Savannah College of Art and Design

The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) is a private, nonprofit, accredited university that exists to prepare talented students for professional careers, emphasizing learning through individual attention in a positively oriented university environment. SCAD was founded in 1978 by Paula Wallace to provide college degree programs not previously available in southeast Georgia, and to create a specialized professional art college to attract students from throughout the U.S. and abroad. The university continues to assiduously adhere to these goals. With distinctive yet complementary locations, SCAD provides a superior education through talented and dedicated faculty and staff, leading-edge technology, advanced learning resources and comprehensive support services. SCAD enrolls nearly 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 100 countries across its locations in Atlanta and Savannah, Georgia; Hong Kong; Lacoste, France; and online via SCAD eLearning. Each student is nurtured and motivated by a faculty of nearly 700 professors with extraordinary academic credentials and valuable professional experience. The innovative SCAD curriculum of more than 100 academic degree programs in 43 majors is enhanced by advanced professional-level technology, equipment and learning resources, and has garnered acclaim from respected organizations and publications, including 3D World, American Institute of Architects, Businessweek, DesignIntelligence, U.S. News & World Report and the Los Angeles Times. Students graduating today find themselves entering an extremely competitive marketplace, and the ability to develop cross-disciplinary skills has never been more important. Minor and certificate programs at SCAD invite students to think about their own creative processes in new ways while illuminating future possibilities. In 2015, the prestigious Red Dot Design Rankings placed SCAD in the top four universities in the Americas and Europe. Career preparation is woven into every fiber of the university, resulting in a superior alumni employment rate. According to a recent study, 98 percent of Spring 2016 SCAD graduates were employed, pursuing further education or both within 10 months of graduation. SCAD is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097; telephone number 404.679.4500) to award bachelor's and master's degrees. The university confers Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Master of Architecture, Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts and Master of Urban Design degrees, as well as undergraduate and graduate certificates. The professional M.Arch. degree is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board. The SCAD interior design program leading to the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Atlanta and Savannah is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (, 206 Grandville Ave., Suite 350, Grand Rapids, MI 49503). For more information, visit, email, call 800.869.7223 or 912.525.5100 in Savannah, call 877.722.3285 or 404.253.2700 in Atlanta or call 852.2253.8044 in Hong Kong.

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Private, Coed 1978 N/A Quarter $79.6 million 342 Bull Street, PO Box 3146, Savannah, GA 31402 (912) 525-5000
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Georgia Savannah 996 419