Savannah College of Art and Design Program Review
Savannah College of Art and Design wants to nurture the creative abilities and uniqueness of each student that enters the school. They do this by creating a curriculum which keeps students engaged, providing sources of inspiration, and employing highly qualified and experienced professors. Students graduating from SCAD should be competent and confident professionals ready to take on the challenges and rewards of working in their field.
Founded in 1978 by Paula S. Wallace, Richard Rowan, and May and Paul Poetter, the school has grown and adapted over the years to meet the needs of a diverse group of students. The school’s main campus still lies in Savannah, but in 2006 it teamed up with the Atlanta College of Art to open a new campus in Atlanta. Students not in the Georgia area or who simply need more flexibility can take courses through the school’s online campus as well.
SCAD offers students more than just a high quality educational experience. Students will be able to get involved in promoting art and design within the local community through events like film and arts festivals, fashion shows, and art educators forums. Working with these programs will help students expand their knowledge of the arts, meet and network with others in their fields, and get to build a stronger sense of community around a love of the arts.
Online programs at SCAD are offered through their e-campus platform. Students can work towards undergraduate, graduate or certification programs at times and places that are most convenient to them. Online programs are taught by the same experienced staff, and students will be able to talk with their fellow classmates about assignments and projects. The online programs at SCAD have won a number of awards for both specific course design and for the online program as a whole. There are a wide variety of programs available for study online including SCAD’s well-known and renowned program in Historic Preservation.