Top 5 reasons to choose SCAD to launch your creative career

With more than 40 degree programs along with 70 minors and certificates, SCAD is one of the most comprehensive nonprofit art and design universities in the world.

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1. Stunning locations
Miles of coastline. Verdant parks. Bustling metropolises. Pastoral landscapes. SCAD is one university with four distinct locations and a vibrant eLearning platform, offering endless inspiration — and the perfect backdrop for your brilliant future.

Students can choose to study at any location, at any quarter during their education.

Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.
A global center of commerce imbued with ingenuity and sophistication, Atlanta is a capital for culture, art and design. Located in the heart of Midtown, SCAD Atlanta is surrounded by Fortune 500 companies, a thriving arts scene and limitless opportunities for career growth.

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Hong Kong
From glittering skyscrapers to sacred temples, white-sand beaches to mountain views, Hong Kong inspires and delights with its fusion of ancient heritage and Western influence. At SCAD Hong Kong, students connect with leading global companies and prominent artists and designers as they transform into tomorrow’s leaders.

Lacoste, France
With light so pure it has attracted artists since the 15th century, SCAD Lacoste invites students to study in a beautifully preserved medieval French village steeped in the tradition of Provence. Creative rejuvenation abounds as students regularly exhibit their work at local vernissages, take field trips to museums and historic sites, and travel to Avignon, Paris and Saint-Rémy-de-Provence.

Savannah, Georgia, U.S.A.
Sprawling beaches, a robust artistic community and the largest National Historic Landmark District in the U.S. make Savannah the ideal launchpad for creative careers. SCAD Savannah nurtures students with a warm climate, state-of-the-art resources and a culturally rich downtown.

Redefining award-winning online education, SCAD eLearning takes the university’s outstanding curriculum to a global online environment. The collaborative virtual atmosphere empowers students to pursue their talents in a flexible setting.


2. Award-winning programs of study and unparalleled career preparation

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With more than 40 degree programs along with 70 minors and certificates, SCAD is one of the most comprehensive nonprofit art and design universities in the world.

SCAD academic programs consistently earn international accolades. The undergraduate and graduate interior design programs secured the No. 1 ranking by DesignIntelligence in 2016 — the fifth consecutive year the undergraduate program received the top spot.

The SCAD graduate fashion programs are also No. 1 in the world for “Best Learning Experience” and “Best Long-term Value” as well as No. 1 in the U.S., as determined by London-based The Business of Fashion in 2015.

Across all programs, career advisers are committed to helping students and alumni prepare for every level of professional success. More than 500 national and international companies recruit SCAD talent every year at career-focused events at each location.

The university’s cutting-edge resources, dynamic learning centers and electrifying signature events are designed to turn your passion into a flourishing career. In a survey of Spring 2014 SCAD graduates, 97 percent of respondents reported being employed, pursuing further education or both within 10 months of graduation.


3. A premier equestrian studies program

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Take the reins of your equestrian education at the state-of-the-art Ronald C. Waranch Equestrian Center, which provides 80 acres of paddocks, pastures, competition arenas and beautiful barns.

With expert faculty and a championship equestrian team, SCAD equestrian studies provides unrivaled career preparation and countless opportunities for creative exploration. Students gain hands-on experience as the university hosts collegiate and local member horse shows, United States Equestrian Federation-sanctioned events and United States Hunter Jumper Association shows and programs, in addition to clinics throughout the year.

The SCAD equestrian team has earned 50 American National Riding Commission and Intercollegiate Horse Show Association titles over the past decade. The team is a powerhouse at the collegiate level, with individual and team wins in the ANRC, IHSA and the National Tournament of Champions Series.

SCAD provides students who are passionate about all things equine the opportunity to compete at the collegiate level and to earn a degree in equestrian studies. You can complete the major, join the team or both.

The SCAD equestrian studies program prepares students to become competitive riders, trainers or managers, in the midst of a mild climate perfectly suited to riding year-round.


4. Signature events, celebrated guests

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Step into the spotlight at SCAD signature events featuring the world’s pre-eminent artists, designers and entrepreneurs. Throughout the year at each location, the university is host to a spectacular lineup of star-studded celebrations in breathtaking venues.

Annual SCAD signature events include the Savannah Film Festival, SCAD Fashion Show, SCAD deFINE ART, SCADstyle, Sidewalk Arts Festival, aTVfest, SCAD Sand Arts Festival, SCAD New Alumni Concert and the Game Developers eXchange.

Guests who have lectured, critiqued and taught master classes include Alec Baldwin, Lee Daniels, Arianna Huffington, Mindy Kaling, Stan Lee, Zac Posen, Saoirse Ronan, Alexander Wang, Vivienne Westwood and more.

These stellar, internationally acclaimed celebrations allow students unprecedented one-on-one interaction with master artists, designers and icons in their fields.


5. Vibrant athletic spirit

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As the first art and design university in the U.S. to offer a comprehensive intercollegiate athletics program, SCAD is actively dedicated to helping student-athletes develop their talents to the fullest — both on and off the field.

Recruited from around the world by an accomplished coaching staff, SCAD student-athletes have made their mark at the national level. Both men’s and women’s teams regularly earn conference and regional wins, and hold recent national titles in equestrian, golf, lacrosse, soccer, swimming and tennis.

With intercollegiate and intramural sports available in Atlanta and Savannah, SCAD athletics help to cultivate the discipline and competitive spirit to thrive in the art and design realm.


Connect with SCAD
P.O. Box 2072
Savannah, GA
31402-2072 USA and

• Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
• Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications*
• National Architectural Accrediting Board
• Council for Interior Design Accreditation

Licensed by South Carolina Commission on Higher Education.

** Courses of study are registered with the Hong Kong Education Bureau, registration numbers: 261958-261971 and 262196-262202. It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which these courses may lead.