• Private, nonprofit art school.
  • Founded 1978
  • 4 campuses: Savannah, Georgia; Atlanta, Georgia; Lacoste, France; and online
  • More than 15,000 students from 100+ countries
  • Around 17% international
  • All students are accepted into all 4 campuses
  • Mission: to prepare talented students for creative professions
  • SCAD ‘fit’ = innovative thinkers, go-getters, those willing to work hard to put their creative ideas out there
  • Over 40 majors to choose from
  • 9 Schools: Building Arts, Business Innovation, Design, Fashion, Fine Arts, Liberal Arts, Entertainment Arts, Digital Media, and Communication Arts
  • Some interesting niche degree programmes: Business of Beauty and Fragrance, Creative Business Leadership, Accessory Design, Design for Sustainability, Immersive Reality, Sound Design, and many others.
  • Most are offered in multiple campuses so you can start at one and finish at another
  • Students officially accepted as undeclared. Select major in the 2nd year.
  • ¼ system – change classes every 10 weeks to mirror need for time management in industry
  • Very career oriented: aim for graduated to enter the working world as true leader in their profession
  • Number of programmes to develop career skills – SCAD Amp: to develop communication skills.
  • All applicants get a personal advisor to support them through the process
  • Applications: transcripts, Statement of Purpose, 2 letters of recommendation – speak to character, creativity, work ethic.
  • Portfolio is only required for scholarship consideration, not for general undergrad admission
  • Portfolio should be of strongest, recent work
  • All students are eligible for scholarships. Academic scholarship – automatic consideration. Also portfolio scholarship.
  • Rolling admissions. Applications accepted all year round. No deadlines.
  • Admissions decisions are usually given within 2-4 weeks
  • Tuition fee for full time undergraduate: $39105 (2022/23)
  • Online application fee $100
  • One time enrolment fee $500
  • SCAD Language Studio supports ESL learning for international students who need support with their language skills
  • SCAD Pro – students get to collaborate on major projects with Fortune 500 companies
  • Many community service projects: Book Buddie, Habitat for Humanity, H.E.Art for Humanity, SERVE, Kid’s Cafe, and Alternative Spring Break – a community service road trip.
  • Many special events, including the SCAD Film Festival in Savannah. Past guests have included: Micheal Douglas, Clare Danes, Oliver Stone, Liam Neeson, Holly Hunter and James Gandolfini

Applications to SCAD should be made through Common App or via their own online application portal – applications are accepted year round.

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