey response

La Maison Basse at SCAD Lacoste in the evening

Welcome to La Maison Basse

La Maison Basse, located in Provence's Luberon Valley between the villages of Lacoste and Bonnieux, hosts studio classes, seminars, demonstrations, and housing at SCAD Lacoste. The historic building has led many lives over the past eight centuries: silkworm farm, farmhouse, inn, waylay for bear tamers, and, perhaps most notoriously, carriage house and gambling den of the infamous Marquis de Sade.

Students ride bikes at SCAD's serene Lacoste location

Explore Après SCAD activities and schedule

Après SCAD includes professional development workshops, presentations, and conversations with leading industry professionals. All workshop materials and meals (except on Market Day) are included in the program fee.

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Roundtrip ground transportation between the Marseille airport or the Avignon TGV train station and Lacoste is included; airfare or train fare is not included in the program fee. SCAD will provide one round trip bus shuttle to the airport and train station on each travel day. Please review the frequently asked questions for travel information and additional questions.

"I didn't get the opportunity to study abroad in Lacoste while I was a student at SCAD, so I was incredibly grateful to finally experience this beautiful location through Après SCAD."

-Après SCAD survey response

Have additional questions?

Email Grace Grund, SCAD assistant director of alumni programs, at [email protected] with any additional questions.