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SCAD announces new majors at its Savannah and Atlanta campuses

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Kevin Conlon, dean of undergraduate studies at the Savannah College of Art and Design, is a sculptor. The irony is that, up until now, SCAD has never offered a major in sculpture. However, sculpture is one of five new majors and a Bachelor of Arts degree that will be offered at SCAD this fall. “We’ve been pretty excited,” Conlon says. “We’ve been wanting to add these programs for a while now.” The new majors that will be offered are contemporary writing in Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees at SCAD’s Savannah campus; sculpture and printmaking in Bachelor of Fine Arts, Master of Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees at SCAD’s Atlanta campus; a Bachelor of Arts in visual communication that can be obtained in person or online; and, a graduate program in arts administration at both the Savannah and Atlanta campuses. “We’ve already had students express interest,” Conlon says. “It’s going to be a busy fall.” The new Bachelor of Arts in visual communication program will have a concentration in graphic design or interactive design. It will provide students with a curriculum that emphasizes the liberal arts. This degree will be complemented by a concentration of courses chosen for their significance and relevance to the visual arts. In addition to being offered on both

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