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ACCESSORY DESIGN ADVERTISING ANIMATION ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY ARCHITECTURE ART HISTORY BRANDED ENTERTAINMENT BUSINESS DESIGN AND ARTS LEADERSHIP CINEMA STUDIES DESIGN FOR SUSTAINABILITY DESIGN MANAGEMENT DRAMATIC WRITING EQUESTRIAN STUDIES FASHION FASHION MARKETING AND MANAGEMENT FIBERS FILM AND TELEVISION FURNITURE DESIGN GRAPHIC DESIGN ILLUSTRATION INDUSTRIAL DESIGN INTERACTIVE DESIGN AND GAME DEVELOPMENT INTERIOR DESIGN JEWELRY LUXURY AND FASHION MANAGEMENT MOTION MEDIA DESIGN PAINTING PERFORMING ARTS PHOTOGRAPHY PRESERVATION DESIGN PRINTMAKING PRODUCTION DESIGN SCULPTURE SEQUENTIAL ART SERVICE DESIGN SOUND DESIGN TELEVISION PRODUCING THEMED ENTERTAINMENT DESIGN URBAN DESIGN USER Launch SCAD AR to go behind the scenes of this year’s cover image collaboration with SCAD photography alumnus Christian Cody (Ellenwood, Georgia), fashion alumna Kexin Zheng (Fujian, China), and student model and fashion marketing and management major Kendall Jackson (Elgin, South Carolina).


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Discover The University for Creative Careers on a whole new level with the SCAD mobile app, supercharged with augmented reality. Download the app, launch the AR feature and scan the cover for an exclusive behindthe-scenes look at the collaboration that leads to this year’s image. Keep an eye out for the AR icon throughout the 2017–18 SCAD catalog to uncover 3-D objects and characters, interactive games, videos, interviews, student work galleries, museum exhibitions and more.

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SCAD 101 mission statement

Private Nonprofit Accredited

The Savannah College of Art and Design exists to prepare talented students for professional careers, emphasizing learning through individual attention in a positively oriented university environment.

university mascot

employer visits

Atlanta Hong Kong Lacoste Savannah eLearning

SCAD Bees

enrollment

company recruiters in 2016–17

degrees offered

13,000 More than

B.A.

M.A.

M.Arch.

B.F.A.

M.F.A.

M.U.D.

Bachelor of Fine Arts

50+

hollywood hits

More than

800

siblings have attended SCAD

elite equestrians

Master of Arts

Bachelor of Arts

students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries

scad is family

SCAD FASHWKND

40+ 75+

university colors

majors

minors

100+ student clubs and organizations

signature events

SCAD deFINE ART

Master of Urban Design

SCAD alumni credits in 2017 Oscar-nominated movies

Winner of four national titles in 2016–17

SCAD aTVfest

Master of Architecture

Master of Fine Arts

creative community spirit

Savannah Film Festival

alumni employment rate*

600+

global locations

preservation in practice

100+ historic buildings rehabilitated

400+ 4 ,700+

collaborative learning center

SCAD Hong Kong Fashion Showcase SCADstyle Sidewalk Arts Festival

real-world projects involving

students

accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges · National Architectural Accrediting Board Council for Interior Design Accreditation · Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications For a complete description of institutional and programmatic accreditations, visit scad.edu/accreditation.

*Spring 2016 graduates who were employed, pursuing further education or both within 10 months of graduation, according to a recent study.


CONTENTS SCAD: The University for Creative Careers 168 Graphic design

SCAD Core

22 Academic experience

176 Illustration

326 Foundation studies

34 Learning resources

182 Industrial design

328 General education

48 Student life

190 Interactive design

4 Locations

56 Connect with SCAD

and game development

Other offerings

200 Interior design

330 SCAD Language Studio

Degree programs

206 Jewelry

332 Minors

59 Programs by school

214 Luxury and fashion

60 Accessory design

management

General information

66 Advertising

218 Motion media design

333 Academic calendar

70 Animation

226 Painting

334 Tuition and fees

78 Architectural history

234 Performing arts

336 University policies and

82 Architecture

242 Photography

92 Art history

254 Preservation design

382 Admission

96 Branded entertainment

260 Printmaking

396 Scholarships

100 Business design

266 Production design

404 Financial policies and

and arts leadership

272 Sculpture

104 Cinema studies

278 Sequential art

108 Design for sustainability

286 Service design

114 Design management

292 Sound design

120 Dramatic writing

296 Television producing

124 Equestrian studies

300 Themed entertainment

130 Fashion 142 Fashion marketing and management 146 Fibers

design 306 Urban design 310 User experience (UX) design

154 Film and television

314 Visual effects

162 Furniture design

322 Writing

requirements

student accounts 414 Accreditation


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ATLANTA A global center of commerce, ingenuity and sophistication, Atlanta is home to a dynamic cultural landscape, elite companies including Turner Broadcasting, Chick-fil-A and The Coca-Cola Company, and a thriving media scene that makes Georgia the No. 1 location in the world for film production in 2016, according to FilmL.A. What does that mean for SCAD students? Jobs, internships, real-world collaborations and

8,500 ticketed audience for SCAD aTVfest 2017

countless professional opportunities are everywhere. Mild-weathered Atlanta is called “The City in a Forest” because of its lush tree canopy and abundant public parks. The capital of the New South is also known for art, design and music. SCAD Atlanta stands in the

SPIRITED CELEBRATIONS

center of it all in Midtown, close to bustling shops, A-list performers at

Atlanta is a year-round festival

major venues, and green spaces, including Piedmont Park and Atlanta’s

favorite, and SCAD has a

famed BeltLine, favored by runners and cyclists for its miles of open-air,

starring role. Cheering crowds

pet-friendly paths. SCAD Atlanta at 1600 Peachtree Street hums with

flock to aTVfest, SCAD’s annual

activity and houses an expansive library, digital labs, a dining hall, a fully

celebration of innovation in

equipped fitness center, multiple galleries and the lauded SCAD FASH

television and media production,

Museum of Fashion + Film, where exhibitions, films, installations and

for advance screenings of

events enchant students and visitors. Students benefit from a variety

shows from ABC’s Scandal to

of remarkable resources, including the SCADshow theater, conveniently

Amazon’s Z: The Beginning

located residence halls, a sculpture studio designed by Renzo Piano

of Everything, and panels and

and SCADFILM, which offers advanced learning and networking

master classes with today’s

opportunities with entertainment, film and television professionals.

leading actors and insiders.

Also in Atlanta is the SCAD Digital Media Center, a state-of-the-art production and postproduction hub dedicated to the development of cutting-edge content in film, television, gaming, interactive design, visual effects and more. Additionally, the university’s historic Ivy Hall cultural arts and writing center serves as a gathering place for literary salons, seminars and illustrious writers. SCAD Atlanta hosts globally recognized initiatives, including the microhousing concept community SCADpad, as well as signature events, from star-studded SCAD aTVfest to career-focused Out to Launch. The university’s unrivaled professional connections shape the city, as evidenced by its selection as the official art adviser to the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Intercollegiate athletics, student associations and award-winning student media groups provide platforms for learning, sharing and enrichment. Many students choose to complete their entire degree programs at SCAD Atlanta, while others may spend a quarter, a year or more in this alpha city.


SCAD Atlanta students enjoy a range of environments, from urban attractions to scenic parks.


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SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film, Atlanta, Georgia


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With easy access to the famously efficient MTR public transportation system, SCAD Hong Kong students are never far from adventure and inspiration.


HONG KONG From skyscrapers to sacred temples, white-sand beaches to mountain

Hong Kong is a place where Eastern and Western cultures meet. You can see modern architecture, local markets, historic sites and new buildings. This coexistence leads to cultural exchange. It is what attracts so many artists from other countries to Hong Kong to create their work. STANLEY CHUNG Graphic designer, Stanley Chung Art SCAD B.F.A. illustration Hong Kong

views, Hong Kong welcomes curious travelers from across the world. The vibrant island city thrives as a global capital of entertainment, digital media, fashion and design. A short airplane ride from Shanghai, Tokyo, Bangkok, Seoul, Jakarta, Singapore and more, Hong Kong’s creative scene is spread across the region and provides the perfect backdrop for students’ professional journeys. At SCAD Hong Kong, students bask in the city’s aura. SCAD students participate in the area’s biggest and brightest cultural events, from Art Basel Hong Kong and Art Central Hong Kong to the Hong Kong International Film Festival and SIGGRAPH Asia. SCAD Hong Kong is an integral part of this lineup, from its presentation of the highly anticipated SCAD Hong Kong Fashion Showcase, a launching pad for new designers that attracts giants from Chanel, DKNY, Polo Ralph Lauren, Shanghai Tang and SpyHenryLau, to its sponsorship of Creative Mornings, a monthly breakfast lecture series that fosters mentorship with innovative thinkers. Collaborations with multinational companies and organizations, including PricewaterhouseCoopers, UNICEF and The Ritz-Carlton hotels, empower students to make their mark on the city’s abundant forward-looking industries, from advertising and fashion to film and entertainment. SCAD Hong Kong students and professors work within the UNESCOaward-winning former North Kowloon Magistracy Building, a grand midcentury courthouse wholly restored by the university. Within a local landmark infused with new life, students enjoy access to hightech digital labs, darkrooms, fashion and interior design resource labs, a green screen studio, a robust SCAD library and Moot, a lounge, café and gallery where collaboration and creativity bloom. In the historic Sham Shui Po district, the fusion of ancient heritage and contemporary influence inspires and ignites inventive minds. Tropical island vistas offer respite from urban life, from aboard the Star Ferry to atop Victoria Peak, on strolls around the glittering harbor or hikes on mountainous trails. Whether studying in Hong Kong for a single quarter or throughout their degree programs, SCAD students are perfectly at home in Asia’s World City.


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Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong


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LACOSTE For more than 500 years, artists have made the pilgrimage to Lacoste, France, to witness the play of light in the Luberon Valley. The land, sun

photography studios and lecture classrooms, residential and dining halls,

One of my favorite things about travel is how it gives me a new way to look at the world. The environment in Lacoste could not be more perfect. The lavender glow that it gets after the golden hour — I cannot imagine a more wonderful place to learn and to practice your art.

and a digitally connected library. Roman architectural sites, medieval

GINNY BRANCH

structures and historic limestone quarries also become classrooms,

Prop stylist SCAD B.F.A. fashion Atlanta, Georgia

and sky work magic on the soul. Today, many continue to flock to this meticulously preserved medieval village to study at SCAD. Steeped in the culture of Provence, SCAD Lacoste invites scholarly focus and immersion in one’s practice as students shed the distractions of daily life and advance their work — be it art history, painting, photography, writing or one of the many other disciplines the university offers at this peaceful location. While in Lacoste, students live and study in ancient structures, which date from the ninth to the 19th centuries and include a former village bakery and a farmhouse that once belonged to the Marquis de Sade. These masterfully rehabilitated and charming spaces now serve as painting and

providing hands-on learning en plein air. Course offerings at Lacoste vary each quarter and provide students with the opportunity to earn credit toward their SCAD degrees while experiencing the riches of the region. Students regularly exhibit their work, take field trips to nearby brocantes, unique museums and historic sites, and travel to cities including Avignon, Paris and Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. Celebrated artists and designers visit SCAD Lacoste throughout the year. Recent notable guests include acclaimed installation artist Hugo Dalton, interior designer Ilse Crawford, TED Talks content producer Juliet Blake, Architectural Digest special projects director Vicky Lowry, Vogue contributing editor Lynn Yaeger, and CFDA Fashion Award-winning designers Shane Gabier and Christopher Peters of Creatures of the Wind.


A puppet processional through the village displays the lively creativity of students and alumni at SCAD Lacoste.


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SCAD Lacoste, France


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Healthy activities abound at SCAD. The eco-friendly SCAD Bike Share program allows students to traverse campus while reducing their carbon footprints.


SAVANNAH Students love Savannah, with its verdant squares, nearby beaches and

With its abundance of greenery and hanging moss, there’s something otherworldly about Savannah. There’s something here that transports you to a different time and place in history. The reason I love it is because it moves at a totally different pace, and it’s a pace that feels like home.

flourishing artistic community embedded within one of the largest National Historic Landmark Districts in the U.S. This beautiful, storied American city nourishes the spirit and launches creative careers. Named among the best small cities in the U.S. by Condé Nast Traveler, Savannah welcomes students with an inviting climate and a culturally rich downtown that lends itself to endless exploration. SCAD students live and learn within architectural wonders interwoven throughout the city, including historic buildings that pay homage to the past while incorporating today’s latest technology. The university blends seamlessly into the Savannah landscape and provides students with a dynamically layered learning environment in which to thrive. Among the most lauded of these structures is the SCAD Museum of Art, recognized for its design with a National Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects. This premier contemporary art museum draws visitors from all over the world and welcomes renowned

KAYLI CARTER

artists and designers to present transcendent exhibitions that transform

Actor, Rings, Z: The Beginning of Everything SCAD B.F.A. performing arts Chuluota, Florida

how we perceive the world and ourselves. Throughout the city, the SCAD imprint is felt in its alumni-owned fashion and design businesses, galleries and boutiques, and lively cafés and farm-to-table restaurants, each offering a profusion of Instagrammable views. A filmmaking hub, Savannah has twice been named MovieMaker Magazine’s best small city for film and television production. For nearly two decades, SCAD has hosted the Savannah Film Festival every October to celebrate the city’s prominence in the industry, inviting top stars and directors to share their insight and expertise with students. University events further enliven the city scene as the world’s great talents attend SCAD FASHWKND, SCAD deFINE ART, SCADstyle and other annual signature experiences. Many SCAD students choose to study in Savannah for the entirety of their degree programs, while others spend a quarter, a year or more among the cobblestone streets that line this picturesque coastal city.


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SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia


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eLEARNING

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The global digital community of SCAD eLearning places the entire university network at the fingertips of students, who enjoy direct access to SCAD’s accredited, award-winning degree programs anytime, anywhere. SCAD made history as the world’s first art and design university to

countries represented among SCAD eLearning students

receive the Instructional Technology Council’s award for Outstanding Distance Education Program and the rank of Excellence in InstitutionWide Online Teaching and Learning from the Online Learning Consortium. Students who study via eLearning benefit from the same course structure, individual attention and credentialed faculty available to their peers pursuing degrees at the university’s on-site locations.

A SELECTION OF AWARDS EARNED BY SCAD eLEARNING:

From Canada to Colombia to China, SCAD eLearning students log on

EXCELLENCE IN DISTANCE

from all corners of the globe. Many choose to earn their degrees entirely

LEARNING TEACHING AWARD

online, while others spend a quarter or more at one of the university’s locations in North America, Europe or Asia. SCAD Lacoste is an ideal destination for students who choose to study online but prefer the luxuries of a residency in the South of France. With close proximity to major European hubs, Lacoste is a convenient destination and a once-

United States Distance Learning Association

OUTSTANDING STUDENT SERVICES AWARD Instructional Technology Council

OUTSTANDING ONLINE COURSE AWARDS

in-a-lifetime experience for SCAD eLearning students to further their

Instructional Technology Council

online studies while experiencing the magnificent culture of Provence.

Blackboard Catalyst Exemplary

SCAD eLearning students who reside in Lacoste may complement their online study with on-ground courses and field experiences that will stay with them for the rest of their lives. SCAD provides eLearning students with career coaching, research workshops, counseling services, peer tutoring and writing assistance. Through the Collaborative Learning Center, students may also work directly via innovative educational technology with business partners, brands and organizations to research and solve challenging creative problems, regardless of geographical location. Access to resources, including scad.tv, SCAD Libraries and the Visual Resources Center, increases students’ academic and artistic knowledge and enables them to graduate as highly marketable individuals in their professional fields. Through the Virtual Lecture Hall, a treasure trove of live-streaming and on-demand content encompassing every major SCAD event, students connect to the pulse of the university — wherever they are.

Course Awards

ADVISING TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION CERTIFICATE OF MERIT National Academic Advising Association

BEST ONLINE GRAPHIC DESIGN PROGRAM Bestcolleges.com

BEST ONLINE GAME DESIGN PROGRAM Bestcolleges.com


SCAD eLearning’s flexible online setting empowers students to advance their knowledge while staying connected with their professional and personal lives.


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SCAD brings the world to students through primo opportunities such as sketch workshops with dancers from the famed Moscow Ballet.


UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES SCAD degrees are in demand in today’s professional marketplace

The reason we partner with SCAD is because we know the students who come out of SCAD are taught by the best, and they’re passionate. That excitement, that love for what they do, is genuine. It’s honest and it’s infectious and it’s the thing that we most want coming into our business. It’s inspirational.

DEVIN O’BRYAN Internship program lead, IBM Design

where desirable careers call for imaginative and critical thinking, storytelling, problem-solving and design innovation, as well as polished ideation, presentation and communication skills. Offering the most diverse and comprehensive array of degree programs of any art and design university, SCAD allows students the freedom to do it all: explore more than 40 art and design disciplines, study at extraordinary locations around the world and gain invaluable professional experience before graduation. SCAD prepares students to excel in their chosen careers, but first SCAD prepares them to excel at the university. Newly enrolled SCAD students may embark on a cultural-enrichment experience in SCAD Lacoste with Pre-Bee: Tour de France. A weeklong program held prior to fall quarter, Pre-Bee invites participants to live and learn in the university’s breathtaking residence halls and academic buildings, explore Provence and Paris through local excursions, and engage in drawing and design workshops as an introduction to the university’s academic environment. Students are welcomed at SCAD from day one through the required First Year Experience (FYE) course, designed to aid in the transition to college life and prepare participants for academic success. The FYE course covers university policies and support services, as well as major, minor and career options. Each student also has dedicated professional advisers who help with course sequencing, registration, internships and awards. SCAD Core, nexus of the undergraduate experience, cultivates highly capable students who are prepared to thrive in the professional realm. A thoughtfully curated series of foundation studies, general education and liberal arts courses, SCAD Core lays the groundwork for students to succeed in the university’s rigorous degree programs. And because undergraduate courses are never led by teaching assistants, every SCAD student receives individual attention from acclaimed, experienced and credentialed professors.


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GRADUATE STUDIES SCAD empowers graduate students to step into powerful roles at international companies, launch entrepreneurial endeavors, and become masters of art, design and the written word. Through award-winning degree programs, small class sizes and professionally connected faculty, SCAD graduate students realize their highest aspirations. The university’s graduate degree programs emphasize research and analysis alongside studio creation and fieldwork, engendering a holistic, integrated understanding of students’ chosen disciplines. Peer and individual critiques and seminar discussions provide forums for the development of a creative-critical framework. Students may select electives that reflect their interests and enable them to delve into related disciplines for inspiration and diverse perspectives. Each program culminates in a final project or thesis, a pinnacle of the graduate experience that may include traditional scholarly research, a body of work, exhibitions and more. Recent pursuits range from an in-depth analysis of augmented reality in wearable technology to a proposal for interior design in schools that improves the educational and social performance of children with learning disabilities to an exploration of the role of service design in marketing space tourism. These academic quests often develop into specialized career tracks — and lead to groundbreaking exposure in the realms of contemporary art, avant-garde design and au courant technology. SCAD graduate students gain a highly evolved analytical and practical understanding of their areas of focus and are poised to become visionary leaders in their chosen professions.

The exposure to artists, designers and great companies I’ve gained at SCAD has helped me achieve my career goals. It’s amazing the connections we can make with professionals who come to SCAD. WENDY EDUARTE

SCAD M.A. motion media design 2017 SCAD Savannah Excelsus Laureate Alajuela, Costa Rica


A CUSTOMIZED COURSE OF STUDY FOR CREATIVE ACHIEVEMENT Exceptional students may enhance their career preparation through GRADpath@SCAD, a tailored, accelerated course of study that culminates in an advanced degree. GRADpath@SCAD offers select undergraduate students in animation, fashion, film and television, graphic design and industrial design the opportunity to earn both their B.F.A. and M.A. in four years, or their B.F.A. and M.F.A. in five years in order to enter the professional field with superlative qualifications upon graduation. Students who apply to GRADpath@SCAD demonstrate high-level academic achievement, strong career focus, leadership potential, cocurricular involvement and artistic accomplishment. With the guidance of student success advisers, career advisers and graduate advisers, admitted students design an academic plan that includes a seamless transition to graduate programs and the professional world.


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The International Student Services Office sponsors frequent camaraderiebuilding outings and events, from food festivals and film screenings to quarterly trips to regional destinations.


INTERNATIONAL STUDENT LIFE

100+

countries represented in the SCAD student body

SCAD is a global university with a student body that hails from all corners of the Earth, and contributes a rich array of viewpoints to the creative community. The university welcomes students to this inviting fellowship of artists and designers — a home away from home — with programs and resources developed specifically for international members of the SCAD family. International students may begin their SCAD journeys through the SCAD Cultural and Academic Preparation Program (CAPP), a four-week pre-orientation summer program that provides a bridge to university life. Through activities and instruction, SCAD CAPP participants forge bonds, explore student involvement opportunities, gain an understanding of cultural dynamics before fall classes begin and prepare to excel in advanced coursework. The university’s dedicated International Student Services Office (ISSO) works exclusively with international students before and during their time at SCAD. Through a focused orientation session coordinated by ISSO, new international students learn about academics, university life, cross-cultural topics, housing, safety, immigration, travel and more before beginning their studies. The university offers an intensive and engaging art- and design-focused English as a Second Language program through the SCAD Language Studio. With an authentic studio experience, dedicated instruction and cocurricular opportunities, the SCAD Language Studio ensures that students succeed during their time at SCAD  and beyond.


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FACULTY Emmy and Academy Award winners. New York Times best-selling authors. Cannes Jury Prize recipients. American Institute of Architects award-winning designers. SCAD is home to an elite faculty who champion students in the classroom and in the professional sphere through extended learning opportunities at every university location and online. Wielding years of real-world experience and terminal degrees in their fields, SCAD professors bring exemplary expertise into the classroom every day. They are acclaimed artists whose work has been collected by and exhibited at the Library of Congress, the Musée National d’Art Moderne, the Museum of Modern Art, the SCOPE Art Fair and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Their writing, illustrations and photography grace the pages of Businessweek, Esquire, Garden & Gun, Harper’s Bazaar, The New York Times Magazine, Time magazine, USA Today and Vanity Fair. Their film credits include blockbusters by Pixar and Disney, and they regularly appear on lists of the country’s most admired educators. Their research and writing is published by scholarly journals and major publishing houses, and they are tapped to speak at conferences the world over. SCAD faculty have refined their abilities at globally recognizable companies and studios: CBS, CNN, DC Comics, DreamWorks, Marvel, NASA, The New Yorker, Saks Fifth Avenue, Versace, Warner Bros. and more. While SCAD professors continue to research, publish and practice in their areas of scholarship, their greatest achievement is their students’ success. SCAD students receive individual attention and work side by side with these highly accomplished educators in small classroom settings. Thanks to the university’s professional connections, leading performers, artists and designers are frequently invited to the classroom to network, share insights, conduct interviews and participate in one-on-one portfolio reviews. These invaluable interactions often result in coveted student internships and rewarding careers.

SCAD professors have challenged me to innovate and inspired me to be the best I can be. They taught me to process my thoughts and translate them into something visual for an end result that is truly compelling.

CODY COURMIER SCAD M.A. motion media design Aurora, Colorado


From the classroom to the studio and beyond, students are guided by masterful professors who are leaders in their fields, such as awardwinning actor and director D.W. Moffett, SCAD chair of film and television.


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Through the Collaborative Learning Center, SCAD students refine their business acumen and learn essential skills they can carry with them into the professional realm.

RECENT CLC PARTNERS INCLUDE: ADOBE ADULT SWIM AT&T BMW

GENERAL MOTORS FOUNDATION GOOGLE GULFSTREAM AEROSPACE

NEWELL RUBBERMAID PROCTER & GAMBLE REEBOK THE RITZ-CARLTON

THE HERSHEY COMPANY

HOTELS

COMPANY

HEWLETT-PACKARD

SAMSUNG

DELTA AIR LINES

THE HOME DEPOT

SNAP-ON

ELECTRONIC ARTS

L’ORÉAL

UNICEF

FORD MOTOR COMPANY

MATTEL

VTECH

FOSSIL

MERCEDES-BENZ USA

WALT DISNEY

FOX SPORTS

MICROSOFT

IMAGINEERING

GENERAL ELECTRIC

NASA

WHOLE FOODS MARKET

THE COCA-COLA


COLLABORATIVE LEARNING CENTER

400+ real-world brand collaborations

SCAD students join creative forces with the world’s best and most respected companies and organizations — including Delta Air Lines, Disney, Fisher-Price, Fossil, FOX Sports, The Hershey Company, Microsoft, NASA, Procter & Gamble and Samsung. SCAD established the Collaborative Learning Center (CLC) to serve as a buzzing hive of external partnerships for all SCAD students across all locations. The CLC brings today’s biggest brands to the university so that students can put their diverse perspectives to work in authentic environments with real-world partners, well before graduation. Sponsored projects translate to for-credit courses through

We were blown away by SCAD students’ work. No one in NASA could have come up with better ideas. I would love to work with these students in the future.

VALERIE CASASANTO ICESat-2 mission education and outreach lead, NASA

which students seek imaginative, practicable solutions — and build extraordinary portfolios. Through CLC courses, students experience every aspect of concept, product and solution development, from market research and branding to client presentations and deadline management. They rise to the needs and challenges posed by high-profile companies, investigate and discover new opportunities to forge solutions and deliver insightful results to professional partners. SCAD students recently teamed up with L’Oréal, the world’s largest beauty company, to propose new products and store concepts, and with BMW to rethink the modern driving experience and the future of the autonomous vehicle. Google drew from SCAD student talents for ideas on how to make YouTube more interactive, while Facebookowned Oculus VR selected the university to produce virtual reality content. Each quarter, new opportunities await SCAD students who want to work with major brands to solve the design challenges of tomorrow. At all SCAD locations, the CLC generates distinct marketplace collaborations in support of the SCAD mission to prepare talented students for professional careers.


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CAREER AND ALUMNI SUCCESS Career preparation is woven into every fiber of SCAD, from the mission of the university to its degree programs, and from the coursework to the career advisers assigned to each student. Through professionally focused resources, events and advising, students have every opportunity to realize their ambitions. The office of career and alumni success serves as a bridge from the first

98% of Spring 2016

SCAD graduates were

days of class to SCAD’s commencement stage to first jobs and beyond,

employed, pursuing

and provides students with the ongoing support of a personal career

further education or

coach. Dedicated career and alumni success advisers help students

both within 10 months

set specific career goals, develop distinctive résumés and portfolios,

of graduation, according

rehearse for interviews and presentations, and network with employers

to a recent study.

and professionals in their chosen fields. Advisers stay connected with SCAD students after graduation and are committed to help alumni prepare for every level of professional success. SCAD offers entrance to a prestigious global network of professional connections and emerging artists and scholars. The SCAD Job Portal, available to all SCAD students and alumni, is an exclusive online gateway to thousands of employment opportunities and internships. Students also interact with representatives from visionary firms and organizations at exceptional career-focused events in every location, every year. In 2017, thousands of SCAD students and alumni attended career fairs in Atlanta, Hong Kong and Savannah, where global employers conducted interviews, viewed portfolios and discussed career opportunities.

CONNECT AND CREATE SCAD offers postgraduate opportunities including the SCAD Alumni Atelier, an artist ambassadorship to enrich the creative and professional endeavors of select SCAD graduates.

To prepare students for these pivotal interactions, SCAD offers

While in residency during

workshops on entrepreneurship, branding, salary negotiation, social

an academic quarter at

responsibility and career preparedness. Through the SCAD Speaker

inspiring SCAD locations,

Lab, the university has established seminars to help students present

alumni ambassadors

themselves and their work in polished form at sessions on improving

expand the boundaries

confidence during interviews and presentations, formulating artist

of their work as they

statements and building effective nonverbal communication skills.

mentor current students.


COMPANIES THAT RECRUIT AT SCAD INCLUDE: AMAZON

DIANE VON

HASBRO

NASA

REEBOK

AMERICAN GREETINGS

FURSTENBERG

IBM

NICKELODEON

REVOLVE

APPLE

DISNEY

J.CREW

NIKE

TARGET

BLOOMINGDALE’S

DREAMWORKS

LEO BURNETT

OGILVY & MATHER

FOSSIL

WORLDWIDE

TIFFANY & CO.

BLUE SKY STUDIOS

PENGUIN

GENSLER

LILLY PULITZER

TURNER

CARTER’S

RANDOM HOUSE

BROADCASTING

CNN

GOOGLE

LUCASFILM

PIXAR

UNIVERSAL PARKS

COACH

GULFSTREAM

MARC JACOBS

PROCTER &

AND RESORTS

AEROSPACE

MATTEL

GAMBLE

URBAN

HALLMARK

MICROSOFT

RALPH LAUREN

OUTFITTERS

CRISPIN PORTER + BOGUSKY


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SIGNATURE EVENTS A SAMPLING OF GUESTS WHO HAVE LECTURED, CRITIQUED OR TAUGHT MASTER CLASSES AT SCAD SIGNATURE EVENTS:

Take center stage at SCAD signature events, where

MARINA ABRAMOVIĆ

CALVIN KLEIN

university hosts a spectacular lineup of brilliant

MAHERSHALA ALI

DAVID LACHAPELLE

celebrations in star-studded venues. Annual SCAD

JOSEPH ALTUZARRA

JOHN LASSETER

signature events include the Savannah Film Festival,

MARGARET ATWOOD

MARIANNE LAU

SCAD FASHWKND, SCAD deFINE ART, SCADstyle,

ALEC BALDWIN

STAN LEE

Sidewalk Arts Festival, SCAD aTVfest, Sand

DAVID BENIOFF

JOHN MALKOVICH

XU BING

FERN MALLIS

SARA BLAKELY

BRANDON MAXWELL

visitors share insider knowledge, offer advice and

NEIL BLUMENTHAL

SIR IAN MCKELLEN

appraise students’ work one-on-one.

DAMIEN CHAZELLE

MIKE MYERS

JOEL COHEN

CELESTE NG

LUIGI COLANI

ELIZABETH OLSEN

PETER COPPING

ALEXANDER PAYNE

FRANCISCO COSTA

ANDREA PONSI

LEE DANIELS

ZAC POSEN

KRISTIN DAVIS

NORMAN REEDUS

GEOFFREY FLETCHER

CHRISTINA RICCI

VANESSA FRIEDMAN

SAOIRSE RONAN

DIANE VON

RALPH RUCCI

students shine alongside the world’s preeminent artists, designers, thinkers and entrepreneurs. Throughout the year at each SCAD location, the

Arts Festival and the SCAD Hong Kong Fashion Showcase. At these exuberant events dedicated to showcasing students and their work, celebrated

The guest lists are exclusive and the press is global. The most eagerly awaited VIPs? SCAD Bees.

DAVID HARBOUR

SKARSGÅRD

Thank you so much to SCAD for giving us the Rising Star Award at aTVfest. It was amazing to receive our first award together as a cast. SCAD is an incredible investor and encourager of creativity and innovation, and it was an honor to be there with you. Thank you!

CAROLINA HERRERA

MILES TELLER

JUDE DEMOREST

ARIANNA HUFFINGTON

ALEXANDER WANG

@judedemorest Actor, Star

JEREMY IRONS

VIVIENNE WESTWOOD

DAKOTA JACKSON

OLIVIA WILDE

MARC JACOBS

LYNN YAEGER

MINDY KALING

VERN YIP

JAMAICA KINCAID

RANDI ZUCKERBERG

FURSTENBERG TOPHER GRACE PRABAL GURUNG

MARGARET RUSSELL SCOTT SCHUMAN ALEXANDER


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MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES spaces forms a luminous beacon of inspiration and design innovation.

EXHIBITED AND VISITING ARTISTS INCLUDE:

Featuring today’s most influential artists and renowned contemporary

DANIEL ARSHAM

The international network of SCAD museums, galleries and exhibition

and historical works, the SCAD Museum of Art, the SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film and the university’s galleries around the globe enrich the education of SCAD students across disciplines and attract and delight visitors around the world.

ROMARE BEARDEN NICK CAVE CARLOS CRUZ-DIEZ JIM DINE

Housing a remarkable collection of treasured and important works by major artists, with media and subject matter ranging from painting and photography to fashion and film, SCAD museums and galleries serve as testaments to the university’s dedication to culture, art and education.

SCAD MUSEUM OF ART The SCAD Museum of Art invites students to engage in a lively mix of academic classes and career workshops, lectures, film screenings, gallery talks and events. Introducing new exhibitions every academic quarter, the museum showcases work by a range of highly acclaimed international artists as well as curated couture exhibitions, inspiring and challenging students to push the boundaries of their creative practice. A work of art in and of itself, the museum incorporates the oldest surviving antebellum railroad depot in the U.S. into its striking contemporary design. The museum has been recognized by the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, the Congress for the New Urbanism,

HELEN FRANKENTHALER SUBODH GUPTA LI HONGBO ALFREDO JAAR MANJUNATH KAMATH JACOB LAWRENCE MICHAEL LIN ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE TIM ROLLINS AND K.O.S. CHIHARU SHIOTA KIKI SMITH HANK WILLIS THOMAS NARI WARD ANDY WARHOL

the International Interior Design Association and the Historic Savannah

CARRIE MAE WEEMS

Foundation, and received the American Institute of Architects Honor

KEHINDE WILEY

Award for Architecture, a pinnacle achievement for new buildings.

DUSTIN YELLIN


The SCAD Museum of Art is a valuable resource both in terms of exhibiting amazing work and allowing students to interact with respected artists. DANIEL ARSHAM Artist exhibited at SCAD deFINE ART

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Nick Cave’s commissioned performance Drive-By for SCAD deFINE ART at the SCAD Museum of Art showcased the prolific artist’s layering of material and meaning.


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SCAD FASH MUSEUM OF FASHION + FILM Cinema and high style reign supreme in Atlanta, where students and members of the public enjoy access to SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film. SCAD FASH celebrates fashion as a universal language, garments as important conduits of identity, and film as an immersive and memorable medium. Voted “Atlanta’s Best Museum” by readers of The Atlantan and lauded by Vogue, W magazine and Vanity Fair, SCAD FASH engages in education, research, and programming, including gallery shows and commissioned film screenings. Recent exhibitions include Oscar de la Renta, Daniel Lismore’s Be Yourself; Everyone Else Is Already Taken, Grand Divertissement à Versailles, Vintage Photographs by Bill Cunningham, Shoes: Pleasure and Pain, organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and Refined Irreverence, the first solo museum exhibition celebrating the work of Carolina Herrera, also presented at the SCAD Museum of Art.

SCAD is an amazing university because it encourages students to design their own careers and express their own visions. As a continuation of this mission, I am confident that SCAD FASH will inspire students, and all those who visit, to inspire others in turn. It’s all about creating that cycle of empowerment. DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Designer

Fortified by the university’s international presence and connections to renowned contemporary fashion designers, filmmakers and creative professionals all over the world, SCAD FASH is an integral part of the SCAD educational experience.

GLOBAL GALLERIES In galleries across locations, the university’s electrifying exhibitions showcase the works of students, alumni and faculty as well as contemporary groundbreaking artists, and receive praise and press from such diverse, influential media outlets as Art in America, Artforum, CNN, Forbes, The Guardian, The Huffington Post, The New York Times and W magazine.


Oscar de la Renta exhibition, SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film


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Students engaged with Carolina Herrera when SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film and SCAD Museum of Art premiered Refined Irreverence, an exhibition featuring new and vintage designs from more than 30 years of her collections.


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SCAD Lacoste’s three-story library is housed in the village’s former boulangerie, or bakery. The cozy interior features an original domed stone oven on the ground floor, which serves as an intimate reading area.


LIBRARIES More than

1 MILLION electronic and print resources across SCAD Libraries

An integral building block in the founding of SCAD, the university’s libraries are sanctuaries that enlighten, inform and invigorate through vast holdings of print and electronic resources, audiovisual materials and unique special collection holdings — one of the largest collections of materials among art and design universities in the U.S. These focal points for information, inspiration and study contribute to every aspect of academic and intellectual life at the university, and offer both online and traditional image and text collections designed to meet

SCAD WINS

research needs across the spectrum of art and design disciplines. Vast collections for research and reference, as well as thousands of literary and creative works and periodicals, are accessible to all students

NOW THAT’S NOTEWORTHY In recognition of its excellence in aesthetics, design, creativity and function, Jen Library at SCAD Savannah

at all SCAD locations and online. SCAD holds one of the most significant and consequential collections of artists’ books in the U.S., including work by artists active from the 1960s through the contemporary era. The prized Don Bluth Collection of Animation consists of animation drawings, storyboards and other materials from some of the artist’s most admired work in film, including The Secret of NIMH, An American Tail, The Land Before Time, Anastasia and Titan A.E.

won a 2016 Library

The special collections held within the university’s libraries also include

Interior Design Award,

vintage comic books, graphic novels, graphic nonfiction, local history

cosponsored by the

materials, limited editions and other rare books on artists, architects and

American Library

art movements. Students can access a broad range of collections and

Association and the

services at every location, including hundreds of thousands of digital

International Interior

images, online databases, media, course reserves and personalized

Design Association.

research instruction in a classroom setting or one-on-one.


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TECHNOLOGY AND TOOLS Across three continents and online, SCAD curates custom technology at the cutting edge with the singular goal of providing students with everything they need to master their talents. Educational resources in every discipline — a virtual reality and augmented reality lab, green screens, Ultra HD (4K) cameras, Cintiq drawing screens, CNC mill and routers, an injection molding machine, Wacom Cintiq displays, 3-D printers, a large-format flatbed UV printer, Foley soundstages, fully equipped HD television studios, a Jacquard loom, laser cutters, a state-of-the-art sculpture foundry and two Vicon motion capture studios — help SCAD students traverse their areas of study and push the limits of their practice. At SCAD campus locations in North America, Europe and Asia, students find their niches as they experiment with the same professional instruments and technologies they will soon use in the workplace. The university’s amenities include physical computing labs, state-ofthe-art Mac and high-end PC workstation labs with cinematic displays and industry-standard applications in every program. Additionally, all students are provided with full access to Adobe Creative Cloud Complete and Microsoft Office 365 for use on their own computers. Creative inspiration and career preparation abound in every department and in every location, from the rare opportunity to become Media Composer and Pro Tools certified before graduating to producing ABS and polycarbonate 3-D models. In photography, students expose and process RA-4 photographic materials using powerful high-resolution printers, including a Chromira ProLab printer or on a variety of inkjet printers. SCAD entertainment arts and digital media degree programs benefit from professional equipment, including the Steadicam Shadow, Panther Evo Plus and Fisher dollies, Techno-Jib, six chroma key green screen studios, a Dolby Surround 7.1 sound mixing suite and two Icon D-Command recording studios.

I’m constantly amazed at the caliber of equipment we have at SCAD. Between the mixing stages, the Foley stages and the editing suites, the resources I am working with are the kinds of things professionals rave about. IAN CHASE SCAD B.F.A. sound design Rome, Italy


With green screen studios in Atlanta, Hong Kong and Savannah, and a Techno-Jib at the Savannah Film Studios, the set atmosphere at SCAD global locations rivals Hollywood productions.


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Yoga classes on the roof of SCAD Atlanta offer serene, sweeping views of the Midtown skyline.


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SCAD student organizations and clubs, including Event Design Club, Gamers Guild, Multicultural Alliance Theater, SCAD Radio and more

At SCAD, students enjoy as many opportunities to excel beyond the classrooms as they do inside them. The university promotes activities that foster leadership, social responsibility, and health and wellness, and supports uplifting, positive and balanced lifestyles. Diverse student clubs and organizations encourage students to meet others with common interests — from improv comedy to mixed martial arts. Universitysponsored study trips offer students the chance to explore the world outside their disciplines. SCAD also sponsors student groups affiliated with professional organizations, community service programs and clubs related to academic departments. The university’s many leadership-oriented student groups include the Student Activities Council, United Student Forum, and award-winning student media and internet radio stations. These cocurricular opportunities support students’ success and provide a competitive edge in their careers. The university offers support resources to maximize students’ time and safety, including the Bee Line bus system and transit visualization software. Accessible through any wireless device, the system tracks the university’s buses in real time, which allows students to promptly and safely reach their destinations. SCAD provides the university community with the LiveSafe app, which connects students to safety personnel, alerts, and information when they’re out and about. SCAD is also the first university to partner with Uber to supplement its SafeRide program, a late-night shuttle service for students requiring transportation from academic buildings. Additional resources include round-the-clock security officers and professional counseling staff who address student concerns or emergencies. Specialists versed in a variety of learning styles and counseling needs are available to help students adjust to university life and reach personal and professional goals.


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RESIDENCE LIFE AND DINING SCAD residence halls are communities designed with students in mind. Whether a shared space or a private bedroom in an apartment-style suite, each housing option is arranged so dining, recreation and shining moments of creative collaboration are always close at hand.

STELLAR SUSTAINABILITY Bon Appétit Management Company, the university’s

These multilayered and compelling spaces buzz with activity. From

food service partner in

pingpong tables and volleyball courts to swimming pools and

Atlanta and Savannah,

clubhouses, students take advantage of myriad nearby opportunities for exercise and recreation. In the mood to relax? Stylishly appointed lounges are the perfect places to kick back with a board game or video game among friends. Inspiring studios and computer labs provide the ideal spaces for quiet study or group assignments outside class hours.

prepares made-fromscratch menus featuring regional, seasonal and artisan-produced dishes in dining halls, cafés and from

In Savannah and Lacoste, residence halls are woven into the urban

Savannah’s Buzzbites food

tapestry of each historic location. In Atlanta, students live in the heart of

truck. These organic meals

a vibrant city landscape. Students in Hong Kong find their home away

are more than just good for

from home at the Gold Coast Residences, a luxurious apartment-style

students — they’re good for

community overlooking the South China Sea and full of deluxe amenities.

the environment, too. For its

Dining halls serve locally sourced food prepared daily. These fresh meals

unequivocal commitment

fuel SCAD students to power through their active lifestyles, marathon

to animal welfare and local

study sessions and late-night bursts of creativity. Students have access

purchasing, Bon Appétit was

to fitness resources at ClubSCAD in Savannah and at SCADfit spaces

honored with an Acterra

across locations, where they can join group classes, work individually

Award for Sustainability

with seasoned trainers or experience a moment of Zen while practicing

at the 2016 Business

yoga or Pilates.

Environmental Awards.


SCAD residential communities are perfect places for both learning outside the classroom and recreation.


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SCAD swimmers propel to the NAIA Swimming and Diving National Championships and to honored spots on the NAIA All-American list.


ATHLETICS AND INTRAMURALS SCAD MEN’S AND WOMEN’S ATHLETICS TEAMS IN ATLANTA AND SAVANNAH INCLUDE:

The SCAD athletics program celebrates the art of competition and is

BOWLING

in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), where

CROSS COUNTRY

they consistently secure conference, regional and national wins. In

CYCLING

just six years of the SCAD Atlanta athletics program, its star continues

EQUESTRIAN

to rise, as the majority of its teams have reached the NAIA National

FENCING FISHING GOLF

dedicated to helping athletes develop their talents to the fullest — both on and off the field. Wellness and health are central to the SCAD lifestyle. SCAD men’s and women’s teams in Atlanta and Savannah compete

Championships. In Savannah, SCAD Bees regularly vie for conference titles and are often nationally ranked among the NAIA’s top 25 teams. In 2017, the SCAD equestrian team surpassed nearly 500 universities to win the Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) National

LACROSSE

Championship, three years running. SCAD is also the only university to

SOCCER

have twice won both the Novice and National Team Championships in the

SWIMMING

American National Riding Commission (ANRC) National Championships,

TENNIS

most recently in 2017. Demonstrating the university’s commitment to

TRACK AND FIELD

excellence, SCAD Bees have also achieved national titles in golf, lacrosse, soccer, swimming and tennis. Recruited from around the world and guided by an expert coaching staff, SCAD student athletes routinely collect honors for their academic and athletic achievements. Embodying the SCAD ideals of scholarship, leadership, integrity and sportsmanship, Bees have been recognized as Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athletes and as conference players of the year, and have represented the university on all-conference teams. Also integral to the creative experience is the university’s vast array of intramurals. Throughout the year, students of all levels and abilities join teams in basketball, dodgeball, flag football, kickball and more. The physical activity inherent in these good-natured competitions relieves stress, improves concentration and stimulates imagination.


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COLLEGIATE CHAMPIONS In 2017, the SCAD equestrian team repeated the historic feat of winning four national team titles in the same year: the ANRC Novice and National Team Championships, the Overall Series National Tournament of Champions team championship and its third consecutive IHSA Collegiate Cup team championship.


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CONNECT WITH SCAD VISIT AND TOUR The best way to get to know a university is to visit in person. Schedule a tour to learn more about all that SCAD has to offer. Come to Atlanta, Hong Kong, Lacoste or Savannah to sit in on a class, meet with faculty,

ATLANTA 877.722.3285 or 404.253.2700 scadatl@scad.edu

tour residence halls, have lunch at a SCAD café and fall in love with

HONG KONG

The University for Creative Careers. scad.edu/visit

800.869.7223 or

INFORMATION SESSIONS AND CREATIVE CAREERS WORKSHOPS Attend a SCAD overview presentation near you to learn more about university locations, programs of study, admission guidelines, and art and design career options. scad.edu/yourarea SCAD DAYS

852.2253.8044 admission@scad.edu.hk LACOSTE 800.869.7223 or +33.(0)4.90.75.80.34 admission@scad.edu SAVANNAH

Take advantage of special SCAD open house events to see the

800.869.7223 or

university firsthand. At SCAD Day, you can explore academic buildings

912.525.5100

and residence halls, get to know other applicants, talk with professors,

admission@scad.edu

apply for admission and meet with advisers. scad.edu/scadday SCAD SPOTLIGHT DAYS Engage in hands-on workshops or experience SCAD’s most anticipated showcases of art, fashion, film and more. scad.edu/scadday

eLEARNING 800.869.7223 or 912.525.5100 admission@scad.edu

ONLINE INTERACTION Chat live with admission representatives and learn about SCAD

Join SCAD on Facebook

locations, academic programs, student life, application processes,

f acebook.com/scad.edu

transfer credit, scholarships and fellowships. scad.edu/admission

Follow SCAD on Twitter

EVENTS FOR ACCEPTED STUDENTS

twitter.com/scaddotedu

Exclusive events designed just for the elite group of students accepted

Watch SCAD videos

to SCAD are offered throughout the year. Contact your admission

youtube.com/aboutscad

adviser for details.

and scad.tv

SUMMER PROGRAMS

View SCAD photos

SCAD offers an array of enriching summer courses and workshops

instagram.com/scaddotedu

for students and educators. Earn college credit, pursue professional

Add SCAD on Snapchat

development, or grow your talents in art and design. scad.edu/summer

with username scaddotedu


SCAD welcomes prospective students to visit, apply and enroll.


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A SCAD parent recently described SCAD as full of “high technology, warm people, and good vibes.� When I created SCAD nearly 40 years ago, I envisioned just such a magical place, where human kindness, technological innovation, and joyful collaboration merge in a wonderland of delight, learning, and achievement. With a 98 percent alumni employment rate* for two years in a row, that vision is a reality. At SCAD, dreams do come true. What makes SCAD magical? It is the bright hope of our students, the faith and trust of our parents, the attention of our professors, the energy and ambition of our staff, the boundless success of SCAD alumni. It is the professionally oriented degree programs illuminated throughout this SCAD catalog. It is the positive, intentional focus of SCAD. It is you. As we approach our 40th anniversary, SCAD is known around the world as the preeminent source of knowledge in every discipline we teach, the preeminent university for professional, creative careers. SCAD Bees are best. Come join us,

Paula S. Wallace SCAD President and Founder @paulaswallace

*According to a recent study, 98 percent of Spring 2016 graduates were employed, pursuing further education, or both within just 10 months of graduation!


ACADEMIC PROGRAMS School of Building Arts

School of Design

School of Fashion

78 Architectural history

100 Business design and

60 Accessory design

82 Architecture

arts leadership

130 Fashion

332 Electronic design (MINOR)

108 Design for sustainability

332 Exhibition design (MINOR)

114 Design management

162 Furniture design

182 Industrial design

146 Fibers

200 Interior design

332 Interaction design (MINOR)

332 Fragrance marketing

254 Preservation design

332 Marine design (MINOR)

306 Urban design

286 Service design

206 Jewelry

310 User experience (UX) design

214 Luxury and fashion

School of Communication Arts 66  Advertising

142 Fashion marketing and management

and management (MINOR)

management

School of Digital Media

332 Menswear (MINOR)

332 Advertising art direction (MINOR) 70 Animation 332 Advertising copywriting (MINOR) 332 Character technical

School of Fine Arts

332 Advertising photography (MINOR)

332 Ceramic arts (MINOR)

332 Animated illustration and publication design (MINOR) 96 Branded entertainment 332 Concept design for animation and games (MINOR) 332 Design for 3-D action figures (MINOR)

direction (MINOR) 332 Concept art for games (MINOR)

226 Painting

332 Game UX (MINOR)

260 Printmaking

190 Interactive design and

272 Sculpture

game development 218 Motion media design

School of Foundation Studies

332 Previsualization (MINOR)

332 Drawing (MINOR)

332 Technical direction (MINOR)

326 Foundation studies

172 Digital publishing (CERTIFICATE)

296 Television producing

332 Fashion photography (MINOR)

314 Visual effects

168 Graphic design

92 Art history

176 Illustration

School of Entertainment Arts

332 Illustration for

332 Acting for the camera (MINOR)

entertainment (MINOR) 332 Illustration for surface design (MINOR) 332 Marketing for mobile and

design (MINOR) 332 Package design (MINOR) 242 Photography

332 Business management and entrepreneurship (MINOR)

332 Casting (MINOR)

104 Cinema studies

332 Costume design (MINOR)

332 Creative writing (MINOR)

332 Dance (MINOR)

120 Dramatic writing

154 Film and television

124 Equestrian studies

interactive environments (MINOR) 332 Music composition (MINOR) 332 Mobile and interactive

School of Liberal Arts

332 Fashion journalism (MINOR)

332 Music production (MINOR)

332 Gender studies (MINOR)

234 Performing arts

328 General education

332 Producing for film

332 Language and cultural

and media (MINOR)

studies (MINOR)

332 Scientific illustration (MINOR)

266 Production design

332 Museum studies (MINOR)

278 Sequential art

292 Sound design

332 New media art (MINOR)

332 Storyboarding (MINOR)

332 Sound editing (MINOR)

322 Writing

300 Themed entertainment design 332 Vocal performance (MINOR)


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ACCESSORY DESIGN Accessory designers conceptualize and create an eclectic range of covetable items — from shoes and handbags to heirloom leather goods — that punctuate personal style and

CREATIVE CAREERS ACCESSORIES BUYER

narrate the wearer’s story.

ACCESSORIES DESIGNER

At the undergraduate and graduate levels, SCAD students stride to

ACCESSORIES PRODUCT DEVELOPER

the forefront of this competitive sector of fashion. They engage in every facet of accessory design and learn the manifold processes to produce distinctive collections. From sewing technology to computeraided design, students master high-end tools and hone their personal aesthetic. While sharpening design and patternmaking techniques, they experiment and become proficient with industrial sewing machines, men’s and women’s shoe lasts, skiving machines and CAD software. These resources and many more are found in Eckburg Hall, where students fuel their imaginations with collaborations across the School of Fashion and beyond, and in SCADlab, a one-of-a-kind digital fabrication lab where designs and 3-D prototypes are brought to life.

ATHLETIC FOOTWEAR DESIGNER COLOR AND MATERIALS DESIGNER CONCEPT DEVELOPER FOOTWEAR PATTERNMAKER HANDBAG DESIGNER LUXURY FOOTWEAR DESIGNER TECHNICAL DESIGNER

Studio courses culminate in the development and execution of finished, tangible products — a hallmark of the SCAD program — that enable students, quarter by quarter, to build impressive portfolios that secure internships and jobs at Alexander Wang, Coach, Derek Lam, Kate Spade, Proenza Schouler, Reebok, The Row and Vince Camuto, to name a few.

HIGHLY DECORATED

Undergraduate students learn to fabricate designs from unified

SCAD makes fashion

concepts, practice in 2-D and 3-D formats, and present well-defined

history as the only

bodies of work that demonstrate expertise and vision. Graduate

university in the world

students engage in comprehensive research and analysis of visual

to offer an M.F.A. in

culture and trends that inform the development of robust collections.

accessory design and the

Students at both levels may also choose to pursue CFDA+ and Rhino

first in the U.S. to offer

certifications to enhance their knowledge and career preparation.

an M.A. in the discipline.


Omaymah Tieby, Amman, Jordan


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ACCESSORY DESIGN SCHOOL OF FASHION B.F.A. DEGREE 

35 hours

55 hours

80 hours

10 hours

180 hours

M.A. DEGREE 

ACCESSORY DESIGN

ACCESSORY DESIGN

Foundation studies DRAW 100 Drawing I: Form and Space DSGN 100 Design I: Elements and Organization DRAW 101 Drawing II: Composition and Media DSGN 101 Color: Theory and Application DSGN 102 Design II: 3-D Form in Space DSGN 115 Creative Thinking Strategies DRAW 200 Life Drawing I

Graduate intensive courses*: ACCE 501 Accessory Design and Development FASH 502 Fashion and Accessory Sketching and Illustration FASH 503 Forecasting and Business Trends ARTH 701 Contemporary Art ACCE 711 Methodologies in Accessory Design ACCE 715 Presentation Methods I: Portfolio Development ACCE 720 Presentation Methods II: Marketing a Personal Aesthetic ACCE 725 Computer-aided Design for Accessories ACCE 730 Accessory Studio I: Collection Conceptualization ACCE 740 Accessory Studio II: Production Planning and Execution ACCE 749 Accessory Design M.A. Final Project — 500- to 700-level elective

General education ARTH 100 Survey of Western Art I Select one of these two courses: CMPA 100 Survey of Computer Art Applications CMPA 110 Advanced Survey of Computer Art Applications COMM 105 Speaking of Ideas ARTH 110 Survey of Western Art II ENGL 123 Composition — ARLH or ARTH elective — ARLH or ARTH elective — ENGL elective — General education elective — Mathematics/natural sciences elective — Social/behavioral sciences elective

45* hours

Major curriculum ACCE 110 Sewing Technology for Accessory Design ACCE 120 Materials and Processes for Accessory Design ACCE 203 Sketching and Rendering for Accessory Design ACCE 205 Introduction to Fashion Accessory Design FASH 247 History of Fashion ACCE 300 Computer-aided Design for Accessory Design ACCE 362 Handbag Design I: Introduction to Design and Construction ACCE 364 Footwear Design I: Introduction to Design and Construction ACCE 372 Handbag Design II: Advanced 90* Patternmaking and Design Technique hours ACCE 374 Footwear Design II: Advanced Patternmaking and Design Technique ACCE 415 Senior Collection I: Research and Design Development ACCE 420 Senior Collection II: 3-D Prototype and Development FASH 422 Fashion Portfolio Presentation ACCE 430 Senior Collection III: Final Collection — ACCE, FASH or FIBR studio elective — ACCE elective or CLC 580 Collaboration Additional electives — Free elective — Free elective TOTAL COURSE OF STUDY For course descriptions, visit scad.edu/coursefinder.

* Up to three intensive courses may be assigned upon admission, creating a total course of study of 50 to 60 hours.

M.F.A. DEGREE  ACCESSORY DESIGN

Graduate intensive courses*: ACCE 501 Accessory Design and Development FASH 502 Fashion and Accessory Sketching and Illustration FASH 503 Forecasting and Business Trends ARTH 701 Contemporary Art Select one of these four courses: FIBR 704 Surfaces and Structures MTJW 705 Contextual Study I: Technical Research FIBR 716 Fiber and Fabric Exploration IDUS 723 Digital 3-D Modeling and Rendering ACCE 711 Methodologies in Accessory Design ACCE 715 Presentation Methods I: Portfolio Development ACCE 720 Presentation Methods II: Marketing a Personal Aesthetic ACCE 725 Computer-aided Design for Accessories ACCE 730 Accessory Studio I: Collection Conceptualization ACCE 740 Accessory Studio II: Production Planning and Execution ACCE 750 Directed Studies I: Thesis Collection Research and Development FASH 763 Fashion Promotion ACCE 765 Directed Studies II: Thesis Collection Realization ACCE 779 Graduate Internship FASH 782 Fashion Theory ACCE 790 Accessory Design M.F.A. Thesis — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective * Up to three intensive courses may be assigned upon admission, creating a total course of study of 95 to 105 hours.


FINISHING DETAILS A celebrated, international faculty with a wide range of expertise — from luxury corporate collections to bespoke footwear — helms the department. Students have the opportunity to showcase work and interact with design leaders at major annual events, including SCADstyle and SCAD FASHWKND. Recent guests include designer Clare Vivier; Loeffler Randall’s co-founder and creative director Jessie Randall; Warby Parker co-CEO Neil Blumenthal; SCAD Style Lab mentors Anna Corinna Sellinger, Rafé Totengco, Richard Lambertson and John Truex; and accessories designers David Yurman, and Sam and Libby Edelman.


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Alan Slattery, Birmingham, Alabama Birmingham Fashion Week 2016 Emerging Designer


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ADVERTISING The revolution is here. Advertising has changed more in the last five years than in the last five decades, and elite art directors, copywriters, and advertising and branding professionals lead the charge. Today’s designers and writers create dynamic stories that evolve through strategic social engagement. How should companies communicate differently on Twitter and Instagram? How can emerging technologies and growing social platforms reveal new dimensions of familiar brands? At SCAD, students ask these questions and more, expanding the definition of what it means to work in advertising. They adopt a modern approach that taps into the 21st century’s diversified distribution of content, and they do so with lightspeed imagination under the

CREATIVE CAREERS ADVERTISING DESIGNER ART DIRECTOR CONTENT CREATOR COPYWRITER CREATIVE DIRECTOR CREATIVE TECHNOLOGIST DIGITAL ADVERTISING DIRECTOR DIRECTOR OF BRAND STRATEGY

guidance of accomplished faculty mentors. The progressive curriculum

INTERACTIVE COPYWRITER/PROJECT

encompasses art direction, copywriting, creative technology, and

COORDINATOR

branded experience, engagement and strategy, with attention to digital production, typography and social media content creation.

SOCIAL MEDIA DIRECTOR

Undergraduate students pursue software specializations and related minors, like copywriting and marketing for mobile and interactive environments, to gain a competitive edge. Through advanced coursework, graduate students strengthen conceptual and digital production skills that culminate in a holistic branding experience. High-energy, productive collaborations with peers in branded entertainment, film and television, graphic design, illustration, interactive design and game development, photography, writing and more allow advertising students to experience a model of teamwork common in the field. Real-world design challenges complement classroom and studio experiences, as students regularly participate in professional events such as Cannes Young Lions and The One Club’s annual Young Ones Brief Competition and Young Ones Portfolio Competition. Students and alumni take top honors in national and international competitions, including the prestigious ADDY and Student Emmy awards, Red Dot Communication Design Awards and Applied Arts Student Awards, and contribute to the campaigns of household names and brands, including Apple, Disney, Google, Hulu and multiple Procter & Gamble product lines.

When recruiting, I always look for résumés that have SCAD on them. The program really prepares them well. Their presentations are very professional, the work is high quality, it incorporates UX design, graphic design and digital design, and it is what we are looking for. RITA GROTTE

Manager of creative talent acquisition, Wunderman New York


FROM CONCEPT TO REALITY SCAD advertising students have landed internships and jobs with esteemed global companies and firms including 360i, 72andSunny, Anomaly, BBDO, Chandelier, Crispin Porter + Bogusky, DDB Worldwide, Digital Kitchen, DigitasLBi, Disney’s Yellow Shoes Creative Group, Goodby Silverstein & Partners, Grey Group, Hallmark, Huge, Leo Burnett Worldwide, McCann, MRY, Mullen, Razorfish, TBWA\Chiat\Day and Teen Vogue.


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ADVERTISING AND BRANDING SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION ARTS B.A. DEGREE 

B.F.A. DEGREE 

Foundation studies DRAW 100 Drawing I: Form and Space DSGN 100 Design I: Elements and Organization DRAW 101 Drawing II: Composition and Media DSGN 101 Color: Theory and Application — Studio elective

Foundation studies DRAW 100 Drawing I: Form and Space DSGN 100 Design I: Elements and Organization DRAW 101 Drawing II: Composition and Media DSGN 101 Color: Theory and Application DSGN 102 Design II: 3-D Form in Space DSGN 105 Visual Design Systems DSGN 115 Creative Thinking Strategies

VISUAL COMMUNICATION Concentration in ADVERTISING AND BRANDING 25 hours

90 hours

45 hours

20 hours

180 hours

General education ARTH 100 Survey of Western Art I Select one of these two courses: CMPA 100 Survey of Computer Art Applications CMPA 110 Advanced Survey of Computer Art Applications COMM 105 Speaking of Ideas ARTH 110 Survey of Western Art II ENGL 123 Composition ARTH 207 20th-century Art PHIL 301 Aesthetics — ARLH or ARTH elective — ARLH or ARTH elective — ENGL elective — ENGL elective — General education elective — General education elective — General education elective — Mathematics/natural sciences elective — Mathematics/natural sciences elective — Social/behavioral sciences elective — Social/behavioral sciences elective

ADVERTISING AND BRANDING

35 hours

55 hours

Major curriculum ADBR 150 Introduction to Advertising: Concept to Content ADBR 205 Creative Production for Brand Content Select one of these two courses: GRDS 205 Typography I: Anatomy, Form and Space ADBR 212 Typography for Brand Presence IDUS 215 Contextual Research Methods ADBR 252 Art Direction: Visual Brand Storytelling ADBR 254 Copywriting: Inventing the Brand Personality ADBR 255 Brand Experiences in Interactive Environments ADBR 305 Brand Innovation: From Physical to Virtual Select one of these two courses: ADBR 311 Building the Brand Strategy ADBR 341 Designing the Brand ADBR 441 Creating Contagion: From Experience to Entertainment ADBR 461 Career Strategies for Advertising ADBR 480 Collaborative Studio: Creating the Brand Solution

Advertising and branding concentration Select one of these two courses: MOME 130 Motion Media Design Techniques I GRDS 285 Graphic Design Media Management ADBR 150 Introduction to Advertising: Concept to Content ADBR 205 Creative Production for Brand Content GRDS 205 Typography I: Anatomy, Form and Space ADBR 252 Art Direction: Visual Brand Storytelling ADBR 254 Copywriting: Inventing the Brand Personality ADBR 255 Brand Experiences in Interactive Environments Select one of these two courses: ADBR 312 Art Direction: Typography and Persuasive Design ADBR 314 Copywriting: Brand Voice Across Platforms — ADBR, GRDS, ILLU or SEQA elective or CLC 580 Collaboration Additional electives — Free elective — Free elective — Free elective — Free elective

General education ARTH 100 Survey of Western Art I Select one of these two courses: CMPA 100 Survey of Computer Art Applications CMPA 110 Advanced Survey of Computer Art Applications COMM 105 Speaking of Ideas ANTH 106 Language, Culture and Society ARTH 110 Survey of Western Art II ENGL 123 Composition — ARLH or ARTH elective — ENGL elective — General education elective — Mathematics/natural sciences elective — Social/behavioral sciences elective

Choose one concentration to complete the major curriculum:

75 hours

Art director ADBR 312 Art Direction: Typography and Persuasive Design Select two of these four courses: ADBR 332 Art Direction: Advanced Visual Integration ADBR 352 Art Direction: Branding through Photography ADBR 372 Art Direction: Brand Films and Social Content ADBR 392 Art Direction: Stop Motion for Brand Content Copywriter ADBR 314 Copywriting: Brand Voice Across Platforms Select two of these three courses: ADBR 334 Copywriting: Immersive Brand Narratives ADBR 354 Copywriting: Long Form Content ADBR 374 Copywriting: Brand Films and Social Content

TOTAL COURSE OF STUDY For course descriptions, visit scad.edu/coursefinder.

Creative technologist Select one of these three courses: SERV 312 Prototyping Experiences IACT 315 Human/Computer Interaction GRDS 387 Interface Design ADBR 335 Creative Technology: Engineering Brand Experiences ADBR 395 Creative Technology: Brand Think Tank for Product Innovation 15 hours

180 hours

Additional electives — Diversified elective or CLC 580 Collaboration * — Free elective — Free elective TOTAL COURSE OF STUDY * Students may select CLC 580 Collaboration or any course with a subject code other than ADBR.


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ADVERTISING SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION ARTS M.A. DEGREE 

45* hours

M.F.A. DEGREE 

ADVERTISING

ADVERTISING

Graduate intensive courses*: ADVE 501 Advertising and Copywriting Essentials ADVE 502 Art Direction and Typography Essentials ADVE 503 Software and Production Essentials ADVE 705 Typography for Advertising Designers ADVE 709 Advertising Studio I: Creative Strategies ADVE 715 Digital Production Strategies for Advertising ITGM 715 Interactive Web Design ADVE 719 Advertising Studio II: Branding Solutions ADVE 729 Art Direction ADVE 731 Creative Copywriting for Advertising ADVE 749 Advertising M.A. Final Project — 700-level ARTH elective

Graduate intensive courses*: ADVE 501 Advertising and Copywriting Essentials ADVE 502 Art Direction and Typography Essentials ADVE 503 Software and Production Essentials ADVE 705 Typography for Advertising Designers ADVE 709 Advertising Studio I: Creative Strategies ADVE 715 Digital Production Strategies for Advertising ITGM 715 Interactive Web Design ADVE 719 Advertising Studio II: Branding Solutions ADVE 725 Digital Media for Advertising ADVE 729 Art Direction ADVE 731 Creative Copywriting for Advertising ADVE 751 Advertising for Alternative Media ADVE 779 Graduate Internship ADVE 791 Advertising M.F.A. Thesis ADVE 792 Advertising M.F.A. Visual Thesis — 700-level ARTH elective — 700-level ARTH elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective

90* hours

* Up to three intensive courses may be assigned upon admission, creating a total course of study of 50 to 60 hours.

For course descriptions, visit scad.edu/coursefinder.

* Up to three intensive courses may be assigned upon admission, creating a total course of study of 95 to 105 hours.


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ANIMATION Animators explore riveting ways to create fantastical realms and tell stories that resonate across generations, cultures and platforms in a wide-ranging discipline that encompasses

CREATIVE CAREERS 2-D DIGITAL CEL ANIMATOR

film, television, interactive media and video games.

3-D ANIMATOR

SCAD animation students learn and work on the advancing front of a

ANIMATION PRODUCER

growing field that has ascended to preeminence in the entertainment industry. Students at every level of study develop signature aesthetics as they explore a diverse range of animation styles — from stop-motion to 2-D and 3-D — and techniques, including digital modeling, rigging, lighting and look development. Students are guided by professors who have been nominated for Academy Awards, whose films have premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and who have joined forces with the world’s greatest animation and film studios to deliver unforgettable features, from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone to How to Train

CHARACTER TECHNICAL DIRECTOR/ RIGGER CREATURE TECHNICAL DIRECTOR DIGITAL MODELER PREVIS ARTIST STOP-MOTION ANIMATOR STORY AND CONCEPT ARTIST

Your Dragon. Each academic quarter, the university hosts recruiters from

TEXTURE/LIGHTING TECHNICAL

powerhouse networks and animation studios that include 20th Century

DIRECTOR

Fox, Activision, Bento Box Entertainment, Blue Sky Studios, Charlex, DreamWorks, Electronic Arts, Framestore, Industrial Light & Magic, Lucasfilm Animation, Pixar, Tippett Studio, Turner Studios, Walt Disney Animation Studios and ZeniMax Online Studios. In concert with peers and professors in film and television, interactive design and game development, sound design and visual effects, animation students are prepared to become dynamic, versatile professionals ready to take the media world by storm. They also gain prowess in technology that helps launch their careers: SCAD is recognized as a Toon Boom Centre of Excellence, and students can become certified in this elite professional software, among others.

MEGA MINORS At SCAD, minors are avenues for discovery, allowing students to curate their academic experiences to create the careers of their dreams. In animation, the opportunity to minor

Undergraduate coursework addresses both traditional and digital media

in character technical

and spans concept development, classical drawing and storytelling. At

direction, previsualization,

the graduate level, M.A. students focus on advanced technique within a

storyboarding and

narrative context, while the M.F.A. program delves into animation theory

more positions students

principles and specializes in alternative forms of animation.

for future success.


I love all the amazing graduates and alumni SCAD sends to Pixar and Disney Animation. JOHN LASSETER

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Chief creative officer, Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios

FORWARD MOTION SCAD animation students are prepared to rise to the pinnacle of their professions. Alumni have worked on numerous major feature-length productions, including Academy Award winners and nominees like Big Hero 6, Frozen, Inside Out, Moana and Zootopia, and are employed full time at Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon and Pixar.


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Nick Pflug, Covington, Louisiana


PREPARING CERTIFIED PROS SCAD students master select software and have the opportunity to earn certifications in: Adobe Creative Cloud Complete (Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Flash and Premiere)

Autodesk Maya RenderMan Toon Boom Harmony Toon Boom Storyboard Vicon motion capture system


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ANIMATION SCHOOL OF DIGITAL MEDIA B.F.A. DEGREE 

35 hours

60 hours

75 hours

M.A. DEGREE 

ANIMATION

ANIMATION

Foundation studies DRAW 100 Drawing I: Form and Space DSGN 100 Design I: Elements and Organization DRAW 101 Drawing II: Composition and Media DSGN 101 Color: Theory and Application DSGN 102 Design II: 3-D Form in Space DRAW 200 Life Drawing I — Studio elective

Graduate intensive courses*: ANIM 501 Animation Context and History ANIM 504 Character Animation Basics ANIM 505 Animation Character Set-up VSFX 501 Digital 3-D Effects ARTH 702 Art Criticism ANIM 705 Animation Aesthetics and Practice ANIM 709 Computer-generated Modeling and Design ANIM 713 Drawing in Motion Select one of these two courses: ANIM 714 3-D Cartoon Character Animation ANIM 715 Character Look Development Select one of these two courses: ANIM 724 3-D Naturalistic Character Animation ANIM 725 Environment Look Development ANIM 737 Collaborative Project ANIM 748 Animation M.A. Final Project — 700-level ANIM, DWRI, FILM, ITGM, MOME, PERF, PROD, SDGM, SNDS, SOEA, THED or VSFX elective or CLC 580 Collaboration

General education ARTH 100 Survey of Western Art I COMM 105 Speaking of Ideas ARTH 110 Survey of Western Art II CMPA 110 Advanced Survey of Computer Art Applications ENGL 123 Composition ARTH 207 20th-century Art LIBA 288 Media Literacy Theory — ARLH or ARTH elective — ENGL elective — General education elective — Mathematics/natural sciences elective — Social/behavioral sciences elective

45* hours

Major curriculum ANIM 180 Action Analysis I ANIM 202 Principles of 2-D Animation ANIM 223 History of Animation ANIM 250 Digital Form, Space and Lighting ANIM 252 Principles of 3-D Animation ANIM 270 Principles of Screen Design ANIM 280 3-D Character Setup and Animation Select one of these two courses: ANIM 312 2-D Animation Production ANIM 313 3-D Animation Production ANIM 385 Concept Development for Animation ANIM 390 Animation Professional Development ANIM 408 Senior Animation Project I ANIM 448 Senior Animation Project II ANIM 488 Animation Postproduction — ANIM, CHAR, DANC, DWRI, FILM, ITGM, MOME, MUST, PERF, PREV, PROD, SDGM, SNDS, SOEA, TECH, TELE, THED or VSFX elective or CLC 580 Collaboration — ANIM, CHAR, DANC, DWRI, FILM, ITGM, MOME, MUST, PERF, PREV, PROD, SDGM, SNDS, 90* SOEA, TECH, TELE, THED or VSFX elective

hours

10 hours

180 hours

Additional electives — Free elective — Free elective TOTAL COURSE OF STUDY For course descriptions, visit scad.edu/coursefinder.

* Up to three intensive courses may be assigned upon admission, creating a total course of study of 50 to 60 hours.

M.F.A. DEGREE  ANIMATION

Graduate intensive courses*: ANIM 501 Animation Context and History ANIM 504 Character Animation Basics ANIM 505 Animation Character Set-up VSFX 501 Digital 3-D Effects ARTH 702 Art Criticism ANIM 705 Animation Aesthetics and Practice ANIM 709 Computer-generated Modeling and Design ANIM 713 Drawing in Motion SDGM 719 Media Theory and Application ANIM 721 Storyboarding and Previsualization ANIM 737 Collaborative Project ANIM 753 Animation M.F.A. Thesis Exploration and Research ANIM 775 Animation M.F.A. Thesis Visual Component Production ANIM 779 Graduate Internship ANIM 790 Animation M.F.A. Thesis Completion — 700-level ANIM, DWRI, FILM, ITGM, MOME, PERF, PROD, SDGM, SNDS, SOEA, THED or VSFX elective or CLC 580 Collaboration — 700-level ANIM, DWRI, FILM, ITGM, MOME, PERF, PROD, SDGM, SNDS, SOEA, THED or VSFX elective — 700-level ANIM, DWRI, FILM, ITGM, MOME, PERF, PROD, SDGM, SNDS, SOEA, THED or VSFX elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective * Up to three intensive courses may be assigned upon admission, creating a total course of study of 95 to 105 hours.


Expectations director: Andy Yanez, Quito, Ecuador


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Chop won multiple Best in Show and Audience Choice awards as part of ASIFA’s International Animation Day anthology. Director: Ida Hem, Nøtterøy, Norway


SCAD WINS

IN THE SPOTLIGHT SCAD animation students and alumni are selected to screen their features both domestically and internationally at Annecy International Animated Film Festival, ASIFA’s International Animation Day, the Atlanta Film Festival, the Nethe Pictoplasma Festival, the NYC Independent Film Festival, the Savannah Film Festival, Très Court International Film Festival and others. They often return with top honors, including recent wins at the Academy Awards, the Annie Awards and the Student Emmys.

Animation student work in the SCAD Collaborative Learning Center class Coastal Georgia’s Green Infrastructure and Stormwater Management won the Gray’s Reef Film Festival and the Ripple Effect Film Project Festival. Director: Rachel Hughes, Hampstead, North Carolina


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ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY Architectural historians go beyond the façade of history to investigate authenticity within the spaces in which people work, play and dwell. They uncover, analyze and interpret the past to foster understanding of the diverse human experience and to help safeguard the future of cities, towns, rural structures and cultural landscapes that express a shared global heritage. SCAD offers the highly valued, rarely found undergraduate and graduate architectural history degrees, and there is no better place to dive into the discipline than in Savannah, one of the nation’s best preserved and most praised historic urban landscapes. Amid the rich variety of high-style and vernacular architecture, SCAD architectural history students learn from professors who possess a breadth of knowledge and expertise in all major historical periods in Western and global traditions. Faculty members are widely published, actively engaged in professional societies and local boards, and regularly tapped to deliver papers and presentations at conferences all over the world. Students are encouraged to make international travel a part of their academic experience with

CREATIVE CAREERS ADMINISTRATOR/CONSULTANT FOR A HERITAGE ORGANIZATION ARCHITECTURAL CRITIC ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY EDUCATOR ARCHITECTURAL RESEARCHER/ EVALUATOR CULTURAL RESOURCE MANAGER HISTORIC FOUNDATION MANAGER HISTORIC SITE MANAGER/CURATOR LOCAL OR REGIONAL HERITAGE ORGANIZER MAIN STREET PROGRAM MANAGER PRESERVATION PLANNER/OFFICER

study in the medieval village of Lacoste, France, and the metropolises of Atlanta and Hong Kong. At both the undergraduate and graduate levels, the study of architectural history includes architecture, urbanism and landscape, and addresses issues of globalism, environmentalism, social processes and the role of politics. Innovative courses investigate virtual environments, representations of cities in modern media, building cultures and the economics of urban conditions. Undergraduate students learn the characteristics of the built environment and the principles and practices of architectural design, and hone public speaking skills. They study advanced methods employed in the creation and utilization of constructed environments, a process driven and informed by field drawing, 3-D computer modeling, photographic documentation and applied preservation practices. Graduate students explore the intricacies of architectural history, conduct advanced research and analysis, and gain valuable professional experience through internships and in-depth assignments. Graduates are prepared for careers with government agencies, design and cultural resource management firms and foundations, and for doctoral programs and careers in academia.

SCAD gave me the tools I needed to understand context within the built environment, to better evaluate places worthy of physical preservation and to broaden my perspectives on significance. I was able to tailor my ideal learning experience through a full slate of applied and academic learning.

CRAIG POTTS Executive director, Kentucky Heritage Council SCAD M.F.A. historic preservation, M.A. architectural history Frankfort, Kentucky


SOLID FOUNDATION Architectural history students build their professionalism through skills-based courses, internships and real-world experiences, including fieldwork at historic sites in and around Savannah. Graduates are prepared to pursue diverse career paths, from academia to advocacy and a wide range of positions in the public and private sectors.


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ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY SCHOOL OF BUILDING ARTS B.F.A. DEGREE 

M.F.A. DEGREE 

Foundation studies DRAW 100 Drawing I: Form and Space DSGN 100 Design I: Elements and Organization DRAW 101 Drawing II: Composition and Media DSGN 101 Color: Theory and Application DSGN 102 Design II: 3-D Form in Space DRAW 115 Graphics for the Building Arts

ARLH 700 Research Methods in Architectural History Select one of these eight courses: ELDS 704 Electronic Design PRES 710 Studio I: Preservation Through Public Policy URBA 725 Urban Ecology INDS 726 Environmental Psychology for Interior Design FURN 732 Evolution of Furniture Design PRES 745 Digital Innovations in Preservation Design ARCH 760 Sustainable Design ARCH 769 Hybrid Media Presentation in Architecture ARLH 705 Architectural History Methodology and Historiography Evaluating pre-Modern traditions —  Select one of these five courses: ARLH 723 Contextualizing Medieval Architecture ARLH 724 Contextualizing Ancient Architecture ARLH 726 Art and Architecture of the Gothic Period ARLH 742 Monastic Architecture of the Western World ARLH 753 Architecture and the History of Provence Analyzing modernity —  Select one of these four courses: ARLH 730 Questions of Housing and Building Culture ARLH 731 Economies and Building Culture ARLH 741 Analyzing the Modern City ARLH 759 Power and the Built Environment Investigation of the non-Western world —  Select one of these five courses: ARLH 743 Analyzing Architecture and Art of the Islamic World ARLH 744 Traditional Arts and Architecture of the African Continent ARLH 747 Interconnections in Pre-modern Global Architecture ARLH 757 The Islamic City ARLH 763 Traditions in Global Vernacular Architecture Analysis of the American hemisphere —  Select one of these five courses: ARLH 761 Analyzing American Cultural Landscapes ARLH 771 Building Cultures of the Americas, Pre-Colonial–1865 ARLH 772 Building Cultures of the Americas, 1865–1945 ARLH 773 Building Cultures of the Americas, 1945–Present ARLH 775 Savannah: Architecture and Urban History ARLH 770 Documenting and Interpreting the Built Environment ARLH 779 Graduate Internship ARLH 779 Graduate Internship ARLH 787 Directed Research in Architectural History ARLH 790 Architectural History M.F.A. Thesis — 700-level ARLH elective or CLC 580 Collaboration — 700-level ARLH seminar — 700-level ARLH or ARTH elective — Directed elective * — 500- to 700-level studio elective — 500- to 700-level studio elective

ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY

30 hours

65 hours

70 hours

15 hours

180 hours

General education ARTH 100 Survey of Western Art I Select one of these two courses: CMPA 100 Survey of Computer Art Applications CMPA 110 Advanced Survey of Computer Art Applications Select three foreign language courses in the same language: Chinese (Mandarin): CHIN 101 Chinese I (Mandarin): Basic Grammar and Vocabulary CHIN 202 Chinese II (Mandarin): Grammar and Conversation CHIN 303 Chinese III (Mandarin): Intermediate Grammar, Reading and Writing French: FREN 101 French I: Basic Grammar and Vocabulary FREN 202 French II: Grammar and Conversation FREN 303 French III: Intermediate Grammar, Reading and Writing Spanish: SPAN 101 Spanish I: Basic Grammar and Vocabulary 90 SPAN 202 Spanish II: Grammar and Conversation hours SPAN 303 Spanish III: Intermediate Grammar, Reading and Writing COMM 105 Speaking of Ideas ARTH 110 Survey of Western Art II ENGL 123 Composition COMM 305 Techniques for Professional Presentations — ENGL elective — General education elective — Mathematics/natural sciences elective — Social/behavioral sciences elective Major curriculum Examining modernity — Select two of these four courses: ARLH 206 Modern Architecture I: 1750-1900 ARLH 208 Modern Architecture II: 1900-Present ARLH 212 Global Modernity in Architecture and Urbanism ARLH 311 The Modern City Discovering the non-Western world —  Select two of these five courses: ARLH 211 Survey of World Architecture and Urbanism ARLH 212 Global Modernity in Architecture and Urbanism ARLH 325 Islamic Art and Architecture ARLH 344 African Art and Architecture ARLH 363 World Vernacular Architecture Exploring pre-Modern traditions —  Select two of these five courses: ARLH 236 Renaissance and Baroque Architecture ARLH 321 Ancient Architecture in Context ARLH 323 Medieval Architecture in Context ARLH 353 The Architecture of Provence ARLH 355 Gothic Art and Architecture Investigating the American hemisphere —  Select two of these four courses: ARLH 301 Built Environment of the Americas, Pre-Colonial–1865 ARLH 302 Built Environment of the Americas, 1865–1945 ARLH 303 Built Environment of the Americas, 1945–Present ARLH 375 Architecture and Urban History of Savannah ARLH 479 Undergraduate Internship ARLH 499 Architectural History B.F.A. Thesis — 300-level ARLH elective — 400-level ARLH elective — ARLH or ARTH elective — ARLH elective or CLC 580 Collaboration Additional electives — Diversified elective * — Free elective — Free elective TOTAL COURSE OF STUDY * Courses with subject codes other than ARCH, ARLH, ARTH, ELDS, FURN, INDS, PRES and URBA meet this requirement.

ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY

* Select one of these 12 courses: PHOT 502 Photographic Technique and Signification, DRAW 602 Drawing the Environment, ITGM 705 Interactive Design and Media Application, DMGT 706 Idea Visualization, MOME 709 Motion Media Cinematography and Editing, SEQA 715 Environment as Character, GDVX 718 Contemporary Media Production Techniques, THED 720 Themed Entertainment Industry, BUSI 730 Global Macroeconomics of Business, COMM 740 Advanced Techniques for Professional Presentations, WRIT 753 Freelance Writing for Publication or MUSM 754 Museum Curation and Collections.

For course descriptions, visit scad.edu/coursefinder.


Architectural history M.F.A. candidates like Reed McNab (Silver Spring, Maryland), a research assistant for the department, have access to one of the largest collections of materials among art and design universities in the U.S.


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ARCHITECTURE Architects shape the spaces where our most meaningful experiences unfold, imbuing communities and design structures with purpose and character. These professionals

CREATIVE CAREERS ARCHITECT

must carefully consider a range of issues — from the social to

ARCHITECTURAL ILLUSTRATOR/

the sustainable — as they create the built environment.

VIRTUAL MODELING SPECIALIST

SCAD architecture students learn to apply historical, cultural, theoretical

BUILDING CONSTRUCTION MANAGER/

and aesthetic concepts, and develop the technical expertise needed to

PERFORMANCE EVALUATOR

design buildings that add beauty to the world and uplift human lives. SCAD offers a preprofessional B.F.A. degree in architecture and a professional M.Arch. degree, which is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). NAAB, whose meticulous accreditation standards are accepted and in many cases required by state registration boards, awarded the SCAD M.Arch. program a maximum eight-year term of accreditation. SCAD is proud to offer the Integrated Path to Architectural Licensure, accepted by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB). SCAD was selected by NCARB for this rigorous academic track, which prepares students for professional architectural licensure in as few as seven years. The accelerated program enhances preparation for licensure through a concurrent approach to education, experience and examination. The university’s global locations allow architecture students to gain a keen awareness of how rural, urban and cultural contexts drive design. Students explore the bustling, ever-evolving cityscape of Atlanta; absorb both the ancient Chinese architecture and the ultramodern structures of Hong Kong; and observe the European influence across multiple centuries in Lacoste, France. In Savannah, students thrive amid one of the most celebrated urban plans in the world, inspired by a diverse backdrop of historic and contemporary architecture. Eichberg Hall, a Savannah building constructed in 1887 for the Central of Georgia Railway and given new life nearly 100 years later by SCAD, serves as one of several award-winning university locations for the study of building arts. In 2016, the American Institute of Architects presented SCAD President and Founder Paula Wallace with the Roger Milliken Legacy Award for her commitment to improving Savannah and the world through design and innovation.

BUILDING INSPECTOR HEALTH CARE AND HOSPITALITY DESIGNER PROJECT MANAGER REAL ESTATE DEVELOPER SITE PLANNER SUSTAINABILITY SPECIALIST ZONING OFFICIAL


Elira Conde, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic


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Claim your place Interdisciplinary collaboration is an integral component of career preparation at SCAD, and architecture students join fellow undergraduate and graduate students from across the university to address topical design challenges and create real-world solutions. From SCADpad, a vibrant micro-living community featured as the only housing project from the U.S. at the 2014 World Architecture Festival in Singapore, to urban data mapping initiatives supported by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, students continuously amplify their professional fluency. Students flourish under the mentorship of seasoned professors who include honorees of the Congress for the New Urbanism and the American Institute of Architects, as well as licensed practitioners and LEEDaccredited specialists.

SCAD WINS

BUILDING LEGACY Through the global SCAD alumni network, graduates are connected to fellow professionals who have worked in more than 450 of the world’s leading architecture and design firms. SCAD alumni have won prestigious honors, including Architect of the Year in the annual Middle East Architect Awards and the American Institute of Architects’ Young Architects Award, among other recognitions by distinguished professional organizations.


A NEW ERA IN ARCHITECTURAL EDUCATION SCAD celebrated its inaugural class on the groundbreaking Integrated Path to Architectural Licensure (IPAL) in 2016. IPAL offers accepted students the professional advantage of combining work experience with coursework and examinations. The progressive academic track, which supports students seeking professional internships, has received endorsements from partnering architectural firms, including HKS, OMA and Perkins+Will, as well as the affirmation of local and regional components of the American Institute of Architects. The three-year M.Arch. segment of the track incorporates preparation for and completion of all six sections of the Architect Registration Examination. The program affords successful students the opportunity to become licensed upon graduation from SCAD.

Liqing Lei, Xi’an, China


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ARCHITECTURE SCHOOL OF BUILDING ARTS B.F.A./PROFESSIONAL M.ARCH. DEGREE  ARCHITECTURE

35 hours

55 hours

80 hours

10 hours

180 hours

Foundation studies DRAW 100 Drawing I: Form and Space DRAW 115 Graphics for the Building Arts DSGN 100 Design I: Elements and Organization DSGN 102 Design II: 3-D Form in Space DSGN 223 Architectural Fundamentals Studio I: Form, Space and Order DSGN 224 Architectural Fundamentals Studio II: Site as Design Generator DSGN 225 Architectural Fundamentals Studio III: Spatial Relationships and Human Response General education Architectural history courses will not satisfy these requirements: ARTH 100 Survey of Western Art I ARTH 110 Survey of Western Art II COMM 105 Speaking of Ideas ENGL 123 Composition MATH 201 Applied Mathematics PHYS 201 Applied Physics — ENGL elective — General education elective — General education elective — General education elective — Social/behavioral sciences elective

90 hours

Major curriculum ARCH 101 Introduction to Architecture ARLH 206 Modern Architecture I: 1750-1900 ARLH 208 Modern Architecture II: 1900-Present ARLH 211 Survey of World Architecture and Urbanism ELDS 225 Electronic Design I: Digital Communication for the Building Arts ARCH 241 Construction Technology I: Building Materials and Assemblies ARCH 301 Architecture Design Studio I: Human-centered Design * ARCH 302 Architecture Design Studio II: Site and Environmental Context * ARCH 303 Architecture Design Studio III: Structural Applications * 90 hours ARCH 319 Structures: General Structure 270 ARCH 341 Construction Technology II: hours Building Systems and Technologies ARCH 361 Environmental Control I: Energy, Climate and Human Comfort ARCH 404 Architecture Design Studio IV: Urban Context * ARCH 405 Architecture Design Studio V: Capstone I — Research and Schematic Design * ARCH 406 Architecture Design Studio VI: Capstone II — Comprehensive Design Development * ARCH 461 Environmental Control II: Mechanical, Lighting, Acoustics and Life Safety Systems Additional electives — Free elective — Free elective Undergraduate course of study

Graduate curriculum ARCH 706 Architectural Practices Select one of these six courses: ARCH 714 Advanced Parametric Design and Generative Modeling Strategies for the Building Arts ARCH 728 Advanced Tectonics in Architecture ARCH 736 Complex Structural Applications ARCH 760 Sustainable Design ELDS 745 Digital Prototyping and Fabrication Methods for Building Design ELDS 775 Simulation, Animation and Visualization in the Building Arts ARCH 717 Graduate Architecture Studio I: Urban Design and Development ARCH 719 Structures: Lateral Forces ARCH 727 Graduate Architecture Studio II: Comprehensive Design and Programming ELDS 727 Advanced Digital Applications for Practice and Project Management ARCH 737 Graduate Architecture Studio III: Comprehensive Detailing and Systems ARCH 745 Graduate Seminar in Architecture ARCH 747 Graduate Architecture Studio IV: Interdisciplinary Focus ARCH 765 Emerging Urban Issues † ARCH 779 Graduate Internship † ARCH 775 Global Architectural Practice ARCH 798 Graduate Architecture Studio: Thesis I —  Developing Concept, Context and Program ARCH 799 Graduate Architecture Studio: Thesis II —  Design Detailing and Final Exposition — 700-level focused elective ‡ — 500- to 700-level diversified elective § — 500- to 700-level PRES or URBA elective # — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective Graduate course of study TOTAL COURSE OF STUDY * Minimum grade of “C” is required. † Students following the Integrated Path to Licensure must take ARCH 765 Emerging Urban Issues; all other students must take ARCH 779 Graduate Internship. ‡ The focused elective is assigned by faculty and must be taken during the same quarter as ARCH 747 Graduate Architecture Studio IV: Interdisciplinary Focus. § Diversified electives expand the knowledge of the student beyond architectural disciplines. Courses with subject codes other than ARCH, ARLH, ELDS, INDS, PRES, SUST or URBA meet these requirements. # The following courses will also satisfy this elective: ARCH 721 Landscape Design for Urban Design or ARCH 765 Emerging Urban Issues.

For course descriptions, visit scad.edu/coursefinder. For details on the M.Arch. degree program accreditation, refer to page 336.


Kirt Hilker, Glen Allen, Virginia


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ALUMNI SUCCESS

NATALIE IMRAN

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER, BLUR WORKSHOP CONTRACT MAGAZINE’S INTERIORS AWARDS STUDENT WINNER, 2017 AIA GEORGIA DESIGN MERIT AWARD STUDENT WINNER, 2017 M.ARCH. MIAMI, FLORIDA In the SCAD M.Arch. program, Natalie Imran gained a deep appreciation for how design creates meaning in everyday life. Her thesis research, which explores the use of architecture as a layering of memory and experience, was recognized with awards from the university, the American Institute of Architects and Contract magazine. Now employed by BLUR Workshop, Imran explores her passion for environmentally conscious design and sustainable urbanism through such proposals as net-zero energy use classrooms in underserved communities.

SCAD’s open approach toward design fuels a sense of flexibility and limitlessness. I was always encouraged to think intuitively, to push beyond boundaries, and to continue on this lifelong journey of imagination and discovery.


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This is a housing project for Modern Thinkers, who meet occasionally in MinhThey Huynh Dinh, Fort Worth, Texas all places and seek temporary refuge Savannah, GA. travel from here, where they can live and discuss their ideas. This housing is to be modular and flexible to accommodate different amount of people who travel in their dymaxion.


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ART HISTORY Art historians view the world through art and artifacts, studying human expression across time, space and cultures to explore the very notion of how we construct our identities. The university’s landscape of creativity inspires SCAD art history students to analyze and interpret visual and material expression, and how that expression contributes to social, political and spiritual life. Throughout their studies, they learn from distinguished scholars who hold outstanding credentials, conduct extraordinary research and maintain active artistic practices that inform their teaching. The department boasts the largest full-time art history faculty with doctoral degrees in North America. Their respective backgrounds and specializations, ranging from the ancient past to the art of tomorrow, enable them to share current research and methodologies, provide

CREATIVE CAREERS ART APPRAISER ART HISTORIAN ART JOURNALIST ART THERAPIST COLLECTIONS MANAGER CULTURE CONSERVATOR CURATOR DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

mentorship and nurture students’ professional development. This

MANAGER FOR ART

comprehensive instruction is enhanced by the unique opportunity to

PROGRAMMING

study, intern and work at the university’s locations around the world, including the prospect to hold exclusive docent positions within SCAD museums and galleries. Undergraduate students examine the art and design of diverse periods and media, and each student develops a thesis that plunges into history,

VISUAL ARTS AND DIGITAL MEDIA ARCHIVIST

PRIZED COLLECTIONS

theory and criticism. The graduate program emphasizes critical analysis

SCAD offers students the

and interpretation of works of art and culminates in original research

nation’s largest physical

that leads to publishing and professional curatorial opportunities.

library holdings among art,

More than 70 elective options in Savannah — from the iconography of

design and music schools.

monuments to environmental art, and cave paintings to 3-D digital

A global network of libraries

imagery — are integral to the course of study and allow students to

and special collections

customize their degrees. All students may engage in enriching lecture

held at the ACA Library

series, symposia and events, including SCAD deFINE ART, where they

of SCAD in Atlanta and

connect with renowned artists such as Carlos Cruz-Diez, Alfredo Jaar,

Jen Library in Savannah

Carrie Mae Weems and Fred Wilson, curators including former MOMA

include rare, valuable and

director Philippe de Montebello, and influential scholars and critics

significant works to fortify

Jerry Saltz of New York magazine, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Louis

student research and

Menand and others.

shape art history courses.


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ART HISTORY SCHOOL OF LIBERAL ARTS B.F.A. DEGREE 

M.A. DEGREE 

Foundation studies DRAW 100 Drawing I: Form and Space DSGN 100 Design I: Elements and Organization DRAW 101 Drawing II: Composition and Media DSGN 101 Color: Theory and Application DSGN 102 Design II: 3-D Form in Space — Studio elective

ARTH ARTH ARTH ARTH

ART HISTORY

30 hours

65 hours

65 hours

20 hours

180 hours

ART HISTORY

45 hours

General education Select one of these two courses: CMPA 100 Survey of Computer Art Applications CMPA 110 Advanced Survey of Computer Art Applications Select three foreign language courses in the same language: Chinese (Mandarin): CHIN 101 Chinese I (Mandarin): Basic Grammar and Vocabulary CHIN 202 Chinese II (Mandarin): Grammar and Conversation CHIN 303 Chinese III (Mandarin): Intermediate Grammar, Reading and Writing French: FREN 101 French I: Basic Grammar and Vocabulary FREN 202 French II: Grammar and Conversation FREN 303 French III: Intermediate Grammar, Reading and Writing Spanish: SPAN 101 Spanish I: Basic Grammar and Vocabulary SPAN 202 Spanish II: Grammar and Conversation SPAN 303 Spanish III: Intermediate Grammar, Reading and Writing COMM 105 Speaking of Ideas ENGL 123 Composition — ENGL elective — ENGL elective — ENGL elective — General education elective — General education elective — Mathematics/natural sciences elective — Social/behavioral sciences elective Major curriculum ARTH 100 Survey of Western Art I ARTH 110 Survey of Western Art II ARTH 400 Methods of Art History ARTH 499 Art History B.F.A. Thesis — 200-level ARTH elective * — 200- to 400-level ARTH elective * — 300-level ARTH elective * — 300- to 400-level ARTH elective * — 300- to 400-level ARTH elective * — 300- to 400-level ARTH elective * — 400-level ARTH elective * — 400-level ARTH elective * — 400-level ARTH elective * Additional electives — Free elective — Free elective — Free elective — Free elective TOTAL COURSE OF STUDY * Electives must be distributed in four out of five concentrations: ancient/medieval, early modern, modern, contemporary, non-Western. One elective must be in non-Western. Two electives may be architectural history courses.

700 Historiography of Art History 703 Modern and Contemporary Critical Theory 779 Graduate Internship * 788 Art History M.A. Thesis — 700-level ARLH or ARTH elective † — 700-level ARLH or ARTH elective † — 700-level ARTH elective * † — 700-level ARTH elective † — 700-level ARTH elective † — 700-level ARTH elective †

* Select one course. † Electives must be selected from at least three out of four concentrations: ancient/medieval, early modern, modern, contemporary. Foreign language proficiency is required in reading and translation. Students can meet this requirement by passing the language exam administered by the department. Students also must pass a comprehensive exam as part of the degree requirement.

For course descriptions, visit scad.edu/coursefinder.

SCAD taught me to fine-tune what comes along with curating — the networking, the relationships, the attentiveness needed to host and engage with an artist. I became very artist-centric and I highly value that throughout my career.

ERIN DZIEDZIC Director of curatorial affairs, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art SCAD M.A. art history Palmer, Massachusetts


FRAME WORTHY Through rotating exhibitions at SCAD museums and galleries and the university’s extensive permanent collection, art history students have exclusive year-round access to objects of study at SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film in Atlanta and the SCAD A Warhol Trio: Photos, Prints and Silver Clouds exhibition, SCAD Museum of Art

Museum of Art in Savannah, as well as the historic artifacts on display at SCAD Lacoste.


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BRANDED ENTERTAINMENT Branded entertainment professionals unite the magic of storytelling with brand marketing to build meaningful relationships between consumers and brands. Through the power of branded entertainment, beloved and well-known brands take on new life in films, television, social media, live performance and daring feats of imagination. Think Felix Baumgartner’s recordbreaking space jump to Earth in a collaboration with Red Bull and GoPro — both a compelling moment and a marketing coup, as well as a historic statement of human endurance. Other recent triumphs include the Share a Coke campaign, the Bud Light x Lady Gaga Dive Bar Tour, and the collaboration between toy manufacturer Lego and Warner Animation Group to extend the Lego brand into The Lego Movie, The Lego Batman Movie and additional feature films in development.

CREATIVE CAREERS BRANDED ENTERTAINMENT DESIGNER BRANDED ENTERTAINMENT PRODUCER CREATIVE DIRECTOR/STRATEGIST DIRECTOR OF BRAND PARTNERSHIPS INTEGRATED MARKETING COORDINATOR INTERACTIVE DEVELOPER MANAGER OF INTEGRATED MARKETING PRODUCTION/DIGITAL EDITOR

This work is what branded entertainment professionals create.

SOCIAL MEDIA CONTENT PRODUCER

SCAD pioneered the branded entertainment B.F.A. degree program

TRANSMEDIA DESIGNER

in response to the exponential demand for immersive experiences across multimedia platforms. In this fast-developing field, professionals partner with companies to create custom content that leaves a lasting impression and converts consumers into enthusiastic brand ambassadors. From films, TV shows and 3-D productions to viral videos and mobile apps, today’s businesses capture global attention as they connect with audiences through shared cultural moments. One especially promising area of branded entertainment is virtual reality, which SCAD students explore and master through coursework and a full complement of VR cameras and related technology. SCAD branded entertainment students choose one of three concentrations: television producing, game development or interactive design, which primes them for careers at the intersection of advertising, entertainment and technology. In 2017, SCAD branded entertainment students collaborated with Spanx to create new brand strategies for the fashion company, and SCAD alumni work in branded entertainment roles at Porsche, Imagine Media Consulting, The DVI Group, Mojo Productions, Saatchi & Saatchi, Leo Burnett, SapientRazorfish, Digital Kitchen and many other global advertising, branding and marketing firms.


FIRST IN CLASS SCAD established the first academic degree program in branded entertainment, a growing $73 billion industry that transforms brands into characters, companies into storytellers and audiences into loyal fans.


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BRANDED ENTERTAINMENT SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION ARTS B.F.A. DEGREE 

Major curriculum BREN 200 Introduction to Branded Entertainment ADBR 205 Creative Production for Brand Content ADBR 252 Art Direction: Visual Brand Storytelling WRIT 320 The Art of Story Writing ITGM 370 Digital Media Entrepreneurship BREN 470 Branded Entertainment Strategic Development BREN 490 Branded Entertainment Execution and Amplification — ADBR, ANIM, BREN, CLC, FILM, GRDS, ITGM, MOME, SNDS, TELE or THED elective — ADBR, ANIM, BREN, CLC, FILM, GRDS, ITGM, MOME, SNDS, TELE or THED elective

BRANDED ENTERTAINMENT

35 hours

60 hours

Foundation studies DRAW 100 Drawing I: Form and Space DSGN 100 Design I: Elements and Organization DRAW 101 Drawing II: Composition and Media DSGN 101 Color: Theory and Application DRAW 200 Life Drawing I DRAW 206 Drawing for Storyboarding — Studio elective General education ARTH 100 Survey of Western Art I BUSI 101 The Design of Business COMM 105 Speaking of Ideas ARTH 110 Survey of Western Art II CMPA 110 Advanced Survey of Computer Art Applications ENGL 123 Composition BUSI 210 Management in the Creative Environment BUSI 265 Principles of Marketing — ARLH or ARTH elective — ARLH or ARTH elective — Mathematics/natural sciences elective — Social/behavioral sciences elective

TAP INTO THE PULSE

Choose one concentration to complete the major curriculum: Game development ITGM 120 Introduction to Interactive Design and Game Development ITGM 220 Core Principles: Programming ITGM 226 Gamification and Game-based Learning Select one of these five courses: ITGM 236 Core Principles: Game Art ITGM 326 Applied Principles: Programming ITGM 351 Cognitive Art of Game Design ITGM 360 Interactive Game Project ITGM 364 Scripting for Games ITGM 256 Core Principles: Game Design ITGM 356 Applied Principles: Game Design 75 hours

SCAD branded entertainment students get firsthand advice from professionals leading the way in cross-media storytelling. Guest speakers from prestigious firms and organizations like Google Brand Studio and the

Interactive design ITGM 120 Introduction to Interactive Design and Game Development ITGM 130 Digital Design Aesthetics Select one of these six courses: MOME 130 Motion Media Design Techniques I ITGM 237 Core Principles: Visual Design for Interactive Media ITGM 277 Core Principles: User-centered Design ITGM 347 Applied Principles: Physical Computing ITGM 357 Applied Principles: Interactive Web Design ITGM 360 Interactive Game Project ITGM 220 Core Principles: Programming ITGM 267 Core Principles: Interactive Design ITGM 377 Applied Principles: Social Media Applications Television producing FILM 100 Digital Film Production: Story to Screen SNDS 101 Sound for Film and Television Select one of these eight courses: DWRI 106 Introduction to Screenwriting MOME 130 Motion Media Design Techniques I TELE 202 Survey of Television TELE 300 Line Producing TELE 303 Segment Producing MOME 401 3-D Motion Media Design TELE 401 Producing New Media for Advanced Television ANIM 459 The Short Short TELE 205 Television Field Production TELE 210 Television Studio Production TELE 350 Television Postproduction

CTIA Innovation Council, and strategists behind brands including Jordan, Levi’s, Nike, Target and Verizon give lectures, host workshops and share advice.

10 hours

180 hours

Additional electives — Free elective — Free elective TOTAL COURSE OF STUDY For course descriptions, visit scad.edu/coursefinder.


Ande Bella Eich, Golden, Colorado Zola Pearl Owsley, Fort Collins, Colorado


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BUSINESS DESIGN AND ARTS LEADERSHIP Leaders in the creative sector are visionaries of the highest order — they blend organizational theory, strategy and design concepts to develop thriving, transformative enterprises. SCAD has long recognized the convergence of the creative sphere and the business world. The university’s business design and arts leadership program prepares students to build and lead the enterprises and firms that advance the future of arts, culture, entertainment and design. With the creative economy as context, students master complex business concepts, learn to create and add value by asking the right questions, introduce efficiencies and streamline critical business operations. Strategic thinking, data-driven analysis, customer value generation, and financial planning and management are addressed within the program. Coursework instills business acumen, management practices and strategic leadership skills to equip students with the orientation necessary to consider fundamental business challenges in new ways. By learning to anticipate market opportunities, manage change and navigate competitive pressures, students become architects of efficient, nimble organizations that respond to dynamic markets through adaptation and innovation. Graduates of SCAD’s business design and arts leadership program are thought leaders and entrepreneurs for the creative economy: focused, driven professionals who capably lead change, set the direction for complex business operations, and influence and inspire others.

CREATIVE CAREERS AGENT FOR TALENT ARTS ADMINISTRATOR BRAND STRATEGIST/MANAGER BUSINESS DESIGNER CHIEF DESIGN OFFICER CONSULTING ASSOCIATE CORPORATE AFFAIRS EXECUTIVE MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER MUSEUM DIRECTOR/GALLERIST PUBLIC RELATIONS EXECUTIVE


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BUSINESS DESIGN AND ARTS LEADERSHIP SCHOOL OF DESIGN M.A. DEGREE 

BUSINESS DESIGN AND ARTS LEADERSHIP

45* hours

Graduate intensive course*: SDES 507 Finance and Accounting for Creative Industries BDAL 701 Principles of Business Design and Arts Leadership BDAL 709 Business Complexities in Creative Industries BUSI 715 Strategic Decision-making for Enterprise Success Select one of these two courses: BDAL 739 Funding Arts and Cultural Initiatives BUSI 739 Funding Art and Design Ventures WRIT 743 Professional Writing for Business Applications Select one of these two courses: BDAL 745 Marketing Arts and Cultural Initiatives BUSI 745 Marketing Art and Design Ventures Select one of these two courses: BDAL 746 Arts Leadership Internship BUSI 746 Entrepreneurship Practicum BDAL 749 Business Design and Arts Leadership M.A. Final Project — 500- to 700-level elective * Intensive coursework may be assigned upon admission, creating a total course of study of 50 hours.

For course descriptions, visit scad.edu/coursefinder.

WORLD-CLASS EXPERTISE SCAD business design and arts leadership students benefit from faculty with a wide range of experience, from top posts at IBM and Clear Channel Entertainment to management of theatrical production and distribution companies, museums, festivals and talent representation. Students supplement their education by connecting with art and design leaders and guest entrepreneurs through the SCAD Collaborative Learning Center and at exclusive lectures and panels. Equipped with top-level instruction and connections, graduates are recruited and hired by elite firms that marshal, represent, organize and direct creative talent, from Museum of Design Atlanta to the Apollo Theater to Universal Music Group.


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CINEMA STUDIES Movies do more than tell stories: They describe the human condition, articulate philosophy, and serve as important sociological and historical artifacts. Cinema studies professionals explore the rich traditions and theories of filmmaking as they contribute to the analysis of film’s past and the language of a virtual reality future. The M.A. degree program invites students to investigate every aspect of cinema, from early technological advancements to the social transformations it has shaped over the last 125 years. Students acquire an informed understanding of the history of film and are prepared to thrive in a wide range of arts and entertainment careers. Coursework emphasizes analytical attention to social, cultural and political influences on cinema, addressing everything from literary films to world cinema. The curriculum highlights important movements in filmmaking and encourages students to examine developments and genres across time, along with the principles and philosophies behind the art of the cinematic narrative. Graduate seminars take students from page to screen and back again as students conduct focused inquiries that synthesize and shed new light on published scholarship. As they research and establish original interpretations, they also have the opportunity to write and edit for the scholarly online journal Cine-Files. Electives include courses in acting, animation, anthropology, art history, business design and arts leadership, film production, visual effects, writing and complementary areas that contribute to a deep understanding of the discipline. As part of the university’s cinematic community, SCAD cinema studies students collaborate with peers in majors across the spectrum, from performing arts to production design, as they enhance their professional narratives within the perfect setting: the moviemaking hub of Savannah.

CREATIVE CAREERS CASTING DIRECTOR CRITIC DIGITAL RESTORATION ARTIST ENTERTAINMENT MARKETER/ RESEARCHER FILM AND ART DIRECTOR FILM ARCHIVIST/PRESERVATIONIST FILM FESTIVAL ORGANIZER/DIRECTOR SCREENWRITER SCRIPT SUPERVISOR TALENT AGENT


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Talking with SCAD students makes me want to sign up for classes myself, and I can’t think of a more congenial place to have this kind of experience than Savannah.

LEONARD MALTIN Film critic, historian, author Savannah Film Festival 2017 guest

CINEMA STUDIES SCHOOL OF LIBERAL ARTS M.A. DEGREE  CINEMA STUDIES

45 hours

CINE 703 Research Methodology in Cinema Studies CINE 705 Cinema in Context: From the Fairground to the French New Wave CINE 715 History of American Cinema I: Industry, Aesthetics and Culture CINE 725 World Cinema: Transnational Perspectives CINE 737 Graduate Seminar in Cinema Studies CINE 740 History of American Cinema II: Art, Indies and Auteurs in the Age of Media Conglomerates CINE 747 Issues in Cinema Theory CINE 788 Cinema Studies M.A. Thesis — 500- to 700-level elective For course descriptions, visit scad.edu/coursefinder.


CALLING ALL CINEPHILES Each year, more than 50,000 film enthusiasts from around the world participate in the eight-day Savannah Film Festival presented by SCAD, and students are on the VIP list. Amid the magic of the movies, they make one-on-one connections with the industry insiders behind the year’s iconic films through master classes, screenings and coffee talks.


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DESIGN FOR SUSTAINABILITY Sustainable design professionals discover and define transformative ideas that drive progress and influence change. They inspire innovation that turns needs into tangible opportunities, stronger communities — and a

CREATIVE CAREERS CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY MANAGER

brighter future for all.

DESIGN RESEARCHER

Today’s world requires holistic thinking and systems-based approaches

DESIGN STRATEGIST

that yield creative, comprehensive solutions to human, ecological and economic challenges. The SCAD design for sustainability program emphasizes an integrated approach to sustainable design and design leadership, encompassing the technological, economic, social and behavioral realms of sustainable solutions. Coursework in the M.A. program focuses on methods and skills, sharpening students’ analytical abilities to design in a way that is environmentally, financially and socially responsible — the “triple bottom line” of sustainable practice. The M.F.A. program is based on comprehensive courses that delve deeply into theory, methodology and concept development. Students build expert-level knowledge in one of four areas of sustainability in the design professions: built environment, management, packaging and print media, and products. Across both graduate programs, students extend the reach of design thinking to investigate multistakeholder initiatives, consumer lifestyle choices and business practices, with an emphasis on resource productivity, social innovation and future-oriented business strategies. Leading-edge technologies, including life-cycle analysis software, and relevant out-of-classroom experiences provide all students with knowledge applicable to a broad spectrum of professional fields.

INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT MANAGER PRODUCT DEVELOPER SUSTAINABILITY DESIGN CONSULTANT SUSTAINABILITY MANAGER/DIRECTOR SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECT SUSTAINABLE GRAPHIC DESIGNER SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING DESIGNER


SCAD design for sustainability students develop solutions that take local context and culture into account, such as this pilot project to help Nigerian tomato farmers protect their crop.


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Angie Choi, Hong Kong Flora Jin, Beijing, China Andrew Moore, Rockford, Illinois Tevin Moore, Helena, Alabama


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DESIGN FOR SUSTAINABILITY SCHOOL OF DESIGN M.A. DEGREE 

M.F.A. DEGREE 

Graduate intensive courses*: SDES 501 Visual Communication and Presentation SDES 502 The Human Factor, Design Thinking SDES 503 Fundamentals of Graduate Research SUST 704 Applied Theories in Sustainability SUST 708 Principles of Sustainable Materials IDUS 711 Methods of Contextual Research SUST 713 Interdisciplinary Studio I: Design Leadership DMGT 740 Sustainable Practices in Design SUST 748 Design for Sustainability M.A. Final Project — Directed elective † — Directed elective † — 500- to 700-level elective

Graduate intensive courses*: SDES 501 Visual Communication and Presentation SDES 502 The Human Factor, Design Thinking SDES 503 Fundamentals of Graduate Research BIOL 700 Environmental Science and Sustainability ANTH 701 Global Cultural Theory SUST 704 Applied Theories in Sustainability SUST 708 Principles of Sustainable Materials IDUS 711 Methods of Contextual Research SUST 713 Interdisciplinary Studio I: Design Leadership SDES 739 Biomimicry Methodology DMGT 740 Sustainable Practices in Design SUST 743 Interdisciplinary Studio II: Sustainable Living Laboratory SUST 779 Graduate Internship SUST 791 Design for Sustainability M.F.A. Thesis I: Planning and Research SUST 792 Design for Sustainability M.F.A. Thesis II: Design Execution — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective

DESIGN FOR SUSTAINABILITY

45* hours

* Up to three intensive courses may be assigned upon admission, creating a total course of study of 50 to 60 hours. † Select one of the following courses: ANTH 701 Global Cultural Theory, PRES 701 Practicing Preservation in a Global Context, DMGT 702 History and Interpretation of Innovation, MTJW 705 Contextual Study I: Technical Research, URBA 705 Political Economy of Urbanization, FURN 710 Issues in Furniture Design, PRES 710 Studio I: Preservation Through Public Policy, DMGT 720 Design Innovation Development and Marketing Strategies, PRES 720 Studio II: Construction Technology and Assessment, ARCH 721 Landscape Design for Urban Design, INDS 721 Emerging Interior Materials, MTJW 724 Contemporary Issues in Jewelry, FIBR 728 Structural Materials and Processes, PRES 730 Studio III: Conserving the Built Environment, IDUS 733 Entrepreneurship for Designers, FIBR 738 Contemporary Theory in Fibers, URBA 739 Economics of Urban and Regional Development, PRES 741 Entrepreneurship for Community Revitalization, DMGT 747 Collaboration at a Distance, PRES 749 Preservation Practicum — Adapting Existing Buildings, ARCH 760 Sustainable Design, ARLH 763 Traditions in Global Vernacular Architecture or ARCH 765 Emerging Urban Issues.

For course descriptions, visit scad.edu/coursefinder.

DESIGN FOR SUSTAINABILITY

Choose one concentration to complete the program of study:

90* hours

Built environment PRES 701 Practicing Preservation in a Global Context INDS 721 Emerging Interior Materials URBA 725 Urban Ecology ARCH 760 Sustainable Design Management DMGT 710 Design, Chaos and Complexity SUST 725 Design Leadership and Environmental Transformation SERV 753 Service, Innovation and Enterprise DMGT 783 Design Futures: Trends, Foresight and Intuition Packaging and print media GDVX 702 Ideation Models and Process GDVX 717 Sustainable Practices for Graphic Design and Visual Experience GDVX 742 Visual Analysis of Static Content GDVX 754 Curated Narrative for Dynamic Content Products IDUS 713 Industrial Design Studio I: Discovery to Design Solutions DMGT 720 Design Innovation Development and Marketing Strategies IDUS 733 Entrepreneurship for Designers DMGT 783 Design Futures: Trends, Foresight and Intuition * Up to three intensive courses may be assigned upon admission, creating a total course of study of 95 to 105 hours.


Force of nature Design for sustainability students take full advantage of the creative community at SCAD, and collaborations result in extraordinary discoveries. Major international companies and top brands also turn to SCAD for cuttingedge concepts and design solutions. Recently, SCAD teamed up with PYXERA Global and The Rockefeller Foundation to integrate human-centered design into a pilot program aimed at reducing the amount of postharvest loss in Nigeria’s tomato crop. In another recent partnership with Reebok, teams of students designed new products using material off-cuts from the production cycle. Graduates find themselves at the forefront of organizational change and technological and social innovation, and are prepared for careers within and beyond the corporate environment. SCAD design for sustainability alumni are recruited and hired by Cerner, Essential, Greater Good Studio, Hirsch Bedner Associates, IBM, International Living Future Institute and SapientRazorfish, among others.


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DESIGN MANAGEMENT Design management professionals are leaders of innovation who integrate design thinking across all levels of an enterprise. They create and align an organization’s strategy and tactics, and are instrumental in solving the world’s most complex challenges. Design managers imagine new ventures, develop new market offerings and connect with consumers and the investor community. Within the SCAD design management program, innovation, design thinking and collaboration are the pillars of a curriculum that emphasizes social sciences, strategic planning, brand development and business practices. Graduates are poised to leverage innovation as a sustainable competitive advantage for a wide range of organizations. Design management students develop trendsetting business, marketing, user experience and branding strategies for future products and services in both the commercial and nonprofit sectors. In recent research, SCAD students explored the potential for sustainable practices in luxury fashion, proposed opportunities for technological innovation in the local food sector and facilitated a weeklong workshop focused on the development of new workplace solutions for a leading officeenvironment company.

CREATIVE CAREERS BRAND MANAGER CHIEF DESIGN OFFICER DESIGN MANAGER/DIRECTOR DESIGN RESEARCHER DESIGN STRATEGIST EXPERIENCE DESIGNER INNOVATION CONSULTANT/STRATEGIST PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT MANAGER USER EXPERIENCE MANAGER VISUAL INFORMATION SPECIALIST


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Strategic connections The M.A. degree culminates in an individual final project that requires students to challenge traditional perceptions of design and market development and apply theory to real-life situations. M.F.A. students conduct scholarly investigations into innovation processes and organizational issues, and develop theoretical constructs that contribute to the discipline. SCAD design management students have partnered with industry leaders Chick-fil-A, Google, HewlettPackard, Walt Disney Imagineering and other Fortune 500 companies to design solutions for real-world needs. Through the university’s global campus locations in Atlanta, Hong Kong, Lacoste and Savannah, these projects have spanned the world over. In one collaboration with The Coca-Cola Company, SCAD design management students led a team effort to engage with and educate both consumers and food service crew members about the Coca-Cola Freestyle® self-serve beverage dispenser. In another partnership for the Institute of Museum and Library Services, they completed contextual research at the university’s Jen Library to develop a strategic toolkit for analyzing and creating an optimal physical and digital user experience at a library. Students and alumni have secured coveted internships and full-time positions with American Greetings, Energy BBDO, frog, Gensler, Gulfstream Aerospace, IBM, Porsche, Ralph Lauren, Reebok and many others.

DESIGN MANAGEMENT SCHOOL OF DESIGN M.A. DEGREE 

M.F.A. DEGREE 

Graduate intensive courses*: SDES 501 Visual Communication and Presentation SDES 502 The Human Factor, Design Thinking SDES 503 Fundamentals of Graduate Research DMGT 702 History and Interpretation of Innovation SDES 704 Applied Theory in Design DMGT 706 Idea Visualization BUSI 710 Financial Reporting and Analysis IDUS 711 Methods of Contextual Research DMGT 720 Design Innovation Development and Marketing Strategies DMGT 732 Facilitating Creative Thinking DMGT 748 Design Management M.A. Final Project — 500- to 700-level elective

Graduate intensive courses*: SDES 501 Visual Communication and Presentation SDES 502 The Human Factor, Design Thinking SDES 503 Fundamentals of Graduate Research DMGT 702 History and Interpretation of Innovation SDES 704 Applied Theory in Design DMGT 706 Idea Visualization BUSI 710 Financial Reporting and Analysis IDUS 711 Methods of Contextual Research DMGT 720 Design Innovation Development and Marketing Strategies DMGT 732 Facilitating Creative Thinking DMGT 740 Sustainable Practices in Design DMGT 747 Collaboration at a Distance DMGT 750 Collaborative Culture in Design Organizations DMGT 757 M.F.A. Thesis Research, Discovery, Insight DMGT 779 Graduate Internship DMGT 783 Design Futures: Trends, Foresight and Intuition DMGT 790 Design Management M.F.A. Thesis — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective 500- to 700-level elective

DESIGN MANAGEMENT

45* hours

* Up to three intensive courses may be assigned upon admission, creating a total course of study of 50 to 60 hours.

For course descriptions, visit scad.edu/coursefinder.

DESIGN MANAGEMENT

90* hours

* Up to three intensive courses may be assigned upon admission, creating a total course of study of 95 to 105 hours.


GOOD FOR BUSINESS Compelling products, services and experiences that resonate with customers reap financial rewards. In 2015, design-driven companies maintained a significant stock market advantage, outperforming the Standard and Poor’s 500 index by 211 percent, according to the Design Management Institute’s Design Value Index — the third year in a row results exceeded 200 percent.


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ALUMNI SUCCESS

SARA MARTIN

INNOVATION STRATEGIST, PORSCHE CARS NORTH AMERICA M.A. DESIGN MANAGEMENT WEST CHESTER, PENNSYLVANIA

Sara Martin is part of a team at Porsche Cars North America that is spearheading a culture shift by encouraging employees to apply a design-thinking approach to solving business challenges. Q: What made you decide to pursue your master’s degree in design management? This was a career change for me. I previously worked as a database engineer, coding and working with statistics — just numbers, numbers, numbers all day long. In my spare time, I have a creative side; I love to paint. When I was searching for a master’s degree that would advance my career, the SCAD design management program popped out as something unique. It was a bridge between my right and left brain and allowed me to figure out a career path forward that let me use both.

Q: How did SCAD help prepare you for your career? Being able to work, to do what I love, and to have found a job that directly relates to what I studied at SCAD is phenomenal. For the first time in my life, I’m working for big companies and brands that people recognize, but simultaneously in a space doing something that I love and something I want to do. I feel a huge sense of pride.

One of the huge benefits of SCAD is the connections you’re able to make. I gravitated toward speaker events and employer visits. One that really stuck out was a workshop with IBM — the contacts I made in the company served as resources for my final project in design management.


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DRAMATIC WRITING Stories are born at SCAD, where students journey into the inmost heart of this ancient narrative art. How has dramatic storytelling evolved since the time of Sophocles and Shakespeare? How can new technologies, such as augmented and virtual reality, allow us to tell our own original stories? SCAD dramatic writing students learn to employ many modes of creation, from improvisation to collaborative experiences in the SCAD Writers’ Room, a unique environment that prepares them for television,

CREATIVE CAREERS DRAMATURG FILM OR THEATER CRITIC INTERACTIVE CONTENT WRITER PLAYWRIGHT SCREENWRITER

film, animation, live performance and beyond.

STORY CONSULTANT

At the undergraduate level, students deepen the wells of inspiration with

STORY EDITOR

literature, history and foundation studies courses, learning to engage with the world of ideas to tell powerful, funny and moving stories of the human condition. In the SCAD Writers’ Room, graduate students collaborate to create original and spec television scripts and develop stories for online, live and streaming platforms. All students enjoy a two-course sequence to complete a full-length original screenplay and have the opportunity to partner with peers in film and television,

STORY WRITER FOR LIVE ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION WRITER VIDEO GAME NARRATIVE DESIGNER

performing arts, sound design and numerous other SCAD programs. Student-written scripts are frequently used for university productions, including the original sitcom The Buzz, winner of the 2017 Student Emmy for outstanding scripted series, as well as the virtual reality musical Say It With Music, featured in Variety magazine and other industry publications. During the Savannah Film Festival and SCAD aTVfest, students interact with celebrated writers, actors, directors, producers and other leaders in the field who review portfolios and share their knowledge of entertainment markets around the world. Recent guests include Damien Chazelle, writer and director of La La Land; Eric Heisserer, screenwriter for Arrival; Max Kisbye, senior vice president of television development and production at MGM Studios; David X. Cohen, Emmy Award-winning writer and producer for Futurama and The Simpsons; David Benioff, co-creator of HBO’s Game of Thrones; and Geoffrey Fletcher, Academy Awardwinning screenwriter of Precious, who has served as honorary chair of the SCAD dramatic writing department.

To have the opportunity to go to the Savannah Film Festival and SCAD aTVfest, meet people who have been in the game for decades and learn from them as a young artist is incredibly valuable.

ELISHA FRAZER SCAD B.F.A. dramatic writing Winchester, Virginia


FROM SCRIPT TO SCREEN SCAD dramatic writing students have front-row seats at signature events where acclaimed storytellers, like actor and showrunner Mindy Kaling of The Mindy Project, share their insights.


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DRAMATIC WRITING SCHOOL OF LIBERAL ARTS B.F.A. DEGREE 

M.F.A. DEGREE 

Foundation studies DSGN 100 Design I: Elements and Organization DSGN 101 Color: Theory and Application DSGN 102 Design II: 3-D Form in Space DSGN 204 Design III: Time — Studio elective — Studio elective

FILM 704 Producing for Film and Television DWRI 710 Beyond the Page: Improvisation for Writers DWRI 715 From Greeks to Geeks: Script Analysis from Aristotle to the Digital Age DWRI 725 Short Form Narrative Lab DWRI 730 Small Screen, Big Impact: Analysis of Television DWRI 735 Dramaturgy: Contextualizing the World of the Play DWRI 746 Feature Film Screenplay: Conjuring the Story DWRI 750 Writing for Live Performance DWRI 755 Immersive Storytelling: Writing for Virtual Reality Select one of these two courses: DWRI 762 The Writers’ Room: Creating a Television Spec Comedy DWRI 763 The Writers’ Room: Creating a Television Spec Drama Select one of these two courses: DWRI 772 The Writers’ Room: Creating an Original Comedy Series DWRI 773 The Writers’ Room: Creating an Original Drama Series DWRI 776 Feature Film Screenplay: The Alchemy of Resolution DWRI 779 Graduate Internship DWRI 790 Dramatic Writing M.F.A. Thesis — 700-level ARTH elective — 700-level CINE elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective

DRAMATIC WRITING

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General education ARTH 100 Survey of Western Art I Select one of these two courses: CMPA 100 Survey of Computer Art Applications CMPA 110 Advanced Survey of Computer Art Applications COMM 105 Speaking of Ideas ARTH 110 Survey of Western Art II ENGL 123 Composition ENGL 142 Foundations of Story CINE 275 History of Cinema — ARTH or CINE elective — General education elective — Mathematics/natural sciences elective — Social/behavioral sciences elective Major curriculum FILM 100 Digital Film Production: Story to Screen DWRI 101 Introduction to Dramatic Writing Select one of these two courses: PERF 170 Truth in Acting: The Methods PERF 199 Acting for the Camera: Fundamentals PERF 201 Survey of Performance DWRI 237 Improvisation for Writers DWRI 272 Introduction to Playwriting DWRI 305 Script Analysis for Film and Television DWRI 310 Survey of American Television FILM 315 Feature Film Screenwriting: Outline and Development Select one of these two courses: FILM 384 Writing the Television Comedy Spec Script FILM 388 Writing the Television Drama Spec Script FILM 415 Feature Film Screenwriting: Completion and Revision Select one of these two courses: FILM 434 Writing the Television Comedy Pilot Script FILM 438 Writing the Television Drama Pilot Script DWRI 456 Creating Narrative Online Content: Vlogs, Sketches and Webisodes DWRI 495 Dramatic Writing Senior Project and Professional Development — ADBR, ANIM, CHAR, CINE, CREA, DWRI, ENGL, FILM, ITGM, MOME, PERF, PROD, SEQA, SNDS, SOEA, TELE, THED, VSFX or WRIT elective or CLC 580 Collaboration — ADBR, ANIM, CHAR, CINE, CREA, DWRI, ENGL, FILM, ITGM, MOME, PERF, PROD, SEQA, SNDS, SOEA, TELE, THED, VSFX or WRIT elective or CLC 580 Collaboration — DWRI elective Additional electives — Free elective — Free elective TOTAL COURSE OF STUDY

DRAMATIC WRITING

90 hours

For course descriptions, visit scad.edu/coursefinder.

THE WRITE STUFF SCAD dramatic writing alumni have gone on to work for top companies including Disney, Fuse TV, Horizon Theatre Company, Nickelodeon, Pow! Entertainment, Technicolor, Universal Studios Japan and more.


The dramatic writing program at SCAD is focused on what storytelling has in common across media and platforms. Whether it’s screenplays, teleplays, stage plays or advertising, we graduate with the ability to write them all.

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CHADWICK HARMAN Writer, Say It With Music SCAD M.F.A. dramatic writing Jackson, Mississippi


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EQUESTRIAN STUDIES From the management of barns and businesses to the artistry of competitions and shows, equestrian professionals operate in countless roles within this growing field. Anchored by an exceptional equestrian center, the SCAD equestrian studies program cultivates both athletes and entrepreneurs. To prepare students as competitive riders, trainers, marketing professionals, journalists or managers in the professional realm, the comprehensive equestrian studies curriculum spans equine training principles, competition regulations and governance, and professional responsibility. Students gain a thorough understanding of equine anatomy, psychology and behavior that they apply to the care, training and riding of horses. Lectures by visiting professionals, including trainers, Olympic-caliber riders, judges, veterinarians and horse show managers, complement the rigorous coursework. SCAD faculty and staff, themselves nationally recognized equestrians, include an Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association Board of Directors member and a Lifetime Achievement Award winner, a member of the American Association of Equine Practitioners and American Veterinary Medical Association, a United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) licensed official, a certified United States Eventing Association instructor and a United States Dressage Federation medalist. Faculty members actively compete in USEF-recognized hunter/jumper, dressage and eventing competitions. At the heart of the program is the SCAD Ronald C. Waranch Equestrian Center, a compound of more than 180 acres complete with paddocks, pastures, competition arenas, a beautiful stable and a state-of-the-art covered riding arena.

CREATIVE CAREERS EQUESTRIAN EVENTS MANAGER EQUESTRIAN TRAINER EQUINE ACCESSORIES DESIGNER EQUINE BUSINESS/FACILITIES MANAGER EQUINE FACILITIES DESIGNER EQUINE JOURNALIST EQUINE MARKETING SPECIALIST EQUINE PRODUCT BUYER HORSE SHOW DIRECTOR SPORT HORSE SALES BROKER


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WINNING PERFORMANCE Equestrian studies students have myriad opportunities outside of the classroom and the stable to gain up-close experience in the industry and in their creative careers. SCAD hosts prestigious events, including the 40th annual American National Riding Commission (ANRC) National Intercollegiate Equitation Championship in 2017. It is also the first art and design university to offer both a highly respected equestrian studies degree program and a powerhouse equestrian team, which has accomplished the historic feat of winning the ANRC Novice and National Team Championships twice in the same year, and the Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) National Championship three years running. Equestrian studies majors have the option of joining the team, which has earned more than 50 individual and team ANRC and IHSA national titles.


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EQUESTRIAN STUDIES SCHOOL OF LIBERAL ARTS B.A. DEGREE 

EQUESTRIAN STUDIES 25 hours

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Foundation studies DRAW 100 Drawing I: Form and Space DSGN 100 Design I: Elements and Organization DSGN 101 Color: Theory and Application — Studio elective — Studio elective General education ARTH 100 Survey of Western Art I Select one of these two courses: CMPA 100 Survey of Computer Art Applications CMPA 110 Advanced Survey of Computer Art Applications BUSI 101 The Design of Business COMM 105 Speaking of Ideas ARTH 110 Survey of Western Art II ENGL 123 Composition — ARLH or ARTH elective — ARTH or ENGL elective — BUSI elective — General education elective — Mathematics/natural sciences elective — Social/behavioral sciences elective Major curriculum Select 10 credits from the following one-credit courses: RIDE 101 Riding Fundamentals: Position and Control RIDE 102 Riding Fundamentals: Stabilization RIDE 201 Forward Seat Riding Methods RIDE 202 Systematic Training of the Horse and Rider RIDE 230 Dressage: Rhythm and Acceptance RIDE 300 Dressage: Self-carriage RIDE 301 Riding the Show Hunter RIDE 302 Concepts in Equitation RIDE 303 Show Jumpers: Foundations RIDE 304 Riding the Eventer RIDE 405 Show Jumpers: Technical Skills RIDE 410 Schooling for Competition EQST 110 Equine Care, Behavior and Handling EQST 115 Equine Health and Stable Management EQST 205 The History of the Horse and Equestrian Sport EQST 215 Principles and Applications of Training Horses EQST 220 Equine Facility Design EQST 305 Principles of Equine Anatomy EQST 315 Equine Business Practices EQST 330 Equine Systems, Disorders and Lameness EQST 345 Equestrian Instruction: Techniques and Theory EQST 355 Equestrian Instruction: Methods and Applications EQST 400 Judging the Performance Horse EQST 405 Equestrian Competition Design EQST 425 Equestrian Studies Capstone Experience Additional electives — Free elective — Free elective — Free elective — Free elective TOTAL COURSE OF STUDY For course descriptions, visit scad.edu/coursefinder.

Each horse is unique. Like working with acrylic, charcoal or clay, you have to learn the appropriate techniques to guide each animal in a certain way. For me, horses and art go hand in hand.

LINDSAY ANNE ROSENTRATER SCAD B.A. equestrian studies Newtown, Connecticut

TALENT IN ACTION Equestrian students are encouraged to explore creative avenues through the university’s diverse curricular offerings. Alumni have become professional riders, trainers and barn managers, published and exhibited as equine photographers and painters, taken leadership roles in international equestrian nonprofit organizations and continued their education in veterinary studies.


SCAD regularly hosts visiting equestrian professionals, such as legendary coach Bernie Traurig, as well as acclaimed riders, judges, trainers, veterinarians and horse show managers.


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Equestrian studies majors learn and train at the SCAD Ronald C. Waranch Equestrian Center.


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FASHION Discuss sketches and fabrics one-on-one with fashion phenom Brandon Maxwell. Have designs critiqued by maestro Francisco Costa. Share a final collection with global audiences in major fashion show productions presented by SCAD in North America and Asia and covered by Women’s Wear Daily, Vogue and The Business of Fashion. At SCAD, opportunities like these are more than just dreams — they are realities for students in one of the most lauded fashion programs in the world. The SCAD Style Lab mentorship program offers students individual guidance from superstar designers over the course of each academic year. That’s just one of the ways SCAD students enjoy personal connections with the industry’s marquee names. At the university’s annual weeklong SCADstyle event, global influencers such as Joseph Altuzarra and Billy Reid conduct classes, give lectures and offer individual critiques of student work. Each May, SCAD FASHWKND redefines the runway through the annual SCAD Savannah Runway Show and the SCAD Atlanta Fashion Showcase — among the most anticipated and celebrated student fashion shows in the world — and honors icons including Manolo Blahnik, Tom Ford and Carolina Herrera. The SCAD Hong Kong Fashion Showcase coincides with Hong Kong Fashion Week each January, featuring student work in Asia’s World City. Through these events and programs, the roster of visiting VIPs is a who’s who of the fashion elite: Betsey Johnson, Calvin Klein, David LaChapelle, Karl Lagerfeld, Derek Lam, Miuccia Prada, Adam Selman, Alexander Wang and Vivienne Westwood are only a few of the legends and luminaries who have visited SCAD to extend their valuable insights to students who are forging their own career paths.

CREATIVE CAREERS CAD FASHION DESIGNER FASHION BUYER FASHION DESIGNER FASHION FORECASTER FASHION ILLUSTRATOR MENSWEAR DESIGNER MERCHANDISE MANAGER PATTERNMAKER PRODUCT DEVELOPER VISUAL MERCHANDISER


The SCAD Runway Show, featuring the finest in fashion designs from top senior and graduate students, punctuates a weekend of sartorial events for SCAD FASHWKND. Rosalina Ma, Hong Kong


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Ultimate happy place on the steps of my @scaddotedu home-away-from-home. Feel incredibly blessed and energized to be a mentor in residence here at SCAD’s exceptional fashion school, full of the brightest/boldest students and instructors on the planet.

CHRISTENE BARBERICH

@christenebarberich Co-founder, global editor-in-chief, Refinery29

Runway ready SCAD students prepare to lead the ever-evolving world of fashion. Throughout the undergraduate and graduate levels, rigorous curricula are anchored by creative thinking and dynamic technology. Guided by professors with extensive industry experience, students explore fashion from the conceptual to the commercial and merge technical dexterity with personal vision to develop original fashion collections. Studio courses culminate in the creation of garments and complete collections that serve as important career-making evidence in graduates’ portfolios. The university’s advanced technology prepares students to accomplish compelling digital fashion designs, and students benefit from the opportunity to pursue CFDA+ and Adobe certifications. Strong connections to the professional realm help students land valuable internships while completing their courses of study. Students have secured coveted internships with The Row, Teen Vogue and Tory Burch. Graduates have gone on to rewarding careers at Diane von Furstenberg, ELLE magazine, Marc Jacobs and Opening Ceremony. Students interact with and are inspired by breathtaking creations on a daily basis at the SCAD Museum of Art in Savannah and SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film in Atlanta, where the university presents exhibitions such as Shoes: Pleasure and Pain, Oscar de la Renta and Dress Up Story — 1990 Until Now, an exhibition of designs by Vivienne Westwood. The university’s permanent collection includes more than 1,000 signature and historic garments, many by couturiers Givenchy, Lagerfeld and Saint Laurent, that are available to students and museum guests for in-depth study of materials, construction and technique.


SCAD WINS

SET THE TREND In the past four years, SCAD celebrated more wins from the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund and Council of Fashion Designers of America than any other university.


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Alice Vaughan Davis, Burlington, Vermont


SCAD WINS

SUPERLATIVE STYLE The Business of Fashion’s Global Fashion School Rankings placed SCAD as the No. 1 undergraduate program for “Best Learning Experience” in 2016.


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FASHION SCHOOL OF FASHION B.F.A. DEGREE 

30 hours

55 hours

85 hours

10 hours

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M.A. DEGREE 

FASHION

FASHION

Foundation studies DRAW 100 Drawing I: Form and Space DSGN 100 Design I: Elements and Organization DRAW 101 Drawing II: Composition and Media DSGN 101 Color: Theory and Application DSGN 102 Design II: 3-D Form in Space DRAW 200 Life Drawing I

Graduate intensive courses*: FASH 501 Fashion Design and Development FASH 502 Fashion and Accessory Sketching and Illustration FASH 503 Forecasting and Business Trends ARTH 701 Contemporary Art FASH 710 Fashion Materials and Structures FASH 713 Drawing and Illustration for the Fashion Designer FASH 715 Multimedia Communication for Fashion FASH 716 Fashion Studio I: Directed Design Innovation FASH 721 Computer-enhanced Fashion Design FASH 725 Fashion Studio II: Exploring Multifaceted Design Aesthetics FASH 749 Fashion M.A. Final Project — 500- to 700-level elective

General education ARTH 100 Survey of Western Art I Select one of these two courses: CMPA 100 Survey of Computer Art Applications CMPA 110 Advanced Survey of Computer Art Applications COMM 105 Speaking of Ideas ARTH 110 Survey of Western Art II ENGL 123 Composition — ARLH or ARTH elective — ARLH or ARTH elective — ENGL elective — General education elective — Mathematics/natural sciences elective — Social/behavioral sciences elective

45* hours

Major curriculum FASH 100 Fashion Technology FASH 105 Introduction to Textiles FASH 110 Introduction to Fashion Design FASH 215 Apparel Development I: Introduction to Draping FASH 219 Introduction to Fashion Sketching FASH 220 Advanced Fashion Sketching FASH 247 History of Fashion FASH 300 Computer-aided Fashion Design FASH 303 The Business of Fashion FASH 315 Apparel Development II: Intermediate 90* Pattern Development hours FASH 399 Fashion Design: Concept Development FASH 415 Apparel Development III: Advanced Apparel Development FASH 420 Senior Collection I: Research and Design Development FASH 422 Fashion Portfolio Presentation FASH 430 Senior Collection II: 3-D Prototype and Development FASH 440 Senior Collection III: Final Collection — ACCE, FASH, FASM or FIBR elective or CLC 580 Collaboration Additional electives — Free elective — Free elective TOTAL COURSE OF STUDY

* Up to three intensive courses may be assigned upon admission, creating a total course of study of 50 to 60 hours.

M.F.A. DEGREE  FASHION

Graduate intensive courses*: FASH 501 Fashion Design and Development FASH 502 Fashion and Accessory Sketching and Illustration FASH 503 Forecasting and Business Trends ARTH 701 Contemporary Art ARTH 702 Art Criticism FASH 710 Fashion Materials and Structures FASH 713 Drawing and Illustration for the Fashion Designer FASH 715 Multimedia Communication for Fashion FASH 716 Fashion Studio I: Directed Design Innovation FASH 721 Computer-enhanced Fashion Design FASH 725 Fashion Studio II: Exploring Multifaceted Design Aesthetics FASH 763 Fashion Promotion FASH 779 Graduate Internship FASH 781 Fashion M.F.A. Thesis I: Directed Studies FASH 782 Fashion Theory FASH 791 Fashion M.F.A. Thesis II: Collection Development FASH 792 Fashion M.F.A. Thesis III: Exhibition and Documentation — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective * Up to three intensive courses may be assigned upon admission, creating a total course of study of 95 to 105 hours.

For course descriptions, visit scad.edu/coursefinder.


Crystal Paris, Augusta, Georgia, National Black Arts Festival (NBAF) Emerging Talent Award winner. Prize included Neiman Marcus window display.


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ALUMNI SUCCESS

JEFFREY TAYLOR

2016 SUPIMA DESIGN COMPETITION WINNER B.F.A. FASHION DECATUR, GEORGIA Jeffrey Taylor’s Tibetan-inspired senior collection blossomed on the 2016 SCAD Fashion Show runway. Taylor collaborated on signature textiles with fibers students Jennifer Dranttel (Bellingham, Washington) and Liz Nagel (Maumelle, Arkansas), who helped create the collection’s patterned fabric by scanning and printing real flowers and finishing garments with hand beading and embroidery. The designer’s floral eveningwear later won the prestigious 2016 Supima Design Competition’s top honor — a $10,000 cash prize — and his collection was shown at both New York and Paris Fashion Weeks.

SCAD’s fashion program is competitive, so I was thrilled to be selected as one of the designers for the SCAD Fashion Show. Being selected by the jury for the show, and then winning Supima just a few months later, has been the icing on top of an incredible college experience.


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TALENT ON THE RISE The annual SCAD Hong Kong Fashion Showcase brings the best in student designs to international attention and draws trendsetters from Chanel, DKNY, Polo Ralph Lauren and Shanghai Tang.


Janet Chau, Hong Kong


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FASHION MARKETING AND MANAGEMENT At the intersection of design and commerce, fashion marketing and management professionals play an integral role in telling the creative story of fashion. The SCAD program prepares students to become strategic, imaginative leaders ready to develop new world-class business models that define the industry’s biggest names and brands. Fashion is business, and a big business it is. In a $3 trillion global fashion industry, savvy marketing and management professionals establish, promote and direct international marketplace trends. From the runway to the consumer, these adept experts oversee an impressive range of responsibilities: They tap trends, develop economic strategy, source materials, organize supply chains, define production and manufacturing procedures and communicate with all stakeholders in the creation of

CREATIVE CAREERS FASHION MARKETER FRAGRANCE MARKETER GLOBAL MARKETER IMPORT MANAGER MARKETING/MEDIA MANAGER PUBLIC RELATIONS DIRECTOR RETAIL BUYER STORE PLANNER

fashion goods and services.

TREND FORECASTER

SCAD students benefit from a comprehensive curriculum in

VISUAL MERCHANDISER

trend forecasting, product development, material sourcing, visual merchandising, retailing and advertising. Each student works closely with full-time, connected professors to build a career-oriented portfolio that opens doors. The department emphasizes professional practice, and students intern at prestigious companies and fashion houses such as Anthropologie, Carolina Herrera, Kate Spade, Michael Kors, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Prabal Gurung and Proenza Schouler. SCAD affords students at all locations the ability to partner with their peers to solve real-world design problems through the Collaborative Learning Center. Recent partners include L’Oréal, the most valuable beauty brand in the world. Fashion marketing and management students worked exclusively with the company’s Urban Decay line to research and develop signature service concepts, create an exclusive product and evolve the consumer experience in its free-standing stores. Opportunities like these await at each of the university’s global locations, where recent partners include BASF East Asia Limited, Diana Vreeland Parfums, Ernst Benz, Kohl’s, Michael Grey Footwear and Silver Promotion Service. This comprehensive approach to professional preparation earned SCAD undergraduate fashion programs the distinction of No. 1 “Best Learning Experience” in the world in The Business of Fashion’s 2016 Global Fashion School Rankings.

The way SCAD students learn about interacting with brands in a real way and not just some hypothetical test case — it’s extraordinary.

MARGOT CIROU Lifestyle blogger, youMAKEfashion


TOP NOTE SCAD prepares students for their dream careers with an array of exclusive minors and electives, including the fragrance marketing and management minor. Through the planning and implementation of a new fragrance launch, students gain valuable hands-on experience with essential materials and core ingredients while exploring the role fragrances play in global fashion brands.


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FASHION MARKETING AND MANAGEMENT SCHOOL OF FASHION B.F.A. DEGREE 

FASHION MARKETING AND MANAGEMENT

30 hours

60 hours

80 hours

10 hours

180 hours

Foundation studies DRAW 100 Drawing I: Form and Space DSGN 100 Design I: Elements and Organization DRAW 101 Drawing II: Composition and Media DSGN 101 Color: Theory and Application DSGN 102 Design II: 3-D Form in Space DSGN 115 Creative Thinking Strategies * — Studio elective *

Gain a global résumé Each SCAD location around the world offers unique advantages to fashion marketing and management students. SCAD Atlanta provides students close proximity and convenient access to numerous high-end retailers, including Etro, Hermès, Ralph Lauren and AmericasMart, one of the world’s largest wholesale trade centers. Hong Kong is a fashion manufacturing capital where students,

General education ARTH 100 Survey of Western Art I Select one of these two courses: CMPA 100 Survey of Computer Art Applications CMPA 110 Advanced Survey of Computer Art Applications BUSI 101 The Design of Business COMM 105 Speaking of Ideas ARTH 110 Survey of Western Art II ENGL 123 Composition BUSI 265 Principles of Marketing — ARLH or ARTH elective — ENGL elective — General education elective — Mathematics/natural sciences elective — Social/behavioral sciences elective

immersed in an international luxury fashion scene,

Major curriculum FASH 105 Introduction to Textiles FASH 110 Introduction to Fashion Design FASM 210 Digital Presentation Techniques FASM 215 Fashion Aesthetics and Style FASM 220 Fashion Merchandising, Planning and Control FASM 245 Retail Buying Simulation FASH 247 History of Fashion FASM 310 Private Label Product Development FASM 400 Contemporary Issues in Fashion Merchandising FASM 410 Retail Management FASM 415 Non-traditional Retailing FASH 419 Current Trends and Forecasting FASM 420 Global Sourcing and Import Buying for Fashion FASM 430 Professional Portfolio Practices FASM 440 Visual Communication in Fashion — ACCE, FASH, FASM or MTJW elective or CLC 580 Collaboration

advanced environments that include Steelcase

Additional electives — Free elective — Free elective

and Calvin Klein; New York Fashion Week founder

TOTAL COURSE OF STUDY * Select one course.

For course descriptions, visit scad.edu/coursefinder.

have the opportunity to see production processes firsthand. In Savannah, students may focus on exclusive minors such as marketing for mobile and interactive environments, fashion journalism and fragrance marketing and management. And in Lacoste, students find inspiration from Provence to Paris, making frequent visits to brocantes, ateliers, shops and studios. Ideas abound in technologically media:scape tables, conference spaces, smart lecture rooms and richly appointed resource rooms. Fashion marketing and management students benefit from the insight and professional guidance of today’s fashion luminaries at annual signature events like SCADstyle, the SCAD Savannah Runway Show and the SCAD Atlanta Fashion Showcase during SCAD FASHWKND, and the SCAD Hong Kong Fashion Showcase. Special guests throughout the year have included designers Brandon Maxwell Fern Mallis; Oscar de la Renta co-creative directors Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim; Domenico De Sole, chairman of Tom Ford International; Vogue’s Lynn Yaeger; and Refinery29 global editor-in-chief Christene Barberich.


SCAD fashion marketing and management students collaborate with student fashion designers to style and showcase their collections during SCAD FASHWKND, sponsored by brands including Rolls-Royce.


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FIBERS SCAD fibers graduates work in demanding and inventive roles, developing thermal blanket textiles for NASA, automotive interior surface fabrics for Chrysler, innovative athletics materials for Nike, and medical textile therapies for health care innovator L&R USA, as well as many fashion houses and retailers. These professionals are masters of both art and science who combine studio artistry with historic processes and emergent technologies to shape our sensory experiences of the material world. Within the largest fibers program in the U.S., SCAD students learn to knit, weave, and design by hand and by digital means, exploring the intricacies of kinetic textiles, surface design, woven structures, digital dobby weaving, fine art and studio production. The SCAD fibers department arranges exclusive intimate conversations with artists, recently featuring Andres Bedoya and Chiharu Shiota. Students assisted Shiota in her sitespecific SCAD Museum of Art installation Infinity Lines. Other recent guests include alumna Maura Ambrose, founder of Folk Fibers; Rebecca Burgess, founder of Fibershed; alumnus Chuck Chewning, director of interior design at Studio Rubelli; studio artist Liz Collins; Matilda McQuaid, deputy curatorial director at Cooper Hewitt; Rowland Ricketts of Ricketts Indigo; and Arantza Vilas of Pinaki Studios. Students consistently earn major awards in professional competitions sponsored by Cotton Incorporated, designext, International Textile Market Association, the NICHE Awards and others. Attracted to the university’s wealth of creative talent, leading fabric distributor Fabricut tapped SCAD students to research and develop original textiles and wall coverings for potential production and sale by the company’s Stroheim line, and to be featured in Traditional Home magazine. In another recent collaboration, fibers students created a dorm-bedding collection in a partnership with Dormify and CHF Industries.

CREATIVE CAREERS COLOR/MATERIAL/FINISH SPECIALIST COLOR/TREND FORECASTER FINE ART/INSTALLATION ARTIST KNITWEAR DESIGNER PRINT AND PATTERN DESIGNER SOFT GOODS DESIGNER SUSTAINABLE PRODUCT DEVELOPER TEXTILE DESIGNER VISUAL MERCHANDISER WOVEN DESIGNER


SUCCESS BY DESIGN SCAD fibers graduates have established their own studios such as Folk Fibers, Tripty Project and Thrive, owned by alumna Gretchen Wagner, whose work includes the brilliant color wheel installation displayed at the 2017 SCAD Sidewalk Arts Festival. Fibers alumni have also pursued careers at universities, galleries, community arts programs and leading companies Aerothreads, Anthropologie, Bokja Design, Brunschwig & Fils, Chilewich, Cone Denim, Diane von Furstenberg, Dyenamix, Kelly Wearstler, Lilly Pulitzer, Nike, Shaw Industries, Target, west elm and WGSN.


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Carolina Perrino, Cincinnati, Ohio, Etched Dreams, repeat pattern design in Illustrator, designext Competition winner The textile collection was inspired by traditional tattoos and carvings of Maori people combined with Art Deco design aesthetic to convey rhythm and dimensionality.


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Christina Glover, Savannah, Georgia, Exoskeleton, printed vinyl, aluminum, undergraduate finalist in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s 2016 Costume Institute Fashion Design Competition, held in conjunction with Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology exhibition and gala


Busy week in the studio creating hand-wrapped trees and fabric plants for Thom Browne’s magical all-fabric winter wonderland. Such an inspiring project to be a part of. TRISH ANDERSEN

@tandersendesign Interior and event designer, Thom Browne New York Fashion Week Fall 2017 show SCAD B.F.A. fibers Dalton, Georgia

Beyond the surface SCAD fibers students choose from a wide range of electives —  from embellishment and embroidery to 3-D printing — and build a comprehensive body of work that lends itself to a directed career path. Across all levels of study, collaboration is key to executing portfolio-worthy, award-winning work. Captivating student work parades down the runway in the annual SCAD Savannah Runway Show in the form of hand-beaded, embroidered and uniquely printed fabrics. Undergraduate students build a solid foundation of research and technical processes in color, surface design, material exploration, structure, weaving and the history of textiles. Students have opportunities to complete internships, participate in residencies, collaborate on sponsored design challenges, exhibit at national craft shows and study at all SCAD locations in North America, Europe and Asia. Graduate students hone professional expertise through advanced study and the completion of focused research projects at the M.A. level. At the M.F.A. level, each student completes fieldwork, an internship, a fully articulated body of work and a thesis on a specialty fibers topic.


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FIBERS SCHOOL OF FASHION B.F.A. DEGREE 

35 hours

60 hours

75 hours

10 hours

180 hours

M.A. DEGREE 

FIBERS

FIBERS

Foundation studies DRAW 100 Drawing I: Form and Space DSGN 100 Design I: Elements and Organization DRAW 101 Drawing II: Composition and Media DSGN 101 Color: Theory and Application DSGN 102 Design II: 3-D Form in Space DSGN 115 Creative Thinking Strategies * — DRAW elective — Studio elective *

Graduate intensive courses*: FIBR 502 Materiality and Meaning in Fibers SDES 502 The Human Factor, Design Thinking SDES 503 Fundamentals of Graduate Research ARTH 701 Contemporary Art FIBR 704 Surfaces and Structures FIBR 707 Fabric History as Source FIBR 716 Fiber and Fabric Exploration Select one of these two courses: FIBR 724 Digital Surface Design Studio I: From Concept to Client Presentation FIBR 728 Structural Materials and Processes FIBR 745 Studio Issues in Fibers I: Research and Development FIBR 748 Professional Practices in Fibers FIBR 749 Fibers M.A. Final Project — 500- to 700-level elective

General education ARTH 100 Survey of Western Art I Select one of these two courses: CMPA 100 Survey of Computer Art Applications CMPA 110 Advanced Survey of Computer Art Applications COMM 105 Speaking of Ideas ARTH 110 Survey of Western Art II ENGL 123 Composition ARTH 207 20th-century Art — ARLH or ARTH elective — ARLH or ARTH elective — ENGL elective — General education elective — Mathematics/natural sciences elective — Social/behavioral sciences elective

45* hours

Major curriculum FIBR 160 Surface Design: Drawing for Print and Pattern FIBR 170 Textile Structures: Material, Form and Function FIBR 190 Color Lab: Textile Trends and Techniques FIBR 201 Woven Structures: Cloth and Context FIBR 221 Survey of Textiles: Origins and Evolution FIBR 276 Digital Surface Design: Image, Pattern and Presentation FIBR 312 Surface Design: Screen Printing for Textiles Select one of these three courses: FIBR 315 Complex Woven Structures: Dobby Technology FIBR 318 Digital Surface Design: Print and Pattern Development FIBR 319 Textile Futures: Digital Applications 90* for Kinematic Structures hours FIBR 337 Business Practices for Fibers Select one of these three courses: FIBR 342 Embellished Surfaces: Bespoke Embroidery to Thermoformed Fabric FIBR 415 Complex Woven Structures: Jacquard Technology FIBR 416 Digital Surface Printing: Material and Image Innovation Select one of these three courses: FIBR 405 Machine Knitting for Art and Industry FIBR 412 Surface Design: Screen Printing for Fashion, Interiors and Fine Art FIBR 418 Digital Surface Design: Collection Development for Interiors and Fashion FIBR 440 Fibers Senior Studio I: Research and Concept Development FIBR 450 Fibers Senior Studio II: Innovation and Production FIBR 460 Fibers Senior Studio III: Portfolio and Professional Practice — Diversified elective † — 300- to 400-level FIBR elective Additional electives — Free elective — Free elective TOTAL COURSE OF STUDY * Select one course. † Courses with subject codes other than FIBR meet this requirement.

* Up to three intensive courses may be assigned upon admission, creating a total course of study of 50 to 60 hours.

M.F.A. DEGREE  FIBERS

Graduate intensive courses*: FIBR 502 Materiality and Meaning in Fibers SDES 502 The Human Factor, Design Thinking SDES 503 Fundamentals of Graduate Research ARTH 701 Contemporary Art ARTH 702 Art Criticism FIBR 704 Surfaces and Structures FIBR 707 Fabric History as Source FIBR 716 Fiber and Fabric Exploration Select one of these three courses: FIBR 724 Digital Surface Design Studio I: From Concept to Client Presentation FIBR 726 Digital Dobby Design Studio FIBR 728 Structural Materials and Processes FIBR 738 Contemporary Theory in Fibers FIBR 745 Studio Issues in Fibers I: Research and Development FIBR 748 Professional Practices in Fibers FIBR 765 Seminar in Fibers FIBR 772 Studio Issues in Fibers II: Analytic Practice FIBR 775 Studio Issues in Fibers III: Synthesis FIBR 779 Graduate Internship FIBR 790 Fibers M.F.A. Thesis — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective * Up to three intensive courses may be assigned upon admission, creating a total course of study of 95 to 105 hours.

For course descriptions, visit scad.edu/coursefinder.


Sugandha Gupta, New Delhi, India, Sight of Touch Collection, merino, alpaca and silk Catherine Sinkule, Columbus, Georgia, Helmet, sterling silver and deer antler


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FILM AND TELEVISION Picture this: resources that rival Hollywood studios. Awardwinning professors. Stunning locations. Stellar film and television festivals. A talent pool that includes actors, writers, sound editors, and set and costume designers. The chance to work on big-budget blockbusters, hit TV series and indie features. All this and more awaits film and

CREATIVE CAREERS CAMERA OPERATOR CINEMATOGRAPHER/VIDEOGRAPHER DIGITAL IMAGING TECHNICIAN

television students at SCAD.

DIRECTOR

SCAD students explore every facet of film and television and find the

EDITOR

roles that best suit their individual talents and strengths. To become a director or producer, a cinematographer or an editor, SCAD is the place

POSTPRODUCTION SUPERVISOR

to launch creative careers.

PREPRODUCTION SUPERVISOR

SCAD film and television students create compelling visual stories that

PRODUCER

capture hearts and change minds. Student films have been showcased at festivals around the world, including Sundance, Cannes and Tribeca film festivals, SXSW and many more. SCAD filmmakers have earned a

SCREENWRITER UNIT PRODUCTION MANAGER

variety of accolades, including overall winner at the Forbes Under 30 Short Film Festival, Student Emmy Awards, Student Academy Awards, the ICG Emerging Cinematographer Award and prestigious Red Dot Communication Design Awards, among others. Students become fluent in all aspects of the production process and learn to communicate with others across the spectrum of filmmaking. Thanks in part to the state’s lucrative tax incentives for film and television productions, the entertainment business is booming in Georgia, where students have the opportunity to work on real productions long before graduation. For the second year in a row, Savannah topped the list of “best places to live and work as a moviemaker” for small cities

ECONOMIC BOOM MIC

according to MovieMaker Magazine, the nation’s leading source on

With location diversity,

the art and business of film. Atlanta, the ninth largest media market in

top-caliber production

the U.S., is a film and television megahub. In addition to its flourishing

services and a generated

independent film scene, the city attracts a diverse array of productions,

economic impact of $7

from movies such as The Fate of the Furious, Avengers: Infinity War and

billion, the state of Georgia

Hidden Figures to hit TV shows like The Walking Dead, Star and the

is ranked No. 1 in worldwide

eponymously titled Atlanta. In both locations, productions find film-

film production, according

ready crews of SCAD students and alumni.

to a 2016 FilmL.A. study.


RED CARPET READY SCAD made the scene at the 89th annual Academy Awards. More than 50 SCAD alumni worked on the ceremony’s nominated films, including Hidden Figures, Kubo and the Two Strings, and the Academy Award-winning Moonlight — whose star Mahershala Ali taught a master class at the 2016 Savannah Film Festival presented by SCAD.


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Step and repeat SCAD film and television students develop artistic and technical mastery of complex equipment, software and industry-standard resources. SCAD Atlanta students create in the 50,000-square-foot SCAD Digital Media Center and SCADshow, a 28,000-square-foot, two-stage performance and event venue. In Savannah, students practice the art of filmmaking in Adler Hall, Crites Hall, Hamilton Hall, Montgomery Hall, Trustees Theater and the expansive, 22,000-squarefoot Savannah Film Studios. At SCAD Hong Kong, students enjoy access to a green screen studio and digital and computer labs with advanced editing software. SCAD provides fully equipped studio environments around the globe where students explore the latest virtual reality and augmented reality technologies, a Techno-Jib, sound recording and mixing suites, editing rooms, screening spaces, set and prop fabrication studios, sound stages, lighting grids, postproduction suites, motion capture studios and green screen production studios, white and green cyclorama wall studios, and production offices. With access to resources like these, SCAD students have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience and explore every area of filmmaking to build a personally tailored, focused degree track. The department actively mirrors the professional world across all production platforms — multicamera, single-camera, hybrid production — to refine student understanding of what it means to be employed in all arenas of the film and television landscape. Within upper-level coursework and through collaboration, they broaden their abilities to structure narratives and productions. Graduate students perfect their visions through final projects or original thesis work —  up to and including directing their own films. Students also gain insight and forge career-making connections at the university’s annual Savannah Film Festival. The eight-day event connects students with cinema’s luminaries, such as 2016 honorees and guests Mahershala Ali, Sam Claflin, David Harbour, Molly Shannon and Miles Teller. In Atlanta, the annual SCAD aTVfest is another star-studded event for SCAD students, where actors, directors, producers and other entertainment professionals discuss the evolution of storytelling on the screen. Recent visitors include Jenna Elfman, Jennifer Morrison, Jeff Perry, Christina Ricci and the casts of ABC’s Scandal and FOX’s Star.


STAR STUDENTS Winner of the 2017 Student Emmy Award for Best Scripted Series, the university’s live-action comedy The Buzz featured SCAD students in front of and behind the camera. Head writer Matt Nickley (Norwood, Massachusetts) and producer Shasta Ford (Deltona, Florida) graced the red carpet in Los Angeles for the awards ceremony, representing more than 80 SCAD students from six academic departments who contributed to the show as cast members, showrunners and crew.


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Last Call, directed by Zach Prengler, Dallas, Texas; El Circo, directed by Pablo Ramirez, San Salvador, El Salvador; Tortuga, directed by Damir Sancevic, Caracas, Venezuela


When we came to Savannah, we had a lot of SCAD students as PAs, as actors and as crew members. We appreciate your equal, honest dedication because without you all, we could not have given the beast of a performance in terms of production when it came to making this second season. ALDIS HODGE

Actor, Underground, SCAD aTVfest 2017 guest

Project Sign, directed by Lukas Borovicka, Železný Brod, Czech Republic; Apogee, directed by Joshua Howard, Lexington, Kentucky; The Cyclist, directed by Brynna Robinson, Duluth, Georgia


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FILM AND TELEVISION SCHOOL OF ENTERTAINMENT ARTS B.F.A. DEGREE 

35 hours

55 hours

80 hours

10 hours

180 hours

M.A. DEGREE 

FILM AND TELEVISION

FILM AND TELEVISION

Foundation studies DRAW 100 Drawing I: Form and Space DSGN 100 Design I: Elements and Organization DSGN 101 Color: Theory and Application DSGN 102 Design II: 3-D Form in Space DSGN 204 Design III: Time DSGN 208 Storyboarding Essentials — Studio elective

Graduate intensive courses*: FILM 501 Technical Elements of Film Production FILM 502 Conceptual Elements of Film Production FILM 503 Practical Elements of Film Production SNDS 701 Sound Design for Film and Video Select one of these four courses: FILM 704 Producing for Film and Television DWRI 725 Short Form Narrative Lab FILM 729 Directing for Film and Television FILM 732 Field Production CINE 705 Cinema in Context: From the Fairground to the French New Wave FILM 710 Film and Digital Media Production Technology FILM 717 Postproduction FILM 747 Graduate Seminar in Film and Television FILM 748 Film and Television M.A. Final Project — 500- to 700-level elective

General education ARTH 100 Survey of Western Art I Select one of these two courses: CMPA 100 Survey of Computer Art Applications CMPA 110 Advanced Survey of Computer Art Applications COMM 105 Speaking of Ideas ARTH 110 Survey of Western Art II ENGL 142 Foundations of Story ENGL 123 Composition Select one of these two courses: CINE 205 Reading Films CINE 275 History of Cinema BUSI 210 Management in the Creative Environment — General education elective — Mathematics/natural sciences elective — Social/behavioral sciences elective

45* hours

Major curriculum FILM 100 Digital Film Production: Story to Screen SNDS 101 Sound for Film and Television DWRI 106 Introduction to Screenwriting FILM 115 Preproduction: From Concept to Set FILM 232 Production: Lighting, Camera and Sound FILM 240 Postproduction: Cutting the Story FILM 250 Content, Platform and Distribution Revolution * Select two of these five courses: FILM 265 Short Film Screenwriting FILM 327 Multi-camera Production FILM 328 Directing Actors FILM 329 Shot Design FILM 330 Editing Aesthetics 90* hours Select two of these four courses: FILM 337 Visual Storytelling: Directing the Documentary FILM 339 Visual Storytelling: Producing Television FILM 341 Visual Storytelling: Directing the Narrative FILM 343 Visual Storytelling: Virtual Reality to Interactive Select one of these three courses: FILM 424 Commercial and Branded Content Production FILM 426 Production for Mobile and Social Platforms FILM 428 Music Video Production FILM 452 Preproduction Lab: Story and Development Select one of these three courses: FILM 472 Production Lab: Producing and Directing FILM 474 Production Lab: Picture and Sound Editing FILM 476 Production Lab: Cinematography and Visual Design Select one of these two courses: FILM 492 Advanced Production: The Language of Cinematography FILM 494 Advanced Postproduction: Finishing and Distribution — FILM elective or CLC 580 Collaboration * — FILM elective Additional electives — Free elective — Free elective TOTAL COURSE OF STUDY * Select one course.

* Up to three intensive courses may be assigned upon admission, creating a total course of study of 50 to 60 hours.

M.F.A. DEGREE 

FILM AND TELEVISION Graduate intensive courses*: FILM 501 Technical Elements of Film Production FILM 502 Conceptual Elements of Film Production FILM 503 Practical Elements of Film Production ARTH 701 Contemporary Art SNDS 701 Sound Design for Film and Video FILM 704 Producing for Film and Television CINE 705 Cinema in Context: From the Fairground to the French New Wave FILM 710 Film and Digital Media Production Technology FILM 717 Postproduction DWRI 725 Short Form Narrative Lab FILM 729 Directing for Film and Television FILM 732 Field Production Select one of these two courses: CINE 737 Graduate Seminar in Cinema Studies FILM 747 Graduate Seminar in Film and Television FILM 770 Film and Television Professional Development FILM 779 Graduate Internship FILM 787 Film and Television M.F.A. Thesis Preproduction FILM 790 Film and Television M.F.A. Thesis — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective * Up to three intensive courses may be assigned upon admission, creating a total course of study of 95 to 105 hours.

For course descriptions, visit scad.edu/coursefinder.


VIRTUALLY DIVINE During the 19th annual Savannah Film Festival, SCAD premiered Say It With Music, the first virtual reality musical short film. Inspired by the Irving Berlin song of the same name and created entirely by SCAD students, Say It With Music is a cinematic marvel and truly collaborative feat. Due to popular demand, the show went on the road to Miami Beach during Art Basel for the SCAD AT MIAMI showcase.


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FURNITURE DESIGN Aesthetic and conceptual ideals merge with practical applications and functional requirements as furniture designers shape the objects that organize, define and revolutionize our world. SCAD furniture design students study all angles of the design-build

CREATIVE CAREERS CONTRACT/RESIDENTIAL FURNITURE DESIGNER CREATIVE DESIGN MANAGER

process, mastering the languages of art, design, technology, culture and

CUSTOM PRODUCTION FURNITURE

history. They identify design opportunities, conduct research, synthesize

DESIGNER

findings and devise solutions that advance product strategies. Through the use of advanced resources and software that guide the creative

DESIGN CONSULTANT

process from sketch to final product, students transform their conceptual

DESIGNER FOR GALLERY PRIVATE

designs into full-scale, functional works of art.

COMMISSIONS

The university’s 45,000-square-foot Gulfstream Center for Design is

ENVIRONMENTAL, EXHIBITION AND

the incubator where those visionary designs come to life. Extensive

PRODUCT DESIGNER

woodworking and metal fabrication studios, a plastics and composites laboratory, a welding shop, a paint booth and state-of-the-art fabrication labs offer all the tools designers require. Other resources include a fiveaxis CNC router, a three-axis CNC milling machine, laser cutters, laser scanners and more than 10 rapid prototypers. The most current digital applications are available to students, too, including AutoCAD, Autodesk 3ds Max, Adobe Creative Cloud Complete, SolidWorks, SketchUp, KeyShot and Rhino 3D. From the classroom to the professional world, SCAD students and alumni have the opportunity to collaborate with the brightest minds and top brands in furniture design. Legendary furniture designers including Dakota Jackson and David Rockwell have lent their expertise to student endeavors. Modern furniture manufacturer Design Within Reach selected designs by SCAD students to add to their catalog of iconic retail offerings, while trendsetter Crate & Barrel called upon students to examine the company’s existing products to create a new line of furniture for business and hospitality needs. Another groundbreaking partnership with German chemical giant BASF and furniture company Maria Yee involved developing new designs and applications for LUX, an entirely new composite material made of natural fibers. Students are instructed by renowned faculty whose collections have been exhibited and sold internationally. SCAD furniture design alumni successfully launch their own businesses and lines, consult for leading companies and studios, and guide the next generation of designers.

FIXTURE AND DISPLAY DESIGNER HOSPITALITY FURNITURE DESIGNER LIGHTING/ACCESSORIES DESIGNER STUDIO FURNITURE ARTIST


SCAD WINS

REACHING THE PINNACLE SCAD students and alumni are regularly honored throughout the furniture design world and have garnered accolades from prestigious organizations, including the New York International Interior Design Association, the A’ Design Awards and the Bienenstock Furniture Library Design Competition. SCAD students, alumni and professors alike have received American Society of Furniture Designers Pinnacle Awards — a testament to the prowess of SCAD students and the caliber of SCAD faculty.


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FURNITURE DESIGN SCHOOL OF BUILDING ARTS B.F.A. DEGREE 

35 hours

55 hours

80 hours

10 hours

180 hours

M.A. DEGREE 

FURNITURE DESIGN

FURNITURE DESIGN

Foundation studies DRAW 100 Drawing I: Form and Space DSGN 100 Design I: Elements and Organization DRAW 101 Drawing II: Composition and Media DSGN 101 Color: Theory and Application DSGN 102 Design II: 3-D Form in Space DRAW 115 Graphics for the Building Arts — Studio elective

Graduate intensive courses*: SDES 501 Visual Communication and Presentation SDES 502 The Human Factor, Design Thinking SDES 503 Fundamentals of Graduate Research FURN 708 3-D Computer-aided Design for Furniture FURN 715 Methods in Furniture Fabrication FURN 732 Evolution of Furniture Design FURN 738 Furniture Studio: Design and Implementation FURN 748 Furniture Studio: Process and Prototype FURN 749 Furniture Design M.A. Final Project — 700-level ARLH or ARTH elective — Directed elective † — 500- to 700-level elective

General education ARTH 100 Survey of Western Art I COMM 105 Speaking of Ideas ARTH 110 Survey of Western Art II CMPA 110 Advanced Survey of Computer Art Applications ENGL 123 Composition — ARLH or ARTH elective — ARLH or ARTH elective — ENGL elective — General education elective — Mathematics/natural sciences elective — Social/behavioral sciences elective

45* hours

* Up to three intensive courses may be assigned upon admission, creating a total course of study of 50 to 60 hours. † Select one of the following courses: DMGT 702 History and Interpretation of Innovation; SDES 704 Applied Theory in Design; SUST 704 Applied Theories in Sustainability; DMGT 706 Idea Visualization; INDS 706 Interior Design Theory and Criticism; SUST 708 Principles of Sustainable Materials; IDUS 711 Methods of Contextual Research; DMGT 720 Design Innovation Development and Marketing Strategies; INDS 726 Environmental Psychology for Interior Design or INDS 740 Contemporary Issues in Interior Design

Major curriculum FURN 200 Furniture Materials and Techniques I: Tools, Fabrication and Joinery FURN 201 Design Studio: Introduction to Furniture FURN 232 Visual Communication for Furniture Design FURN 236 Furniture Materials and Techniques II: Integrating Design and Fabrication FURN 238 Design Studio: Furniture and Spatial Composition FURN 302 Materials and Processes FURN 303 Design Studio: Market Context and Furniture Design FURN 305 Design Studio: Furniture Design for the Market FURN 307 History of Furniture Design FURN 309 Electronic Design and Visualization FURN 360 Professional Practice in Furniture Design FURN 405 Design Studio: Directed Project FURN 410 Design Studio: Advanced Furniture Design FURN 425 Design Studio: Senior Focus — 300- or 400-level ARCH, EXHI, FURN, INDS or PRES elective or CLC 580 Collaboration — 300- or 400-level EXHI, FIBR, FURN or IDUS elective Additional electives — Free elective — Free elective TOTAL COURSE OF STUDY For course descriptions, visit scad.edu/coursefinder.

M.F.A. DEGREE  FURNITURE DESIGN

90* hours

Graduate intensive courses*: SDES 501 Visual Communication and Presentation SDES 502 The Human Factor, Design Thinking SDES 503 Fundamentals of Graduate Research FURN 708 3-D Computer-aided Design for Furniture FURN 710 Issues in Furniture Design FURN 715 Methods in Furniture Fabrication FURN 732 Evolution of Furniture Design FURN 738 Furniture Studio: Design and Implementation FURN 742 Directed Research in Furniture Design FURN 748 Furniture Studio: Process and Prototype FURN 754 Directed Studies I: Thesis Research, Application and Design FURN 764 Directed Studies II: Thesis Development, Execution and Exhibition FURN 770 Professional Portfolio: Entrepreneurial and Business Strategies FURN 779 Graduate Internship FURN 790 Furniture Design M.F.A. Thesis — 700-level ARLH or ARTH elective — Directed elective † — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective * Up to three intensive courses may be assigned upon admission, creating a total course of study of 95 to 105 hours. † Select one of the following courses: DMGT 702 History and Interpretation of Innovation; SDES 704 Applied Theory in Design; SUST 704 Applied Theories in Sustainability; DMGT 706 Idea Visualization; INDS 706 Interior Design Theory and Criticism; SUST 708 Principles of Sustainable Materials; IDUS 711 Methods of Contextual Research; DMGT 720 Design Innovation Development and Marketing Strategies; INDS 726 Environmental Psychology for Interior Design or INDS 740 Contemporary Issues in Interior Design.


CREATIVITY ON DISPLAY SCAD furniture design students exhibit their work at the world’s foremost trade shows: WantedDesign, the Salone Internazionale del Mobile, the NeoCon World Trade Fair, the Architectural Digest Home Design Show, High Point Market and the International Contemporary Furniture Fair.

Christian Dunbar, Spartanburg, South Carolina


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Winner of an NYCxDesign student award, the Lowboy Table is a modern interpretation of classic bentwood furniture using walnut, maple and felt. Ty Atwood, Athens, Georgia


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GRAPHIC DESIGN Add color and form to intangible ideas. Capture and convey complex emotions. Bring life to businesses and brands. Tell captivating stories across diverse media. Graphic designers are visual translators who interpret historical, cultural and technological trends and engage audiences with dynamic content that compels, entertains and informs. At SCAD, graphic design students gain the agility and interdisciplinary perspective needed to make contextually appropriate design decisions in an ever-shifting global landscape. The university’s graphic design curriculum is rooted in creative processes, problem-solving methodologies and visualization concepts designed to connect brands to users. Students learn to build visual systems across print and multimedia platforms through a variety of approaches — augmented reality, branded spaces, interactivity, environmental and wayfinding systems, typeface design, user experience and user interface design, and more. SCAD is the No. 1 ranked graphic design university in the U.S., according to The Rookies. Student work has earned accolades in the Applied Arts Student Awards, Red Dot Communication Design Awards, Core77 Design Awards, GDUSA American Package Awards, International Design Awards and the David L. Adams Apple Awards, and has been featured in Graphis magazine and the Adobe Design and Film School Connection. These honors and accolades often lead to elite internships and careers with prestigious companies, including Google, Gulfstream Aerospace, IBM, meat and potatoes, inc., National Football League, Pentagram, Ralph Lauren, SapientRazorfish, Time Inc., Under Armour and Verizon.

CREATIVE CAREERS BRAND DESIGNER EXHIBIT/ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGNER GRAPHIC DESIGNER INTERACTIVE DESIGNER MOBILE APP DESIGNER PACKAGE DESIGNER PUBLICATION DESIGNER TYPEFACE DESIGNER USER EXPERIENCE DESIGNER WEB-BASED APPLICATION COMPOSER


THE RIGHT TYPE Graphic design students interact with visiting professionals, including the Google UX visual design team; Mucca Design founding partner and creative director Matteo Bologna; graphic designer and writer Ken Carbone; snowboarding’s best-known designer, Aaron Draplin; AIGA medalist Joe Duffy; Grammy Award-nominated designer and SCAD alumnus Todd Gallopo; renowned designer and SCAD professor Steff Geissbuhler; Pentagram partner DJ Stout; and Charles Wilkin of Automatic Art and Design.


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Silvana Volio, San José, Costa Rica, Nest In care package delivery service


Every piece of work we do has to be purposeful. That’s what I learned at SCAD and carried over to my career at Calvin Klein and the NFL. Now as a mentor at SCAD, I give back by giving students advice from the professional point of view.

SHANDON MELVIN Creative director, NFL SCAD B.F.A. graphic design Wurtland, Kentucky

Make your mark In the last five years, graphic design students have collaborated with more than 35 global companies and organizations through the SCAD Collaborative Learning Center: American Greetings, the American Red Cross, BASF East Asia, BMW, The Coca-Cola Company, Delta Air Lines, FCB Health, Fossil, Google, HewlettPackard, Snap-on and others. The department regularly facilitates visits from top agencies where students meet and share their work with titans of the profession. In addition to these unrivaled portfolio-building opportunities, graphic design students also may choose to pursue certification as Adobe Certified Associates —  a valuable credential for their future careers. At all levels of study, coursework parallels the latest evolutions of professional practice and entrepreneurship. Students learn to identify augmented reality and virtual reality opportunities to connect media to compelling experiences. Emphasis is also placed on originality, sustainable processes, contextual relevance and economic feasibility. In the M.A. and M.F.A. graphic design and visual experience programs, master’s candidates explore design history, user-centered strategy and research to emerge as leading creators of immersive, interactive storytelling that engenders a deep connection between companies and clients.


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GRAPHIC DESIGN SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION ARTS UNDERGRADUATE CERTIFICATE 

B.F.A. DEGREE 

GRDS 201 Introduction to Graphic Design GRDS 205 Typography I: Anatomy, Form and Space Select one of these three courses: ITGM 267 Core Principles: Interactive Design ITGM 357 Applied Principles: Interactive Web Design GRDS 384 Web Design GRDS 285 Graphic Design Media Management GRDS 348 Graphic Design Studio I: Idea Visualization GRDS 358 Production for Print and Digital Environments

Foundation studies DRAW 100 Drawing I: Form and Space DSGN 100 Design I: Elements and Organization DRAW 101 Drawing II: Composition and Media DSGN 101 Color: Theory and Application DSGN 102 Design II: 3-D Form in Space DSGN 105 Visual Design Systems — Studio elective

DIGITAL PUBLISHING

30 hours

GRAPHIC DESIGN

35 hours

B.A. DEGREE 

VISUAL COMMUNICATION Concentration in GRAPHIC DESIGN 25 hours

90 hours

45 hours

20 hours

180 hours

Foundation studies DRAW 100 Drawing I: Form and Space DSGN 100 Design I: Elements and Organization DRAW 101 Drawing II: Composition and Media DSGN 101 Color: Theory and Application — Studio elective General education ARTH 100 Survey of Western Art I Select one of these two courses: CMPA 100 Survey of Computer Art Applications CMPA 110 Advanced Survey of Computer Art Applications COMM 105 Speaking of Ideas ARTH 110 Survey of Western Art II ENGL 123 Composition ARTH 207 20th-century Art PHIL 301 Aesthetics — ARLH or ARTH elective — ARLH or ARTH elective — ENGL elective — ENGL elective — General education elective — General education elective — General education elective — Mathematics/natural sciences elective — Mathematics/natural sciences elective — Social/behavioral sciences elective — Social/behavioral sciences elective Graphic design concentration GRDS 201 Introduction to Graphic Design GRDS 205 Typography I: Anatomy, Form and Space GRDS 229 History of Graphic Design Select one of these three courses: ITGM 267 Core Principles: Interactive Design ITGM 357 Applied Principles: Interactive Web Design GRDS 384 Web Design GRDS 285 Graphic Design Media Management GRDS 348 Graphic Design Studio I: Idea Visualization GRDS 353 Typography II: Information and Media GRDS 358 Production for Print and Digital Environments — ADBR, ANIM, CLC, FILM, GRDS, ILLU, ITGM, MOME, PHOT, SCOM, SERV, SNDS or VSFX elective Additional electives — Free elective — Free elective — Free elective — Free elective TOTAL COURSE OF STUDY

55 hours

75 hours

15 hours

180 hours

General education ARTH 100 Survey of Western Art I Select one of these two courses: CMPA 100 Survey of Computer Art Applications CMPA 110 Advanced Survey of Computer Art Applications ARTH 110 Survey of Western Art II COMM 105 Speaking of Ideas ENGL 123 Composition ARTH 207 20th-century Art — ARLH or ARTH elective — ENGL elective — General education elective — Mathematics/natural sciences elective — Social/behavioral sciences elective Major curriculum GRDS 201 Introduction to Graphic Design GRDS 205 Typography I: Anatomy, Form and Space GRDS 229 History of Graphic Design Select one of these three courses: ITGM 267 Core Principles: Interactive Design ITGM 357 Applied Principles: Interactive Web Design GRDS 384 Web Design GRDS 285 Graphic Design Media Management GRDS 348 Graphic Design Studio I: Idea Visualization GRDS 353 Typography II: Information and Media GRDS 358 Production for Print and Digital Environments GRDS 387 Interface Design GRDS 395 Graphic Design Entrepreneurship GRDS 400 Graphic Design Studio II: Systems Visualization GRDS 408 Graphic Design Portfolio — ADBR, ANIM, CLC, FILM, GRDS, ILLU, ITGM, MOME, PHOT, SCOM, SERV, SNDS or VSFX elective — ADBR, ANIM, CLC, FILM, GRDS, ILLU, ITGM, MOME, PHOT, SCOM, SERV, SNDS or VSFX elective — ADBR, ANIM, CLC, FILM, GRDS, ILLU, ITGM, MOME, PHOT, SCOM, SERV, SNDS or VSFX elective Additional electives — Free elective — Free elective — Studio elective TOTAL COURSE OF STUDY For course descriptions, visit scad.edu/coursefinder.


GRAPHIC DESIGN AND VISUAL EXPERIENCE SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION ARTS M.A. DEGREE 

45* hours

M.F.A. DEGREE 

GRAPHIC DESIGN AND VISUAL EXPERIENCE

GRAPHIC DESIGN AND VISUAL EXPERIENCE

Graduate intensive courses*: GDVX 501 Typographic Communication GDVX 502 Integrated Design Media GDVX 503 Design History and Context of Media GDVX 701 Design Research, Analysis and Discourse GDVX 702 Ideation Models and Process IDUS 711 Methods of Contextual Research GDVX 734 Typographic Voice and Visual Narrative GDVX 742 Visual Analysis of Static Content GDVX 749 Professional Practice for Visual Design — 700-level ARTH elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective

Graduate intensive courses*: GDVX 501 Typographic Communication GDVX 502 Integrated Design Media GDVX 503 Design History and Context of Media GDVX 701 Design Research, Analysis and Discourse GDVX 702 Ideation Models and Process IDUS 711 Methods of Contextual Research GDVX 734 Typographic Voice and Visual Narrative GDVX 742 Visual Analysis of Static Content GDVX 754 Curated Narrative for Dynamic Content GDVX 757 Experience Design for Physical Spaces GDVX 770 User-centered Strategy and Process GDVX 779 Graduate Internship GDVX 784 Visual Design for Interactive Contexts GDVX 789 Graphic Design and Visual Experience M.F.A. Thesis I: Research and Discovery GDVX 791 Graphic Design and Visual Experience M.F.A. Thesis II: Synthesis and Insight GDVX 792 Graphic Design and Visual Experience M.F.A. Thesis III: Validation and Execution — 700-level ARTH elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective

* Up to three intensive courses may be assigned upon admission, creating a total course of study of 50 to 60 hours.

For course descriptions, visit scad.edu/coursefinder.

90* hours

* Up to three intensive courses may be assigned upon admission, creating a total course of study of 95 to 105 hours


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ALUMNI SUCCESS

OCTAVIA GILMORE FOUNDER, CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER, CREATIVE JUICE LLC B.F.A. GRAPHIC DESIGN JERSEY CITY, NEW JERSEY

After graduating from SCAD, Octavia Gilmore launched branding and marketing agency Creative Juice LLC — now an award-winning enterprise that provides graphic and web design solutions to clients including the City of Atlanta, Cox Enterprises, Equifax, Goodwill Industries and The Home Depot. Q: What makes your business unique? What sets Creative Juice apart from other agencies in Atlanta is we’re a minority womanowned business. We’re also a millennial-run company. Because of those two factors, we bring a fresh, unique approach to all of the marketing materials we work on for our clients. I feel like we’re leading the scene here with graphic design.

Q: How did the SCAD graphic design program help you succeed? The professors are hands-on and knowledgeable, and because of the small class sizes, I was able to not only build relationships with the professors but with students in my major as well. This created a collaborative learning environment that allowed me to excel. Now when I’m looking for talent, I go to SCAD first.

SCAD prepared me for the real world as a business owner because I learned that graphic design is not just a career in which you make things look pretty — it’s to visually communicate a message that is relevant and meaningful. I use that daily with my clients. My major takeaway from SCAD is to be professional in every margin, every font, every color.


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ILLUSTRATION From storyboards for film sequences to designs for book covers, digital album art and public works, illustrators bring life to ideas in pencil, ink and pixels, translating a range of

CREATIVE CAREERS ADVERTISING ILLUSTRATOR

emotions into tangible images that color the world.

ANIMATION CHARACTER DESIGNER

Using traditional and digital media, SCAD illustration students cultivate

ART DIRECTOR

a unique style and a personal brand. They learn to create concepts, solve visual problems and add expressive imagery to everyday life. Undergraduate students explore drawing, materials and techniques, while also studying the illustration business, including digital portfolio presentation and marketing. Graduate students pursue advanced

BOOK ILLUSTRATOR EDITORIAL ILLUSTRATOR GRAPHIC NOVEL ARTIST

research, hone their individual aesthetics and create a complete body

ILLUSTRATOR FOR ENTERTAINMENT

of work that culminates in a research or thesis project.

DESIGN

At all locations, SCAD illustration classrooms, studios and digital

ILLUSTRATOR FOR GAME DESIGN

production labs are equipped with Wacom Cintiq displays, Mac minis, and the latest hardware and software. SCAD provides the full Adobe Creative Cloud Complete for download to students’ personal

STORYBOARD ARTIST SURFACE DESIGN ILLUSTRATOR

computers; students may also earn Adobe software certifications to enhance their résumés. SCAD illustration students and alumni consistently garner distinguished accolades in the field. In 2016, their work earned Applied Arts Student Awards, Red Dot Communication Design Awards and numerous firstplace wins with the Society of Illustrators. Students have also nabbed top honors in the student category of the American Illustration 33rd Annual Awards competition, and alumni have been featured in Print magazine’s prestigious list of best new visual artists under 30. Building on these successes, students secure internships and commissions at Adult Swim, American Greetings, Forbes and more. SCAD illustration student work has graced the pages of esteemed magazines and newspapers, including The Atlantic, The Boston Globe, National Geographic, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Saturday Evening Post and Time.

DRAWING ON EXPERIENCE SCAD illustration professors are admired educators, mentors and acclaimed artists. They

At SCAD, students gain entry to professional illustration career paths

illustrate and author award-

across media through the connections and successes of SCAD faculty,

winning books, produce

field trips to publishing houses and design studios, and one-on-one

medical illustrations for top

time with visiting experts. Recent department guests include mixed

scientific journals and are

media and street artist Swoon, award-winning illustrator and Photoshop

published in The New York

brush creator Kyle Webster, best-selling author and graphic designer

Times, the San Francisco

Marion Bataille, and internationally renowned illustrators Craig Frazier,

Chronicle and The Washington

Victo Ngai and Jon Klassen.

Post, among others.


SCAD WINS

KEY HIGHLIGHTS In 2016, SCAD illustration students were honored with more than 40 Applied Arts Student Awards. This remarkable accolade is one of the highest honors in the communication arts field, and SCAD students have earned more than students at any other university in the past two years.


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ILLUSTRATION SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION ARTS B.A. DEGREE 

B.F.A. DEGREE 

Foundation studies DRAW 100 Drawing I: Form and Space DSGN 100 Design I: Elements and Organization DRAW 101 Drawing II: Composition and Media DSGN 101 Color: Theory and Application — Studio elective

Foundation studies DRAW 100 Drawing I: Form and Space DSGN 100 Design I: Elements and Organization DRAW 101 Drawing II: Composition and Media DSGN 101 Color: Theory and Application DSGN 102 Design II: 3-D Form in Space DRAW 200 Life Drawing I — Studio elective

VISUAL COMMUNICATION Concentration in ILLUSTRATION 25 hours

90 hours

45 hours

20 hours

180 hours

General education ARTH 100 Survey of Western Art I Select one of these two courses: CMPA 100 Survey of Computer Art Applications CMPA 110 Advanced Survey of Computer Art Applications COMM 105 Speaking of Ideas ARTH 110 Survey of Western Art II ENGL 123 Composition ARTH 207 20th-century Art PHIL 301 Aesthetics — ARLH or ARTH elective — ARLH or ARTH elective — ENGL elective — ENGL elective — General education elective — General education elective — General education elective — Mathematics/natural sciences elective — Mathematics/natural sciences elective — Social/behavioral sciences elective — Social/behavioral sciences elective

ILLUSTRATION

35 hours

55 hours

Major curriculum ILLU 100 Introduction to Illustration Strategies ILLU 160 Illustrative Anatomy and Perspective ILLU 204 Historical and Contemporary Illustration ILLU 218 Materials and Techniques ILLU 225 Digital Illustration ILLU 309 Illustrating Beyond the Page: The Narrative Experience ILLU 312 Color with Intent ILLU 321 Animated Illustration Select one of these two courses: ILLU 351 Contextual Character Design ILLU 352 Creative Concepting for World Building ILLU 450 Illustration Business Strategies and Entrepreneurship ILLU 480 Professional Portfolio for Illustrators — ILLU elective or CLC 580 Collaboration

Illustration concentration ILLU 100 Introduction to Illustration Strategies ILLU 160 Illustrative Anatomy and Perspective ILLU 204 Historical and Contemporary Illustration ILLU 218 Materials and Techniques ILLU 225 Digital Illustration ILLU 309 Illustrating Beyond the Page: The Narrative Experience ILLU 325 Editorial Illustration ILLU 383 Book Illustration — ILLU elective or CLC 580 Collaboration Additional electives — Free elective — Free elective — Free elective — Free elective

General education ARTH 100 Survey of Western Art I Select one of these two courses: CMPA 100 Survey of Computer Art Applications CMPA 110 Advanced Survey of Computer Art Applications COMM 105 Speaking of Ideas ARTH 110 Survey of Western Art II ENGL 123 Composition ARTH 207 20th-century Art — ARLH or ARTH elective — ENGL elective — General education elective — Mathematics/natural sciences elective — Social/behavioral sciences elective

Choose one concentration to complete the major curriculum:

80 hours

TOTAL COURSE OF STUDY

Animated illustration and publication design ILLU 325 Editorial Illustration Select one of these two courses: ILLU 373 Advertising Illustration ILLU 383 Book Illustration ILLU 433 Dynamic Publication: Traditional and Animated Illustration ILLU 463 Career Strategies for Publication Design Concept design for animation and games ILLU 326 Atmospheric and Environmental Illustration ILLU 384 Anatomy and Rendering for the Real and Imagined ILLU 434 Concept Design for Animation and Games ILLU 464 Career Strategies for Concept Design

For course descriptions, visit scad.edu/coursefinder.

Illustration for entertainment ILLU 335 Imaginative Illustration: Character Refinement ILLU 385 Visualizing the Macabre and Divine ILLU 435 Animated Digital Asset Development for the Illustrator ILLU 465 Career Strategies for Entertainment Illustration Illustration for surface design ILLU 318 Type and Image for Illustrators ILLU 386 Repeat-pattern Illustration ILLU 436 Developing Collections for Surface Design ILLU 466 Career Strategies for Surface Design 10 hours

180 hours

Additional electives — Free elective — Free elective TOTAL COURSE OF STUDY


Elizabeth Stevens, DeBary, Florida


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Dane Cozens, Ashburn, Virginia

M.A. DEGREE 

45* hours

M.F.A. DEGREE 

ILLUSTRATION

ILLUSTRATION

Graduate intensive courses*: ILLU 503 Illustration Strategies ILLU 504 Drawing Strategies for Illustration ILLU 505 Influences in Illustration ARTH 701 Contemporary Art ILLU 701 Media and Techniques ILLU 714 Drawing for Illustrators ILLU 727 Illustration Concepts and Composition ILLU 730 Digital Solutions for Illustration ILLU 735 Illustration Markets ILLU 742 Directed Projects in Illustration ILLU 749 Illustration M.A. Final Project — 500- to 700-level elective

Graduate intensive courses*: ILLU 503 Illustration Strategies ILLU 504 Drawing Strategies for Illustration ILLU 505 Influences in Illustration ARTH 701 Contemporary Art ILLU 701 Media and Techniques ARTH 702 Art Criticism ILLU 714 Drawing for Illustrators ILLU 721 Advanced Studio Techniques ILLU 727 Illustration Concepts and Composition ILLU 730 Digital Solutions for Illustration ILLU 735 Illustration Markets ILLU 742 Directed Projects in Illustration ILLU 764 Illustration for Publications ILLU 774 Professional Practices in Illustration ILLU 779 Graduate Internship ILLU 779 Graduate Internship ILLU 790 Illustration M.F.A. Thesis — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective

90* hours

* Up to three intensive courses may be assigned upon admission, creating a total course of study of 50 to 60 hours.

For course descriptions, visit scad.edu/coursefinder.

* Up to three intensive courses may be assigned upon admission, creating a total course of study of 95 to 105 hours.


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INDUSTRIAL DESIGN Industrial designers solve challenges, consider strategic business objectives, and shape the form, function and emotional experience of everyday products, from games

CREATIVE CAREERS CONSUMER ELECTRONIC DESIGNER

and appliances to boats and bicycles.

DESIGN STRATEGIST

SCAD industrial design students directly influence the aesthetic

INTERACTION DESIGNER

language, performance and financial value of products and experiences. They master the process of identifying design opportunities, engage in scenario planning and create viable solutions that become tangible parts of a system, service or brand — and they establish lasting relationships with target audiences in the process. Active participation in the broad scope of professional practice is a hallmark of the SCAD student experience. In recent years, students have partnered with dozens of companies and brands, including AT&T, BMW, The Coca-Cola Company, Dynacraft, Fisher-Price, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Hewlett-Packard, Mattel, Microsoft and Reebok, to generate imaginative, workable solutions to real-world design challenges. At all levels of study, industrial design students sharpen their problemsolving skills, master the art of strategic thinking and develop inspired, human-centered approaches that positively and effectively address customer and business needs. The undergraduate curriculum fosters technical literacy and explores cognitive methodologies. M.A. students strengthen their work with focused research projects, and M.F.A. students engage in significant research that moves forward the body of knowledge of the profession.

MARINE DESIGNER MEDICAL DEVICES DESIGNER PRODUCT DESIGNER SPORTS EQUIPMENT DESIGNER TOY DESIGNER TRANSPORTATION DESIGNER USER EXPERIENCE DESIGNER


SCAD WINS

TOP OF THE LINE From medical aids to food trucks, lighting solutions to marine design and more, SCAD student work proved exceptional in the 2017 European Product Design Awards competition, where 35 student projects won top honors, including Discovery of the Year, the highest student award. Industrial design students have also garnered Red Dot Design Concept Awards, Industrial Designers Society of America International Design Excellence and Student Merit Awards, International Design Awards, Core77 Design Awards and Spark Awards.

Cody Moore, Bishopville, Maryland, Culinary Coach, Gold Award, 2017 European Product Design Award


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SCAD professors know exactly what knowledge and skills are vital for their students’ success. They will inspire and push their students further than one could ever imagine.

MACKINLEY FARMER

Product design engineering technician, Grady-White Boats SCAD B.F.A. industrial design Southern Pines, North Carolina

Inventive solutions Industrial design course instruction and studio work take place in the SCAD Gulfstream Center for Design, a highly equipped 45,000-squarefoot studio-lab-workshop space. Industrial design students have access to the latest computers with Wacom Cintiq displays operating Adobe Creative Cloud Complete, Rhino 3D, Orca, Grasshopper, SolidWorks, KeyShot and other cutting-edge software suites. Students can use one of nine 3-D printers to produce ABS and polycarbonate models of their computer-generated work, or handheld laser scanners to digitize their models. Laser cutters allow them to transfer their digital designs to a wide range of materials and an injection molding machine yields working prototypes. A 10,000-square-foot model shop provides students with ample space to work with wood, metal, plastics and composites. Students can also bolster their portfolios with certifications in Rhino software and biomimicry, which involves the design and production of materials, structures and systems modeled on biological entities and processes.

SCAD WINS

DREAM COME TRUE SCAD industrial design students made magic when they designed the 24-volt Disney Princess Carriage in a Collaborative Learning Center (CLC) course sponsored by Dynacraft. The elegant coach for kids was named one of Walmart’s most popular toys of the 2016 holiday season. Through the CLC, students frequently engage with leading brands and learn how to develop tangible products well before they graduate.


Project manager, lead designer: Andrew Wallisch, Hamilton, Ohio; CAD modeling and ideation: James Ervin, Seattle, Washington; Idara Umoren, Columbia, Maryland; Wenqian Zhang, Shenyang, China Disney Princess Carriage, designed by SCAD for Dynacraft


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INDUSTRIAL DESIGN SCHOOL OF DESIGN B.F.A. DEGREE 

M.A. DEGREE 

Foundation studies DRAW 100 Drawing I: Form and Space DSGN 100 Design I: Elements and Organization DRAW 101 Drawing II: Composition and Media DSGN 101 Color: Theory and Application DSGN 102 Design II: 3-D Form in Space DSGN 115 Creative Thinking Strategies * DRAW 230 Drawing for Design — Studio elective *

Graduate intensive courses*: IDUS 501 Design in Context SDES 501 Visual Communication and Presentation SDES 502 The Human Factor, Design Thinking ARTH 701 Contemporary Art SDES 704 Applied Theory in Design BUSI 710 Financial Reporting and Analysis IDUS 711 Methods of Contextual Research IDUS 713 Industrial Design Studio I: Discovery to Design Solutions IDUS 718 Industrial Design Studio II: Delivering the Design Solution IDUS 733 Entrepreneurship for Designers IDUS 748 Industrial Design M.A. Final Project — 500- to 700-level elective

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

35 hours

55 hours

80 hours

10 hours

180 hours

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

45* hours

General education ARTH 100 Survey of Western Art I Select one of these two courses: CMPA 100 Survey of Computer Art Applications CMPA 110 Advanced Survey of Computer Art Applications COMM 105 Speaking of Ideas ARTH 110 Survey of Western Art II ENGL 123 Composition ARTH 207 20th-century Art — ARLH or ARTH elective — ENGL elective — General education elective — Mathematics/natural sciences elective — Social/behavioral sciences elective Major curriculum IDUS 100 Introduction to Industrial Design ELDS 205 Computer-aided Product Design IDUS 212 Model and Prototype Development IDUS 213 Industrial Design Idea Visualization IDUS 215 Contextual Research Methods IDUS 221 Human Factors in Industrial Design IDUS 250 The Development of Product Form IDUS 313 Computer Modeling IDUS 314 Manufacturing and Assembly of Innovative Materials IDUS 316 Portfolio and Résumé Development IDUS 321 Industrial Design in the Marketplace IDUS 421 Commercial Practices for Industrial Design IDUS 471 Industrial Design Senior Studio I: Research and Ideation IDUS 491 Industrial Design Senior Studio II: Development and Communication — 300- or 400-level ACCE, FURN, IACT, IDUS, MARI, SERV or SUST elective or CLC 580 Collaboration — 300- or 400-level ACCE, FURN, IACT, IDUS, MARI, SERV or SUST elective Additional electives — Free elective — Free elective TOTAL COURSE OF STUDY * Select one course.

* Up to three intensive courses may be assigned upon admission, creating a total course of study of 50 to 60 hours.

M.F.A. DEGREE  INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

90* hours

Graduate intensive courses*: IDUS 501 Design in Context SDES 501 Visual Communication and Presentation SDES 502 The Human Factor, Design Thinking ARTH 701 Contemporary Art SDES 704 Applied Theory in Design BUSI 710 Financial Reporting and Analysis IDUS 711 Methods of Contextual Research IDUS 713 Industrial Design Studio I: Discovery to Design Solutions IDUS 718 Industrial Design Studio II: Delivering the Design Solution DMGT 732 Facilitating Creative Thinking IDUS 733 Entrepreneurship for Designers IDUS 755 Directed Studies in Industrial Design I: Research IDUS 763 Graduate Seminar in Methodology IDUS 765 Directed Studies in Industrial Design II: Advanced Innovative Methodologies IDUS 770 Professional Practices in Industrial Design IDUS 779 Graduate Internship IDUS 790 Industrial Design M.F.A. Thesis — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective * Up to three intensive courses may be assigned upon admission, creating a total course of study of 95 to 105 hours.

For course descriptions, visit scad.edu/coursefinder.


BUZZ WORTHY Plan Bee, a robotic bee drone controlled by a smart device, mimics how bees pollinate flowers and crops — and elevates awareness about the honeybee’s vital role in the food chain. Developed for a class assignment by industrial design student Anna Haldewang (Syracuse, Indiana), the prototype has received coverage on CNN and in Teen Vogue and Time magazines, just to name a few, and is en route to a patent and the market.


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Photo: Phillips/Montealegre Photo: Galvin

Photo: Galvin/Serrano


Photo: Galvin

Jacob Kleinman Phillips, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Claudia Miranda Montealegre, Caracas, Venezuela Dream Weaver kayak, red western cedar, padouk, wenge, curly maple, zebrawood, epoxy, fiberglass, varnish and flat bungee cord Additonal photos by Emily Galvin, Winter Garden, Florida, and Natalia Serrano, Miramar, Florida


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INTERACTIVE DESIGN AND GAME DEVELOPMENT Interactive designers and game developers combine technical mastery with artistic sensibility to pioneer virtual and augmented realities, popular video games, awardwinning websites, and an endless array of new smartphone apps and digital platforms. SCAD offers one of the first and most celebrated interactive design and game development programs in the U.S., lauded by The Princeton Review and Animation Career Review. Students of the discipline across SCAD locations have access to advanced resources and the latest technologies, including full motion capture labs, green screen studios and Wacom Cintiq displays. Extended learning opportunities and certifications are available in Allegorithmic Substance Painter and Substance Designer, Autodesk Maya, Autodesk Mudbox, Unity, Unreal Engine, ZBrush, Adobe

CREATIVE CAREERS ENVIRONMENT ARTIST GAME DESIGNER INTERACTIVE DESIGNER LEVEL DESIGNER MOBILE GAME/APP DESIGNER MODELER/TEXTURE ARTIST TECHNICAL ARTIST USER EXPERIENCE DESIGNER

Creative Cloud Complete, Python, C#, C++ and Processing.

USER INTERFACE DESIGNER

The department encourages professional practice through participation

WEB/SOCIAL MEDIA DEVELOPER

in conferences and competitions, including SIGGRAPH, GDC, Game Developers eXchange, Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) and SXSW, where SCAD students have swept the game design category on multiple occasions. Today’s leading interactive designers and game developers regularly visit global SCAD locations to review portfolios and interview students for coveted positions. Georgia tax incentives make the state a gaming destination, while digital media hub Hong Kong is rife with opportunity for professional interactions and experimentation. Recent visitors include representatives from Activision, Blizzard Entertainment, Electronic Arts, frog, Google, IBM, Leo Burnett and Zynga. At the undergraduate level, students choose from two concentrations: game development, which encompasses game art, design and programming, or interactive design, which explores information architecture, social media applications and web experiences. Graduate students explore both paths through rigorous, comprehensive coursework that focuses on game environments, user-centered design and scripting for interactivity. Program alumni are prepared to launch successful careers as digital media entrepreneurs, to develop dynamic interactive interfaces and to push boundaries in the creation of compelling new worlds.


IMMERSIVE ENVIRONMENTS SCAD’s interactive design and game development department is one of the first to expand virtual reality applications beyond entertainment. In a recent SCAD Collaborative Learning Center experience, students contributed to an educational virtual reality tool that teaches Mandarin within the 3-D setting of a traditional Chinese apothecary.


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Justin Couchot, Mason, Ohio Spencer Humphries, Austin, Texas


SCAD WINS

VIRTUAL REALITY FOR THE WIN Interactive design and game development students are paving the way for new explorations in virtual reality. The studentdesigned game Brobot Beat Down —  in which players pilot giant robots in a dynamically destructible virtual reality city — triumphed with a first-place finish at the 2016 E3 College Game Competition. Students also develop innovative VR concepts for professional clients through the SCAD Collaborative Learning Center.


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INTERACTIVE DESIGN AND GAME DEVELOPMENT SCHOOL OF DIGITAL MEDIA B.A. DEGREE 

25 hours

90 hours

45 hours

20 hours

180 hours

B.A. DEGREE 

DIGITAL MEDIA Concentration in GAME DEVELOPMENT

DIGITAL MEDIA Concentration in INTERACTIVE DESIGN

Foundation studies DRAW 100 Drawing I: Form and Space DSGN 100 Design I: Elements and Organization DRAW 101 Drawing II: Composition and Media DSGN 101 Color: Theory and Application — Studio elective

Foundation studies DRAW 100 Drawing I: Form and Space DSGN 100 Design I: Elements and Organization DRAW 101 Drawing II: Composition and Media DSGN 101 Color: Theory and Application — Studio elective

General education ARTH 100 Survey of Western Art I COMM 105 Speaking of Ideas ARTH 110 Survey of Western Art II CMPA 110 Advanced Survey of Computer Art Applications ENGL 123 Composition ARTH 207 20th-century Art PHIL 301 Aesthetics — ARLH or ARTH elective — ARLH or ARTH elective — ENGL elective — ENGL elective — General education elective — General education elective — General education elective — Mathematics/natural sciences elective — Mathematics/natural sciences elective — Social/behavioral sciences elective — Social/behavioral sciences elective

25 hours

90 hours

General education ARTH 100 Survey of Western Art I COMM 105 Speaking of Ideas ARTH 110 Survey of Western Art II CMPA 110 Advanced Survey of Computer Art Applications ENGL 123 Composition ARTH 207 20th-century Art PHIL 301 Aesthetics — ARLH or ARTH elective — ARLH or ARTH elective — ENGL elective — ENGL elective — General education elective — General education elective — General education elective — Mathematics/natural sciences elective — Mathematics/natural sciences elective — Social/behavioral sciences elective — Social/behavioral sciences elective

Concentration Select one of these two courses: ITGM 120 Introduction to Interactive Design and Game Development ITGM 121 Introduction to Game Development ITGM 130 Digital Design Aesthetics ITGM 220 Core Principles: Programming ITGM 236 Core Principles: Game Art ITGM 256 Core Principles: Game Design 45 ITGM 267 Core Principles: Interactive Design hours Select one of these two courses: ITGM 336 Applied Principles: Game Art ITGM 356 Applied Principles: Game Design — ANIM, CHAR, DANC, DWRI, FILM, ITGM, MOME, MUST, PERF, PREV, PROD, SDGM, SNDS, SOEA, TECH, TELE, THED or VSFX elective or CLC 580 Collaboration — ANIM, CHAR, DANC, DWRI, FILM, ITGM, MOME, MUST, PERF, PREV, PROD, SDGM, SNDS, SOEA, TECH, TELE, THED or VSFX elective

Concentration Select one of these two courses: ITGM 120 Introduction to Interactive Design and Game Development ITGM 122 Introduction to Interactive Design ITGM 130 Digital Design Aesthetics GRDS 205 Typography I: Anatomy, Form and Space ITGM 220 Core Principles: Programming ITGM 267 Core Principles: Interactive Design Select one of these two courses: ITGM 337 Applied Principles: Information Architecture ITGM 357 Applied Principles: Interactive Web Design ITGM 377 Applied Principles: Social Media Applications — ANIM, CHAR, DANC, DWRI, FILM, ITGM, MOME, MUST, PERF, PREV, PROD, SDGM, SNDS, SOEA, TECH, TELE, THED or VSFX elective or CLC 580 Collaboration — ANIM, CHAR, DANC, DWRI, FILM, ITGM, MOME, MUST, PERF, PREV, PROD, SDGM, SNDS, SOEA, TECH, TELE, THED or VSFX elective

Additional electives — Free elective — Free elective — Free elective — Free elective

Additional electives — Free elective — Free elective — Free elective — Free elective

TOTAL COURSE OF STUDY For course descriptions, visit scad.edu/coursefinder.

20 hours

180 hours

TOTAL COURSE OF STUDY


Gannon Jaspering, St. Charles, Missouri, Fish Market, in-game engine image


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INTERACTIVE DESIGN AND GAME DEVELOPMENT SCHOOL OF DIGITAL MEDIA B.F.A. DEGREE 

M.A. DEGREE 

Foundation studies DRAW 100 Drawing I: Form and Space DSGN 100 Design I: Elements and Organization DRAW 101 Drawing II: Composition and Media DSGN 101 Color: Theory and Application DSGN 102 Design II: 3-D Form in Space — Studio elective — Studio elective

Graduate intensive courses*: ITGM 502 Game Design Perspectives ITGM 503 Design Methods for Interactivity ITGM 505 Game Art Methods ARTH 701 Contemporary Art ITGM 705 Interactive Design and Media Application Select one of these two courses: ITGM 706 Game Design Documentation ITGM 709 Visual Interface and Information Design Select one of these two courses: ITGM 710 Character Development ITGM 715 Interactive Web Design Select one of these two courses: ITGM 719 Scripting for Interactivity ITGM 721 Environments for Games ITGM 723 Human-centered Interactive Design ITGM 748 Interactive Design and Game Development M.A. Final Project — 700-level ANIM, DWRI, FILM, ITGM, MOME, PERF, PROD, SDGM, SNDS, SOEA, THED or VSFX elective or CLC 580 Collaboration — 700-level ANIM, DWRI, FILM, ITGM, MOME, PERF, PROD, SDGM, SNDS, SOEA, THED or VSFX elective

INTERACTIVE DESIGN AND GAME DEVELOPMENT

35 hours

55 hours

General education ARTH 100 Survey of Western Art I COMM 105 Speaking of Ideas ARTH 110 Survey of Western Art II CMPA 110 Advanced Survey of Computer Art Applications ENGL 123 Composition ARTH 207 20th-century Art — ARLH or ARTH elective — ARLH or ARTH elective — ENGL elective — Mathematics/natural sciences elective — Social/behavioral sciences elective

INTERACTIVE DESIGN AND GAME DEVELOPMENT

45* hours

Major curriculum ITGM 130 Digital Design Aesthetics ITGM 220 Core Principles: Programming ITGM 380 Interactive Design and Game Development Portfolio ITGM 405 Interactive Design and Game Development Studio I ITGM 465 Interactive Design and Game Development Studio II ITGM 475 Interactive Design and Game Development Postproduction — ANIM, CHAR, DANC, DWRI, FILM, ITGM, MOME, MUST, PERF, PREV, PROD, SDGM, SNDS, SOEA, TECH, TELE, THED or VSFX elective or CLC 580 Collaboration — ANIM, CHAR, DANC, DWRI, FILM, ITGM, MOME, MUST, PERF, PREV, PROD, SDGM, SNDS, SOEA, TECH, TELE, THED or VSFX elective

* Up to three intensive courses may be assigned upon admission, creating a total course of study of 50 to 60 hours.

M.F.A. DEGREE 

INTERACTIVE DESIGN AND GAME DEVELOPMENT

Choose one concentration to complete the major curriculum: 75 hours

Game development ITGM 121 Introduction to Game Development ITGM 236 Core Principles: Game Art ITGM 256 Core Principles: Game Design ITGM 266 Core Principles: Game Tech Select two of these three courses: ITGM 326 Applied Principles: Programming ITGM 356 Applied Principles: Game Design ITGM 366 Applied Principles: Game Tech ITGM 336 Applied Principles: Game Art Interactive design and physical computing ITGM 122 Introduction to Interactive Design ITGM 237 Core Principles: Visual Design for Interactive Media ITGM 267 Core Principles: Interactive Design ITGM 277 Core Principles: User-centered Design Select one of these two courses: ITGM 337 Applied Principles: Information Architecture ITGM 347 Applied Principles: Physical Computing ITGM 357 Applied Principles: Interactive Web Design ITGM 377 Applied Principles: Social Media Applications

15 hours

180 hours

Additional electives — Free elective — Free elective — Free elective TOTAL COURSE OF STUDY For course descriptions, visit scad.edu/coursefinder.

90* hours

Graduate intensive courses*: ITGM 502 Game Design Perspectives ITGM 503 Design Methods for Interactivity ITGM 505 Game Art Methods ARTH 701 Contemporary Art ITGM 705 Interactive Design and Media Application Select one of these two courses: ITGM 706 Game Design Documentation ITGM 709 Visual Interface and Information Design Select one of these two courses: ITGM 710 Character Development ITGM 715 Interactive Web Design Select one of these two courses: ITGM 719 Scripting for Interactivity ITGM 721 Environments for Games ITGM 723 Human-centered Interactive Design ITGM 749 ITGM Portfolio and Business Practices ITGM 755 Thesis Studio I: Exploration and Prototype Research ITGM 765 Thesis Studio II: Application and Production ITGM 779 Graduate Internship ITGM 790 Interactive Design and Game Development M.F.A. Thesis — 700-level ANIM, DWRI, FILM, ITGM, MOME, PERF, PROD, SDGM, SNDS, SOEA, THED or VSFX elective or CLC 580 Collaboration — 700-level ANIM, DWRI, FILM, ITGM, MOME, PERF, PROD, SDGM, SNDS, SOEA, THED or VSFX elective — 700-level ANIM, DWRI, FILM, ITGM, MOME, PERF, PROD, SDGM, SNDS, SOEA, THED or VSFX elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective * Up to three intensive courses may be assigned upon admission, creating a total course of study of 95 to 105 hours.


GAME ON SCAD students may share the games and apps they develop with gamers around the world through platforms Marisa Angeli, Trophy Club, Texas

like iTunes and the App Store.


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Elliott Moshell, Franklin, Tennessee, Pub Brawl, in-game engine image


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INTERIOR DESIGN From corporate to residential, retail to gallery, interior designers imagine the spaces that engage, inspire and motivate. They examine the relationship between humans and the environments and objects around them to curate meaningful and memorable interiors. Under the guidance of experienced professors with close ties to the professional field, SCAD interior design students learn to employ aesthetic theory, culture, materiality and function in the design of interior spaces. They carefully and holistically consider purpose and use, health, wellness and sustainable practices. Undergraduate students explore history, construction methods, materials, furnishings, lighting, building codes, barrier-free design and other specializations. Students are challenged to become thoughtful designers capable of critical thinking, effective communication and productive teamwork, and graduate with diverse experience in corporate, hospitality and residential interior design. The B.F.A. degree programs at SCAD Atlanta and SCAD Savannah are accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation, a resounding affirmation that graduates are well-qualified to enter professional practice. The M.A. curriculum emphasizes emerging materials, human response and research methods. M.F.A. students investigate the design discipline in-depth to become expert practitioners and educators. Coursework covers commercial, residential and institutional design, and addresses a wide range of behavioral, environmental, decorative and technical issues. Students at every level work with advanced electronic design software, including Autodesk Revit and 3ds Max, AutoCAD, SketchUp and Adobe Creative Cloud Complete.

CREATIVE CAREERS CORPORATE DESIGNER FACILITIES PLANNER HEALTH CARE FACILITY DESIGNER HOSPITALITY DESIGNER INTERIOR DESIGNER LIGHTING DESIGNER PROJECT MANAGER RETAIL DESIGNER SPACE PLANNER SPECIFICATIONS WRITER


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TROPHY CASE The undergraduate interior design program is consistently regarded as one of the best programs in the U.S., receiving a No. 1 ranking in 2016 from DesignIntelligence in its annual “America’s Best Architecture & Design Schools” for an unprecedented fifth consecutive year. The SCAD graduate program also took home top honors four times in the last six years. In 2016, SCAD was selected to host the American Society of Interior Designers’ (ASID) LAUNCH: The ASID National Student Summit, the first ASID student conference in more than 20 years.

Brilliant SCAD learning environments like Maison Basse in SCAD Lacoste inspire students to imagine stunning interior spaces.


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The nature-inspired palette of Life Empowered Healing, Contract magazine’s 2016 Healthcare Environment Award student winner, was designed to create an engaging, soothing atmosphere for patients and families at a pediatric oncology unit. Nisha Patel, Jacksonville, Florida


At SCAD, interior design students not only study their own program, but share the university experience with students in other disciplines by going to see their exhibitions and taking classes in other majors. That richness gives you a great resource for your career: an open mind for design.� KEN HU Partner and vice president, Cheng Chung Design SCAD M.F.A. interior design Hong Kong

Elevated experiences To gain valuable connections and expertise, SCAD interior design students regularly participate in sponsored collaborations and interdisciplinary projects through the university and beyond. From the soaring skyline of Hong Kong and the picturesque village of Lacoste, France, to the metropolitan bustle of Atlanta and the historic charm of Savannah, SCAD students are immersed in environments conducive to creative exploration and professional networking. The SCAD Collaborative Learning Center offers students of all disciplines the opportunity to shape the stories of major brands. Interior design students recently collaborated with Walt Disney Imagineering to research and design concepts for Disney resort hotels and with Chick-fil-A to develop interior plans for the company’s corporate headquarters. They have partnered with the Computer Museum of America to revamp its exhibition space and participated in a SCAD student collaborative to build the groundbreaking SCADpad micro-housing community, giving each of the mini-dwellings a unique visual identity with custom exterior and interior elements.

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WELL APPOINTED Multiple SCAD interior design students have received $30,000 Angelo Donghia Foundation scholarships, awarded following an international invitation-only design contest. SCAD students have also won numerous honors from the International Interior Design Association and Contract magazine for their work blending timeless design with modern style.


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INTERIOR DESIGN SCHOOL OF BUILDING ARTS B.F.A. DEGREE 

M.A. DEGREE 

Foundation studies DRAW 100 Drawing I: Form and Space DSGN 100 Design I: Elements and Organization DRAW 101 Drawing II: Composition and Media DSGN 101 Color: Theory and Application DSGN 102 Design II: 3-D Form in Space DRAW 115 Graphics for the Building Arts — Studio elective

INDS INDS INDS INDS INDS INDS INDS

INTERIOR DESIGN

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INTERIOR DESIGN

45 hours

General education ARTH 100 Survey of Western Art I COMM 105 Speaking of Ideas ARTH 110 Survey of Western Art II ENGL 123 Composition ARLH 206 Modern Architecture I: 1750–1900 ARLH 208 Modern Architecture II: 1900–Present Select one of these two courses: ARLH 211 Survey of World Architecture and Urbanism ARLH 363 World Vernacular Architecture — ENGL elective — General education elective — Mathematics/natural sciences elective — Social/behavioral sciences elective Major curriculum INDS 101 Introduction to Interior Design INDS 102 Form, Space and Order INDS 110 Interior Design Studio I: Exploring People and Space INDS 204 Rendering for the Interior INDS 209 Interior Materials INDS 210 Interior Design Studio II: Specialized Interior Environments INDS 211 History of Interior Design INDS 220 Building Construction and Systems for the Interior ELDS 225 Electronic Design I: Digital Communication for the Building Arts INDS 302 Lighting for the Interior INDS 320 Interior Design Studio III: Documentation and Communication INDS 350 Interior Design Studio IV: Collaborative Practice in Design INDS 413 Professional Practice in Interior Design INDS 470 Interior Design Studio V: Capstone I —  Design Thinking for Innovation INDS 480 Interior Design Studio VI: Capstone II —  Design Development and Communication — ELDS elective Additional electives — Free elective — Free elective TOTAL COURSE OF STUDY

702 Interior Design Seminar 706 Interior Design Theory and Criticism 709 Research Methods for Interior Design 721 Emerging Interior Materials 726 Environmental Psychology for Interior Design 740 Contemporary Issues in Interior Design 749 Interior Design M.A. Final Project — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective

M.F.A. DEGREE  INTERIOR DESIGN

90* hours

Graduate intensive courses*: INDS 502 Technical Foundation for Interior Design INDS 503 Design Visualization, Communication and Documentation INDS 504 Interior Design Studio Applications INDS 702 Interior Design Seminar INDS 706 Interior Design Theory and Criticism INDS 709 Research Methods for Interior Design INDS 712 Graduate Interior Design Studio I: Analysis and Design of Live-work Settings INDS 714 Graduate Interior Design Studio II: Environments for Special Populations INDS 726 Environmental Psychology for Interior Design INDS 740 Contemporary Issues in Interior Design INDS 751 Graduate Interior Design Studio III: Inclusive Design for Special Populations INDS 752 Graduate Interior Design Studio IV: Environments for Public Interaction INDS 779 Graduate Internship INDS 779 Graduate Internship INDS 791 Graduate Interior Design Studio V: Thesis I — Developing Research to Inform Design INDS 792 Graduate Interior Design Studio VI: Thesis II — Informed Design Application — 700-level ELDS elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective * Up to three intensive courses may be assigned upon admission, creating a total course of study of 95 to 105 hours.

For course descriptions, visit scad.edu/coursefinder.


Cammy Aw, Seremban, Malaysia, American Society of Interior Designers Student Portfolio Competition award winner


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JEWELRY Jewelry designers create precious artifacts and timeless symbols of personal expression that delight and surprise, from wearable works to fine art installations. SCAD jewelry students learn to shape works of art with an eye for the finest detail — items for wearing and exhibition, for the market and gallery. Traditions in silver, gold and gemstones traverse cultures and span centuries. Jewelers explore adornment and identity with classical and unconventional materials and techniques. The university’s jewelry curriculum focuses on conceptual thinking, refined craftsmanship and the use of sophisticated technology, allowing students to master every

CREATIVE CAREERS ACCESSORIES DESIGNER CORPORATE JEWELRY DESIGNER CUSTOM JEWELRY DESIGNER DESIGN CONSULTANT FINE ARTIST FINE JEWELER

element of this contemporary, international field.

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SCAD offers the largest degree-granting jewelry program in the U.S.

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Professional experience and participation in major industry events are integral components of the department. Sponsored projects with leading brands — Fossil, The Limited, McGee Group, Michael Kors Watches and

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many others — place students within authentic environments to learn best practices firsthand. As they collaborate to solve design challenges, students navigate client expectations, budgets and deadlines. Students also gain valuable professional insight and exposure for their work at the

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nation’s most prestigious fine art and jewelry shows. SCAD is the first university invited to participate in the Smithsonian Craft Show, Philadelphia Museum of Art Contemporary Craft Show and American Craft Council Shows in Atlanta and Baltimore.

PRECIOUS MEDALS Each year on the professional show circuit, SCAD jewelry

Students travel to these events, while visitors also regularly come to SCAD

students take home

to mentor students and offer one-on-one critiques. Recent guests include

scholarships and awards,

Francesca Amfitheatrof, Gijs Bakker, Eddie Borgo, Gail M. Brown, Kacper

including International

Dolatowski, Iris Eichenberg, Jennifer Fisher, Donald Friedlich, Andres

Design Student Awards,

Gonzalez, Barbara Heinrich, Chi Galatea Huynh, Charon Kransen, Tim

NICHE Awards and Women’s

McCreight, Ted Noten, Biba Schutz, Danielle and Jodie Snyder, Maria Then,

Jewelry Association

Omar Torres and Leonard Urso.

student scholarships.


Miao He, Beijing, China, two-finger ring, copper, silver and garlic skin


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Multifaceted talents In Savannah, SCAD students design and produce works within a 13,800-square-foot studio environment that puts cutting-edge technology at their fingertips. Here, students engage in invention and innovation through the physical processes of shaping objects, utilizing resources that include two laser welders, an induction casting machine, a large-format flatbed UV printer, a microscope system, a dual handpiece Micro-Motor System, Solidscape 3Z Pro wax printers, Roland JWX-10 milling machines and Wacom Cintiq tablets. Software resources include Adobe Creative Cloud Complete, Matrix Digital Goldsmith, KeyShot and an authorized RhinoFabStudio, which enables students to earn Rhino certification before graduation. Along the way, students are guided by faculty who are acclaimed, award-winning artists bringing decades of industry insight into the classroom. SCAD jewelry professors exhibit at high-profile shows, galleries and museums across the country, and many are members of highly respected jewelry organizations including the Art Jewelry Forum, Klimt02 and the Society of North American Goldsmiths. Undergraduate students establish an informed aesthetic style, gain technical proficiency and learn to explain their work and present their design processes professionally. The M.A. degree program offers in-depth study and a focused approach to jewelry creation, meeting industry-specific objectives, while the M.F.A. degree culminates in thesis projects that showcase students’ sophisticated contributions to the field. At all levels of study, students are encouraged to think independently and to embellish existing notions of personal adornment.


TRUE GEMS Exhibition opportunities, professional interactions and access to authentic, real-world technology lead to shining careers. SCAD jewelry students and alumni are recruited and hired by Anthropologie, Chanel, Coach, Fossil, Givenchy, Henri Bendel, Kate Spade, Macy’s, Michael Kors, Showroom35, Swarovski and Tiffany & Co.


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JEWELRY SCHOOL OF FASHION B.F.A. DEGREE 

M.A. DEGREE 

Foundation studies DRAW 100 Drawing I: Form and Space DSGN 100 Design I: Elements and Organization DRAW 101 Drawing II: Composition and Media DSGN 101 Color: Theory and Application DSGN 102 Design II: 3-D Form in Space DSGN 115 Creative Thinking Strategies * DRAW 230 Drawing for Design — Studio elective *

Graduate intensive courses*: SDES 501 Visual Communication and Presentation MTJW 502 Contemporary Processes in Studio Practice SDES 502 The Human Factor, Design Thinking ARTH 701 Contemporary Art MTJW 702 History of Jewelry as Source MTJW 705 Contextual Study I: Technical Research MTJW 708 Contextual Study II: Concept Development MTJW 724 Contemporary Issues in Jewelry MTJW 731 Multiples: Objects for Adornment MTJW 739 Theory and Criticism for Jewelry MTJW 749 Jewelry M.A. Final Project — 500- to 700-level elective

JEWELRY

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JEWELRY

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General education ARTH 100 Survey of Western Art I Select one of these two courses: CMPA 100 Survey of Computer Art Applications CMPA 110 Advanced Survey of Computer Art Applications COMM 105 Speaking of Ideas ARTH 110 Survey of Western Art II ENGL 123 Composition ARTH 207 20th-century Art — ARLH or ARTH elective — ENGL elective — General education elective — Mathematics/natural sciences elective — Social/behavioral sciences elective Major curriculum MTJW 102 Introduction to Jewelry MTJW 225 Studio Practice I: Design and Fabrication MTJW 235 Idea Visualization for Jewelry Design MTJW 245 CAD and RP for Jewelry Design MTJW 255 Studio Practice II: Content and Context MTJW 304 Rendering for Jewelry Design MTJW 306 Adornment, Identity and the Power of Jewelry MTJW 325 Studio Practice III: Materials, Processes and Creative Solutions MTJW 355 Portfolio Development MTJW 360 Innovations in Studio Practice MTJW 400 Senior Project I: Concept Development MTJW 460 Senior Project II: Studio Application MTJW 490 Senior Capstone Experience: Professionalization and Practice — MTJW or SDES elective or CLC 580 Collaboration — MTJW or SDES elective — MTJW or SDES elective Additional electives — Free elective — Free elective TOTAL COURSE OF STUDY * Select one course.

* Up to three intensive courses may be assigned upon admission, creating a total course of study of 50 to 60 hours.

M.F.A. DEGREE  JEWELRY

90* hours

Graduate intensive courses*: SDES 501 Visual Communication and Presentation MTJW 502 Contemporary Processes in Studio Practice SDES 502 The Human Factor, Design Thinking ARTH 701 Contemporary Art ARTH 702 Art Criticism MTJW 702 History of Jewelry as Source MTJW 705 Contextual Study I: Technical Research MTJW 708 Contextual Study II: Concept Development MTJW 724 Contemporary Issues in Jewelry MTJW 731 Multiples: Objects for Adornment MTJW 739 Theory and Criticism for Jewelry MTJW 755 Integrated Solutions for Jewelry and Objects MTJW 765 Applied Theory and Practice in Jewelry MTJW 770 Professional Development in Jewelry MTJW 779 Graduate Internship MTJW 779 Graduate Internship MTJW 790 Jewelry M.F.A. Thesis — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective * Up to three intensive courses may be assigned upon admission, creating a total course of study of 95 to 105 hours.

For course descriptions, visit scad.edu/coursefinder.


Ruan Basson, Asheboro, North Carolina, Meermin Tiara, sterling silver, cultured and synthetic pearl, 24-karat gold plate


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Maneli Sarmadi, Tehran, Iran, Still Life in Gold No. 1, sterling silver, 23-karat gold leaf, found object

Shuoyuan Bai, Shenzhen, China Bridge Ring, sterling silver, Plexiglas, gold foil


Chuzhan Du, Changzhou, China, Poetic Fragments #4, porcelain fragments, sterling silver, topaz


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LUXURY AND FASHION MANAGEMENT The luxury market serves as a proving ground for today’s most fearless designers and creative professionals, who pioneer new techniques and practices in branding, customer engagement and supply chain management. SCAD students enter this $3 trillion international industry through four avenues: luxury fashion, luxury hospitality, luxury tech and luxury travel. Within those four areas, students explore the vanguard of new markets in retail, boating, aviation, fragrance, automotive, consumer electronics, artificial

CREATIVE CAREERS BRAND MANAGER DIRECTOR OF RETAIL STORES GLOBAL SOURCING EXECUTIVE LUXURY BRAND ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE LUXURY MARKETING EXECUTIVE

intelligence and more.

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

SCAD offers the world’s first M.A. and M.F.A. degrees in the

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specialized field of luxury and fashion management. These dynamic graduate programs — ranked No. 1 in the world for “Best Learning Experience” and “Best Long-term Value” by The Business of Fashion in 2015 — reflect the vigor of an expansive and evolving luxury marketplace. Through SCAD eLearning, the university provides working professionals with the opportunity to pursue an M.A. completely online while remaining active in the profession. Luxury and fashion management students enter the graduate program from across the spectrum of design and business, with experience and education in marketing, finance, design management, graphic design, service design, motion media, industrial design and more. Guided by full-time professors from a variety of luxury backgrounds, from Chalhoub Group to Henri Bendel, Rick Owens to Vs. magazine, luxury and fashion management students examine global finance, explore decision-making strategies, devise multimedia marketing plans and study the life cycle of products. They study and seek inspiration in fabulous SCAD learning environments around the world, from Savannah’s Morris Hall, a learning center designed expressly for students of the high-end retail marketplace, to the SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film in Atlanta and the bustling fusion of tradition and technology at SCAD Hong Kong.

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EMBLEMATIC EXPERIENCES Each year at star-studded signature university events like SCAD FASHWKND and SCADstyle, students connect with influential luxury and fashion leaders. Guests include The Business of Fashion founder and CEO Imran Amed; Carol Hamilton, group president of L’Oréal Luxe USA; Vanity Fair contributing editor and CNN Style host Derek Blasberg; Henry Lau of SpyHenryLau; Women’s Wear Daily executive editor Bridget Foley; Coach president and chief executive Joshua Schulman; Vogue digital creative director Sally Singer; Marc Jacobs president Robert Duffy; Loeffler Randall co-founder and creative director Jessie Randall; and Tibi founder Amy Smilovic.


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LUXURY AND FASHION MANAGEMENT SCHOOL OF FASHION M.A. DEGREE 

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45* hours

Graduate intensive courses*: LXFM 501 Business Concepts in Luxury and Fashion FASH 503 Forecasting and Business Trends LXFM 504 Visual Communication for Luxury Marketing BUSI 710 Financial Reporting and Analysis LXFM 720 Supply Chain Management in the Global Marketplace LXFM 730 Marketing Strategies for Luxury Brands and Experiences LXFM 740 Visual Narrative for Consumer Engagement LXFM 745 Global Distribution for Luxury Brands LXFM 749 Luxury and Fashion Management M.A. Final Project FASH 763 Fashion Promotion — 700-level ARTH elective — 500- to 700-level elective * Up to three intensive courses may be assigned upon admission, creating a total course of study of 50 to 60 hours.

SCAD FASH is another example of SCAD’s commitment to fashion for both students and professionals alike. The museum demonstrates how this forwardthinking university continues to execute its vision to provide creative talent to this industry. DOMENICO DE SOLE

Chairman, Tom Ford International

M.F.A. DEGREE 

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90* hours

Graduate intensive courses*: LXFM 501 Business Concepts in Luxury and Fashion FASH 503 Forecasting and Business Trends LXFM 504 Visual Communication for Luxury Marketing ARTH 702 Art Criticism BUSI 710 Financial Reporting and Analysis LXFM 720 Supply Chain Management in the Global Marketplace LXFM 730 Marketing Strategies for Luxury Brands and Experiences LXFM 740 Visual Narrative for Consumer Engagement BUSI 745 Marketing Art and Design Ventures LXFM 745 Global Distribution for Luxury Brands Select two of these six courses: GDVX 757 Experience Design for Physical Spaces LXFM 760 Leadership, Ethics and Sustainability in the Luxury Marketplace LXFM 772 Beauty: Global Management and Brand Building LXFM 774 Fragrance: Global Management and Brand Building LXFM 776 Travel and Hospitality: Global Management and Brand Building LXFM 778 Luxury Tech: Global Management and Brand Building BUSI 760 Strategic Financial Management FASH 763 Fashion Promotion LXFM 779 Graduate Internship DMGT 783 Design Futures: Trends, Foresight and Intuition LXFM 790 Luxury and Fashion Management M.F.A. Thesis — 700-level ARTH elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective

Custom career preparation The SCAD luxury and fashion management program emphasizes operations and leadership through strategic studies in consumer behavior, marketing, brand and supply chain management, communications and promotion. Coursework involves research and the exploration of existing models, unmet consumer needs and new opportunities, and digital media and interactive environments are incorporated into au courant student assignments. Students in the M.A. program use these learning experiences to create their own compelling proposals and business solutions relevant to the international luxury market. Through wide-ranging electives, internships and thesis

* Up to three intensive courses may be assigned upon admission, creating a total course of study of 95 to 105 hours.

research, M.F.A. candidates hone strategic expertise

For course descriptions, visit scad.edu/coursefinder.

echelons of the industry or in academia.

that prepares them for powerful roles in the highest


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MOTION MEDIA DESIGN Motion media designers are lightning-quick masters of a wide range of creative skills and approaches, including animation, film and television, graphic design, visual effects and more. Conceptual and technical challenges present opportunities to deliver captivating moments across platforms. Motion media design is one of the fastest growing fields in the digital landscape, and its agile professionals are highly marketable and in demand at today’s leading networks, branding agencies, studios and creative firms. SCAD offers the world’s first specialized degree program in motion media design, where students embrace every facet of their future careers at the intersection of computer animation, film and video, graphic design, illustration, kinetic typography and virtual reality. Professional 2-D, 3-D and compositing software and augmented reality and virtual reality labs enable student designers to practice

CREATIVE CAREERS 2-D/3-D ANIMATOR ART DIRECTOR CREATIVE DIRECTOR GRAPHICS COORDINATOR MOTION DESIGN ANIMATOR MOTION DESIGN PRODUCER PRODUCTION DESIGNER FOR NEW MEDIA COMPANIES STYLE FRAME ILLUSTRATOR UI/UX DESIGNER VISUAL EFFECTS ARTIST

programming for commercial broadcast, title sequences, studio work for exhibitions, social media branding and short-form narratives that engage audiences and elicit emotional responses. The undergraduate curriculum leads to the creation of a career-building portfolio, while M.A. and M.F.A. students pursue advanced creative, analytical and methodological studies in preparation for leadership roles at studios or in academia. Department faculty members are acclaimed artists and multimedia producers who have won Emmy Awards, Clio Key Art Awards, PromaxBDA Awards, Golden Trailer Awards, the Australian Writers and Art Directors School award, the Game Developers Choice Award, ADDY Awards and Fulbright grants. Annual events and symposia connect students with leading experts who present lectures, exhibit work and engage in creative exchange on broadcast design, motion graphics and media art. Guests include multiple Academy Award-winning visual effects professionals, Emmy Award-nominated designers and the creative talents behind major networks.

Motion media designers can do it all. We can be 2-D animators and also UX designers. We know how to work a camera and can also do film editing and cinematography. Motion media showcases a variety of skills all tied together by our love of design. JAMIE GRAY

SCAD B.F.A. motion media design Delray Beach, Florida


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MOVE TO THE FRONT SCAD is named “Best Motion Graphics School” by The Rookies, dubbed “the Oscars for young creative minds,” in its 2017 rankings of The Best Creative Schools in the World. This global competition evaluates outstanding student talent among submissions from more than 500 universities worldwide.


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As a student, events like CoMotion were amazing opportunities to connect with great companies. Now that I’m a professional, it’s refreshing to come back and see emerging talent. The quality I see at SCAD is always overwhelming, and collaboration elevates the work. Everyone is so well-prepared. SCAD is definitely one we keep coming back to.

DUARTE ELVAS

Designer of main titles including Ant-Man, Brooklyn Nine-Nine and the Captain America franchise, Sarofsky SCAD M.F.A. motion media design, B.F.A. video/film Lisbon, Portugal

Professional productions Today’s powerhouse companies actively recruit SCAD motion media design students. Representatives from Apple, CNN, Digital Kitchen, ESPN, FOX Sports, Gentleman Scholar, Industrial Light & Magic, loyalkaspar, The Mill, MTV, NBC Sports, Nickelodeon, Showtime Networks, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Turner Broadcasting regularly attend career fairs in Atlanta, Hong Kong and Savannah, and conduct portfolio reviews and on-campus interviews. SCAD motion media design students develop the acumen and dexterity inherent in animation, filmmaking, graphic design and visual effects through real-world professional partnerships before they graduate. Participating in Collaborative Learning Center projects, they have produced content for Adult Swim to use on-air and on social media; developed digital art for Hong Kong’s FANCL concept store; and drafted visual design concepts for FOX Sports’ televised coverage of Super Bowl XLVIII and the 2018 FIFA World Cup.


STAR SHOWCASE SCAD is the first university to have its own dedicated motion media festival, CoMotion, now in its eighth year. Sponsored by MOME Love, the university’s dynamic motion media student organization, CoMotion features speaker panels, portfolio reviews, networking receptions and a student work showcase — and often leads to internships and jobs.

CoMotion branding creative director: Joash Berkeley, Fyzabad, Trinidad and Tobago


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Omid Seraj, Shiraz, Iran


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MOTION MEDIA DESIGN SCHOOL OF DIGITAL MEDIA B.F.A. DEGREE 

M.A. DEGREE 

Foundation studies DRAW 100 Drawing I: Form and Space DSGN 100 Design I: Elements and Organization DRAW 101 Drawing II: Composition and Media DSGN 101 Color: Theory and Application DSGN 102 Design II: 3-D Form in Space — Studio elective — Studio elective

Graduate intensive courses*: MOME 501 Screen Design and Typography MOME 502 Motion Analysis and Application MOME 503 Motion Media Context and Application ARTH 701 Contemporary Art MOME 705 Visualization and Concept Storyboarding MOME 709 Motion Media Cinematography and Editing SDGM 719 Media Theory and Application SDGM 721 Studio Business Practice MOME 729 Dynamic Typography MOME 748 Motion Media Design M.A. Final Project — 700-level ANIM, DWRI, FILM, ITGM, MOME, PERF, PROD, SDGM, SNDS, SOEA, THED or VSFX elective or CLC 580 Collaboration — 700-level MOME elective

MOTION MEDIA DESIGN

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35 hours

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10 hours

180 hours

General education ARTH 100 Survey of Western Art I COMM 105 Speaking of Ideas ARTH 110 Survey of Western Art II CMPA 110 Advanced Survey of Computer Art Applications ENGL 123 Composition ARTH 207 20th-century Art LIBA 288 Media Literacy Theory — ARLH or ARTH elective — ARLH or ARTH elective — ENGL elective — General education elective — Mathematics/natural sciences elective — Social/behavioral sciences elective Major curriculum MOME 115 Survey of Motion Media Design MOME 120 Concepts and Storyboards MOME 130 Motion Media Design Techniques I GRDS 205 Typography I: Anatomy, Form and Space MOME 206 Motion Media Design Techniques II MOME 309 Concepts in Motion Media Design MOME 369 Time-based Typography I MOME 390 Motion Media Design Professional Development MOME 400 Senior Motion Media Design Project I MOME 408 Multiplatform Media Brand Packaging MOME 448 Senior Motion Media Design Project II — ANIM, CHAR, DANC, DWRI, FILM, ITGM, MOME, MUST, PERF, PREV, PROD, SDGM, SNDS, SOEA, TECH, TELE, THED or VSFX elective or CLC 580 Collaboration — ANIM, CHAR, DANC, DWRI, FILM, ITGM, MOME, MUST, PERF, PREV, PROD, SDGM, SNDS, SOEA, TECH, TELE, THED or VSFX elective — ANIM, CHAR, DANC, DWRI, FILM, ITGM, MOME, MUST, PERF, PREV, PROD, SDGM, SNDS, SOEA, TECH, TELE, THED or VSFX elective Additional electives — Free elective — Free elective TOTAL COURSE OF STUDY

45* hours

* Up to three intensive courses may be assigned upon admission, creating a total course of study of 50 to 60 hours.

M.F.A. DEGREE 

MOTION MEDIA DESIGN

90* hours

Graduate intensive courses*: MOME 501 Screen Design and Typography MOME 502 Motion Analysis and Application MOME 503 Motion Media Context and Application ARTH 701 Contemporary Art MOME 705 Visualization and Concept Storyboarding MOME 709 Motion Media Cinematography and Editing SDGM 719 Media Theory and Application SDGM 721 Studio Business Practice MOME 729 Dynamic Typography MOME 735 Motion Media Design Studio I: Thesis Preproduction MOME 749 Motion Media Design Portfolio MOME 775 Motion Media Design Studio II: Thesis Development MOME 779 Graduate Internship MOME 790 Motion Media Design M.F.A. Thesis — 700-level ANIM, DWRI, FILM, ITGM, MOME, PERF, PROD, SDGM, SNDS, SOEA, THED or VSFX elective or CLC 580 Collaboration — 700-level ANIM, DWRI, FILM, ITGM, MOME, PERF, PROD, SDGM, SNDS, SOEA, THED or VSFX elective — 700-level MOME elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective * Up to three intensive courses may be assigned upon admission, creating a total course of study of 95 to 105 hours.

For course descriptions, visit scad.edu/coursefinder.


Chris Finn, Niskayuna, New York, Anonymous


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PAINTING Painting is an art form that is both ancient and timeless, poetic and dramatic. Painters create enviably personal yet eminently collectible work. In fact, the more than $50 billion-per-year fine arts market continues to grow, with major events like Art Basel Miami Beach defining the cultural calendar and major league sports stadia investing substantially in public art. SCAD was selected as the art adviser to the 2 million-square-foot Mercedes-Benz Stadium, home of the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United FC professional teams. The new stadium’s prodigious collection is seen by millions of people per year. Twenty of the artists represented in the Mercedes-Benz Stadium collection are SCAD alumni. Georgia ranked No. 1 in worldwide film production in 2016, according to a FilmL.A. study, and all film sets need art. One example of the prominence of SCAD alumni in the world of visual storytelling is SCAD painting alumnus Jon Moody, whose work is a favorite of Empire creator Lee Daniels. At SCAD, undergraduate painting students gain expertise in traditional and modern approaches as well as the entire palette of professional practice — from creating work, editing a portfolio and engaging a gallery to creative entrepreneurship and launching a solo exhibition. Graduate students work in private studios and benefit from instruction, mentoring and critical feedback from faculty, guest artists and their peers. Topics in contemporary art, art criticism and critical theory are explored throughout the coursework, offering advanced perspective and providing a historical and critical context. A critique-based system of teaching and learning expands students’ opportunities to see and realize ambitious works of fine art in all media. Through events including Open Studio Night and initiatives like the e-commerce, fullservice SCAD Art Sales, students and alumni enhance their artistic representation and promote and sell their work to discerning clients worldwide. Painting students also have the unique opportunity to collaborate with other disciplines at SCAD, including film and television, performing arts, production design and more.

CREATIVE CAREERS ART CONSULTANT FOR PRIVATE OR CORPORATE COLLECTORS ART CRITIC/WRITER ART DIRECTOR CURATOR EXHIBITION DESIGNER FILM AND TELEVISION SCENIC DESIGNER GALLERY OWNER/DIRECTOR/ ADMINISTRATOR MUSEUM PREPARATOR PAINTER PROFESSOR/INSTRUCTOR


CONTEMPORARY CANON The work of SCAD painting alumni can be found near and far on the international art scene — from the Museum of Modern Art in New York and Art Central Hong Kong to inside Atlanta’s new Mercedes-Benz Stadium.


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SCAD students assist with the installation of Chiharu Shiota’s Infinity Lines. The 56 miles of red string took 10 days and more than 1,500 work hours to complete. SCAD deFINE ART 2017, SCAD Museum of Art


Elevated aesthetic Throughout the academic year, SCAD painting students draw on the enriching resources of the university’s hometowns, immersing themselves in Atlanta, Hong Kong, Lacoste and Savannah. Additionally, students have access to thousands of works by art world luminaries in SCAD’s permanent collection. In Savannah, the SCAD Museum of Art mounts more than 20 major exhibitions a year, among them the works of National Medal of Arts recipients Jacob Lawrence and Romare Bearden, media artist and choreographer Jonah Bokaer, and installation artist Nicola López. Annual events such as SCAD deFINE ART invite students to place a finger on the pulse of the art world by attending exhibitions, panel discussions, lectures and more. Recent SCAD deFINE ART guests include kinetic artist Carlos Cruz-Diez, MacArthur Fellow Xu Bing, sculptural installation artist Nari Ward and New York magazine senior critic Jerry Saltz. Guest artists and alumni mentors also conduct critiques, review portfolios, visit student studios, offer lectures and hold workshops. Guest artists have included Miya Ando, Jack Whitten, Adam Cvijanovic, Marina Abramović, Hugo Dalton, and Tim Rollins and K.O.S.; SCAD alumni Summer Wheat, Monica Cook and William Singer; distinguished curators Barry Bergdoll and Philippe de Montebello; and critic Gary Tinterow. Graduates of the university’s multifaceted painting program have exhibited at world-renowned museums including the Guggenheim, the Museum of Modern Art and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, as well as at the world’s most prestigious art fairs, including the Hong Kong International Art Fair, Prix de Rome in the Netherlands and Art Central Hong Kong. New American Paintings has featured or published the work of SCAD painting students and alumni more than 50 times since 2000. SCAD painting alumni also branch out into other fields, serving as art directors for publications, design directors for apparel companies, and experts in setting and object manipulation for Hollywood.


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ALUMNI SUCCESS

JOSÉ PARLÁ

PAINTER EXHIBITED AT SCAD MUSEUM OF ART PAINTING MIAMI, FLORIDA

Cuban-American artist José Parlá’s monumental works include a mural commissioned for the lobby of One World Trade Center, where it greets an estimated 20,000 visitors a day. His 2016 exhibition Roots, held in conjunction with the Rolls-Royce Art Programme and SCAD AT MIAMI, the university’s celebration of contemporary art, creative education and the global community, represented a homecoming. Q: What advice do you have for students? Keep the contacts and friendships you create at SCAD, which will continue throughout your lives. You cannot reach your goals alone. You need cooperation and community. Collaborations with friends and other artists whom I’ve had the pleasure of working with and learning from help me stay contemporary.

Q: What opportunities were available at SCAD? At SCAD, I focused in a more serious way on my art. I could practice techniques as well as learn the history of art, from the beginning of human expression to modern and contemporary works. I think it’s important for every student to understand history. Without knowing your own background and that of other artists in history, you cannot reach an original platform.

Originality is essential for any artist. My advice is to work hard to find a visual language of your own. It could be in cinema, visual arts or any other discipline — whether you sing, dance, act or want to be an architect, you must deeply realize the importance of finding your own path.


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PAINTING SCHOOL OF FINE ARTS B.F.A. DEGREE 

M.A. DEGREE 

Foundation studies DRAW 100 Drawing I: Form and Space DSGN 100 Design I: Elements and Organization DRAW 101 Drawing II: Composition and Media DSGN 101 Color: Theory and Application DSGN 102 Design II: 3-D Form in Space DRAW 200 Life Drawing I — Studio elective

Graduate intensive courses*: DRAW 502 Drawing Methods Studio PNTG 502 Painting Methods and Form PNTG 503 Painting Aesthetics and Concept ARTH 701 Contemporary Art PNTG 704 Formal Aspects of Painting DRAW 708 Graduate Drawing SFIN 716 Theory and Processes I: Critical Analysis PNTG 728 Studio I: Ideation PNTG 738 Studio II: Theory in Practice SFIN 745 Fine Art M.A. Self-promotion PNTG 749 Painting M.A. Final Project — 500- to 700-level elective

PAINTING

35 hours

60 hours

75 hours

10 hours

180 hours

General education ARTH 100 Survey of Western Art I Select one of these two courses: CMPA 100 Survey of Computer Art Applications CMPA 110 Advanced Survey of Computer Art Applications BUSI 101 The Design of Business COMM 105 Speaking of Ideas ARTH 110 Survey of Western Art II ENGL 123 Composition ARTH 207 20th-century Art PHIL 301 Aesthetics * — ARLH or ARTH elective * — ENGL elective — General education elective — Mathematics/natural sciences elective — Social/behavioral sciences elective Major curriculum PNTG 203 Oil-based Techniques and Exploration PNTG 206 Water-based Techniques and Exploration SFIN 220 Art of Tomorrow PNTG 302 Concept and Strategies: Developing Ideas PNTG 309 Abstraction: The Language of Paint SFIN 330 Digital Tools for Fine Arts PNTG 345 From Wall to Space: Extended Media Select one of these three courses: PNTG 382 Painting the Scene: Visual Narrative and Mythmaking PNTG 384 Street Art: Responding to Place PNTG 386 Human Image: Capturing Identity and Essence SFIN 413 Business and Professional Practices for Fine Arts SFIN 415 Branding and Entrepreneurship for Fine Arts PNTG 470 Painting Senior Studio I: Concept to Audience PNTG 490 Painting Senior Studio II: Refining a Cohesive Body of Work Select one of these two courses: SFIN 492 Exhibition Design as Practice SFIN 494 Collaboration and Production in Creative Industries — PNTG or SFIN elective or CLC 580 Collaboration — PNTG or SFIN elective Additional electives — Free elective — Free elective TOTAL COURSE OF STUDY * Select one course.

PAINTING

45* hours

* Up to three intensive courses may be assigned upon admission, creating a total course of study of 50 to 60 hours.

M.F.A. DEGREE  PAINTING

90* hours

Graduate intensive courses*: DRAW 502 Drawing Methods Studio PNTG 502 Painting Methods and Form PNTG 503 Painting Aesthetics and Concept ARTH 701 Contemporary Art Select one of these two courses: ARTH 702 Art Criticism ARTH 703 Modern and Contemporary Critical Theory PNTG 704 Formal Aspects of Painting DRAW 708 Graduate Drawing SFIN 716 Theory and Processes I: Critical Analysis PNTG 728 Studio I: Ideation PNTG 738 Studio II: Theory in Practice Select one of these two courses: SFIN 756 Theory and Processes II: Philosophical Interpretations PNTG 768 Studio IV: Individual Exploration PNTG 758 Studio III: Vision and Aesthetics SFIN 770 Fine Art M.F.A. Self-promotion PNTG 775 Advanced Painting Studio Analysis PNTG 779 Graduate Internship PNTG 779 Graduate Internship PNTG 790 Painting M.F.A. Thesis — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective * Up to three intensive courses may be assigned upon admission, creating a total course of study of 95 to 105 hours.

For course descriptions, visit scad.edu/coursefinder.


Tim Kent, Overland Park, Kansas

Isaac McCaslin, Madisonville, Louisiana, Spectacularly Dying, oil on canvas


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PERFORMING ARTS Performing artists give life to spellbinding characters onstage and on-screen through live performances, sitcoms, dramatic series, commercials and more. SCAD performing artists work in film, television and theater, and receive focused instruction paired with opportunities to flourish in riveting projects, including multicamera comedy series, stage productions, SCAD films, improvisation performances, dance concerts, original works, new interpretations of classical and modern plays, musicals, and senior projects and M.F.A. thesis shows. Performing arts professors — award-winning actors, directors and casting directors with impressive credentials — bring years of success to the classroom. The curriculum is complemented by courses in dramatic writing, film and television, dance and vocal performance. In addition, the university’s award-winning sitcom The Buzz allows performing arts students to sharpen their on-camera presence. The undergraduate curriculum is structured to encourage the evolution of each student’s unique artistic voice. Graduate students pursue advanced studies in acting, auditioning, vocal production and selfpromotion for screen, stage and emerging media. The university offers career-launching interaction with professionals through on-site auditions with the best agents, managers and casting directors in the business. During the annual Savannah Film Festival and SCAD aTVfest, students learn from the industry’s brightest stars. The university’s master classes enable students to ask questions, dive into the heart of performance, and engage with internationally lauded actors and directors who share their knowledge and experiences. Recent instructors include 2017 Academy Award winner for Best Supporting Actor Mahershala Ali, actors Demián Bichir, Sam Claflin, Topher Grace, David Harbour, Jeff Perry, Rodrigo Santoro, Molly Shannon and Miles Teller, and casting directors Sheila Jaffe and Linda Lowy. Students can also perform in showcases in New York, Los Angeles and Atlanta in front of renowned agents, managers and casting directors. Through these opportunities, SCAD performing artists investigate a wide range of roles for the application of their talents — casting director, director, agent, actor and more.

CREATIVE CAREERS ACTOR ARTISTIC DIRECTOR CASTING DIRECTOR DIRECTOR FIGHT CHOREOGRAPHER IMPROV/SKETCH PERFORMER PUBLIC RELATIONS MANAGER STUNT PERFORMER TALENT AGENT VOICE-OVER TALENT


TUNE IN Immersing the audience in a site-specific performance that spans centuries, Savannah Songs is an original SCAD production for performing arts students to refine their talents as they prepare for the professional world.


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PERFORMING ARTS SCHOOL OF ENTERTAINMENT ARTS B.F.A. DEGREE 

M.F.A. DEGREE 

Foundation studies DSGN 100 Design I: Elements and Organization DSGN 101 Color: Theory and Application DSGN 102 Design II: 3-D Form in Space DSGN 204 Design III: Time — Studio elective — Studio elective

PERF PERF PERF PERF PERF PERF PERF PERF PERF PERF PERF PERF PERF PERF PERF

PERFORMING ARTS

30 hours

55 hours

85 hours

10 hours

180 hours

General education ARTH 100 Survey of Western Art I Select one of these two courses: CMPA 100 Survey of Computer Art Applications CMPA 110 Advanced Survey of Computer Art Applications COMM 105 Speaking of Ideas ARTH 110 Survey of Western Art II ENGL 123 Composition ENGL 142 Foundations of Story CINE 275 History of Cinema — ARLH or ARTH elective — General education elective — Mathematics/natural sciences elective — Social/behavioral sciences elective

PERFORMING ARTS

90 hours

Major curriculum PERF 170 Truth in Acting: The Methods PERF 187 Improvisation for the Actor PERF 199 Acting for the Camera: Fundamentals PERF 201 Survey of Performance Select one of these three courses: PERF 206 Conditioning for the Body and Mind DANC 212 Modern Dance Techniques PERF 310 Fight Choreography PERF 235 Vocal Training for the Actor PERF 260 The Art of the Audition: From Stage to Screen PERF 270 Truth in Acting: Stage to Screen PERF 280 Period Acting: Fundamentals and Techniques Select one of these three courses: PERF 335 Voice-over for Game Design, Animation and Commercials PERF 380 Period Acting: Stage and Screen PERF 387 Improvisation for Web Content and Sketch Comedy PERF 360 The Art of the Audition: Film and TV PERF 370 Advanced Acting: Film and TV Drama PERF 377 Performance Lab * PERF 377 Performance Lab † PERF 470 Advanced Acting: Film and TV Comedy and Commercials PERF 495 Building the Actor’s Reel PERF 498 Branding the Actor — PERF elective or CLC 580 Collaboration * — PERF elective † Additional electives — Free elective — Free elective TOTAL COURSE OF STUDY * Select one course. † Select one course.

701 Graduate Improvisation Technique for Screen and Stage 705 Art of Combat for Screen and Stage 708 Vocal Technique for Screen, Stage and Voice-over 711 Contemporary Drama in Context 718 Advanced Voice and Speech for Live and Recorded Media 721 Performance Styles: Classical and Period Texts 731 Performance Styles: Realism 735 On-camera Performance Technique 741 Performance Styles: Contemporary Acting 745 On-camera Acting Styles 755 On-camera Audition Techniques 770 Branding, Self-marketing for the Performer 775 On-camera Comedy Styles 777 Applications in Performance 790 Performing Arts M.F.A. Thesis — 700-level ARTH elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective

For course descriptions, visit scad.edu/coursefinder.

RIGHT ON CUE The SCAD Casting Office — the only onsite, professionally run casting office in higher education — connects SCAD actors to productions in the powerhouse film and television industry in Georgia as well as in the New York and Los Angeles markets. To date, more than 200 SCAD performing artists have been cast in major motion pictures and feature films, including Christine, The Do-Over, Galveston, Gifted, The Little Mermaid, Lizzie and Rings, and in a variety of television series, including TBS’s The Detour, Netflix’s Stranger Things, BBC’s Living the Dream, Hulu’s When the Street Lights Go On and Amazon’s Z: The Beginning of Everything.


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SCAD WINS

STANDING OVATION Winner of the 2017 Student Emmy Award for Best Scripted Series, The Buzz is an original multicamera sitcom written and acted by SCAD performing arts students and filmed before a live studio audience. Featuring a group of 20-somethings who congregate in a coffee shop, the series showcases the department’s engagement with majors across the university, from film and television to sound design — giving students new perspectives on performing arts.


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ALUMNI SUCCESS

DeRON HORTON

ACTOR, BURNING SANDS, DEAR WHITE PEOPLE, DIRT B.F.A. PERFORMING ARTS HOUSTON, TEXAS

DeRon Horton has used his education at SCAD to explode onto the film and television scene in the short time since his graduation in 2015. His training in audition techniques, acting for the camera and character development have led to star turns in Hollywood. He now resides in Los Angeles and is represented by ICM Partners. Q: What opportunities did you take advantage of at SCAD? I was in a showcase for performing arts students that traveled to Los Angeles, New York and Atlanta. That’s how I met the manager I signed with: She came to the Los Angeles performance and saw me.

Q: What is the most important lesson you learned at SCAD? Going to SCAD aTVfest and the Savannah Film Festival helped me understand the importance of building relationships. When you cross paths with people in the industry later, you can say, “Hey, I met you at this festival,” and you can connect that way.

Being a part of the SCAD performing arts department allowed me the freedom to find a character on stage, to build something out of removing myself entirely. I also took classes on acting for the camera, which made the process so simple. Acting for the camera is understated and acting for the stage is expressive, and I learned both at SCAD.


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PHOTOGRAPHY Photographers reveal the beauty, drama and humanity that we cannot always see, even when it’s right before our very eyes. They document history, nature, culture, art, architecture, politics and lived experience, intentionally conveying the

CREATIVE CAREERS ADVERTISING/STUDIO/COMMERCIAL/ ILLUSTRATIVE PHOTOGRAPHER

world through their lenses.

ART DIRECTOR/ART BUYER

In an era where it seems everyone owns a camera, SCAD instruction

CINEMAGRAPH CREATOR

leads to artistry and dynamism that rise above picture-taking. Through a comprehensive program at SCAD, students learn the full spectrum of photography — from historic and analog processes to the newest digital technologies that push the medium beyond traditional constraints. Students gain fluency with a variety of camera systems, digital

CORPORATE PHOTOGRAPHER DIGITAL TECHNICIAN/PHOTO FINISHER DIGITAL VIDEOGRAPHER

workflows, color and black-and-white techniques, studio and location

EXHIBITION CURATOR/GALLERY

lighting, and video shooting and editing, developing expertise through

DIRECTOR

tailored study and faculty mentorship. Coursework is designed to help students realize a unique creative vision, master visual literacy and launch their careers. Undergraduate

FASHION PHOTOGRAPHER/STYLIST FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHER

students cultivate their skills through concentrations in commercial,

PHOTOJOURNALIST/DOCUMENTARY

documentary and fine art photography. At the graduate level, M.A.

PHOTOGRAPHER

students engage in advanced study and complete a unified body of work in the form of a final portfolio. M.F.A. students practice in-depth research toward their thesis projects and careers in both professional photography and academia. Resources and equipment at each SCAD location include leadingedge Mac computers, the most recent versions of Adobe Creative Cloud Complete, Hasselblad Flextight scanners, an ICG drum scanner, a Chromira ProLab printer, wide-format inkjet printers, professional medium-format digital cameras, and the newest DSLR camera systems. Students may augment their career preparation by becoming Adobe Certified Experts in Photoshop.


Photography student Karan Hirawat (Mumbai, India) captures garments by fashion alumna Dawn Bey (Singapore).

SCAD WINS

PICTURE PERFECT The SCAD M.F.A. photography program has been ranked among the top photography programs in the U.S. by U.S. News & World Report.


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Balanced composition A strong emphasis on internships encourages students to gain real experience outside the classroom. SCAD photography students have served as interns for Annie Leibovitz, Ford Models, Hearst Magazines, The Richard Avedon Foundation, Time Inc., Turner Broadcasting and others. Photography alumni work for companies including Amazon, Facebook, Field & Stream, Google, Harper’s Bazaar, MTV, Nissan, Popular Mechanics, Ralph Lauren, Saks Fifth Avenue and WebMD. The SCAD photography department is well represented in the professional world, with alumni taking top honors in elite international competitions — including first place in the Panasonic Lumix Changing Photography contest and a Photo District News (PDN) Curator Award. In recent years, six SCAD students and alumni have been highlighted among PDN’s prestigious “30 New and Emerging Photographers to Watch” and as winners in the PDN Photo Annual. SCAD hosts hundreds of exhibitions every year, across all locations, bringing the best in contemporary photography for contemplation and study. The award-winning SCAD Museum of Art also houses the 19thand 20th-century Photography Collection, which includes iconic works by Ansel Adams, Mathew Brady, Robert Mapplethorpe and Man Ray. At events including SCADstyle and SCAD deFINE ART, panel discussions and lectures by leading critics, photographers and other fine artists open new vistas for students as their creative careers come into focus.

Benjamin Chapman, Kingston, Tennessee


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PHOTOGRAPHY SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION ARTS B.A. DEGREE 

B.F.A. DEGREE  PHOTOGRAPHY

VISUAL COMMUNICATION Concentration in PHOTOGRAPHY 25 hours

90 hours

45 hours

20 hours

180 hours

Foundation studies DRAW 100 Drawing I: Form and Space DSGN 100 Design I: Elements and Organization DRAW 101 Drawing II: Composition and Media DSGN 101 Color: Theory and Application — Studio elective General education ARTH 100 Survey of Western Art I Select one of these two courses: CMPA 100 Survey of Computer Art Applications CMPA 110 Advanced Survey of Computer Art Applications COMM 105 Speaking of Ideas ARTH 110 Survey of Western Art II ENGL 123 Composition ARTH 207 20th-century Art PHIL 301 Aesthetics — ARLH or ARTH elective — ARLH or ARTH elective — ENGL elective — ENGL elective — General education elective — General education elective — General education elective — Mathematics/natural sciences elective — Mathematics/natural sciences elective — Social/behavioral sciences elective — Social/behavioral sciences elective

35 hours

55 hours

General education ARTH 100 Survey of Western Art I Select one of these two courses: CMPA 100 Survey of Computer Art Applications CMPA 110 Advanced Survey of Computer Art Applications BUSI 101 The Design of Business COMM 105 Speaking of Ideas ARTH 110 Survey of Western Art II ENGL 123 Composition PHIL 301 Aesthetics * — ARLH or ARTH elective * — ENGL elective — General education elective — Mathematics/natural sciences elective — Social/behavioral sciences elective Major curriculum PHOT 113 Camera Exploration and Technique PHOT 114 Digital Imaging and Compositing PHOT 150 Scanning and Printing the Color Image PHOT 201 Video Techniques for Photographers PHOT 220 From Large-format to the Digital Sensor Select one of these two courses: PHOT 238 Survey of Photography I: Invention and Expansion PHOT 240 Survey of Photography II: 1930s to the Digital Era PHOT 400 Business Practices for Photography — 300- or 400-level PHOT elective or CLC 580 Collaboration — PHOT or SFIN elective

Photography concentration PHOT 113 Camera Exploration and Technique PHOT 114 Digital Imaging and Compositing PHOT 214 Lighting Applications: From Products to Portraits PHOT 219 Photography Project Seminar Select one of these two courses: PHOT 238 Survey of Photography I: Invention and Expansion PHOT 240 Survey of Photography II: 1930s to the Digital Era PHOT 340 Inkjet Printing for Photography PHOT 345 Advanced Digital Imaging PHOT 400 Business Practices for Photography — PHOT elective or CLC 580 Collaboration Additional electives — Free elective — Free elective — Free elective — Free elective

Foundation studies DRAW 100 Drawing I: Form and Space DSGN 100 Design I: Elements and Organization DRAW 101 Drawing II: Composition and Media DSGN 101 Color: Theory and Application Select one of these four courses: PNTG 101 Painting Basics for the Non-major CERA 125 Ceramics I: Understanding Materials and Techniques PRMK 200 Printmaking for Non-majors SCPT 214 Fabrication, Construction and Materials DSGN 102 Design II: 3-D Form in Space — Studio elective

Choose one concentration to complete the major curriculum:

75 hours

TOTAL COURSE OF STUDY

Commercial photography PHOT 214 Lighting Applications: From Products to Portraits PHOT 314 Commercial Lighting Applications: Studio and Location Select one of these two courses: PHOT 332 Fashion Photography PHOT 409 Advertising Photography: Art Direction Select one of these two courses: PHOT 410 Advertising Photography: Creating Demand with Image PHOT 413 Commercial Lighting Applications: Lighting for Professional Markets PHOT 476 Commercial Portfolio — 300- or 400-level PHOT elective Documentary photography PHOT 218 Black-and-white Technique PHOT 319 Developing a Photographic Aesthetic PHOT 324 Documentary Photography PHOT 325 The Photographic Narrative PHOT 337 Photojournalism, Media and Culture PHOT 477 Documentary Portfolio

For course descriptions, visit scad.edu/coursefinder.

Fine art photography PHOT 214 Lighting Applications: From Products to Portraits PHOT 218 Black-and-white Technique PHOT 319 Developing a Photographic Aesthetic PHOT 403 Professional Practices in Fine Art Photography PHOT 475 Fine Art Portfolio — PHOT or SFIN elective 15 hours

180 hours

Additional electives — Free elective — Free elective — Free elective TOTAL COURSE OF STUDY * Select one course.


FULL EXPOSURE SCAD student and alumni work is featured in prominent venues across various media: Cosmopolitan, ELLE Decor, CNN, MTV, National Geographic, NBC’s Today show, Fast Company, Forbes, Garden & Gun, and Interview and W magazines. Alumni have also gone on to publish their own photography books and magazines.


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Meredith Russell, Stockton, New Jersey, digital photograph

M.A. DEGREE 

M.F.A. DEGREE 

Graduate intensive courses*: PHOT 501 Survey: Photography PHOT 502 Photographic Technique and Signification PHOT 503 Photography Portfolio Process Select one of these four courses: PHOT 706 Documentary Photography I PHOT 715 Studio Craft PHOT 724 Web Design for Photography PHOT 754 Business of Marketing Photography PHOT 709 Graduate Critique Seminar PHOT 714 Digital Craft I: Technique and Concept Select one of these three courses: PHOT 716 Commercial I: Standards and Innovations in Lighting Design PHOT 726 Documentary Photography II PHOT 734 Digital Craft II: Beyond Visual Limits PHOT 719 Photographic Arts I: Ideation and Experimentation PHOT 730 Digital Printing Methodology PHOT 749 Photography M.A. Final Portfolio — 700-level ARTH elective — 500- to 700-level elective

Graduate intensive courses*: PHOT 501 Survey: Photography PHOT 502 Photographic Technique and Signification PHOT 503 Photography Portfolio Process ARTH 701 Contemporary Art ARTH 702 Art Criticism Select two of these four courses: PHOT 704 Black-and-white Craft PHOT 707 Color Craft PHOT 715 Studio Craft PHOT 730 Digital Printing Methodology PHOT 709 Graduate Critique Seminar PHOT 714 Digital Craft I: Technique and Concept PHOT 719 Photographic Arts I: Ideation and Experimentation PHOT 722 Photographic Arts II: Project Definition and Development PHOT 753 Photographic Arts III: Aesthetics and Direction PHOT 762 Issues in Contemporary Photography PHOT 764 Photographic Arts IV: Sequence and Nuance Select one of these two courses: PHOT 775 Photographic Arts V: Portfolio Refinement PHOT 779 Graduate Internship PHOT 779 Graduate Internship PHOT 790 Photography M.F.A. Thesis — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective

PHOTOGRAPHY

45* hours

* Up to three intensive courses may be assigned upon admission, creating a total course of study of 50 to 60 hours.

For course descriptions, visit scad.edu/coursefinder.

PHOTOGRAPHY

90* hours

* Up to three intensive courses may be assigned upon admission, creating a total course of study of 95 to 105 hours.


Pete Pontone, Red Bank, New Jersey


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Foon Fu, Atlanta, Georgia


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ALUMNI SUCCESS

BIN FENG

FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHER M.F.A. PHOTOGRAPHY SHANGHAI, CHINA

Bin Feng’s dramatic, cinematically styled self-portraits illustrate his bicultural experience after his move to the U.S. from China. His series The American Dream was exhibited at Art Central Hong Kong and SCAD AT MIAMI, the university’s celebration of contemporary art, creative education and the global community during the 2016 Art Basel Miami Beach. Q: What inspired your exhibition

for SCAD AT MIAMI?

My series attempts to create a character that represents people who migrate to the U.S., are of different cultural backgrounds and speak different languages, and who are eventually going to become part of American culture. It is fictional imagery you could consider a visual diary of my everyday life.

Q: How does the SCAD environment

shape your work?

I have a crew of 20 people, most from the film department, and we work closely together — like a family. I help them produce their film projects and they help me with lighting setup in return. It’s all about cross-media collaboration. It is amazing to work with such talented artists.

SCAD has the best resources in the photography department and the best instructors who will help you step by step. The experience of studying at SCAD is a lifetime memory.


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PRESERVATION DESIGN Preservation designers view architectural heritage as common legacy and contribute to a vibrant future by combining history, planning, and conservation with business, entrepreneurship and design innovation to elevate the built environment. Under the guidance of dedicated faculty, SCAD preservation design students learn to navigate business and economic issues and cultivate new models for adding value to communities. They employ entrepreneurial strategies to challenge conventions for managing and adapting cultural resources — both tangible and intangible — through

CREATIVE CAREERS CITY OR REGIONAL PRESERVATION PLANNER DIGITAL CULTURAL HERITAGE SPECIALIST DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR GRANT DEVELOPER OR MANAGER HERITAGE TOURISM SPECIALIST

field research and community-based projects. HISTORIC MATERIALS CONSERVATOR

Within the framework of a studio-based preservation curriculum, students participate in interdisciplinary collaboration to establish longterm solutions that enhance civic vibrancy and upcycle resources.

HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICER HISTORIC PRESERVATION SPECIALIST

Through recent projects with partners such as the 1772 Foundation, the Association for Preservation Technology International, the Savannah Development and Renewal Authority and the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art, students become acutely aware of the role of

MUSEUM ADMINISTRATOR OR CURATOR RESTORATION ARTISAN

advocacy and stewardship in the advancement of heritage. They capitalize on the wealth of material found in historical precedent to inform forward-looking design. Beyond the classroom, students have unparalleled access to admired practitioners. SCAD has hosted the U.S. National Committee of the International Council on Monuments and Sites symposium; presented workshops and lectures by members of the Congress for the New Urbanism, the World Monuments Fund and the National Park Service; and partnered with the National Trust for Historic Preservation to create and host PastForward, the National Preservation Conference, one of the largest and most influential preservation events in the world. Even before they graduate, SCAD students distinguish themselves in academic and professional circles: In 2016–17, SCAD students received scholarships and honors from the Association for Preservation Technology International, the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, the Historic American Buildings Survey’s Charles E. Peterson Prize and others. Program alumni step into leadership roles with prominent organizations including the National Park Service, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, the U.S. Capitol Historical Society and more.

SCAD’s tradition of preservation and adaptive reuse has played a significant role in revitalizing Savannah, transforming neglected and abandoned properties throughout the city into aspirational spaces for student learning and living.

NATIONAL TRUST FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION


TRADITION MEETS TECHNOLOGY Preservation design students investigate, document and record heritage resources using traditional methods as well as advanced digital technology, including augmented and virtual reality, digital modeling, laser scanning and 3-D printing.


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PRESERVATION DESIGN SCHOOL OF BUILDING ARTS B.F.A. DEGREE 

M.A. DEGREE 

Foundation studies DRAW 100 Drawing I: Form and Space DSGN 100 Design I: Elements and Organization DRAW 101 Drawing II: Composition and Media DSGN 101 Color: Theory and Application DSGN 102 Design II: 3-D Form in Space DRAW 115 Graphics for the Building Arts — Studio elective

Graduate intensive courses*: ARLH 501 History of Modern Architecture PRES 501 Digital Foundations for Preservation Design PRES 701 Practicing Preservation in a Global Context PRES 702 Style and Elegance in the Classical Tradition PRES 706 Defining Place: Research and Survey PRES 710 Studio I: Preservation Through Public Policy PRES 720 Studio II: Construction Technology and Assessment PRES 730 Studio III: Conserving the Built Environment PRES 741 Entrepreneurship for Community Revitalization PRES 749 Preservation Practicum — Adapting Existing Buildings — 500- to 700-level elective

PRESERVATION DESIGN

35 hours

65 hours

70 hours

10 hours

180 hours

PRESERVATION DESIGN

45* hours

General education ARTH 100 Survey of Western Art I BUSI 101 The Design of Business COMM 105 Speaking of Ideas ARTH 110 Survey of Western Art II CMPA 110 Advanced Survey of Computer Art Applications ENGL 123 Composition ARLH 206 Modern Architecture I: 1750–1900 ARLH 208 Modern Architecture II: 1900–Present WRIT 255 Business and Professional Writing — ENGL elective — General education elective — Mathematics/natural sciences elective — Social/behavioral sciences elective Major curriculum PRES 110 Studio I: Introduction to Preservation Design —  Global Theory and Practice PRES 210 Studio II: Investigating and Evaluating Heritage —  Research and Survey PRES 220 Studio III: Conservation Science —  Traditional to Modern Materials ELDS 225 Electronic Design I: Digital Communication for the Building Arts Select one of these two courses: CULT 305 The Culture of Landscape ARCH 465 Sustainable Design for the Built Environment PRES 305 Digital Practices in Preservation Design PRES 310 Studio IV: Policy and Planning —  Preservation Design and Advocacy PRES 320 Studio V: Measuring Heritage —  Construction Technology and Condition Assessment PRES 330 Studio VI: Elements of Style and Elegance in the Classical Tradition PRES 401 The Business of Community Revitalization PRES 410 Studio VII: Luxury Design in the Built Environment PRES 479 Undergraduate Internship * PRES 480 Studio VIII: Innovative Adaptation —  Collaborative Practicum PRES 490 Studio IX: Innovative Adaptation — Capstone Project — ARCH, ARLH, BUSI, CLC, ELDS, FURN, INDS, MUSM, PRES, SBLD, SUST or URBA elective * — ARCH, ARLH, BUSI, CLC, ELDS, FURN, INDS, MUSM, PRES, SBLD, SUST or URBA elective Additional electives — Free elective — Free elective TOTAL COURSE OF STUDY * Select one course.

For course descriptions, visit scad.edu/coursefinder.

* Up to two intensive courses may be assigned upon admission, creating a total course of study of 50 to 55 hours.

M.F.A. DEGREE 

PRESERVATION DESIGN

90* hours

Graduate intensive courses*: ARLH 501 History of Modern Architecture PRES 501 Digital Foundations for Preservation Design BDAL 701 Principles of Business Design and Arts Leadership PRES 701 Practicing Preservation in a Global Context PRES 702 Style and Elegance in the Classical Tradition Select one of these two courses: ELDS 704 Electronic Design ELDS 720 Geospatial Analysis and Digital Design for Urban Environments PRES 706 Defining Place: Research and Survey PRES 710 Studio I: Preservation Through Public Policy PRES 720 Studio II: Construction Technology and Assessment PRES 730 Studio III: Conserving the Built Environment PRES 740 Studio IV: Place and Luxury in the Built Environment PRES 741 Entrepreneurship for Community Revitalization PRES 745 Digital Innovations in Preservation Design PRES 750 Collaborative Studio I: Managing Value in Adaptive Use Projects ARCH 760 Sustainable Design † PRES 760 Collaborative Studio II: Marketing Identities for Adaptive Use Projects ARLH 761 Analyzing American Cultural Landscapes † ARLH 763 Traditions in Global Vernacular Architecture † PRES 779 Graduate Internship PRES 791 Preservation Design M.F.A. Thesis I: Vision and Innovation PRES 792 Preservation Design M.F.A. Thesis II: Application and Engagement — 500- to 700-level elective † — 500- to 700-level elective * Up to two intensive courses may be assigned upon admission, creating a total course of study of 95 to 100 hours. † Select one course.

HONORED HERITAGE SCAD has breathed new life into more than 100 buildings around the world since its founding. In light of this tradition, the National Trust for Historic Preservation presented SCAD President and Founder Paula Wallace with the 2016 Louise du Pont Crowninshield Award, the highest recognition for individual achievement in preservation. She is the first university president to receive the honor.


PROFITABLE PRESERVATION Preservation design improves both the aesthetics of a city and its job growth: Preservation projects created more jobs in Georgia per $1 million of economic activity than any other major sector, including new construction, according to a recent study by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.


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CULTURAL RESOURCES In collaboration with artist Michael Joo, preservation design students helped create a site-specific structural installation of tabby, a centuries-old building material made of lime, sand and shell, for the artist’s exhibition Barrier Island at the SCAD Museum of Art. The installation, titled Foundational, explored the residual effects of natural phenomena and human intervention on the landscape over time, and how these forces shape cultures and identities.


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PRINTMAKING Printmaking is one of human history’s most enduring arts, a convergence of fine art practice and design technologies, both historical and contemporary. At SCAD, students explore photographic and digital applications, including photogravure, photolithography and photopolymer techniques, and partner with prestigious organizations to

CREATIVE CAREERS ART EDUCATOR COMMUNITY ARTS ADMINISTRATOR CONSERVATOR

create work for exhibition and the marketplace.

CURATOR

At the undergraduate level, students delve into etching, mixed

EXHIBITING ARTIST

processes, letterpress, the book arts, silkscreen and more, while developing their own unique artist brand and mastering business and entrepreneurial skills essential for success. At the graduate level, scholars are immersed in studio work, research, and the investigation of new processes, producing a body of work that culminates in a thesis. Regular interaction with guest artists, faculty members and fellow students kindles a culture of multidisciplinary collaboration. The

MASTER PRINTER MUSEUM STAFF PRE-PRESS DESIGNER PRINT PROTOTYPE TECHNICIAN SCREEN PRINTER

classroom experience coalesces with workshops led by artists including Kiki Smith, Valerie Hammond, Chakaia Booker, Ingrid Calame, Kael Alford, Marshall Arisman and Jeffrey Sippel. Recent printmaking projects with real-world partners include developing displays and commemorative gifts for BMW and Mercedes-Benz USA, collaborating with fellow SCAD fine arts students on a custom six-story installation at the Hotel Indigo Savannah Historic District, and designing scarf prints for Paradise Garden. These professional opportunities complement rigorous coursework to prepare emerging artists for elevated internships and careers. SCAD printmaking resources specialize in low-toxicity and nontoxic processes, offering state-of-the-art ventilation, modern presses and the largest Takach etching press in the Southeast, as well as letterpress, papermaking and lithographic studios. SCAD Atlanta is also home to the ACA Library of SCAD, which holds the university’s premier collection of artists’ books, including a unique cache of Nexus Press books, the largest of its kind.

COLLECTOR’S EDITIONS The ACA Library of SCAD

At the university’s study abroad location in Lacoste, students make

Atlanta features a collection

excursions to Paris and throughout Europe to study renowned

of more than 2,100 books

printmaking collections and exhibitions. SCAD also has an exclusive

created by artists active

standing reservation at the Bibliothèque nationale de France, which

from the 1960s through

holds the largest collection of prints in the world.

the contemporary era.


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Carlos Delgado, Havana, Cuba, The Loneliness of the Cross, screen print


Hernan Maestre, Bogotรก, Colombia, R-Bear, screen print/relief print


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PRINTMAKING SCHOOL OF FINE ARTS B.F.A. DEGREE 

M.F.A. DEGREE 

Foundation studies DRAW 100 Drawing I: Form and Space DSGN 100 Design I: Elements and Organization DRAW 101 Drawing II: Composition and Media DSGN 101 Color: Theory and Application DSGN 102 Design II: 3-D Form in Space DRAW 200 Life Drawing I DRAW 250 Digital Drawing

ARTH ARTH PRMK PRMK PRMK SFIN PRMK PRMK PRMK PRMK SFIN PRMK PRMK PRMK

PRINTMAKING

35 hours

65 hours

70 hours

10 hours

180 hours

General education ARTH 100 Survey of Western Art I Select one of these two courses: CMPA 100 Survey of Computer Art Applications CMPA 110 Advanced Survey of Computer Art Applications BUSI 101 The Design of Business COMM 105 Speaking of Ideas ARTH 110 Survey of Western Art II ENGL 123 Composition ARTH 207 20th-century Art PHIL 301 Aesthetics — ARLH or ARTH elective — ENGL elective — General education elective — Mathematics/natural sciences elective — Social/behavioral sciences elective Major curriculum PRMK 202 Etching: Image Making in Metal PRMK 203 Innovative Applications in Lithography SFIN 220 Art of Tomorrow PRMK 260 Screen Printing for Fashion, Luxury and Interior Spaces PRMK 308 The Art of the Book: Re-imagining the Printed Page PRMK 325 Digital, Laser and Photographic Processes PRMK 357 Off the Wall: From Image to Object SFIN 413 Business and Professional Practices for Fine Arts SFIN 415 Branding and Entrepreneurship for Fine Arts PRMK 470 Printmaking Senior Studio I: Concept to Audience PRMK 490 Printmaking Senior Studio II: Refining a Cohesive Body of Work Select one of these two courses: SFIN 492 Exhibition Design as Practice SFIN 494 Collaboration and Production in Creative Industries — PRMK or SFIN elective or CLC 580 Collaboration — PRMK or SFIN elective Additional electives — Free elective — Free elective TOTAL COURSE OF STUDY

PRINTMAKING

90 hours

701 Contemporary Art 702 Art Criticism 704 Technical Approaches in Printmaking 713 Studio I: Imagery and Concept 716 Studio II: Personal Vision 716 Theory and Processes I: Critical Analysis 722 Digital and Photographic Applications in Printmaking 740 Single Edition Portfolio 745 Alternative Processes in Printmaking 764 Graduate Seminar in Printmaking 770 Fine Art M.F.A. Self-promotion 779 Graduate Internship 779 Graduate Internship 790 Printmaking M.F.A. Thesis — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective

For course descriptions, visit scad.edu/coursefinder.

PRINTS CHARMING As the expansion of digital and laser technologies alters commercial print processes in fundamental ways, SCAD students are prepared for cutting-edge career opportunities beyond traditional fine arts. Professional paths include in-house printing of books, textiles and luxury goods for design firms and fashion houses, custom printing and framing, art consulting and handling, print design and publishing, typographical design and pre-press production.


Terence Wong, Hong Kong, Stripes, for Daniel Buren, screen print


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PRODUCTION DESIGN Production designers bring stories to life, constructing fantastical scenery for Broadway productions, designing sets for must-see television and cinematic features and creating visuals for the world’s great live events. At SCAD, production design students engage in many avenues of the industry, learning to design for traditional productions that offer timeless engagement as well as digital productions that push the frontier of entertainment. The production design program at SCAD is the only one in the U.S. to offer a comprehensive approach to entertainment design, including film and television, live performance, public events and exhibitions, and themed entertainment. Coursework covers art direction and scenic, costume and lighting design, and incorporates film, dance and theater

CREATIVE CAREERS ART DIRECTOR/ASSISTANT FOR FILM AND TELEVISION DESIGNER FOR EXHIBITS, MUSEUM DISPLAYS OR THEME PARKS LIGHTING DESIGNER MODEL MAKER PRODUCTION DESIGNER RETAIL DESIGNER SCENIC ARTIST

in both contemporary and historic contexts. Classes emphasize drawing,

SCENIC, COSTUME OR LIGHTING

drafting, rendering, and digital and sound design techniques, as well as

DESIGNER FOR LIVE PERFORMANCES

work in live performance, film, event design and commercial displays. Undergraduate students choose a concentration in theme parks and attractions, set design and art direction, costume design or lighting design. Graduate students focus their studies through advanced coursework and the completion of a final project in the M.A. program or a thesis in the M.F.A. program. Design opportunities range from recent productions, including Peter and the Starcatcher, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Ragtime, Into the Woods, Machinal and the SCAD student-produced live sitcoms The Buzz and Nailed It, to experiential museum exhibitions, theme park attractions and environments for major events. SCAD production design alumni have designed sets for Super Bowl halftime performances, created props for TV shows like The Walking Dead and films like Logan, and devised attractions at NBCUniversal and Walt Disney Imagineering.

STYLIST/WARDROBE DESIGNER THEMED ENTERTAINMENT/ EVENT DESIGNER


SCAD production design students create sets for university performances, including the original live sitcom Nailed It, which goes behind the scenes of a network home renovation show.


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Make the scene SCAD production design students benefit from diverse opportunities to hone and practice their craft. Learning environments include an intimate black-box theater for avant-garde productions; an Arcadian outdoor amphitheater; three historic proscenium stages for large casts, Broadway-style musicals and dance productions; green screen studios; and film and television studios. Alumni find such impressive employment because they are the bestprepared candidates for professional positions in art direction, exhibition design, production and retail design as well as the scenic arts and as stylists for entertainment and advertising campaigns. Graduates of the program contribute to Academy Award-winning films; they design imaginative live events from Broadway to the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival; and they are employed around the world at 20th Century Fox, ABC, Discovery Communications, Food Network, HBO, HGTV, MTV, NBCUniversal, New American Shakespeare Tavern, New York Theatre Ballet, Nickelodeon, Princess Cruises, Universal Creative and the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts.

QUITE A PRODUCTION SCAD production design students gain hands-on experience by contributing to hit movies and shows that shoot locally as part of Georgia’s $7 billion film and television industry, including the groundbreaking TV series Atlanta, Billions and The Walking Dead.


Rent, SCAD’s Hamilton Hall


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PRODUCTION DESIGN SCHOOL OF ENTERTAINMENT ARTS B.F.A. DEGREE 

Major curriculum FILM 100 Digital Film Production: Story to Screen PROD 103 Introduction to Entertainment Design PROD 220 Illuminating the Narrative PROD 221 Designing the Environment PROD 222 Dressing the Persona PROD 303 Interpreting the Script PROD 313 Digital Rendering for Entertainment SOEA 333 Professional Practice for Entertainment Arts — ANIM, ELDS, FILM, IDUS, MOME, MTJW, PROD, SDGM, SNDS, SOEA, TECH, TELE, THED or VSFX elective or CLC 580 Collaboration or SOEA 560 Collaborative Experiences in Entertainment Arts — ANIM, ELDS, FILM, IDUS, MOME, MTJW, PROD, SDGM, SNDS, SOEA, TECH, TELE, THED or VSFX elective or CLC 580 Collaboration or SOEA 560 Collaborative Experiences in Entertainment Arts

PRODUCTION DESIGN

35 hours

55 hours

Foundation studies DRAW 100 Drawing I: Form and Space DSGN 100 Design I: Elements and Organization DRAW 101 Drawing II: Composition and Media DSGN 101 Color: Theory and Application DSGN 102 Design II: 3-D Form in Space DSGN 208 Storyboarding Essentials — Studio elective General education ARTH 100 Survey of Western Art I Select one of these two courses: CMPA 100 Survey of Computer Art Applications CMPA 110 Advanced Survey of Computer Art Applications COMM 105 Speaking of Ideas ARTH 110 Survey of Western Art II ENGL 123 Composition ENGL 142 Foundations of Story Select one of these two courses: ARLH 206 Modern Architecture I: 1750-1900 ARTH 207 20th-century Art CINE 275 History of Cinema — General education elective — Mathematics/natural sciences elective — Social/behavioral sciences elective For course descriptions, visit scad.edu/coursefinder.

Choose one concentration to complete the major curriculum: Costume design PROD 302 Costume Design Techniques PROD 322 Character Interpretation for Costume in Film and Television PROD 402 Applications of Costuming PROD 422 Costume Design Studio: Research and Exploration PROD 472 Costume Design Senior Project — ACCE, FASH, FIBR, FURN, ILLU, MTJW, PROD, SDGM, SOEA or THED elective 80 hours

Lighting design PROD 314 Computer-aided Entertainment Design PROD 320 Illuminating the Full Story: Process and Techniques PROD 350 Standards and Specifications for Lighting PROD 419 Lighting Design Studio: Digital Visualization and Programming PROD 470 Lighting Design Senior Project — FILM, ILLU, MOME, PNTG, PROD, SDGM, SEQA, SOEA or THED elective Set design and art direction PROD 304 Technical Drawing for Entertainment PROD 314 Computer-aided Entertainment Design PROD 321 Advanced Concepts in Art Direction for Film and Television PROD 421 Scenic Design Studio: Digital Visualization and Documentation PROD 471 Set Design and Art Direction Senior Project — ARCH, ARLH, ELDS, FILM, FURN, GRDS, IDUS, ILLU, INDS, ITGM, PROD, SCPT, SDGM, SEQA, SOEA, THED or VSFX elective Theme parks and attractions Select one of these two courses: ELDS 205 Computer-aided Product Design ELDS 225 Electronic Design I: Digital Communication for the Building Arts PROD 304 Technical Drawing for Entertainment THED 305 Designing for Interactive Entertainment THED 425 Theme Park Master Plan: Storytelling on a Grand Scale PROD 475 Themed Entertainment Senior Project — ARCH, ARLH, DWRI, FILM, GRDS, IDUS, ILLU, INDS, PROD, SCPT, SDGM, SEQA, SOEA or THED elective

10 hours

180 hours

Additional electives — Free elective — Free elective TOTAL COURSE OF STUDY


M.A. DEGREE 

M.F.A. DEGREE 

ARTH PROD PROD PROD PROD PROD PROD

ARTH 701 Contemporary Art ARTH 702 Art Criticism FILM 708 Designing Shots PROD 720 Production Design Theory and Practice PROD 726 Production Design Studio I: Conceptualization PROD 730 Script Analysis and Conceptualization Select one of these two courses: PROD 741 Digital Design for Entertainment PROD 746 Draping as Design for Costume PROD 745 Decorative Arts: Context in Storytelling PROD 750 Digital Visualization for Production Design PROD 756 Evolution of Production Design PROD 762 Production Design Studio II: Design Development PROD 770 Professional Practices in Production Design PROD 772 Production Design Studio III: Implementation PROD 790 Production Design M.F.A. Thesis — 700-level ANIM, DWRI, FILM, ITGM, MOME, PERF, PROD, SDGM, SNDS, SOEA, THED or VSFX elective or CLC 580 Collaboration — 700-level ANIM, DWRI, FILM, ITGM, MOME, PERF, PROD, SDGM, SNDS, SOEA, THED or VSFX elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective

PRODUCTION DESIGN

45 hours

701 Contemporary Art 720 Production Design Theory and Practice 726 Production Design Studio I: Conceptualization 730 Script Analysis and Conceptualization 745 Decorative Arts: Context in Storytelling 749 Production Design M.A. Final Project 756 Evolution of Production Design — 700-level ANIM, DWRI, FILM, ITGM, MOME, PERF, PROD, SDGM, SNDS, SOEA, THED or VSFX elective or CLC 580 Collaboration — 500- to 700-level elective

PRODUCTION DESIGN

90 hours

For course descriptions, visit scad.edu/coursefinder.

Veteran makeup artist Ondie Daniel’s special effects makeup master class was hosted through SCADFILM, where students and alumni enhance their credentials and participate in elite networking opportunities.


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SCULPTURE Sculptors create the monuments, exhibitions, objects and costumes that invite us to experience our environments in new and surprising ways. Today’s sculptors shape wood, concrete, bronze, light, textiles, sustainable and organic matter, digital projections and other materials into large public art works, movie miniatures, props and prosthetics, inventive industrial prototypes, fine art casting, site-specific installations, set designs and more. SCAD sculpture students illuminate all aspects of the profession within one of the finest sculpture studios in higher education, located in Midtown Atlanta. Designed by world-renowned architect Renzo Piano, the expansive sculpture department houses a wood and metal shop, 3-D printing technology, a foundry for bronze and stainless steel, a studio and support equipment. Here, sculpture students learn to produce work in a professional context, stimulated by a comprehensive curriculum that explores traditional and nontraditional media.

CREATIVE CAREERS 3-D COMPUTER MODELER ART DIRECTOR CURATOR EXHIBITION DESIGNER FOUNDRY/MOLD-MAKING SPECIALIST MODEL MAKER FOR FILM PROSTHETIC ARTIST PUBLIC ARTIST/CONSULTANT SCULPTOR/STUDIO ARTIST TOY DESIGNER

Sculpture students experience the value of synergy through collaborative ventures and multidisciplinary engagement with external partners, including Noble Investment Group, a leader in U.S. lodging and hospitality real estate. Throughout the year, guest artists, including notable fine artists Fred Wilson and Patrick Dougherty, and representatives from prestigious organizations such as Ford Motor Company conduct studio sessions, review and critique work, offer lectures, hold workshops and mentor students throughout high-profile collaborations. These real-world design projects and professional interactions enable SCAD sculptors to attain the experience and portfolio power necessary to land fulfilling jobs in today’s art, design, film, entertainment and innovation sectors. SCAD sculpture student and alumni work has been featured in media outlets including CNN and Wired magazine, in the studios of NBCUniversal and on the sets of Marvel films.

ARTFUL ACCLAIM SCAD sculpture students shape the cities in which they learn and work. In partnership with the Hotel Indigo Savannah Historic District, they led a multidisciplinary collaboration to install a custom, six-story

At the graduate level, M.A. students deepen and enrich their studio

ironwork sculpture that

work with research and advanced study, while M.F.A. students develop

radiates with LED lights on the

thesis projects that are conceptual and technical masterpieces.

renovated building’s exterior.


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Heather Chambers, Plano, Texas, Polaris, stainless steel


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SCULPTURE SCHOOL OF FINE ARTS B.F.A. DEGREE 

M.A. DEGREE 

Foundation studies DRAW 100 Drawing I: Form and Space DSGN 100 Design I: Elements and Organization DRAW 101 Drawing II: Composition and Media DSGN 101 Color: Theory and Application DSGN 102 Design II: 3-D Form in Space DRAW 200 Life Drawing I DSGN 204 Design III: Time

ARTH SCPT SCPT SFIN SCPT SCPT SCPT SCPT

SCULPTURE

35 hours

60 hours

75 hours

10 hours

180 hours

General education ARTH 100 Survey of Western Art I Select one of these two courses: CMPA 100 Survey of Computer Art Applications CMPA 110 Advanced Survey of Computer Art Applications BUSI 101 The Design of Business COMM 105 Speaking of Ideas ARTH 110 Survey of Western Art II ENGL 123 Composition ARTH 207 20th-century Art PHIL 301 Aesthetics * — ARLH or ARTH elective * — ENGL elective — General education elective — Mathematics/natural sciences elective — Social/behavioral sciences elective Major curriculum SCPT 214 Fabrication, Construction and Materials SCPT 216 Ideas Taking Shape: Malleable Media and Multiples SFIN 220 Art of Tomorrow SCPT 250 Computer Modeling for Laser and 3-D Printing Select one of these three courses: SCPT 301 Moldmaking Technologies: Design and Production for Industry and Special Effects SCPT 304 Modeling: Reimagining the Figure SCPT 307 Foundry: Expression in Cast Metals Select one of these three courses: SFIN 305 Body as Concept: Prosthetics to Cosplay SCPT 445 Integrating Place and Audience: The Art of Spectacle SCPT 450 Digital Fabrication: From Idea to Object SCPT 320 Mind to Matter: Realizing Concepts Through Material Exploration ITGM 347 Applied Principles: Physical Computing † SFIN 360 Installation Art: Light, Sound and the Projected Image SFIN 413 Business and Professional Practices for Fine Arts SFIN 415 Branding and Entrepreneurship for Fine Arts VSFX 447 Models and Miniatures ‡ SCPT 470 Sculpture Senior Studio I: Concept to Audience SCPT 490 Sculpture Senior Studio II: Refining a Cohesive Body of Work Select one of these two courses: SFIN 492 Exhibition Design as Practice SFIN 494 Collaboration and Production in Creative Industries — SCPT or SFIN elective or CLC 580 Collaboration † — SCPT or SFIN elective ‡ Additional electives — Free elective — Free elective

SCULPTURE

45 hours

701 Contemporary Art 704 Sculptural Studio Processes 713 Sculpture Studio I: Influences and Sources 716 Theory and Processes I: Critical Analysis 717 Sculpture Studio: Concept and Content 723 Sculpture Studio II: Research and Discourse 743 Sculpture Studio III: Production and Critique 749 Sculpture M.A. Final Project — 500- to 700-level elective

M.F.A. DEGREE  SCULPTURE

90 hours

ARTH ARTH SCPT SCPT SFIN SCPT SCPT SCPT SFIN SCPT SCPT SCPT SCPT SCPT

701 Contemporary Art 702 Art Criticism 704 Sculptural Studio Processes 713 Sculpture Studio I: Influences and Sources 716 Theory and Processes I: Critical Analysis 717 Sculpture Studio: Concept and Content 723 Sculpture Studio II: Research and Discourse 743 Sculpture Studio III: Production and Critique 770 Fine Art M.F.A. Self-promotion 773 Sculpture Studio IV: Defining a Personal Style 775 Sculpture Studio V: Developing Thesis and Exhibition 779 Graduate Internship 779 Graduate Internship 790 Sculpture M.F.A. Thesis — 700-level PHOT, PNTG, PRMK or SCPT elective or CLC 580 Collaboration — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective For course descriptions, visit scad.edu/coursefinder.

VISUAL VIBRANCY The avant-garde sculpture curriculum at SCAD includes a course on prosthetics and cosplay, in which students research characters, colors, textures and forms to create costuming elements. The resulting garments, headdresses and facial features

TOTAL COURSE OF STUDY

are designed to compete with the best

* Select one course. † Select one course. ‡ Select one course.

professionally designed ensembles on the cosplay convention circuit.


Lydia Futral Hancock, Lilburn, Georgia


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SEQUENTIAL ART Sequential artists weave narrative with visual art to tell meaningful stories and plot adventures in comic books, graphic novels, cartoons, comic strips, children’s books,

CREATIVE CAREERS CARTOONIST

video games and storyboards.

CHARACTER DESIGNER

SCAD was the first university to offer both undergraduate and

CHILDREN’S BOOK ARTIST

graduate degrees in sequential art. Students explore every style and genre imaginable in this action-packed creative discipline through a progressive curriculum that incorporates traditional techniques with advanced technology and specialized digital applications. To complement their course of study, students have a breadth of diverse electives from which to choose, including manga and superhero comics, cartooning, character design, advanced storyboarding, publishing, painting for comics, cover illustration, creating sequential art for emerging media, maquette design, advanced studies in human and animal anatomy and sequential picture books for children. Graduate students are prepared for careers in the field and are ready to cultivate the creativity of the next generation of visual storytellers. M.A. and M.F.A. students learn production methods, critique, theory and practice; those pursuing M.F.A. degrees are also required to complete an internship. The program’s high level of academic and professional preparation has led to a number of accolades in recent years. The Daily Beast named SCAD one of the top three places from which Marvel Comics recruits the most editors, and USA Today has highlighted the university’s sequential art program. Philadelphia Weekly has called SCAD “the Harvard of comics.”

COMIC BOOK ARTIST CONCEPT ARTIST GRAPHIC NOVELIST ILLUSTRATOR PRODUCTION ARTIST STORYBOARD ARTIST TOY/FIGURE SCULPTOR


STAND-UP COMICS SCAD sequential art students and alumni secure top internships and jobs with illustrious companies from DreamWorks to DC Comics.


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That’s epic Sequential art students learn from and interact with masters of the genre. The department features the largest sequential art faculty in the U.S. and includes Chesley Award, Harvey Award and Ignatz Award winners, a New York Times best-selling graphic novelist, a Marvel Comics series creator, and artists and authors featured in prestigious publications around the world. SCAD has also hosted many illustrious guests: comics mogul Stan Lee; Marvel Comics editor-in-chief Axel Alonso; AfterShock Comics editor-in-chief Mike Marts; comiXology marketing and business development guru Chip Mosher; legendary illustrator James Gurney; graphic novelist Art Spiegelman; cartoonist Jules Feiffer; Mad Magazine greats Jack Davis and Al Jaffee; comics theorist Scott McCloud; DC Comics art director Mark Chiarello; comics creator Mark Schultz; Sandman illustrator Jill Thompson; and webcomic artist Scott Kurtz. SCAD sequential art students win top honors for their work and have earned Applied Arts Student Awards, Red Dot Communication Design Awards and Society of Illustrators student scholarships. Alumni go on to lead successful careers in mainstream and alternative comic production, education, illustration, model sculpting for action figures, concept design for animation and drawing storyboards for major animated films, television, commercials, feature films and video games. They have landed internships and full-time positions with prominent companies such as Cartoon Network, Dark Horse Comics, DC Comics, Disney, DreamWorks, Gaijin Studios, Image Comics, Marvel Comics, National Public Radio, Oni Press, Top Cow Productions, Vertigo Comics and Visible Light Entertainment.

SCAD WINS

MAKING THEIR MARK The Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, which recognize the best comic creators and their work, are hailed as the profession’s highest honor. The SCAD sequential art department boasts notable Eisner-nominated and -winning faculty as well as alumni, including Brooke Allen (Wilmington, North Carolina) for Lumberjanes, Jorge Corona (Maracaibo, Venezuela) for Goners, Sean Murphy (Derry, New Hampshire) for The Wake and Joey Weiser (Bloomington, Indiana) for Mermin, along with many others.


Savannah Ikhmais, Carrollton, Georgia, Growing Up, Red Dot Communication Design Award winner


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SEQUENTIAL ART SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION ARTS B.A. DEGREE 

B.F.A. DEGREE 

Foundation studies DRAW 100 Drawing I: Form and Space DSGN 100 Design I: Elements and Organization DRAW 101 Drawing II: Composition and Media DSGN 101 Color: Theory and Application — Studio elective

Foundation studies DRAW 100 Drawing I: Form and Space DSGN 100 Design I: Elements and Organization DRAW 101 Drawing II: Composition and Media DSGN 101 Color: Theory and Application DSGN 102 Design II: 3-D Form in Space DRAW 200 Life Drawing I DRAW 206 Drawing for Storyboarding

VISUAL COMMUNICATION Concentration in SEQUENTIAL ART 25 hours

90 hours

45 hours

20 hours

180 hours

General education ARTH 100 Survey of Western Art I Select one of these two courses: CMPA 100 Survey of Computer Art Applications CMPA 110 Advanced Survey of Computer Art Applications COMM 105 Speaking of Ideas ARTH 110 Survey of Western Art II ENGL 123 Composition ARTH 207 20th-century Art PHIL 301 Aesthetics — ARLH or ARTH elective — ARLH or ARTH elective — ENGL elective — ENGL elective — General education elective — General education elective — General education elective — Mathematics/natural sciences elective — Mathematics/natural sciences elective — Social/behavioral sciences elective — Social/behavioral sciences elective

SEQUENTIAL ART

35 hours

60 hours

Sequential art concentration SEQA 100 Introduction to Sequential Art 70 SEQA 202 Drawing for Sequential Art hours SEQA 205 Survey of Sequential Art SEQA 215 Materials and Techniques for Sequential Art SEQA 224 Character Design and Storyboarding for Animation SEQA 244 Comic Book Scripting SEQA 277 Digital Coloring and Lettering Applications for Comics SEQA 325 Environments, Props and Structures SEQA 382 Visual Storytelling I Additional electives — Free elective — Free elective — Free elective — Free elective TOTAL COURSE OF STUDY

15 hours

180 hours

General education ARTH 100 Survey of Western Art I Select one of these two courses: CMPA 100 Survey of Computer Art Applications CMPA 110 Advanced Survey of Computer Art Applications COMM 105 Speaking of Ideas ARTH 110 Survey of Western Art II ENGL 123 Composition ARTH 207 20th-century Art — ARLH or ARTH elective — ARLH or ARTH elective — ENGL elective — General education elective — Mathematics/natural sciences elective — Social/behavioral sciences elective Major curriculum SEQA 100 Introduction to Sequential Art SEQA 202 Drawing for Sequential Art SEQA 205 Survey of Sequential Art SEQA 215 Materials and Techniques for Sequential Art SEQA 224 Character Design and Storyboarding for Animation SEQA 244 Comic Book Scripting SEQA 277 Digital Coloring and Lettering Applications for Comics SEQA 325 Environments, Props and Structures SEQA 382 Visual Storytelling I SEQA 405 Visual Storytelling II SEQA 410 Sequential Art Senior Project — SEQA elective or CLC 580 Collaboration — SEQA elective — SEQA elective Additional electives — Free elective — Free elective — Studio elective TOTAL COURSE OF STUDY For course descriptions, visit scad.edu/coursefinder.


Adair Pounds, Chevy Chase, Maryland, pen and ink, digital, ZBrush, The Rookies award winner

M.A. DEGREE 

45* hours

M.F.A. DEGREE 

SEQUENTIAL ART

SEQUENTIAL ART

Graduate intensive courses*: SEQA 501 Drawing Strategies for Sequential Art SEQA 502 Visual Story Development SEQA 503 Sequential Art Production Methods ARTH 701 Contemporary Art SEQA 701 Theories and Practices for Sequential Art SEQA 707 Anatomy and Perspective for Sequential Art SEQA 716 Studio I: Sequential Art Methods SEQA 717 Exploring the Narrative SEQA 731 Digital Design Issues in Sequential Art Select one of these two courses: SEQA 741 Inking Techniques SEQA 745 Writing for Sequential Art SEQA 749 Sequential Art M.A. Final Project — 500- to 700-level elective

Graduate intensive courses*: SEQA 501 Drawing Strategies for Sequential Art SEQA 502 Visual Story Development SEQA 503 Sequential Art Production Methods ARTH 701 Contemporary Art SEQA 701 Theories and Practices for Sequential Art ARTH 702 Art Criticism SEQA 707 Anatomy and Perspective for Sequential Art SEQA 712 Concept Design in Sequential Art SEQA 716 Studio I: Sequential Art Methods SEQA 717 Exploring the Narrative SEQA 726 Studio II: Sequential Art Applications SEQA 731 Digital Design Issues in Sequential Art Select one of these two courses: SEQA 741 Inking Techniques SEQA 745 Writing for Sequential Art SEQA 756 Studio III: Sequential Art Professional Practices SEQA 770 Sequential Art Self-promotion SEQA 779 Graduate Internship SEQA 790 Sequential Art M.F.A. Thesis — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective

* Up to three intensive courses may be assigned upon admission, creating a total course of study of 50 to 60 hours.

For course descriptions, visit scad.edu/coursefinder.

90* hours

* Up to three intensive courses may be assigned upon admission, creating a total course of study of 95 to 105 hours.


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Hanna Schroy, Fort Worth, Texas


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SERVICE DESIGN Service designers create intuitive systems that organize three elements — people, processes and physical components —  to improve services across every realm of human activity. What, exactly, do service designers do? Consider transportation. Service designers help companies like Lyft and Uber revamp the ride-

CREATIVE CAREERS CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE MANAGER/ DIRECTOR DESIGN MANAGER/DIRECTOR

hailing process, marrying developments in digital technology with

DESIGN OR USER EXPERIENCE

insights into anthropology and human behavior. In health care, service

RESEARCHER

designers prioritize the patient experience through such innovations as improving the MRI scan procedure, among others. At Philips Healthcare, savvy professionals designed an interactive MRI experience for children, inviting them to bring stuffed animals into the machine and to select an animation to project onto the interior walls of the equipment — making patients and their families more comfortable while simultaneously improving outcomes. From hospitality to entertainment and beyond, service designers anticipate the future. They make life easier for customers and generate successful results for companies. SCAD offers the first B.F.A. and M.F.A. degrees in service design in the U.S. Students learn how to research and analyze human behavior, societal needs, business models and competitive environments — and transform those insights into strategy. Equipped with a solid foundation in problem-solving and in qualitative and quantitative research, they identify business opportunities and strengthen services for a wide array of professional realms. Based in the SCAD Gulfstream Center for Design, students collaborate across disciplines and with numerous external partners, including Google, Gulfstream Aerospace and Walt Disney Imagineering through the SCAD Collaborative Learning Center. In one recent partnership, service design students reimagined the security check-in process and the in-flight entertainment system for Delta Air Lines. Undergraduate students focus on idea visualization, service architecture, enterprise and innovation. M.F.A. students are prepared to take leadership roles in large organizations in the private and public sectors, where they spearhead change and manage multidisciplinary teams. SCAD service design graduates work at Apple, IBM, Mayo Clinic, Sears and elite global design consultancies Acquity Group, Fjord, IDEO and others. As the field of service design rapidly grows in importance and stature across the world, graduates of the SCAD service design program are helping companies and organizations design a more humane, more functional and more highly evolved future for all.

DESIGN STRATEGIST EXPERIENCE MANAGER/DIRECTOR INNOVATION MANAGER/DIRECTOR INTERACTION DESIGNER RETAIL DESIGNER SERVICE OR EXPERIENCE DESIGNER SERVICE OR EXPERIENCE STRATEGIST


FIND TOMORROW’S DESIGN SOLUTIONS Putting the client first pays dividends, with 58 percent of customers willing to spend more with companies that provide superior service. Major companies are turning to service designers to strategize and improve customer satisfaction through new initiatives and technology. More than 70 percent of companies listed positive experiences as a top business priority, according to a survey by Forrester Research.


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An award-winning thesis project, the Muhimu rings were designed to process sound and use vibrations to help people with auditory challenges communicate and understand their surroundings. Edgar Martin Espejo, Miami, Florida


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SERVICE DESIGN SCHOOL OF DESIGN B.F.A. DEGREE 

M.F.A. DEGREE 

Foundation studies DRAW 100 Drawing I: Form and Space DSGN 100 Design I: Elements and Organization DRAW 101 Drawing II: Composition and Media DSGN 101 Color: Theory and Application DSGN 102 Design II: 3-D Form in Space DSGN 115 Creative Thinking Strategies * DRAW 230 Drawing for Design — Studio elective *

Graduate intensive courses*: SDES 501 Visual Communication and Presentation SDES 502 The Human Factor, Design Thinking SDES 503 Fundamentals of Graduate Research ANTH 701 Global Cultural Theory IACT 701 Theory of Interaction Design IDUS 711 Methods of Contextual Research SERV 711 Service Design: Principles and Practice DMGT 720 Design Innovation Development and Marketing Strategies SERV 722 Critical Methods of Prototyping Services and Experiences SERV 724 User-centered Design for Services SERV 728 Service Design Studio I: Creation of Services, Products, Interfaces and Experiences IACT 731 Information Architecture for Designers SERV 753 Service, Innovation and Enterprise SERV 769 Service Design Studio II: Pleasure-based Approaches to Service Design SERV 779 Graduate Internship DMGT 783 Design Futures: Trends, Foresight and Intuition SERV 790 Service Design M.F.A. Thesis — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective

SERVICE DESIGN

35 hours

65 hours

70 hours

10 hours

180 hours

General education ARTH 100 Survey of Western Art I ANTH 101 Introduction to Anthropology BUSI 101 The Design of Business COMM 105 Speaking of Ideas ARTH 110 Survey of Western Art II ENGL 123 Composition ARTH 207 20th-century Art BUSI 265 Principles of Marketing — ARLH or ARTH elective — ENGL elective — General education elective — Mathematics/natural sciences elective — Social/behavioral sciences elective Major curriculum ELDS 205 Computer-aided Product Design IDUS 212 Model and Prototype Development IDUS 213 Industrial Design Idea Visualization IDUS 215 Contextual Research Methods SERV 216 Blueprinting Services SERV 311 Service Architectures, Ecologies and Touch Points SERV 312 Prototyping Experiences IACT 315 Human/Computer Interaction IDUS 316 Portfolio and Résumé Development SERV 325 Technology and Services SERV 421 Services and Enterprise SERV 431 Service Design Senior Studio — ARCH, FIBR, FURN, IDUS, SERV or SUST elective or CLC 580 Collaboration — ARCH, FIBR, FURN, IDUS, SERV or SUST elective Additional electives — Free elective — Free elective TOTAL COURSE OF STUDY * Select one course.

SERVICE DESIGN

90* hours

* Up to three intensive courses may be assigned upon admission, creating a total course of study of 95 to 105 hours.

For course descriptions, visit scad.edu/coursefinder.


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SOUND DESIGN From film and television to game development and beyond, sound designers orchestrate the dialogue, sound effects and music that transport audiences. SCAD is the first and only university to confer B.F.A., M.A. and M.F.A. degrees in sound design. Here, students become virtuosos who can do it all. To learn the techniques and execution behind masterful sensory narrative, students are immersed in a curriculum that models the tools, workflow and aesthetics of commercial media production. Minors such as music production and sound editing allow students to specialize. The university also provides sound design students the opportunity to enhance their education by earning professional Avid Pro Tools certification in postproduction, music production and Icon mixing techniques, as well as certification in Sibelius. State-of-the-art technologies support all aspects of the curriculum and include three HDX mix stages; four Pro Tools HD Native rigs; 86 Pro Tools

CREATIVE CAREERS ADR AND FOLEY MIXER COMPOSER/SOUND DESIGNER DIALOGUE EDITOR FOLEY ARTIST GAME AUDIO DESIGNER MIDI MOCK-UP ORCHESTRATOR MUSIC EDITOR/SUPERVISOR PRODUCTION MIXER/BOOM OPERATOR RECORDING ENGINEER SOUND EDITOR

workstations; one dedicated surround sound mix/mastering room; a MIDI mock-up room complete with a full range of synthesis and sampling technologies; five classrooms housing Pro Tools workstations; four ADR suites; three recording studios for music, Foley and film scoring; and

events such as the Savannah Film Festival and more. Thanks in part

My company does film, television, commercials, web series, dialogue editorial, Foley, sound design, music composition, music editing — the whole nine yards. In one of my first interviews, that’s what really showed the difference of a SCAD education. I knew how to do it all. It completely blew the employer’s mind, and I got hired.”

to this guidance, sound design students and alumni have gone on to

BRENT KISER

three rooms for dialogue recording and editing. Equipment includes five fully outfitted production sound carts for film and television production. SCAD is home to an effects and music library with 2,500 hours of sound effects and millions of files, which students use in developing highly sophisticated, legal soundtracks. Preeminent faculty members — Academy Award winners, authors of books on the subject matter, and collaborators on films including The Wolf of Wall Street, Life of Pi, Die Hard, Edward Scissorhands, Predator, Speed and The Green Mile, and TV shows including Boardwalk Empire and Futurama — mentor students as they grow into dynamic and soughtafter sound design professionals. Distinguished members of the sound design community also frequently lecture and provide advice during

acclaim, earning Emmy Awards and the prestigious Verna Fields Award for Student Filmmakers as part of the Motion Picture Sound Editors Golden Reel Awards. Alumni contribute to Academy Award-winning films, among other accolades, and work for Blizzard Entertainment, Sony Pictures, Walt Disney Imagineering and more.

Owner, Unbridled Sound Emmy Award winner SCAD B.F.A. sound design Lexington, Kentucky


SCORE BIG With access to custom-built sound design equipment that mirrors the real-world studio environment, SCAD sound design students contribute to original films, animations and video games as they collaborate with peers in other entertainment arts and digital media programs at the university.


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SOUND DESIGN SCHOOL OF ENTERTAINMENT ARTS B.F.A. DEGREE 

M.A. DEGREE 

Foundation studies DSGN 100 Design I: Elements and Organization DSGN 101 Color: Theory and Application DSGN 102 Design II: 3-D Form in Space DSGN 204 Design III: Time — Studio elective — Studio elective

CINE 703 Research Methodology in Cinema Studies SNDS 705 Production Mixing SNDS 729 Theory and Practice in Sound Design SNDS 730 Scoring to Picture SNDS 734 ADR and Foley Mixing Select one of these two courses: SNDS 737 Game Audio Design SNDS 743 Postproduction Methodologies SNDS 749 Sound Design M.A. Final Project — 700-level ARTH elective — 500- to 700-level elective

SOUND DESIGN

30 hours

60 hours

80 hours

10 hours

180 hours

SOUND DESIGN

45 hours

General education ARTH 100 Survey of Western Art I Select one of these two courses: CMPA 100 Survey of Computer Art Applications CMPA 110 Advanced Survey of Computer Art Applications COMM 105 Speaking of Ideas ARTH 110 Survey of Western Art II ENGL 123 Composition ENGL 142 Foundations of Story CINE 275 History of Cinema LIBA 288 Media Literacy Theory — ARLH or ARTH elective — General education elective — Mathematics/natural sciences elective — Social/behavioral sciences elective Major curriculum Select one of these two courses: SNDS 101 Sound for Film and Television SNDS 102 Sound for Animation and Games SNDS 110 Fundamentals of Audio SNDS 125 Sound in Media SNDS 203 Field Sound Effects Recording SNDS 206 Production Audio SNDS 212 Music for Media SNDS 223 Sound Editing Select one of these two courses: SNDS 308 Sound Art SNDS 309 Modular Synthesis SNDS 312 ADR and Voice-over SNDS 313 Dialogue Editing SNDS 322 Foley Production Techniques SNDS 403 Sound Design Collaboration SNDS 409 Game Audio Design Select one of these two courses: SNDS 419 Stereo Mixing SNDS 429 Multi-channel Mixing SNDS 440 Sound Supervision — ANIM, CHAR, CINE, DANC, DWRI, FILM, ITGM, MOME, MUST, PERF, PREV, PROD, SNDS, SOEA, TECH, TELE, THED or VSFX elective or CLC 580 Collaboration Additional electives — Free elective — Free elective TOTAL COURSE OF STUDY

M.F.A. DEGREE  SOUND DESIGN

90 hours

CINE 703 Research Methodology in Cinema Studies SNDS 705 Production Mixing SNDS 729 Theory and Practice in Sound Design SNDS 730 Scoring to Picture SNDS 734 ADR and Foley Mixing Select one of these two courses: SNDS 737 Game Audio Design SNDS 743 Postproduction Methodologies SNDS 741 Sound Effects and Dialogue Editing SNDS 755 Sound Design M.F.A. Studio SNDS 756 Sound Art and Installation SNDS 761 Audio Signal Processing SNDS 776 Surround Sound for Media SNDS 779 Graduate Internship SNDS 790 Sound Design M.F.A. Thesis — 700-level ARTH elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective For course descriptions, visit scad.edu/coursefinder.

DID YOU HEAR? SCAD sound design students had the unique opportunity to record ambient Earth sounds — busy streets, ocean waves, birds chirping and more — that NASA sent aboard the International Space Station to convey the tones of home.


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TELEVISION PRODUCING Pitch, write and develop new shows. Cast and build creative teams. Supervise shooting, scheduling and distribution. For television producers, the professional opportunities are endless and cover all aspects of production for live, remote, studio, promotional and prerecorded programming. SCAD students learn the television business from the inside out in the fastest-growing and most connected film and television production hot spot — Atlanta, Georgia, the epicenter of a $7 billion statewide industry. As home to Cartoon Network, CNN, Cox Communications, FOX Sports, Turner Broadcasting, The Weather Channel and more than 150 annual film productions, Atlanta offers students access to valuable hands-on opportunities, top-tier internships and career-building connections. Top casting directors, writers and producers regularly visit the classrooms and attend SCAD signature events. These career-making connections take the spotlight at SCAD aTVfest, an international event celebrating the latest in television and media production, where screenings, panel discussions and receptions take students behind the scenes. The course of study requires four separate field internships in television, video, digital media or film production to ensure SCAD students gain real-world experience and television-producing credits before entering the job market. Classes are held in the SCAD Digital Media Center, a fully equipped television studio that also supports related digital media fields such as animation and motion media design. Students work on high-end television production sets and in editing suites, multicamera soundstages, sound recording and mixing suites, screening spaces, and set and prop fabrication studios. The SCAD Digital Media Center is production-ready and enables students to conceive, shoot and produce entire programs under one roof. SCAD television producing students intern at A&E, Adult Swim, BET, CNN, TNT and Tyler Perry Studios during their studies, while alumni work for Cartoon Network, Turner Broadcasting and Univision, among others.

CREATIVE CAREERS ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PRODUCER CAMERA OPERATOR/VIDEOGRAPHER EXECUTIVE POSTPRODUCTION SUPERVISOR LINE PRODUCER MEDIA PRODUCER MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT PRODUCER POSTPRODUCTION SUPERVISOR PRODUCER PRODUCTION ASSISTANT/COORDINATOR SPECIAL EVENT/FIELD PRODUCER


WELCOME TO PRIME TIME Dozens of hit television shows — from The Walking Dead and The Vampire Diaries to The Real Housewives of Atlanta — are filmed and produced in Atlanta, allowing SCAD students to get in the mix of major productions.


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TELEVISION PRODUCING SCHOOL OF DIGITAL MEDIA B.A. DEGREE 

Careers in action

Foundation studies DRAW 100 Drawing I: Form and Space DSGN 100 Design I: Elements and Organization DSGN 101 Color: Theory and Application — Studio elective — Studio elective

Through in-class assignments and on-set

General education ARTH 100 Survey of Western Art I Select one of these two courses: CMPA 100 Survey of Computer Art Applications CMPA 110 Advanced Survey of Computer Art Applications COMM 105 Speaking of Ideas ARTH 110 Survey of Western Art II ENGL 123 Composition ARTH 207 20th-century Art WRIT 255 Business and Professional Writing CINE 275 History of Cinema LIBA 288 Media Literacy Theory — ENGL elective — General education elective — General education elective — Mathematics/natural sciences elective — Social/behavioral sciences elective

programming and the creative production

TELEVISION PRODUCING

25 hours

70 hours

75 hours

10 hours

180 hours

Major curriculum FILM 100 Digital Film Production: Story to Screen SNDS 101 Sound for Film and Television DWRI 106 Introduction to Screenwriting TELE 202 Survey of Television TELE 205 Television Field Production TELE 210 Television Studio Production TELE 250 Live Event Production FILM 265 Short Film Screenwriting TELE 300 Line Producing TELE 303 Segment Producing TELE 350 Television Postproduction TELE 450 Field Internship I: Exploring Careers in Television Production TELE 451 Field Internship II: Creating a Reputation TELE 452 Field Internship III: Establishing a Strategic Network TELE 453 Field Internship IV: Professional Practices Additional electives — Free elective — Free elective TOTAL COURSE OF STUDY For course descriptions, visit scad.edu/coursefinder.

experience, SCAD students learn narrative story structure, fundamental television production skills, the business of television process. They also learn how to become content creators themselves: Students pitch concepts for original shows, design new formats for the marketplace, and chart the course for characters and plot development over several seasons of programming. Students are also mentored by professors who have garnered national broadcasting recognition and awards, with diverse backgrounds ranging from reality television productions and network newscasts to talk shows and scientific films.

ALL-ACCESS PASS SCAD sponsors and hosts aTVfest at SCAD Atlanta, a global celebration of television’s brightest stars where students network with industry professionals in master classes and panel discussions on writing, performing, directing and producing for television. Recent guests include Lee Daniels of Empire and Star and Mindy Kaling of The Mindy Project, as well as executives, writers and actors for ABC, BET, FOX, FX, HBO, HGTV, Pivot, TBS, WGN and more.


SCAD.EDU / THEMED-ENTERTAINMENT

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THEMED ENTERTAINMENT DESIGN Themed entertainment designers invent the immersive worlds and memorable moments of our favorite entertainment parks, attractions, resorts, restaurants and

CREATIVE CAREERS ATTRACTION DESIGNER

museums around the globe.

BRAND DESIGNER

Part set designer, part storyteller and part events producer, themed

EXHIBIT DESIGNER

entertainment professionals are architects of the imagination. They help create the riveting rollercoasters, rides and experiences of our favorite theme parks, from Disney’s Twilight Zone Tower of Terror to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood. These designers work on a smaller scale, too, inventing

EXPERIENCE DESIGNER GLOBAL EVENT DESIGNER RETAIL AND RESTAURANT DESIGNER

and orchestrating more intimate moments for park visitors, such as

SCIENCE AND HISTORY MUSEUM

SeaWorld’s Stingray Lagoon and the giraffe feeding stations that

DESIGNER

delight guests at zoos around the world. SCAD offers the first and only M.F.A. program in themed entertainment design, a compelling, synergistic field that combines architecture and media content with the narrative power of film and live theater. Students work with peers in animation, interactive design and game development, interior design, production design, sequential art, sound design, visual effects and other disciplines to add depth and dimension to their work. Themed entertainment design students at the SCAD Collaborative Learning Center have recently partnered with Hong Kong Disneyland to create immersive hotel rooms that bring the park experience and park characters into each room — digitally and experientially. Students have also collaborated with Chick-fil-A to develop interior design and storytelling concepts to convey the company’s commitment to quality and customer service. Real-world design experiences such as these have led to careers for SCAD themed entertainment design alumni with Walt Disney Imagineering, Universal Creative, ITEC Entertainment, Falcon’s Creative Group and others.

SHOW PRODUCER SPECIAL VENUE THEATER DESIGNER THEME PARK DESIGNER


PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTION Themed entertainment design students let their imaginations run wild with the help of advanced physical and digital resources in Crites Hall.


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SCAD professors and their industry connections were easily my most valuable resource. I had tried to break into this field for over 10 years, and within nine months at SCAD, I had toured Walt Disney Imagineering on both coasts, networked with many professionals whose careers I had followed for years, and landed a dream internship.

JEFF DE BOER Creative producer intern, Walt Disney Imagineering SCAD M.F.A. themed entertainment design Cedar Lake, Indiana

Building the story Themed entertainment design professors at SCAD have designed and engineered experiences for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, and the Marvel theme park in Dubai, to name a few, ensuring the most current and experiential classroom experiences for students. SCAD is the first university to host the Themed Entertainment Association’s Storytelling, Architecture, Technology and Experience (SATE) Conference, an annual event for the world’s leading creators, developers, designers and producers of compelling places and experiences. SATE presenters included representatives of Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Imagineering Research and Development, The Andy Warhol Museum, National Public Radio’s StoryCorps and others. Thanks to these connections and partnerships, themed entertainment design graduates are prepared to ascend to great heights in this rapidly growing, multibillion-dollar global industry.


Carlos Ginatta, Guayaquil, Ecuador, Isla Encantada overview (top), detail rendering (bottom)


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It takes an enormous team to design theme parks, to design attractions. And what I love about SCAD is that I’ve seen such a spirit of collaboration here and such enthusiasm, energy and openness to trying new experiences.

ARTHUR LEVINE Theme park expert and USA Today travel writer

THEMED ENTERTAINMENT DESIGN SCHOOL OF ENTERTAINMENT ARTS M.F.A. DEGREE 

THEMED ENTERTAINMENT DESIGN

90 hours

INDS 503 Design Visualization, Communication and Documentation Select one of these two courses: ELDS 704 Electronic Design ARCH 714 Advanced Parametric Design and Generative Modeling Strategies for the Building Arts THED 720 Themed Entertainment Industry THED 730 Concept Design Studio THED 735 Component Design Studio PROD 750 Digital Visualization for Production Design ARTH 757 Media Art THED 765 Design for Themed Entertainment PROD 770 Professional Practices in Production Design THED 775 Themed Environments and Attractions: Design Development THED 777 Collaborative Design Studio THED 790 Themed Entertainment Design M.F.A. Thesis — 700-level ANIM, ARCH, DWRI, FILM, IDUS, INDS, ITGM, MOME, PERF, PROD, SERV, SDGM, SNDS, SOEA or VSFX elective or CLC 580 Collaboration — 700-level ANIM, ARCH, DWRI, FILM, IDUS, INDS, ITGM, MOME, PERF, PROD, SERV, SDGM, SNDS, SOEA or VSFX elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective For course descriptions, visit scad.edu/coursefinder.


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URBAN DESIGN Urban designers exist at the confluence of the built and natural environments, examining and influencing the relationships between a city and its buildings, open spaces and the people who inhabit them. Their study stretches from street level to beyond the cityscape and analyzes a range of challenges — from connectivity and ecology to economics and usability — as they transform cities around the world into more beautiful, functional and green places. At SCAD, the only art and design university in the U.S. to offer a Master of Urban Design degree, students learn to balance historical continuity with formal experiments and technological innovation to

CREATIVE CAREERS CITY DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR CITY MANAGER OR PLANNER ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNER FORM-BASED CODE CONSULTANT GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS SPECIALIST LANDSCAPE DESIGNER

shape tomorrow’s cities. Based in Savannah, the urban design program

SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIST AND

is set amid one of the most celebrated city plans in the world — a

PLANNER

plan visionary urban designer Edmund Bacon hailed as “one of the finest diagrams for city organization and growth in existence.” Beyond Savannah, students may choose to spend a quarter or more at one of the university’s global locations to experience booming metropolises on two continents or the time-honored beauty of a medieval French village steeped in history. In each location, access to resources including Esri CityEngine Advanced, model shops and hybrid graphics labs equipped with 3-D modeling software help students realize their visions for the urban landscape. In a recent collaboration with Esri, urban design students created a detailed, 3-D printed scale model of Savannah’s historic district with data generated by CityEngine Advanced. Students explore ways to culturally enrich local amenities and foster a resilient urban ecology through research and case studies. They work on current city planning initiatives with municipalities and institutions concerned with urban growth, and combine them with cutting-edge technology at SCAD. This integration has resulted in inventive solutions, such as an augmented reality walking tour of Savannah using Microsoft HoloLens. In a multidisciplinary collaboration with peers in interactive design and game development and visual effects, urban design students mapped a virtual reality tour of the city’s iconic Chippewa Square. As a complement to the program requirements, students have gone on to pursue National Charrette Institute and Form-Based Codes Institute certification. SCAD urban design alumni find professional success with Design Republic, Gensler, Perkins+Will, SWA Group and more.

TRANSPORTATION AND MOBILITY PLANNER URBAN DESIGNER ZONING ADMINISTRATOR/PLANNING MANAGER


MAPPED OUT The urban design program is based in Savannah, and students take the opportunity to extend their studies to the university’s three other global locations to explore the radiating growth of urban Atlanta; the ancient history and modern skyscrapers of Hong Kong; or the cobblestone streets and stone structures of Lacoste. Students observe and contrast firsthand how each of these cities grows and functions in different contexts and on different continents. Additionally, SCAD students can take advantage of a 20-day immersion in urban design and architecture held each year in Hong Kong.


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Break ground SCAD is at the forefront of creatively reimagining the urban landscape, transforming each of its locations with conservation-minded, technologically advanced learning centers. At each SCAD campus, the university has adaptively repurposed historic buildings, created breathtaking green spaces, generated foot traffic with cultural and educational events, and improved the livability, amenities and prosperity of entire neighborhoods. SCAD has won numerous awards for modernizing historic structures, including recognition from UNESCO for the restoration of the former North Kowloon Magistracy Building in Hong Kong, and has garnered high praise for addressing modern problems by developing unique solutions, like the SCADpad microhousing initiative in Atlanta, which has won the World Architecture News Urban Design Award.

URBAN DESIGN SCHOOL OF BUILDING ARTS M.U.D. DEGREE  URBAN DESIGN

90 hours

URBA 709 Graduate Urban Design Studio I: Placemaking at the Neighborhood Scale PRES 710 Studio I: Preservation Through Public Policy URBA 719 Real Estate Regulation and Finance ELDS 720 Geospatial Analysis and Digital Design for Urban Environments URBA 725 Urban Ecology URBA 729 Graduate Urban Design Studio II: The Scale of Town and City ARLH 739 Urban Form and Civic Ideals through History URBA 739 Economics of Urban and Regional Development URBA 759 Graduate Urban Design Studio III: The Region and Metropolis ARCH 765 Emerging Urban Issues URBA 769 Urban Design Research Seminar URBA 779 Graduate Internship URBA 791 Graduate Urban Design Studio IV: Thesis I — Research and Conceptual Design URBA 792 Graduate Urban Design Studio V: Thesis II — Design Development and Final Exposition — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective For course descriptions, visit scad.edu/coursefinder.


After detailed analysis and consultation with local governments, SCAD urban design students presented strategies to enhance the environment around Georgia’s scenic coastal highways in a sponsored project with an urban design studio. Zooey Chen, Hangzhou, China Cali Nellis, Twinsburg, Ohio Thomas Zhou, Hangzhou, China


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USER EXPERIENCE (UX) DESIGN Among today’s most in-demand professionals, UX designers dream up revolutionary design products, solutions and services — both digital and physical — that reinvent and reinvigorate how companies connect with customers and stay competitive. From mobile devices to intelligent clothing, automobile interiors to health care informatics, UX designers harness the power of technology to help organizations understand how customer behavior drives decisions and interpret the results to evolve their product and service offerings. A well-rounded UX designer is a skilled researcher, effective programmer and visionary designer. At SCAD, UX design students learn how to master all three roles, developing their creative, technical and analytical skills to take on the challenges of tomorrow. As observers of human behavior, students use research methodologies to uncover deep insights about the needs, wants and motivations that drive the modern individual. As programmers, they communicate

CREATIVE CAREERS FRONT-END DEVELOPER INFORMATION ARCHITECT INTERACTION DESIGN DIRECTOR/ CONSULTANT MOBILE APPLICATION DESIGNER PRODUCT DESIGNER/RESEARCHER UI/UX DESIGNER USABILITY TESTING SPECIALIST UX DESIGN CONSULTANT UX RESEARCHER UX STRATEGIST

directly with developers, aiding in the production of innovative solutions and front-end prototypes. As designers, students tackle 21st-century problems, drive the conversation and create new solutions. Using materials ranging from graphics and 3-D models to sensors and actuators, they produce beautiful product-service systems and memorable experiences. SCAD faculty and academic leadership collaborated with Google to develop the program’s groundbreaking curriculum focused on four foundational pillars: human behavior, technical proficiency, aesthetics and collaboration. In their coursework, students learn the fundamentals of graphic design, industrial design and interaction design, all supported by a strong studio experience, mathematics and programming. Through mentorships and collaborations with companies such as 3M, Capital One, Facebook, Hewlett-Packard, The Home Depot, Instagram, Microsoft and others, students prepare to take this rapidly growing industry by storm.

This degree program was developed in collaboration with


The collaborative professional setting at SCAD elevates the level of work you will do. Visiting companies like Google lead workshops and portfolio reviews with students. That opened the door for me to land my internship. ANDREW SIBERT UX design intern, Google SCAD B.F.A. user experience (UX) design Raleigh, North Carolina

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USER EXPERIENCE (UX) DESIGN SCHOOL OF DESIGN B.F.A. DEGREE 

USER EXPERIENCE (UX) DESIGN 25 hours

55 hours

90 hours

10 hours

180 hours

Foundation studies DRAW 100 Drawing I: Form and Space DSGN 100 Design I: Elements and Organization DRAW 101 Drawing II: Composition and Media DSGN 101 Color: Theory and Application DRAW 230 Drawing for Design General education ARTH 100 Survey of Western Art I ANTH 101 Introduction to Anthropology MATH 104 Mathematics of Computer Science COMM 105 Speaking of Ideas ARTH 110 Survey of Western Art II ENGL 123 Composition MATH 204 Algorithm Design and Analysis ELDS 205 Computer-aided Product Design MATH 240 Logic — ARLH or ARTH elective — General education elective Major curriculum GRDS 205 Typography I: Anatomy, Form and Space IDUS 212 Model and Prototype Development IDUS 215 Contextual Research Methods ITGM 220 Core Principles: Programming GRDS 285 Graphic Design Media Management IACT 315 Human/Computer Interaction ITGM 326 Applied Principles: Programming IACT 330 Prototyping Electronics for Designers UXDG 330 UX Design Studio I: Innovation GRDS 348 Graphic Design Studio I: Idea Visualization UXDG 350 Professional Practices for UX Designers * GRDS 353 Typography II: Information and Media Select one of these two courses: GRDS 370 Information Design IACT 370 Information Architecture IACT 375 Perceptual and Cognitive Human Factors ITGM 415 Advanced Principles: Programming Select one of these two courses: UXDG 415 UX Design Studio II: The Complexity of Simplicity UXDG 580 Sponsored Collaboration for UX UXDG 450 UX Design Senior Studio I: Researching and Ideation UXDG 490 UX Design Senior Studio II: Prototyping and Communication —  CLC, GRDS, IACT, IDUS, ITGM, MOME, SERV or UXDG elective* Additional electives — Free elective — Free elective TOTAL COURSE OF STUDY * Select one course.

For course descriptions, visit scad.edu/coursefinder.

Being a mentor at SCAD has been a rewarding and reflective experience for me. In my time at SCAD and also in seeing student work, their ability to collaborate across majors and use their strengths to work together toward a common goal and a stronger product is very special. It is something they will do in the real world, and what I do at Google as well.

ARIANA NICOLAY UX designer, Google SCAD B.F.A. graphic design San Francisco, California

LEADING THE WAY SCAD offers the only B.F.A. in user experience design in the U.S. Tech giant Google helped develop the degree program and joins forces with students through annual workshops, Google Hangouts and in-person sessions on campus.


SCAD UX design students joined with Gulfstream Aerospace to research, develop, design and test advanced flight-deck concepts in a Collaborative Learning Center endeavor.


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VISUAL EFFECTS Visual effects artists combine aesthetics and technology, the analog with the digital, to transform creative vision into vivid and fantastical sequences that leave a lasting imprint

CREATIVE CAREERS 3-D ENVIRONMENT ARTIST

on the minds of audiences.

DIGITAL COMPOSITOR

At SCAD, students prepare to become leaders in this imaginative

DIGITAL MATTE PAINTER

discipline through a foundation in fine arts courses and an emphasis on collaboration. They learn to draw and design in the classical tradition, and then integrate those creative skills with digital tools, computer programming and technical prowess. They also master practical hands-on techniques for creating props, set designs, models and

EFFECTS ARTIST LIGHTING TECHNICAL DIRECTOR LOOK DEVELOPMENT ARTIST

miniatures as a means of becoming well-rounded 3-D artists.

MODELER

Students work within SCAD environments that reflect the highest

PREVISUALIZATION ARTIST

standards of digital entertainment production. Undergraduate students complement their skills with electives or a minor program in a related

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

area such as animation, architecture, film and television, illustration,

VISUAL EFFECTS PRODUCER/

interactive design and game development, photography, storyboarding

SUPERVISOR

and technical direction. Comprehensive graduate programs include both an M.A., designed for industry professionals to enhance their skill set, and an M.F.A., which involves an exploration of technology based on the individual’s career goals, includes a field or teaching internship, and culminates with a written and visual thesis. Across all levels and locations, SCAD provides students with high-end, professional digital resources, including Maya, Mudbox, SideFX Houdini, The Foundry’s Katana, Mari, Nuke and NukeX, Solid Angle’s Arnold and Pixar’s RenderMan. In addition to a high-speed network connected to multiple operating systems including Linux, Mac and Windows workstations, students have access to a large file server and a powerful render farm. Stop-motion shooting studios and fabrication shops, and a state-of-the-art sculpture foundry in Atlanta, allow students to create and build characters and sets. Green screen stages and HD cameras in Atlanta, Hong Kong and Savannah, and Vicon motion capture studios in Atlanta and Savannah round out the resources. During their studies, students produce their own sequences and contribute to student films by collaborating with peers in animation, film and television, and motion media design.


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At the forefront The visual effects faculty consists of distinguished professionals who bring invaluable insight and background to the classroom. Professors have worked for such venerable companies as DreamWorks, Industrial Light & Magic, Pixar, Rhythm & Hues, Sony Pictures and Walt Disney Animation Studios. They are among the visual effects masterminds behind acclaimed films such as Toy Story, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl and Matrix Reloaded. Also included are Academy Award winners for best visual effects in films such as The Golden Compass, Independence Day and What Dreams May Come. Collaborations in the classroom include mentorship by industry professionals from DreamWorks, Gulfstream Aerospace, Industrial Light & Magic, The Mill and NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. Visual effects alumni implement their illustrious education at major studios, including Blizzard, Blue Sky Studios, Blur Studio, Disney, DreamWorks, Framestore, LOGAN Studio, Microsoft, The Mill, Pixar, Pixomondo, Psyop, Raven Software, Shade VFX and Side Effects Software. They have contributed to films that have been nominated for and won Academy Awards including Inside Out, Mad Max: Fury Road, Passengers, The Revenant, Rogue One and Zootopia. They can also translate their skill set beyond entertainment, using their collaborative, communication, leadership and practical abilities in fields including architecture, medical visualization and more.

PRACTICAL MAGIC SCAD visual effects students become professional powerhouses, thanks to hands-on education in practical effects. Through SCADFILM programming, which offers advanced learning and elite networking opportunities with film and television professionals, students have front-row seats to in-depth workshops on topics from zombie special effects makeup to the art of prosthetics.

Yinghau Chai, Hangzhou, China Viola Lyu, Changchun, China Train Station wireframe (top) and rendering (bottom)


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Grace Chang, Garden Grove, California Jason Koh, Singapore John Pagan, Arlington, Virginia Daniel Soo, Singapore Descent wireframe (top) and rendering (bottom), DreamWorks mentored project


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VISUAL EFFECTS SCHOOL OF DIGITAL MEDIA B.F.A. DEGREE 

M.A. DEGREE 

Foundation studies DRAW 100 Drawing I: Form and Space DSGN 100 Design I: Elements and Organization DRAW 101 Drawing II: Composition and Media DSGN 101 Color: Theory and Application DSGN 102 Design II: 3-D Form in Space — Studio elective — Studio elective

Graduate intensive courses*: VSFX 501 Digital 3-D Effects VSFX 502 Programming 3-D Models and Shaders VSFX 503 Cinematography for Visual Effects Select one of these four courses: ARTH 701 Contemporary Art ARTH 703 Modern and Contemporary Critical Theory ARTH 723 Media and Modernity: Issues in Modern Art ARTH 757 Media Art VSFX 705 Programming Concepts for Visual Effects Select two of these four courses: VSFX 708 Modeling for Visual Effects VSFX 715 Digital Compositing I: The Art and Science of Digital Integration VSFX 721 Procedural Modeling and Animation for Production VSFX 752 3-D Color, Lighting and Rendering VSFX 709 Visual Effects Theory and Application VSFX 748 Visual Effects M.A. Studio VSFX 749 Visual Effects Portfolio — 700-level ANIM, DWRI, FILM, ITGM, MOME, PERF, PROD, SDGM, SNDS, SOEA, THED or VSFX elective or CLC 580 Collaboration — 700-level ANIM, DWRI, FILM, ITGM, MOME, PERF, PROD, SDGM, SNDS, SOEA, THED or VSFX elective

VISUAL EFFECTS

35 hours

60 hours

75 hours

10 hours

180 hours

General education ARTH 100 Survey of Western Art I COMM 105 Speaking of Ideas ARTH 110 Survey of Western Art II CMPA 110 Advanced Survey of Computer Art Applications ENGL 123 Composition ARTH 207 20th-century Art — ARLH or ARTH elective — ARLH or ARTH elective — ENGL elective — General education elective — Mathematics/natural sciences elective — Social/behavioral sciences elective

VISUAL EFFECTS

45* hours

Major curriculum VSFX 101 Survey of Visual Effects VSFX 130 Visual Effects-based Cinematography VSFX 160 Introduction to Visual Effects Programming VSFX 210 Digital Visual Effects VSFX 270 Compositing Select one of these two courses: VSFX 310 Matte Painting TECH 316 Digital Lighting and Rendering VSFX 319 Programming Models and Shaders I VSFX 350 Procedural Modeling and Animation Techniques VSFX 406 Concept Development for Visual Effects VSFX 408 Visual Effects Studio I VSFX 409 Professional Development for Visual Effects VSFX 448 Visual Effects Studio II — ANIM, CHAR, DANC, DWRI, FILM, ITGM, MOME, MUST, PERF, PREV, PROD, SDGM, SNDS, SOEA, TECH, TELE, THED or VSFX elective or CLC 580 Collaboration — ANIM, CHAR, DANC, DWRI, FILM, ITGM, MOME, MUST, PERF, PREV, PROD, SDGM, SNDS, SOEA, TECH, TELE, THED or VSFX elective — ANIM, CHAR, DANC, DWRI, FILM, ITGM, MOME, MUST, PERF, PREV, PROD, SDGM, SNDS, SOEA, TECH, TELE, THED or VSFX elective Additional electives — Free elective — Free elective TOTAL COURSE OF STUDY For course descriptions, visit scad.edu/coursefinder.

* Up to three intensive courses may be assigned upon admission, creating a total course of study of 50 to 60 hours.

M.F.A. DEGREE  VISUAL EFFECTS

90* hours

Graduate intensive courses*: VSFX 501 Digital 3-D Effects VSFX 502 Programming 3-D Models and Shaders VSFX 503 Cinematography for Visual Effects Select one of these four courses: ARTH 701 Contemporary Art ARTH 703 Modern and Contemporary Critical Theory ARTH 723 Media and Modernity: Issues in Modern Art ARTH 757 Media Art VSFX 705 Programming Concepts for Visual Effects VSFX 708 Modeling for Visual Effects VSFX 709 Visual Effects Theory and Application VSFX 715 Digital Compositing I: The Art and Science of Digital Integration VSFX 721 Procedural Modeling and Animation for Production Select one of these three courses: VSFX 728 Particles and Procedural Effects: Stochastic and Calculated Methodologies VSFX 752 3-D Color, Lighting and Rendering VSFX 758 Digital Compositing II: Advanced Studies of Multi-layered Integration VSFX 735 Visual Effects Studio I: Preproduction VSFX 755 Procedural 3-D and Shader Programming VSFX 775 Visual Effects Studio II: Production VSFX 779 Graduate Internship VSFX 790 Visual Effects M.F.A. Thesis — 700-level ANIM, DWRI, FILM, ITGM, MOME, PERF, PROD, SDGM, SNDS, SOEA, THED or VSFX elective or CLC 580 Collaboration — 700-level ANIM, DWRI, FILM, ITGM, MOME, PERF, PROD, SDGM, SNDS, SOEA, THED or VSFX elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective * Up to three intensive courses may be assigned upon admission, creating a total course of study of 95 to 105 hours.


MASTERY IN MOTION State-of-the-art software and resources, including cameras, lighting kits, dolly rigs, green screen studios and motion capture systems help students give rise to new visual realms. Students also have access to the latest virtual reality technology that rockets cuttingedge imagery to a new dimension.


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WRITING Today’s writers turn blogs into books, contribute copy to advertisements, develop strategic content for the web and pioneer new frontiers in social media. They work with commercial entrepreneurs to craft white papers, with political leaders to draft speeches and with cultural icons to give narrative to their storied lives. SCAD writing students traverse it all through a comprehensive and contemporary curriculum that encompasses traditional and emerging media alike. They study magazine journalism, online reporting for a variety of platforms, short fiction, creative nonfiction and promotional writing for companies and organizations. They learn to observe and engage the world around them through a foundation in visual and liberal arts, taking courses that enrich observational and historical sensibilities and enhance the writer’s ability to describe and narrate. Students also benefit from courses in design and computer applications for multimedia content. They have the opportunity to earn a digital marketing

CREATIVE CAREERS BLOGGER COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR COPYWRITER EDITOR JOURNALIST MAGAZINE STAFF WRITER MARKETING COORDINATOR SOCIAL MEDIA SPECIALIST TECHNICAL WRITER WEB/INTERACTIVE WRITER

certification to amplify their portfolios. Many writing students have contributed articles to magazines and newspapers, including The New York Times, Oxford American, Swink Magazine, USA Today and others. Even before graduating, SCAD students have secured literary agents and sold books and book proposals. Graduates of the program go on to land internships and jobs at ABC News, Algonquin Books, The Atlantic Monthly, BET, Bustle, Disney Consumer Products, Georgia Public Broadcasting, Havas Worldwide, IBM, Marvel Comics, Paste magazine, Penguin Random House, Scripps Networks Interactive, Time magazine and Vanity Fair.

ACADEMIC ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The SCAD writing faculty includes best-selling novelists, memoirists, journalists, columnists and bloggers. Professors have written for noteworthy publications, including National Geographic,

At both the undergraduate and graduate levels, students learn to write

Oxford American, Publishers

in corporate and nonprofit settings, to market themselves and promote

Weekly and Town & Country,

their work, and to successfully pitch their story ideas to publications.

and their work has earned

M.F.A. students engage in field or teaching internships and complete a

such accolades as the Thurber

full-length work or collection of short works.

Prize for American Humor.


SCAD WINS

NEWSMAKERS TAKE NOTE All SCAD students can get involved in award-winning student media, literary journals and radio programming. Over its 21-year history, the SCAD student newspaper District has won more than 500 honors from professional organizations. In 2016, the Society for Collegiate Journalists recognized SCAD Atlanta Radio, SCAN magazine and The Connector with first-place awards in Internet Radio and Broadcast Overall Excellence, Magazine Overall Excellence and Online News Website Overall Excellence, respectively.


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WRITING SCHOOL OF LIBERAL ARTS B.F.A. DEGREE 

M.F.A. DEGREE 

Foundation studies DSGN 100 Design I: Elements and Organization DSGN 101 Color: Theory and Application DSGN 102 Design II: 3-D Form in Space Select one of these three courses: DSGN 105 Visual Design Systems DSGN 204 Design III: Time DSGN 210 Advanced Practices in Color and Design DSGN 115 Creative Thinking Strategies — Studio elective

ARTH ARTH WRIT WRIT WRIT WRIT ENGL WRIT WRIT WRIT WRIT WRIT WRIT WRIT

WRITING

30 hours

60 hours

80 hours

10 hours

180 hours

WRITING

90 hours

General education ARTH 100 Survey of Western Art I Select one of these two courses: CMPA 100 Survey of Computer Art Applications CMPA 110 Survey of Computer Art Applications COMM 105 Speaking of Ideas ARTH 110 Survey of Western Art II ENGL 123 Composition ENGL 145 World Masterpieces ARTH 265 Survey of New Media Art — ARLH or ARTH elective — General education elective — General education elective — Mathematics/natural sciences elective — Social/behavioral sciences elective Major curriculum WRIT 101 Reading as Writers CREA 162 Fiction Writing I: Elements of Fiction WRIT 177 Nonfiction Writing I: Exploration of the Genre WRIT 205 Writing for the Arts WRIT 210 Promotional Writing WRIT 255 Business and Professional Writing CREA 262 Fiction Writing II: Conflict and Character in the Novel WRIT 277 Nonfiction Writing II: Elements of Creative Nonfiction WRIT 345 News Writing and Editing WRIT 355 Writing for New Media I: Digital Communication WRIT 385 Magazine Journalism WRIT 455 Writing for New Media II: Ethical and Cultural Significance WRIT 479 Writing Internship WRIT 480 Writing Portfolio — 300-level CREA, ENGL or WRIT elective — 300- or 400-level WRIT elective or CLC 580 Collaboration Additional electives — Free elective — Free elective TOTAL COURSE OF STUDY

701 Contemporary Art 702 Art Criticism 703 Writing for Digital Communication 713 Nonfiction I: Analysis of Creative Nonfiction 723 Nonfiction II: Mastery of Style, Voice and Subject 725 Persuasive Writing 733 History of Rhetoric 743 Professional Writing for Business Applications 753 Freelance Writing for Publication 763 The Publishing Process 773 Public/Media Relations Writing and Strategy 779 Graduate Internship 779 Graduate Internship 790 Writing M.F.A. Thesis — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective

For course descriptions, visit scad.edu/coursefinder.

BOOK CLUB Popular authors, agents and publishing experts regularly visit SCAD to share their work and offer feedback to student writers. Recent guests include Vice Editorin-Chief Ellis Jones; novelists Margaret Atwood, Celeste Ng and Daniel José Older; nonfiction National Book Award finalist Melissa Fay Greene; essayist Ashley C. Ford; fashion journalists Dana Thomas and Lynn Yaeger; Pulitzer Prize winners Alfred Uhry and The New Yorker’s Louis Menand; and authors Emma Donoghue, Bret Easton Ellis, Stanley Fish and Erik Larson.


Historic Ivy Hall, the university’s cultural arts and writing center in Atlanta, is a hub for visiting scholars, lectures, literary salons and the acclaimed Ivy Hall Writers Series.


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SCAD CORE

FOUNDATION STUDIES SCHOOL OF FOUNDATION STUDIES Every undergraduate student’s educational experience is anchored by SCAD Core, which includes rigorous courses in drawing and design that provide students with studio experience to build visual, conceptual and creative abilities. In these courses, students gain a foundation in the utilization of visual language, the development of creative solutions, and art and design critique. Students advance to foundation studies courses that move in the direction of their professional aspirations. For example, in DSGN 115 Creative Thinking Strategies, students who enter the accessory design and industrial design programs learn to develop concepts independently and collaboratively. In DRAW 115 Graphics for the Building Arts, students who pursue architecture, interior design and preservation design learn to use drawing as a way to depict the built environment. In DRAW 206 Drawing for Storyboarding, students interested in sequential art learn to use a sequence of images to tell a story. Dramatic writing, performing arts and sound design students explore the design and organization of time-based work, which includes video, interactive multimedia and performance in DSGN 204 Design III: Time. The organization of foundation studies courses into a two-year sequence allows students to complete necessary courses in preparation for upper-level coursework. Students should consult their programs of study for specific curriculum requirements. Through foundation studies, SCAD offers students a remarkable array of support and tutoring services. The SCAD Drawing and Design Center offers peer tutoring and workshops that include “Color and Light,” where students learn to recognize colors under various lighting conditions, and “Planar Analysis,” where students learn about structural planes of objects and the human form. Open model sessions offer weekly opportunities for figure drawing and cover gesture and quick and long poses. Open drawing sessions explore interdisciplinary qualities of gestural sketch approaches with professors from a variety of majors who host each event. Digital prototyping centers and SCAD labs support many of the DSGN 100 Design I: Elements and Organization courses for both large-scale digital printing and laser cutting. The lecture series “Ideas in Sight” brings in professionals from many disciplines to discuss how they generate their ideas, which helps first-year students see the connection between research, drawing, design process, and environmental and cultural influences. Students then recognize how the combination of these elements builds to a final work. First-year students also have the opportunity to hear from students across disciplines in the lecture series “Major Connections,” where upper-level students talk about their current work and its connection to their foundation studies experience. Foundation studies faculty members hold terminal degrees and high acclaim in their professions. They include a U.S. Artists Fellow, a MacDowell Fellow, a Clio Award winner, a Kennedy Center Faculty Fellow, a Ford Foundation Grant recipient and Fulbright Scholars. Their work has been commissioned and sponsored by governments and institutions around the globe, and has been exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Dublin Biennial and Prague Quadrennial, as well as countless other galleries, museums and art fairs.


Jenna Ward, Wichita Falls, Texas, Missing Pieces, color pencil and acrylic on paper


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SCAD CORE

GENERAL EDUCATION SCHOOL OF LIBERAL ARTS The SCAD School of Liberal Arts offers an academically rigorous and diverse general education program at the university level. Students learn to investigate, articulate and defend new ideas in the humanities and sciences through courses in anatomy, anthropology, astronomy, biology, business, chemistry, communication, English, foreign languages (Chinese, French and Spanish), mathematics, philosophy, physical science, physics, political science and psychology. All undergraduate students complete a minimum of 55 quarter hours (or at least 11 classes) in the liberal arts courses of SCAD Core. This engagement gives students the agency to explore and deepen their creative processes through critical thinking and powerful expression. Students should consult their programs of study for specific curriculum requirements. The SCAD general education program focuses on developing six competencies for all undergraduate students: 1. Aesthetic interpretation. Students are equipped to respond critically to artistic works and traditions from various societies.

4. Multicultural/historical perspectives. Students examine beliefs and ideologies from cultures and eras that may be different from their own.

2. Computer literacy. Students are literate in current, professional-standard technologies and technological applications.

5. Quantitative reasoning. Students acquire an understanding of the concepts and logic that underlie mathematical thinking.

3. Critical analysis. Students employ a disciplined process to conceptualize, apply, analyze, synthesize and/or evaluate information as a guide to decision-making and action.

6. Written and oral communication. Students use written and spoken English effectively and with critical discernment.

SCAD general education courses invite students to explore the human condition and forms of expression, and prepare them to think and communicate as professionals. SCAD Core nourishes the artistic spirit and provides the mental tools to view the world critically and inquisitively. Two resources are offered for the entire SCAD community: the SCAD Speaker Lab, staffed by communication faculty, and the SCAD Math Lab, staffed by math faculty. The SCAD Speaker Lab provides in-person and online presentation coaching to help students, alumni, faculty and staff prepare for an array of occasions and venues. The SCAD Math Lab offers students guidance, from determining the ratios and angles for a work of perspective art to the properties of algorithms used in virtual reality and interactive design. Every general education course at SCAD is taught by seasoned, professional educators, which is vital to a student’s ability to thrive in the university environment. Faculty consists of accomplished and knowledgeable professionals who regularly present their work throughout North America, Europe and Asia, and who publish their work and research in international academic journals and publications.


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SCAD LANGUAGE STUDIO ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE SCAD is an international university with locations on three continents, and students are enrolled from more than 100 countries. The university offers an intensive, immersive English as a Second Language (ESL) program with an art and design focus. The SCAD Language Studio (SLS) improves the language proficiency of non-native English speakers by engaging them in the SCAD community from day one of enrollment. In keeping with its name, SLS offers students an authentic studio experience including active participation in class and university life. Students enrolled in SLS participate in a blended learning approach to language acquisition. In addition to engaging and collaborative in-class experiences, students are exposed to learning opportunities that take them beyond the classroom walls and into an innovative digital learning environment and a variety of other SCAD events. These activities may include observing for-credit courses or attending lectures and exhibitions. Individual tutoring is available to all SLS students at no additional cost and is based on instructor feedback and test scores, with each tutoring plan focused on speaking skills, reading, writing and listening. The SCAD Language Studio also offers the English Language Program (ELP), which provides instruction to international students interested in exclusively developing their English to further their career or personal goals. Students who successfully complete the ELP and apply to SCAD will have fulfilled the language proficiency requirements up to Level V as they begin their programs of study. Throughout their English language study, students work closely with instructors who have experience teaching students from all over the world. SLS instructors hold advanced degrees in ESL education and instruction, applied linguistics, foreign language education and related fields. ESL courses are preparatory for degreegranting coursework and do not carry credit toward a degree program. After an interview or with permission from SLS, students who receive a waiver for SLS may be eligible to enroll in ESL coursework or participate in English language tutoring if they desire assistance with language or cultural transitions. Visit scad.edu/fees for information on the cost of SLS courses. SLS courses may be waived upon successful performance on the ESL proficiency test. Visit scad.edu/eslassessment for more information on ESL assessment and criteria for successful completion of the ESL proficiency test.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROGRAM 

SCAD LANGUAGE STUDIO 

Level I ESL 160 Foundational Reading, Writing and Grammar ESL 170 Foundational Listening, Speaking and Pronunciation

Level I ESL 160 Foundational Reading, Writing and Grammar ESL 170 Foundational Listening, Speaking and Pronunciation

Level II ESL 260 Intensive Reading, Writing and Grammar ESL 270 Intensive Listening, Speaking and Pronunciation

Level II ESL 260 Intensive Reading, Writing and Grammar ESL 270 Intensive Listening, Speaking and Pronunciation

Level III ESL 360 Academic Reading, Writing and Grammar ESL 370 Academic Listening, Speaking and Pronunciation

Level III ESL 360 Academic Reading, Writing and Grammar ESL 370 Academic Listening, Speaking and Pronunciation

Level IV ESL 460 Reading, Writing and Grammar in Art and Design ESL 470 Listening, Speaking and Pronunciation in Art and Design

Level IV ESL 460 Reading, Writing and Grammar in Art and Design ESL 470 Listening, Speaking and Pronunciation in Art and Design

Level V ESL 560 Integrated Reading, Writing and Grammar in Art and Design ESL 570 Integrated Listening, Speaking and Pronunciation in Art and Design ESL 590 Integrated Language Skills in Creative Persuasion

Level V ESL 560 Integrated Reading, Writing and Grammar in Art and Design * ESL 570 Integrated Listening, Speaking and Pronunciation in Art and Design ESL 580 Graduate Reading, Writing and Grammar in Art and Design † Level VI ESL 670 Presentation and Pronunciation in Art and Design ESL 680 Research, Reading and Writing in Art and Design † * This course is for undergraduate students only. † This course is for graduate students only.


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MINORS At SCAD, minor programs are avenues for discovery. They invite students to think about the creative process in new ways while illuminating future possibilities. Graduates enter an immensely connected and cross-disciplinary world, and the ability to adapt skills and practices has never been more important for professional success. Minor programs contribute directly to the career preparation that happens every day at SCAD, enriching students’ education through exposure to uniquely curated coursework across a range of disciplines. Students have the opportunity to complement their major programs of study by pursuing such minors as advertising copywriting, business management and entrepreneurship, fashion marketing and management, interaction design and more than 70 others. Students may also pursue minors in many of the majors offered at SCAD.

MINOR PROGRAMS OF STUDY AT SCAD: Accessory design

Creative writing

Acting for the camera

Dance

Advertising and branding

Design for 3-D action figures

Advertising art direction

Design for sustainability

Advertising copywriting

Dramatic writing

Advertising photography Drawing Animated illustration and publication design Animation Architectural history Architecture Art history Business management and entrepreneurship Casting Ceramic arts Character technical direction Cinema studies Concept art for games Concept design for animation and games Costume design

Illustration for entertainment Illustration for surface design

Painting Performing arts Photography

Industrial design

Preservation design

Interaction design

Previsualization

Interactive design and game development

Printmaking

Electronic design

Interior design

Producing for film and media

Equestrian studies

Jewelry

Production design

Exhibition design

Scientific illustration

Fashion

Language and cultural studies

Fashion journalism

Marine design

Sequential art

Fashion marketing and management

Marketing for mobile and Service design interactive environments Sound editing Menswear Storyboarding Mobile and Technical direction interactive design

Fashion photography Fibers Film and television Fragrance marketing and management

Sculpture

Motion media design

Television producing

Museum studies

Themed entertainment design

Furniture design

Music composition

Game UX

Music production

Gender studies

New media art

Graphic design

Package design

Visit scad.edu/minors for more information on minors at SCAD.

Visual effects Vocal performance Writing


ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2017–18 FALL QUARTER 2017 Fall quarter begins National Day

SUMMER QUARTER 2018

Sept. 11, 2017

Day after Mid-Autumn Festival Makeup class day*

Makeup class day*

Fall quarter ends

Summer quarter begins

Oct. 2, 2017

Dragon Boat Festival

Oct. 5, 2017

Summer quarter begins

Oct. 6, 2017

Makeup class day*

Lunar New Year holiday Makeup class day*

SAR Establishment Day

Nov. 16, 2017

Independence Day holiday

Jan. 8, 2018

Summer session 2 begins

Jan. 15, 2018

Summer quarter ends

Jan. 19, 2018

Feb. 16–19, 2018

Feb. 23, 2018

Winter quarter ends

March 15, 2018

SPRING QUARTER 2018 Spring quarter begins Ching Ming Festival Labour Day

March 26, 2018 April 5, 2018

May 1, 2018

Makeup class day* Buddha’s Day

May 4, 2018

May 22, 2018

Spring quarter ends

Commencement Commencement

May 31, 2018 June 1–2, 2018 June 2, 2018

Makeup class day*

June 4, 2018

Makeup class day*

June 5, 2018

Spring quarter ends Commencement

June 19, 2018 June 22, 2018

July 1–2, 2018

July 4, 2018

July 6, 2018

Summer session 1 ends

Makeup class day*

Makeup class day*

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

June 18, 2018 June 18, 2018

Oct. 20, 2017

WINTER QUARTER 2018 Winter quarter begins

June 5, 2018 June 9, 2018

July 19, 2018

July 23, 2018 Aug. 23, 2018

* Required when holiday falls on a regularly scheduled class day so that students receive no fewer than 20 periods of instruction per course each quarter. Students should refer to orientation schedules and specific study abroad program dates prior to making travel arrangements. The traditional academic year extends from fall (September) through spring (June), encompassing three quarters and nine courses. Many students take advantage of optional summer programs including international and domestic study abroad programs, as well as summer courses offered in Savannah, Atlanta, Lacoste, Hong Kong and online. Dates are subject to change.


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TUITION AND FEES 2017–18 SCAD ATLANTA, SCAD SAVANNAH, SCAD eLEARNING Undergraduate tuition Annual tuition (based on three five-credit courses per quarter enrollment for three quarters) Total full-time student for one academic year..............................................................................................................US$35,910 Quarterly tuition Full-time student, three courses per quarter (15 hours of credit, 150 hours of instruction)........................ US$11,970 Part-time student, two courses per quarter (10 hours of credit, 100 hours of instruction)...........................US$7,980 Less than part-time student, one course per quarter (five hours of credit, 50 hours of instruction).............. US$3,990 RIDE classes, 100-, 200-, 300- and 400-level (one credit per course)..........................................................................US$798

Graduate tuition Annual tuition (based on three five-credit courses per quarter enrollment for three quarters) Total full-time student for one academic year............................................................................................................. US$36,765 Quarterly tuition Full-time student, three courses per quarter (15 hours of credit, 150 hours of instruction)........................US$12,255 Full-time student, two courses per quarter (10 hours of credit, 100 hours of instruction).............................US$8,170 Part-time student, one course per quarter (five hours of credit, 50 hours of instruction)........................... US$4,085 THES 799 Continuing Thesis......................................................................................................................................................US$500 GRAD 795 Continuing Graduate Research..........................................................................................................................US$500

New student application and enrollment fees Online application fee (nonrefundable)....................................................................................................................................US$40 One-time enrollment fee for degree-seeking students (nonrefundable after due date).................................US$500

Housing fees for one academic year* New student housing reservation fee (nonrefundable after due date).................................................................... US$250 Continuing student housing reservation fee (nonrefundable).....................................................................................US$750 Dormitory style, single occupancy (meal plan required)...................................................................................... US$9,949 Dormitory style, double occupancy (meal plan required)....................................................................................US$9,249 Dormitory style, triple occupancy (meal plan required)........................................................................................US$8,568 Apartment style (no private bedroom; meal plan optional)................................................................................. US$9,522 Apartment style (private bedroom; meal plan optional)..................................................................................... US$10,635 Summer, dormitory style, double occupancy (meal plan required).................................................................. US$3,100 Summer, apartment style (5-week program)............................................................................................................. US$1,904 Summer, apartment style (10-week program)...........................................................................................................US$3,508 * For specific information go to scad.edu/life/residence-life.

Meal plan fee Basic rate per quarter (available to all students; several options)............................................................................US$1,780

English as a Second Language (10-week regular session) Levels I, II, III and IV (20 hours/week)................................................................................................................................ US$2,980 Level V (15 hours/week)*.......................................................................................................................................................... US$2,235 Level VI for undergraduate students (10 hours/week)†............................................................................................... US$1,490 Level VI for graduate students (15 hours/week)*........................................................................................................... US$2,235 * In addition to their ESL coursework, students will take either a studio course or an ESL elective course and be charged the additional associated amount. † ESL course fees only. Does not include academic course fees.

English Language Program (10-week regular session) Levels I, II, III, IV and V (20 hours/week)........................................................................................................................... US$2,980


TUITION AND FEES 2017–18 SCAD HONG KONG Undergraduate tuition Annual tuition (based on three five-credit courses per quarter enrollment for three quarters) Total full-time student for one academic year.......................................................................................................... HK$278,303 Quarterly tuition Full-time student, three courses per quarter (15 hours of credit, 150 hours of instruction)....................... HK$92,768 Part-time student, two courses per quarter (10 hours of credit, 100 hours of instruction).........................HK$61,845 Less than part-time student, one course per quarter (five hours of credit, 50 hours of instruction)...................... HK$30,923

Graduate tuition Annual tuition (based on three five-credit courses per quarter enrollment for three quarters) Total full-time student for one academic year.......................................................................................................... HK$284,929 Quarterly tuition Full-time student, three courses per quarter (15 hours of credit, 150 hours of instruction)......................HK$94,976 Full-time student, two courses per quarter (10 hours of credit, 100 hours of instruction)..........................HK$63,318 Part-time student, one course per quarter (five hours of credit, 50 hours of instruction)..............................................HK$31,659 THES 799 Continuing Thesis...................................................................................................................................................HK$3,875 GRAD 795 Continuing Graduate Research.......................................................................................................................HK$3,875

New student application and enrollment fees Online application fee (nonrefundable).................................................................................................................................HK$310 One-time enrollment fee for degree-seeking students (due one month prior to enrollment)....................HK$3,875

Housing fees for one academic year New student housing reservation fee (nonrefundable)............................................................................................... HK$1,950 Continuing student housing reservation fee (nonrefundable)..................................................................................HK$5,813 Apartment style (master bedroom)............................................................................................................................HK$86,363 Apartment style (medium bedroom)......................................................................................................................... HK$82,409 Apartment style (small bedroom)................................................................................................................................HK$78,458 Summer, apartment style (master bedroom)..........................................................................................................HK$28,249 Summer, apartment style (medium bedroom).........................................................................................................HK$27,187 Summer, apartment style (small bedroom)..............................................................................................................HK$26,149

English as a Second Language (10-week regular session) Levels I, II, III and IV (20 hours/week)..............................................................................................................................HK$23,095 Level V (15 hours/week)*..........................................................................................................................................................HK$17,321 Level VI for undergraduate students (10 hours/week)†..............................................................................................HK$11,548 Level VI for graduate students (15 hours/week)*...........................................................................................................HK$17,321 * In addition to their ESL coursework, students will take either a studio course or an ESL elective course and be charged the additional associated amount. † ESL course fees only. Does not include academic course fees. Displayed amounts are shown in whole dollars and may vary slightly from billed amounts, which include cents, due to currency conversion from U.S. to Hong Kong dollars.

English Language Program (10-week regular session) Levels I, II, III, IV and V (20 hours/week).........................................................................................................................HK$23,095

SCAD LACOSTE Tuition at SCAD Lacoste is the same as at SCAD campuses, as listed on Page 334.

Program fee (includes room, meals, Paris excursion, site visit fees)..................................................................... US$6,680


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UNIVERSITY POLICIES AND REQUIREMENTS Mission statement

QF Level 6

The Savannah College of Art and Design exists to prepare

Master of Arts in luxury and fashion management, QR Registration Number: 13/000164/L6 Master of Fine Arts in luxury and fashion management, QR Registration Number: 13/000165/L6

talented students for professional careers, emphasizing learning through individual attention in a positively oriented university environment.

Accreditation Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

The following SCAD Hong Kong degree programs are accredited by HKCAAVQ and are recognized on the Hong Kong Qualifications Framework with a validity period of April 1, 2016, to March 31, 2021:

Commission on Colleges

QF Level 5

The Savannah College of Art and Design is accredited by

Bachelor of Fine Arts in advertising, QR Registration Number: 16/000236/L5 Bachelor of Fine Arts in animation, QR Registration Number: 16/000235/L5 Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design, QR Registration Number: 16/000237/L5 Bachelor of Fine Arts in illustration, QR Registration Number: 16/000238/L5 Bachelor of Fine Arts in interactive design and game development, QR Registration Number: 16/000239/L5 Bachelor of Fine Arts in motion media design, QR Registration Number: 16/000240/L5 Bachelor of Fine Arts in photography, QR Registration Number: 16/000241/L5 Bachelor of Fine Arts in visual effects, QR Registration Number: 16/000242/L5

the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the Savannah College of Art and Design. The SCAD department of institutional effectiveness is responsible for reporting substantive changes to SACSCOC according to the commission’s published policies, as well as keeping the commission apprised of program changes and other academic updates.

Council for Interior Design Accreditation

Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic

Fine Arts degree in Atlanta and Savannah is accredited

and Vocational Qualifications The following SCAD Hong Kong degree programs are accredited by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (10 Siu Sai Wan Road, Chai Wan, Hong Kong, 852.3658.0000) and are recognized on the Hong Kong Qualifications Framework, with a validity period of Jan. 1,

The interior design program leading to the Bachelor of by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation, accreditid.org, 206 Grandville Ave., Suite 350, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503-4014. National Architectural Accrediting Board In the U.S., most registration boards require a degree from an accredited professional degree program as a

2013, to Dec. 31, 2017:

prerequisite for licensure. The National Architectural

QF Level 5

authorized to accredit U.S. professional degree programs

Bachelor of Fine Arts in fashion, QR Registration Number: 13/000159/L5 Bachelor of Fine Arts in fashion marketing and management, QR Registration Number: 13/000160/L5 Bachelor of Fine Arts in interior design, QR Registration Number: 13/000161/L5 Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting, QR Registration Number: 13/000162/L5 Bachelor of Fine Arts in sequential art, QR Registration Number: 13/000163/L5

Accrediting Board (NAAB), which is the sole agency in architecture offered by institutions with U.S. regional accreditation, recognizes three types of degrees: the Bachelor of Architecture, the Master of Architecture, and the Doctor of Architecture. A program may be granted an eight-year, three-year, or two-year term of accreditation, depending on the extent of its conformance with established educational standards.


Doctor of Architecture and Master of Architecture

awareness of their collective scope, impact and value,

degree programs may require a preprofessional under-

and to help them share strengths through coopera-

graduate degree in architecture for admission. However,

tive programs. The ARCHE cross-registration process

the preprofessional degree is not, by itself, recognized as

facilitates enrollment in courses offered at all member

an accredited degree.

colleges and universities. Students at ARCHE member

The Savannah College of Art and Design School of

institutions have the opportunity to broaden their range

Building Arts offers the following NAAB-accredited

of study through access to courses not offered at their

degree program: M.Arch. (180 undergraduate quarter

home institution. More information about ARCHE is

credits plus 90 graduate quarter credits). Next accredi-

available at atlantahighered.org.

tation visit: 2021. Council for Higher Education Accreditation

Memberships

The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) is a national advocate and institutional voice for promot-

American Academy in Rome

ing academic quality through accreditation. CHEA is

The Savannah College of Art and Design is an associ-

an association of 3,000 degree-granting colleges and

ate institutional member of the American Academy in

universities and recognizes 60 institutional and program-

Rome. Founded in 1894, the Academy exists to foster

matic accrediting organizations. More information about

the pursuit of advanced research and independent

CHEA is available at chea.org.

study in the fine arts and humanities. The Academy awards the prestigious Rome Prize to select artists and

Cumulus, International Association of Universities

scholars invited to Rome to pursue their creative goals

and Colleges of Art, Design and Media

in an atmosphere conducive to artistic innovation and

The Savannah College of Art and Design is a member

progressive scholarship. More information about the

of Cumulus, the International Association of Universities

Academy is available at aarome.org.

and Colleges of Art, Design and Media. Cumulus is the only global association specifically focused on art and

Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture

design education and research. Cumulus aims to build

The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture

and maintain a dynamic and flexible academic forum to

(ACSA) is a nonprofit membership organization estab-

bring together top-level educational institutions from

lished in 1912 to advance the quality of architectural edu-

around the world. More information about Cumulus is

cation. Membership in ACSA has grown from 10 charter

available at cumulusassociation.org.

members to more than 250 institutions representing more than 5,000 architecture faculty, as well as more than 500

eLearning Guild

architecture firms, product associations and individuals

The eLearning Guild is a community of practice for

working in support of ACSA’s goals. ACSA provides a forum

eLearning design, development and management

for the exchange of ideas through facilitating scholarly

professionals. The Guild offers members high-quality

meetings, workshops, publications, awards programs,

learning opportunities, networking services, resources

support for architectural research, policy development

and publications. Members represent a diverse group of

and partnerships with like-minded organizations. More

managers, directors and executives focused on training

information about ACSA is available at acsa-arch.org.

and learning services, as well as eLearning instructional designers, content developers, web developers, project

Atlanta Regional Council for Higher Education

managers, contractors and consultants. Guild members

The Savannah College of Art and Design is a member

work in a variety of settings including corporate, govern-

of the Atlanta Regional Council for Higher Education

ment and academic organizations. All members share

(ARCHE). ARCHE is a council of 20 public and private

a common interest in eLearning design, development

institutions of higher learning in the greater Atlanta

and management. More information about the Guild is

region. ARCHE brings these institutions together to build

available at elearningguild.com.


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338 European League of Institutes of the Arts

services and standards for the online learning industry,

The Savannah College of Art and Design is a member

and assists members in collaborative initiatives. Members

of the European League of Institutes of the Arts (ELIA),

include 1) private and public universities and colleges,

an independent membership organization representing

community colleges and other accredited course and

approximately 300 higher arts educational institutions

degree providers; and 2) organizations and suppliers

from more than 45 countries. Founded in 1990, ELIA

of services, equipment and tools that practice the OLC

represents all arts disciplines, including architecture,

quality principles. More information about OLC is avail-

dance, design, fine art, media arts, music and theater.

able at onlinelearningconsortium.org.

Through its members, ELIA represents unique bodies of knowledge and facilitates dialogues, mobility and

Southeastern College Art Conference

activities between artists, teachers, administrators, senior

The Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC) is

managers, key decision-makers and more than 300,000

a nonprofit organization devoted to the promotion of

students. More information about ELIA is available at

art in higher education through facilitating cooperation

elia-artschools.org.

among teachers and administrators in universities and colleges, professional institutions, and the community

Hong Kong Interior Design Association

served by their institutions. More information about

Hong Kong Interior Design Association (HKIDA) is a

SECAC is available at secacart.org.

non-governmental and nonprofit organization founded in 1991. The organization consists of interior design

U.S. Distance Learning Association

professionals, including designers, contractors, sup-

In 1987, the U.S. Distance Learning Association (USDLA)

pliers and other related bodies in interior architecture.

was founded on the premise of creating a powerful alli-

HKIDA is committed to serving the needs of practitio-

ance to meet the burgeoning education and training

ners, students, industry partners and the general public.

needs of learning communities globally. USDLA supports

HKIDA’s major undertaking is to foster professionalism

the development and application of distance learning

and design excellence. The organization develops codes

education and training by uniting learners around the

of conduct and advocates creativity, technical innova-

world and serves the needs of the distance learning

tion and craftsmanship. HKIDA actively engages in

community by providing advocacy, information and

research and education, initiates regional competitions,

opportunity for networking. USDLA is committed to

and carries out activities at the community level. HKIDA

being the leading distance learning association in the U.S.

works closely with various professional associations,

More information about USDLA is available at usdla.org.

academics, commercials and public sectors to further realize their goals.

State authorization

Online Learning Consortium

SCAD eLearning degree programs are available to

The purpose of the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) is

students throughout the U.S. and across the world.

to help learning organizations continually improve qual-

SCAD has taken steps to ensure that eLearning degree

ity, scale and breadth of their online programs according

programs and university policies are in compliance with

to their own distinctive missions so that education will

the regulations of states that have established consumer-

become a part of everyday life, accessible and affordable

oriented authorization processes. SCAD was approved

for anyone, anywhere, at any time, in a wide variety of

to join the National Council for State Authorization Reci-

disciplines. Created with funding from the Alfred P. Sloan

procity Agreements (NC-SARA) on Feb. 5, 2016. Under

Foundation, OLC encourages the collaborative sharing

the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA),

of knowledge and effective practices to improve online

SCAD is authorized to operate eLearning courses across

education in learning effectiveness, access, affordabil-

the U.S. and its territories.

ity for learners and providers, and student and faculty satisfaction. OLC generates ideas to improve products,


Nondiscrimination policy

The SCAD Savannah urban location is large and unique, occupying more than 2 million square feet in 65 facilities

In compliance with Title IX of the Education Amend-

throughout one of the most renowned National Historic

ments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of

Landmark districts in the U.S. The university is widely

1973, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other

acknowledged as a leader in the field of preservation,

federal, state, and local laws, SCAD does not discriminate

adaptively reusing a variety of historical structures as

on the basis of age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation,

classrooms, studios, digital labs, darkrooms, galleries,

gender identity, religion, national or ethnic origin, dis-

theaters, cafĂŠs, residence halls, a swimming pool, dining

ability, or veteran status in any phase of its employment

facilities, fitness centers, as well as a bookstore, library and

or admission processes, its financial aid programs, or

shopSCAD, a retail store for the sale of work produced

other aspects of its educational programs or activities.

by students, faculty, staff and alumni.

Questions or concerns regarding the nondiscrimination

Intercollegiate and intramural athletics, numerous

policy should be directed to the university’s compliance

student clubs and organizations, and professional affilia-

officer (complianceofficer@scad.edu).

tions provide a broad university experience. Community involvement, internships, competitions and classroom

Locations and learning modalities

assignments connect students with professionals in businesses, design firms, media and nonprofit organi-

SCAD offers accredited degree programs at locations in

zations. Performances, lectures, exhibitions, festivals,

Savannah and Atlanta, Georgia; in Hong Kong; and online

conferences, concerts and athletic events fill the calendar.

via SCAD eLearning. Coursework also is offered through

Signature events include the Savannah Film Festival,

SCAD-sponsored international and domestic programs

deFINE ART, SCADstyle, the Sidewalk Arts Festival, the

in various locations, including the SCAD study abroad

Sand Arts Festival and SCAD FASHWKND.

location in Lacoste, France. Full degree programs are not offered at SCAD Lacoste. Students accepted to SCAD

SCAD Atlanta

may request to study at one or more of these locations

SCAD Atlanta offers a wide range of degree programs,

and online, or may combine traditional and travel study

minors and individual courses at the undergraduate

with online coursework, except in Hong Kong (see spe-

and graduate levels. A current listing of the educa-

cific program pages of the SCAD catalog for details).

tional programs offered at SCAD Atlanta is available

Admission policies and procedures are the same for all

at scad.edu/programs.

undergraduate or graduate programs offered by SCAD,

SCAD Atlanta facilities include well-equipped class-

regardless of location and modality (see admission poli-

rooms, galleries, digital labs, a library, photography

cies and procedures). Qualified students are eligible to

darkrooms, printmaking presses, sculpture, painting

receive scholarships, fellowships, and federal and state

and television production studios, a visual resources

financial aid (see student financial services section).

lab, a bookstore, a dining hall, a fitness center, a swim-

Students may begin their study any quarter during

ming pool and residence halls. SCAD Atlanta facilities

the academic year and may choose to be residential or

also include the historic Ivy Hall cultural arts and writing

commuting students. Orientation is offered at the start

center, the three-stage SCADshow theater, the SCAD

of each quarter for all new students and provides informa-

Digital Media Center for majors such as animation, film

tion about academic programs and university resources.

and television, television producing and visual effects, and SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film.

SCAD Savannah

Intercollegiate and intramural athletics, and a variety

SCAD Savannah offers a wide range of degree programs,

of student organizations, including student media and

minors and individual courses at the undergraduate

student ambassadors, provide leadership opportuni-

and graduate levels. A current listing of the educational

ties outside the classroom. Professional affiliate chap-

programs offered at SCAD Savannah is available at

ters provide social and co-curricular programming

scad.edu/programs.

to enhance the learning environment. Students also


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340 have opportunities to be active in the community and

access to appropriate computer hardware, software

participate in internships, competitions and classroom

and internet connectivity in order to participate fully in

assignments related to businesses, design firms, media

coursework. Specific technology requirements for each

or nonprofit organizations. Lectures, exhibitions, perfor-

program are available at scad.edu/academics/elearning/

mances, workshops, conferences, seminars and other

technical-requirements.

activities provide a well-rounded educational experience.

SCAD eLearning students may begin their study any quarter during the academic year. The online learning

SCAD Hong Kong

environment is introduced via an online orientation with

SCAD Hong Kong offers degree programs, minors and

information about SCAD resources and opportunities.

individual courses at the undergraduate and graduate lev-

Students have access to SCAD presentations, lectures

els. A current listing of the educational programs offered

and events through the Virtual Lecture Hall.

at SCAD Hong Kong is available at scad.edu/programs.

SCAD eLearning courses align with the SCAD Savan-

SCAD Hong Kong opened its doors in 2010 in the

nah calendar, and students are expected to complete

former North Kowloon Magistracy in the bustling Sham

coursework according to a schedule that stipulates due

Shui Po district. SCAD adapted this historic facility to

dates and asynchronous online sessions for students

become a leading site for the study of art and design in

and professors to meet, assess and critique work, or

Asia, while honoring the structure’s historic and cultural

expand upon discussion board postings. Students in

significance. For its extensive rehabilitation and careful

SCAD eLearning courses are expected to participate

conservation of this majestic site, the university earned

two or more days per week through online discus-

an Honorable Mention in the UNESCO Asia-Pacific

sions, all assignments, examinations and field trips or

Awards for Culture Heritage Conservation in 2011.

other academic activities as directed by the professor.

SCAD Hong Kong offers one of the largest concentrations of art and design degree programs in the city,

Attendance is determined by academic engagement and participation.

providing students the opportunity to study and grow

Other online services and resources include online

in Asia — the economic engine of the world and home

course registration and access to the university’s exten-

to a thriving, dynamic creative scene where talent has

sive library collections. Special online events are hosted

never been more in demand. SCAD Hong Kong includes

for SCAD eLearning students concerning peer tutoring

a library and café, digital labs and studios, a green screen

and career services. An online bookstore is available for

room, classrooms and lecture halls. The entire building is

ordering supplies, textbooks and software via MySCAD.

  

updated with the most innovative technology to ensure

SCAD eLearning students can also participate in

that students are well prepared for professional careers.

SCAD activities and discussion through webcasts, and

All courses are taught in English.

access the online student newspaper and other digital

Courses of study are registered with the Hong Kong

programming outlets for a broad university experience.

Education Bureau, registration numbers: 261958-261971 and 262196-262202. It is a matter of discretion for indi-

SCAD Lacoste

vidual employers to recognize any qualification to which

SCAD Lacoste is a study abroad location in a beauti-

these courses may lead.

fully preserved medieval village in the south of France. SCAD Lacoste offers a unique opportunity for students

SCAD eLearning

and faculty to spend an entire quarter immersed in the

SCAD offers award-winning, accredited degree pro-

culture of the region. SCAD Lacoste offers a rotating

grams, minors and individual courses at the under-

schedule of courses at the undergraduate and graduate

graduate and graduate levels through SCAD eLearning.

levels, but does not offer full degree programs. A current

A current listing of the educational programs offered

listing of programs offered at SCAD Lacoste is available

via SCAD eLearning is available at scad.edu/programs.

at scad.edu/lacoste. All courses are developed and taught

Students who enroll in SCAD eLearning courses must

by SCAD faculty and are offered for academic credit

possess adequate computer skills and have regular

under the authority and accreditation of the university.


Students must first apply and be accepted to SCAD

Students must first apply and be accepted to SCAD

before applying to study abroad at SCAD Lacoste. (See

before applying to study abroad at SCAD Lacoste or in

admission policies and procedures.) Students may

any SCAD short-term domestic or international study

apply their existing SCAD scholarships, fellowships,

program. Students who wish to study at any SCAD

and federal and state financial aid toward the tuition

location should discuss plans with their staff adviser to

and fees associated with studying at SCAD Lacoste.

outline criteria for application, program availability, and

Special study abroad scholarships also are available to

how coursework taken at these locations applies toward

qualified SCAD students.

their program of study.

Students may apply to attend SCAD Lacoste any

Tuition for coursework at SCAD is the same at all

quarter during the academic year, and should meet

locations. Additional program fees, including travel, hous-

with their staff adviser to discuss how courses taken at

ing, meals, travel visas, insurance, excursions, etc., vary

SCAD Lacoste apply toward their course of study and

according to program location and duration. Students

meet degree requirements.

may apply their existing SCAD scholarships, fellowships,

While situated in a centuries-old setting, SCAD

and federal and state financial aid toward the tuition and

Lacoste offers a variety of modern amenities, includ-

fees associated with domestic or international study

ing computer labs, well-equipped teaching studios

programs. Students should contact a staff adviser for

for painting, drawing, printmaking, photography and

information on applying financial aid and scholarships.

digital imaging, as well as dining and residence halls, a

Orientation for SCAD Lacoste, SCAD Hong Kong, and

library, galleries and administrative offices. Classes are

short-term domestic and international study programs

taught in English.

is offered prior to travel. Applications typically open two quarters in advance of the quarter for travel.

Locations and majors Undergraduate programs Students admitted to SCAD may attend multiple SCAD degree-granting locations. They may declare majors

Undergraduate programs embrace a wide range of disci-

and minors and earn a degree only at a location where

plines and are designed to challenge students to perform

those programs are offered. Course availability varies

at a high level, preparing them for professional careers.

by location. A list of academic programs by location is

A well-rounded curriculum provides students with core

published in the annual course catalog and is posted

courses in foundation studies and general education

online at scad.edu/programs.

leading to focused majors emphasizing development

After enrolling and attending any SCAD location,

of academic knowledge, technical and analytical skills,

students must fill out a change of location form after

aesthetic sensibility, and the ability to express ideas

consulting with a student success adviser to attend

visually and verbally.

another location or to change locations permanently. Bachelor of Arts degree SCAD study abroad programs

The Bachelor of Arts degree program is a four-year

By applying to short- or full-term international or domes-

course of study requiring 180 quarter credit hours (equiv-

tic study programs through the university, SCAD students

alent to 120 semester credit hours). The Bachelor of Arts

may have the option to study at all SCAD locations. Stu-

degree begins with foundation studies coursework and

dents have the opportunity to earn credit while gaining

a comprehensive general education curriculum that

a more vivid perspective on art, architecture, culture,

focuses on the humanities/fine arts, natural sciences/

design and history. Programs and course offerings vary.

mathematics, social/behavioral sciences, written and oral

Criteria for acceptance includes GPA, class standing and

communication, and computer literacy, which provide a

course availability; in some cases a lengthy visa process

breadth of knowledge for lifelong learning. Students then

is required. Current information is available online at

complete a series of courses in an area of concentration

scad.edu/studyabroad.

to develop knowledge and skill in a particular discipline.


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342 Students are also required to take several free electives

General education courses

to broaden their experience and interests.

Each SCAD undergraduate degree program requires at least one course in humanities/fine arts, social/behav-

Bachelor of Fine Arts degree

ioral sciences and natural sciences/mathematics. These

The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program is a four-

general education courses are designed to enhance

year course of study requiring 180 quarter credit hours

students’ competencies in aesthetic interpretation,

(equivalent to 120 semester credit hours) and incorporat-

computer literacy, critical analysis, multicultural/historical

ing a foundation studies curriculum, general education

perspectives, quantitative reasoning, and written and

curriculum, major program curriculum and electives. The

oral communication.

Bachelor of Fine Arts curriculum is designed to focus intently on acquiring knowledge and skill in the arts and design. In the foundation studies curriculum, students receive instruction in the fundamental principles, elements and techniques of art and design. In the general education curriculum, students are exposed to a broad base of knowledge through courses in humanities/fine arts, natural sciences/mathematics, social/behavioral sciences, written and oral communication, and computer literacy. In the curriculum of their chosen major, students

Humanities/fine arts

Courses that satisfy the humanities/fine arts requirement examine works of cultural production in historical context to identify, analyze, interpret and describe form, content, function and meaning. Courses such as Survey of Western Art I, Survey of Western Art II, Art Since 1945, African-American Literature, World Mythology, Aesthetics, and Business and Professional Writing satisfy the SCAD humanities/fine arts requirement.

work toward developing knowledge, skills and a level of

Mathematics/natural sciences

mastery in a specific discipline. Students are required to

Courses that satisfy the mathematics/natural sciences

take electives to broaden their experience and interests.

requirement employ appropriate tools and methods to collect and use empirical evidence to analyze, predict

SCAD Core

and/or describe phenomena, quantity, structure, space or

The SCAD Core of foundation studies and general educa-

time. Courses such as General Anatomy, Introduction to

tion courses provides undergraduate students with the

Astronomy, Environmental Science, College Mathemat-

essential skills necessary for success at SCAD. Foundation

ics, Evidence and Inference: The Power of Statistics, The

studies courses build visual, conceptual and creative

Geometry of Physical Space and Applied Physics satisfy

abilities essential to students’ academic and professional

the SCAD mathematics/natural sciences requirement.

development. General education courses are designed to develop students as critical thinkers by providing an intellectual foundation and breadth of knowledge for lifelong learning.

Social/behavioral sciences

Courses that satisfy the social/behavioral sciences requirement emphasize the study of human behavior and development, theories of cultural production

Foundation studies courses

and identity, and the fundamentals of qualitative and

DRAW 100 Drawing I: Form and Space

quantitative research. Courses such as Introduction to

DRAW 101 Drawing II: Composition and Media

Anthropology, The Design of Business, Introduction

DSGN 100 Design I: Elements and Organization

to Economics, Intercultural Communication, Politics in

DSGN 101 Color: Theory and Application

America: Freedom, Equality and Power, Introduction to

DSGN 102 Design II: 3-D Form and Space

Psychology and Psychology of Group Processes satisfy the SCAD social/behavioral sciences requirement. Students should complete SCAD Core coursework within their first 90 hours of study. The organization of these courses into a two-year sequence allows students to complete necessary prerequisites for future study and prepares them for the work of the major. Students


should consult their student success adviser when

above the minimum credit hours required for a bach-

selecting any general education course to ensure that

elor’s degree.

the course meets the requirements of the program. Similarly, students should contact their faculty adviser

Undergraduate minors

when selecting any elective course to ensure the course

Minors are designed to broaden students’ education

meets the requirements of the program. Students must

and enhance their employment opportunities. Students

meet prerequisites in order to register in any course.

enrolled in any bachelor’s degree program may elect to declare a minor outside the major field of study.

Undergraduate certificate

Required courses in the foundation studies curricu-

SCAD offers an undergraduate certificate program in

lum or in the general education curriculum may count

digital publishing, which can be earned in combination

toward a minor. The minor may require the student to

with any undergraduate degree, except the B.F.A. in

complete more than the minimum number of quarter

graphic design, the B.A. in visual communication with

hours required for graduation. Thus, students should

a concentration in graphic design or the graphic design

check to be sure adequate financial aid is available, if

minor. Current students may pursue the certificate by

needed, to cover the additional time and cost. Students

contacting their staff adviser. Degree-seeking students

may choose to complete more than one minor or apply

must complete certificate coursework prior to or within

the hours earned for a minor toward the completion of a

the final quarter of registration in degree coursework.

double major. For information about completing a minor,

New students may apply for admission to a certificate

students should consult with a staff adviser.

program by following the undergraduate admission requirements.

In order to receive designation of a minor on his or her transcript, a student must declare the minor with a staff adviser, successfully complete the required credit

Undergraduate double majors

hours as specified in the minor program of study, and

Many of the undergraduate majors offered at SCAD

maintain an overall grade-point average of 2.0 in the

complement each other, and students may choose to

minor. Some courses have prerequisites that may require

earn a double major. With careful course selection and

additional credits to complete the minor. Consult course

financial planning, students can double major without

descriptions to ascertain prerequisites. A listing of minor

substantially prolonging their programs of study. Stu-

programs offered, including descriptions, courses of

dents who put forth that extra effort gain credentials

study and availability at each SCAD location, is available

and expertise that may be invaluable to their careers.

online at scad.edu/minors.

In order to double major, undergraduate students must complete all courses unique to each major. Students are

Undergraduate mathematics competency

not required to take the same course twice, nor must

requirement

they always take two sets of electives; however, a student

SCAD ensures that all undergraduate students are able

may not substitute major coursework for one major to

to demonstrate fundamental mathematics competency

serve as major coursework in the second major. Major

in one of the following ways: by successfully complet-

coursework for one major may count as free elective

ing one MATH course at SCAD; by presenting proof of

or studio credit in the second major program. Students

a qualifying math score on the SAT (580 or above) or

who wish to double major must follow course require-

the ACT (24 or above); or by presenting proof of qualify-

ments as listed in the catalog they are following for their

ing math scores on Advanced Placement, International

primary major.

Baccalaureate, College-level Examination Program, or

For information about completing a double major,

other equivalent international examinations as published

undergraduate students should consult with a staff

on the SCAD admission website. These scores may

adviser. Students also should check to be sure adequate

qualify for transfer credit in addition to satisfying the

financial aid is available, if needed, to cover the additional

mathematics requirement.

time and costs associated with completing coursework


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344 Students who have successfully completed a course

Graduate programs

at another college or university similar in content and level of instruction to a mathematics course at SCAD

Graduate programs at SCAD are designed for dedicated,

may be permitted to transfer that course in satisfaction

self-motivated students who are committed to the

of the mathematics requirement.

pursuit of excellence through advanced study. Gradu-

Undergraduate architecture applicants who present

ate curricula are structured to include knowledge of the

SAT math scores lower than 580, ACT math scores lower

literature of the discipline and to ensure ongoing student

than 24, or are unable to demonstrate a competency for

engagement in research and/or appropriate professional

the study of mathematics and science may be admit-

practice and training experiences. Graduate courses

ted to the architecture program on a provisional basis

require students to research, analyze, explore, question,

and must take MATH 101 Intermediate Mathematics.

reconsider and synthesize old and new knowledge and

The credit hours earned in MATH 101 may be applied

skills. The graduate experience culminates in a thesis,

as an undergraduate general education elective. All

final project or portfolio demonstrating a mature and

undergraduate architecture students are required to

resolved body of work and/or research. Graduates are

take MATH 201 Applied Mathematics.

encouraged to hold leadership positions, to enter a vari-

Students who demonstrate math competency with exam scores may take any math or natural science class

ety of professional disciplines, to teach, or to accomplish other personal and professional goals.

to satisfy the mathematics/natural sciences general education requirement. Students should consult with

Master of Architecture degree (professional)

their staff adviser before registering for any math or

The professional Master of Architecture degree program

science courses to be sure they meet the requirements

is accredited by the National Architectural Accredit-

for their specific program of study.

ing Board and satisfies the education requirement for architect licensure in all U.S. jurisdictions. The program

First Year Experience

includes 180 undergraduate credit hours at the pre-

First Year Experience is a required, noncredit, extended

professional level and 90 graduate credit hours at the

orientation course for first-year incoming undergraduate

professional level for a total of 270 quarter credit hours

students designed to help prepare them for academic

(equivalent to 180 semester credit hours).

success and professional careers. The course provides

The M.Arch. degree program requires that students

a discussion-based environment in which students are

first complete a preparatory or preprofessional under-

introduced to university requirements, their responsibil-

graduate degree in architecture. At SCAD, the prepro-

ity in the learning process, and skills that enable them

fessional undergraduate program is a Bachelor of Fine

to identify and efficiently use university resources. In

Arts in architecture degree, which is composed of 180

addition, the course addresses topics such as major

quarter credit hours. After successfully completing 180

exploration, academic advisement and registration,

undergraduate credit hours and satisfying all program

career planning, campus technology and student involve-

requirements, students are awarded the B.F.A. in archi-

ment opportunities.

tecture degree, whether or not they pursue graduate

All incoming first-year students are registered for First

level studies. Acceptance of students graduating with

Year Experience during their first quarter of enrollment.

a B.F.A. degree from SCAD into the professional M.Arch.

First-year students are required to successfully com-

graduate program is based on current grade-point aver-

plete First Year Experience prior to declaring a major,

age and studio portfolio.

and as a graduation requirement. Students who have

Acceptance of a student with a preprofessional or

transferred to SCAD after attending another institution

preparatory degree in architecture from another insti-

are not required to complete the course, but may opt

tution to the SCAD graduate program is based on

to participate in the course to take advantage of the

review of academic transcripts, specific coursework

learning opportunities presented.

and portfolio to ensure that their undergraduate study satisfies NAAB student performance criteria required


at the preprofessional level. Based on the results of

and to participate in a vibrant university community.

this review, SCAD may assign additional graduate-level

The M.A. degree may prepare students for positions in

coursework beyond the standard curriculum. As many

related areas or may serve as preparation for advanced

as five additional courses could be included as part of

graduate degrees such as the Master of Fine Arts or the

the graduate program of study and could therefore

Doctor of Philosophy in academic disciplines.

extend the time and credit hours required to complete the program.

In some programs, the M.A. degree may be followed by additional study at SCAD leading to an M.F.A. degree.

The architecture program in its entirety encompasses

Students planning to continue the next quarter from the

a foundation studies curriculum, general education

M.A. to the M.F.A. in the same major should contact the

curriculum, major program curriculum and electives.

office of graduate studies prior to the conclusion of their

The program emphasizes preparation for a profes-

M.A. studies. Approval must be given by the department

sional career as an architect; it focuses on theory and

chair of the area of study.

practice within the university’s unique art and design context. Architectural design is emphasized through

Master of Fine Arts degree

design studio courses that meet 10 hours each week and

The Master of Fine Arts degree is recognized as the

through a sequence of courses in building construction

terminal or highest degree for many art and design

systems, graphic communication, digital technology,

professions. The M.F.A. degree program requires at least

sustainability, history, theory and professional practice.

90 quarter credit hours and up to 105 quarter credit

The architecture graduate experience culminates in a

hours (equivalent to 60 and 70 semester credit hours,

thesis, demonstrating a mature and resolved body of

respectively) of graduate-level courses in studio, art his-

work and/or research.

tory, theory and related areas. The program requires a minimum of two years for completion, with the final 45

Master of Arts degree

quarter hours in residence at SCAD (these can include

The Master of Arts degree is an initial graduate degree

eLearning and study abroad hours). The program cul-

that requires at least 45 quarter credit hours and up to

minates with a thesis exhibition, project, presentation or

60 quarter hours (equivalent to 30 and 40 semester

other publicly presented creative work demonstrating

quarter hours, respectively) of graduate-level courses in

professional-level competency, accompanied by a written

the selected area, complemented by historical, theoreti-

component and reviewed by a graduate thesis commit-

cal and related studies. The program requires a minimum

tee. Formal faculty reviews of sample student work and

of one year for completion with all 45 quarter hours in

progress are conducted. Most M.F.A. programs require at

residency at SCAD (these can include eLearning and

least one field or teaching internship to provide students

study abroad hours). The M.A. culminates with a written

with a mentored experience of professional practice.

thesis or graduate project, such as a portfolio, group

Students who wish to pursue the M.F.A. degree should

exhibition, presentation or other creative work product

possess a high level of ability and commitment, as well

demonstrating a high degree of intellectual or artistic

as the desire to develop their personal vision; to evolve

proficiency accompanied by a written component.

a mature understanding of their chosen field’s back-

Formal faculty reviews of sample student work and

ground, principles and practices as well as its broader

progress are conducted. The M.A. degree program may

cultural context; to gain technical mastery in their chosen

be research and/or practice oriented to offer students

discipline; to inform advanced art and design creation

a focused educational experience while engaging in

with critical and conceptual studies; and to interact with

dialogue on the history, theory and practice of the dis-

fellow students and professors within a dynamic and

cipline. Students who wish to pursue the M.A. degree

challenging arts community.

should possess a commitment to exploring the field in depth, as well as a desire to foster their individual vision

Master of Urban Design degree

and capabilities; to develop a high degree of proficiency

The Master of Urban Design program requires 90 quarter

in their technical, creative, expressive or analytical skills;

credit hours (equivalent to 60 semester credit hours) of


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346 graduate-level courses in studio, historical, theoretical

Academic advisement

and related areas. The program requires a minimum of two years for completion, with the final 45 quarter

Academic advisement is provided to all students to assist

hours in residence at SCAD. The program culminates

in the development of their educational plans and career

with a thesis exhibition, project, presentation or other

goals, and to relate these goals to academic offerings at

publicly presented work demonstrating professional-

SCAD. Students have both a staff and a faculty adviser

level competency, accompanied by a written component

to support them during their SCAD tenure.

and reviewed by a graduate thesis committee. Formal

Staff advisers help students with the general require-

faculty reviews of sample student work and progress

ments and logistics related to their academic registration

are conducted. The M.U.D. program requires at least one

and progression. Faculty advisers are recognized as the

field or teaching internship to provide students with a

experts in their disciplines, offering students help with

mentored experience of professional practice.

regard to their chosen major of study. Students are encouraged to discuss their program of study, course

Course catalog of entry

content and career development each quarter with their faculty adviser, and to contact their staff adviser

Both undergraduate and graduate students are expected

as needed.

to follow the degree requirements of the course catalog

First-year freshmen are assigned a staff adviser at

in effect at the time of their initial enrollment at SCAD.

enrollment. When students declare a major, they also are

Specific course requirements are updated in the catalog

assigned a faculty adviser from their major department.

annually. Students are expected to adhere to changes

Transfer students are assigned a staff adviser and faculty

to individual courses as they occur.

adviser upon enrollment. Transfer students are required

If the curriculum and degree requirements change

to discuss their program of study with their staff adviser

during the five-year period after the student initially

during their first quarter of enrollment and should con-

enrolls, the student may elect to follow the new degree

sult with their staff adviser at least annually thereafter.

requirements, but may not move to a catalog earlier

Graduate students are assigned both faculty and staff

than his or her catalog of entry.

advisers at orientation. These advisers regularly provide

If a student does not fulfill the degree requirements of

assistance with course selection and professional devel-

the course catalog of entry within the five-year period,

opment and help guide students toward fulfillment of

then he or she must follow the requirements of the

requirements for certificate or degree programs.

catalog in effect at the end of that five-year period.

SCAD eLearning students are assigned faculty and

Any graduate student who does not complete the pro-

staff advisers at orientation. SCAD eLearning staff

gram within five years must petition the department

members also provide assistance for eLearning students.

of graduate studies for continuation under the current

Students who must fulfill English as a Second Lan-

program of study. Students may be required to follow new degree

guage requirements are also assigned an ESL faculty adviser at orientation.

requirements if courses required by previous programs have been eliminated from the course catalog; however,

Declaring a major

under no circumstances are students required to take any additional credit hours to earn the declared degree

Incoming first-time freshmen enter SCAD as undeclared

within five years of entry.

majors. First-year students have the opportunity to declare a major upon successful completion of FSYR 101 First Year Experience, but may remain undeclared through their sophomore year. While undeclared, students are required to consult with their staff adviser prior to registration each quarter. Students should declare a major by the end of the sophomore year.


Incoming transfer students enter SCAD as declared

Grading system

majors based on their application for admission. Transfer credit is reviewed and awarded based upon the

At the end of each quarter, faculty members submit

declared major. All declared students are assigned a

grades via MySCAD for all enrolled students. Once

faculty adviser who teaches in the major, as well as a

all grades have been received, the registrar’s office

staff adviser.

processes grades, awards credits, and calculates grade-

Undergraduate students who wish to declare or

point averages.

change a major must consult with a staff adviser. Undergraduate students may change their major, add a second major, or enroll in a minor at any time during their studies. Graduate students who wish to change their program of study should consult with a graduate staff adviser.

Grades are assigned according to the following system of letter and quality-points evaluation: LETTER QUALITY POINTS POINTS Undergraduate Graduate

A Excellent

4

4

B

Good

3

3

C Average

2

2

Quarter system

D

1

0

F Failure

0

0

Undergraduate and graduate courses are taught on

The following codes may appear on transcripts and do

the quarter system. Most courses carry five hours of

not affect a student’s grade-point average.

Students may declare a major or minor only at a SCAD location where that program is offered.

academic credit. Each five-credit course meets for at least 2½ hours twice weekly for a total of 50 hours of instruction during the 10-week quarter. The academic year includes four quarters, and stu-

Poor

 W Withdrawal

T

 I Incomplete

U Unsatisfactory

S Satisfactory

Transfer credit

N Audit

dents may enroll each quarter, including the summer

Graduate students who earn a grade of D or below in any

quarter; however, course offerings may be limited in the

course or a grade of C or below in any intensive course

summer. Students should expect to spend a minimum

must retake the course to satisfy degree requirements.

of two hours on out-of-class work for each hour of

Full-time undergraduate students who achieve a

direct faculty instruction in class, including internships,

grade-point average of 3.5 or higher during a quarter

independent studies and studio work. Students enrolled

term receive an official notice confirming dean’s list

in SCAD eLearning courses should expect to spend a

honors for that quarter. This honor is also noted on the

minimum of two hours on out-of-class work to manage

student’s transcript.

course content and complete assignments for each hour of participation in the digital classroom.

Full-time status

Definition of a credit hour

The office of the registrar is the official designated authority for determining full-time status for all students

Each quarter credit hour requires 10 hours of instruc-

requesting enrollment verifications for insurance or any

tion, and students should expect to spend an additional

type of financial aid or loans. A full-time undergraduate

20 hours of out-of-class time for a total of 30 hours of

student is defined as one who is registered for at least

activity. SCAD sometimes offers courses in a compressed

15 quarter hours of credit per quarter. Undergraduate

time frame of less than a 10-week quarter. In all cases,

students may register for a maximum of 20 quarter hours

however, the standard for earning a quarter credit (10

of credit per quarter, provided they have maintained a

contact hours, plus 20 additional out-of-class hours)

grade-point average of at least 3.0 during the previous

is maintained. One quarter credit is equivalent to 0.67

quarter. A full-time graduate student is defined as one

semester credits; one semester credit is worth 1.50

who is registered for at least 10 quarter hours of credit

quarter credits.

per quarter. Graduate students may register for more


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348 than 15 quarter hours only with the permission of the

the right at its sole discretion to withdraw the privilege

chair and by contacting their graduate staff adviser.

of enrollment from any student whose conduct is detri-

Less than full-time enrollment status may affect

mental to the academic environment or to the well-being

financial aid such as loans, grants, scholarships, univer-

of other students, faculty, staff members, or university

sity housing, health insurance and visas (if applicable).

facilities.

Attendance and personal conduct

Dropping and adding courses

Only students who are properly registered for a course

The first five business days of each 10-week quarter are

may attend and participate in that course. Students are

designated the drop/add period when students may

not permitted to participate in courses in which they

change their course schedules.

are not registered. The official course roster determines

The drop/add period for any term less than 10

enrollment. Students are responsible for ensuring that

weeks will vary and will be published in relevant course

they are enrolled for each course in which they are

materials.

participating. Students are expected to attend and participate in all

Military mobilization

scheduled classes and examination periods. Absences in excess of four class periods per quarter, or 20 percent of

The SCAD military mobilization policy is intended to

the course, result in the student receiving a failing grade

provide financial relief for students affected by military

for the course, unless the student withdraws from the

mobilization. This policy protects students who are

course in accordance with the withdrawal policy. The

members of a state National Guard or reserve forces

withdrawal policy can be found on page 352. Tardi-

of the U.S. and who are ordered to report for state or

ness, early departure or other time away from class in

federal military service.

excess of 15 minutes per class session is considered an

When a currently enrolled student (or the spouse of a

absence for that class session. Classes missed due to

currently enrolled student, if the spouse has a dependent

late registration are included in the overall absences

child) has received orders to deploy, the student should

permitted for the class.

submit a copy of the orders to the registrar’s office. The

Not attending class during the first week of any term

registrar’s office will communicate to student financial

will result in a delay in disbursement of financial aid, and

services that the change in the student’s status is the

may also result in the student being dropped from classes.

result of military mobilization. The student shall be given

Students should contact their staff adviser in advance if

the option to receive a full refund of tuition and fees for

they expect to miss classes during the first week.

courses that he or she will be unable to complete due to

Students taking online courses are required to check the online course site regularly and participate in the

deployment, regardless of the point during the quarter at which the student withdraws.

daily work of the course. At minimum, students should

If the student wishes, he or she may opt to receive a

log in and participate in the class, or in an academically

grade of incomplete for courses he or she is unable to

related activity within the course, two separate days per

complete due to deployment, with the option to finish

week. Students demonstrating no activity within the first

the courses at a later date. Alternatively, the student may

three weeks will be dropped from the course. Students

make arrangements with his or her instructors for final

who fail to meet the minimum requirement within the

grades in courses that will not be fully completed. If the

first three weeks will be withdrawn from the course.

student opts for a grade of incomplete, or for final grades

Absences in excess of 20 percent result in the student

prior to the end of the current quarter, registration shall

receiving a failing grade for the course.

remain intact, and the student will be responsible for

Students’ appearance and conduct should be appro-

tuition and fees in full. If the student seeks an incomplete

priate and should contribute to the academic and pro-

grade, he or she will not be eligible to withdraw from the

fessional atmosphere of SCAD. The university reserves

course after the end of the quarter. In order to replace


the incomplete grade with a final grade, all work must

students should contact the office of the registrar imme-

be turned in by the midterm of the second quarter fol-

diately at registrar@scad.edu. Withdrawals are final and

lowing the conclusion of military service, except in the

students may not return to the same course from which

case of an eLearning course. In such cases, when the

they have withdrawn. Withdrawal from a course results

type of deployment allows, work is due by the midterm

in a grade of W, and no credit is earned. Thus, it does

of the next quarter.

not calculate into the student’s grade-point average.

If a currently enrolled student is registered in one or

A student who is found to be in violation of the aca-

more eLearning courses when deployed, the student

demic integrity policy forfeits the right to withdraw from

may decide to remain registered in eLearning courses

the course. Note that the ability to withdraw from the

based on his or her type of deployment.

course is suspended as soon as the instructor notifies

The financial aid office will perform the standard

the student of concerns about academic integrity (see

return of Title IV refund calculation based on the stu-

the “Academic Integrity” policy on page 353 for more

dent’s last date of attendance. Funds will be returned

detailed information).

to the appropriate program as mandated by federal

A student who is withdrawing from SCAD altogether

regulation. If the student withdraws, SCAD will refund

must complete a withdrawal form for each course in

100 percent of his or her personal payments for that

which he or she is registered, have an exit interview with

quarter. Any balance created by the return of funds

a staff adviser, officially drop any courses for which he

to appropriate programs and personal funds will be

or she may be preregistered in the subsequent quarter,

written off by SCAD. If the student receives a grade

return his or her student identification card and, if resid-

of incomplete, he or she may enroll in the same class,

ing in SCAD housing, return all room keys to the office

at no charge, within two quarters of the conclusion of

of residence life and housing.

military service.

Auditing Withdrawal Currently enrolled degree-seeking, nondegree-seeking After the end of the drop/add period and through the

or transient students who wish to enroll in a course, but

last day of the quarter, students may officially withdraw

do not want to receive a grade, may request through the

from a course. Students should note that withdrawing

registrar to audit the course, provided space is available.

from a course after the drop/add period is not the same

Auditing status is reflected by N on the grade report.

as dropping a course during the drop/add period. With-

Students must be eligible to register for the course they

drawing students do incur a financial obligation for the

wish to audit. Degree-seeking students should consult

portion of the course that has passed, but withdrawal

a staff adviser before requesting to audit a course to

may entitle the student or lender to a refund of tuition

determine the effect this may have on financial aid and

paid for the remaining portion of the course. Withdrawal

scholarship status and awards.

from one or more courses also may impact a student’s full-time status and may alter eligibility for financial aid,

ARCHE cross-registration

university housing, health insurance and visas (if applicable). Students should consult with a staff adviser for

SCAD is a member of the Atlanta Regional Council

information. Refund policies are listed under financial

for Higher Education (ARCHE). The ARCHE cross-

information.

registration process facilitates enrollment in courses

Students demonstrate their intent to withdraw from

offered at all member colleges and universities. Students

a course by completing the electronic withdrawal form

at ARCHE member institutions have the opportunity to

available in MySCAD. The withdrawal form is processed

broaden their range of study through access to courses

automatically, and withdrawal is effective immediately

not offered at their home institution. SCAD students who

upon receipt of the request by the registrar’s office. If

wish to participate in the cross-registration program

for any reason the automated process is not available,

must submit an application to the registrar’s office.


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350 Approval for cross-registration does not guarantee place-

Independent study

ment in courses at the host institution. More information about ARCHE is available online at atlantahighered.org.

Students may wish to earn credit through independent study that allows them to investigate a topic in depth or

Internships

take advantage of particular resources. An independent study may not be used as a substitute for a course cur-

Internships offer undergraduate and graduate students

rently offered.

valuable opportunities to work in a professional environ-

Proposals for independent study must be approved

ment and gain firsthand experience to help them prepare

by a faculty member and the department chair, and

for careers. In an approved internship setting, a student

submitted prior to the start of the quarter in which the

typically spends one quarter working with an on-site

independent study is to be conducted. Proposals should

professional supervisor and a faculty internship supervi-

present evidence that the independent study requires

sor to achieve specific goals and objectives related to

at least 150 hours of work.

the program of study. Internships may be undertaken on

In order to complete registration of the independent

a credit or non-credit basis and may be paid or unpaid.

study for credit, students also must pay the necessary

An undergraduate student seeking an internship for

tuition. Undergraduate students must have completed

credit must have completed a minimum of 90 credit

at least 90 credit hours with a cumulative grade-point

hours, or have completed 75 credit hours and be reg-

average of at least 3.0 to participate in an independent

istered in 15 credit hours in the current quarter, with

study; graduate students must have completed at least

a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.0. A

15 credit hours of graduate-level courses with a cumula-

graduate student seeking an internship for credit must

tive grade-point average of at least 3.0.

have completed at least 15 graduate-level credit hours with a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.0.

Course schedule changes

In order to complete registration of the internship for credit, the student must complete the SCAD internship

SCAD reserves the right to cancel a course and change

application, including internship start date, duration of

the schedule, location or professor of courses at any time.

internship, number of hours/days per week of employ-

Students are responsible for checking their schedule

ment and any terms of employment. The student must

prior to the start of each quarter to apprise themselves

provide the completed internship application signed by

of any changes.

the student, the faculty internship supervisor and the department chair, along with a liability waiver signed by

Transient status/credit

the student and payment of tuition. The internship application must show that the student

SCAD students who wish to attend another college or

will have adequate faculty and supervisor contact hours

university during their enrollment at SCAD and receive

during the 10-week quarter in which the internship is

transfer credit may apply for transient status. In order

to take place. For both undergraduate and graduate

to qualify for transient status, undergraduate students

internships, students are required to work a minimum

must be in good academic standing and have a minimum

of 150 hours of internship activity.

grade-point average of 2.0. Graduate students requesting

Graduate teaching internship application materials

transient status must have a minimum grade-point aver-

should be prepared with the supervising professor during

age of 3.0, and should be advised that transient credit is

the quarter prior to the intended quarter of registration.

rare at the graduate level. Students must complete their

Internship applications must be submitted prior to

final 45 hours at SCAD and are not eligible for transient

the quarter in which the internship is to be conducted.

credit during that period. Undergraduate students may

Students must pay tuition upon submission of the

transfer no more than 90 total hours of credit, including

approved and completed internship application in order

transient credit.

to complete registration of the internship for credit.


Students who qualify for transient status must consult

Graduate student continuous enrollment

with their staff adviser in order to complete a transient status application. A course description or syllabus

Graduate students must maintain continuous enrollment

from each course the student wishes to take will be

by completing at least one program fulfillment course

required. The application is evaluated for eligibility for

in two separate quarters during each 12-month period

transfer credit, and the student is notified of the decision

based on the student’s initial quarter of enrollment

within two weeks of application. This process must be

until completion of all degree requirements or until the

completed before the student begins transient study.

student withdraws by written notification to the office

Students should also consult with their staff adviser to

of the registrar. Students who have completed all other

determine the impact of transient status/credit on their

requirements for the degree except the thesis compo-

financial aid or scholarship award.

nent must register for THES 799 Continuing Thesis.

Upon completion of transient study, the student must

Once a student is eligible to enroll in THES 799, he or

submit an official transcript from the other institution

she must register for this course each fall, winter and

that reflects the final grade(s) earned in the course(s).

spring quarter (up to the five-year degree completion

These transcripts must be submitted to the transfer

limit) until this degree requirement is met. Students may

admission office by the end of the term immediately

enroll in THES 799 in summer quarters, but it is optional.

following completion of coursework in order for the

Students enrolled in THES 799 maintain their official

student to receive transfer of credit. Undergraduate

student ID card and all rights and privileges afforded

students must earn a minimum grade of C (2.0) for a

enrolled students, such as access to facilities and use

course to be applied as transfer credit while graduate

of equipment and library resources.

students must earn a minimum grade of B (3.0). The credit is recorded as T on the transcript and is not cal-

International students and online coursework

culated into the student’s cumulative GPA. International students attending a SCAD location within

Inactive status/readmission

the U.S. must follow the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services rules pertaining to online courses. The rules,

Undergraduate students who have attended SCAD, but

which are outlined on page 2 of the I-20 visa, include

have not been enrolled at SCAD for at least five consecu-

the following regarding registration in online coursework:

tive quarters, are considered inactive and must apply for

Registration in an online course is allowed, but 50 per-

readmission and meet current admission requirements

cent or more of courses taken in a quarter must be in a

in order to return to SCAD. Undergraduate students

classroom (not online). Typically, this means international

who have attended another college or university on any

students can take only one online course out of a total

basis other than as a transient student must apply for

of three courses. For more information on this or other

readmission and meet current admission requirements

academic matters related to international status, stu-

in order to return to SCAD. All readmission applications

dents should contact the International Student Services

are evaluated on an individual basis by the Admission

Office. Students located in Hong Kong may take online

Review Committee. Any prior awards of financial aid

courses, if they are not enrolled at SCAD Hong Kong.

and/or scholarships may or may not apply. Students should complete new FAFSA forms and resubmit any

Temporary grade of incomplete

required materials to be considered for financial aid or scholarship awards. Upon readmission, students must

In the event that a student suffers from serious personal

follow the requirements of the current catalog. Graduate

illness or other emergency circumstances and is therefore

students must adhere to the graduate student continu-

unable to complete all assignments by the end of the

ous enrollment policy.

quarter, the student may request a grade of incomplete through the appropriate school dean before the end of the quarter. The student should explain the reason


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352 and include documentation of the illness or emergency

Probation

circumstance. The dean’s decision is final.

An undergraduate student whose term grade-point

A student who is assigned a temporary grade of

average falls below 2.0 for two consecutive quarters or

incomplete is required to complete the remainder of the

a graduate student whose term grade-point average

unfinished work in a satisfactory manner by midterm of

falls below 3.0 for two consecutive quarters is placed

the following quarter. A temporary grade of incomplete

on academic probation and is notified by the university.

automatically changes to an F if the required work is

Students who are placed on probation must meet with

not completed satisfactorily by midterm of the follow-

their staff adviser before the end of the second week of

ing quarter. A student may not withdraw from a course

the next quarter to establish a success plan. Students

after receiving a grade of incomplete.

on probation may not withdraw from any course and

A student who has missed more than four class ses-

must abide by the terms outlined in their probation letter.

sions, 20 percent of classes in a quarter, is not eligible

Undergraduate students are removed from probation

for a grade of incomplete.

when they achieve a term grade-point average of at least 2.0; graduate students are removed from probation when

Academic standing

they achieve a term grade-point average of at least 3.0.

Students are expected to make satisfactory progress

ESL coursework who does not successfully complete the

toward their degrees and are responsible at all times

same ESL course for two consecutive quarters is placed

for knowing their academic standing and for fulfilling all

on academic probation and is notified by the university.

requirements of the university by referring to published

Students who are placed on probation must work with

academic policies, regulations and standards, and by

the SCAD Language Studio to establish a success plan

consulting with the appropriate dean, department chair

by the second week of the next quarter. Students on

or adviser. Students are responsible for ascertaining and

probation may not withdraw from any coursework and

meeting course requirements, prerequisite requirements,

must abide by the terms outlined in their probation

graduation requirements, appropriate course sequencing

letter. Students are removed from probation when they

and any other requirements of the university.

successfully complete the ESL course that they had

An undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in

At the sole discretion of the university, a student may

previously failed.

be placed on academic warning or probation or may be suspended or dismissed for any reason deemed by SCAD

Suspension

officials to be in the best interest of the student or the

An undergraduate student whose term grade-point

university as a whole, or if the university determines that

average falls below 2.0 for three consecutive quarters is

the student is not making satisfactory progress toward

suspended from the university for one calendar year. After

degree completion.

that time, the student may submit a written petition to return to SCAD by emailing academicappeals@scad.edu.

Good standing

The petition should include all potential justification for

For undergraduate students, good academic standing

continued enrollment at SCAD, including, but not limited

is defined by a 2.0 overall grade-point average. For

to, counseling, tutoring, medical treatment or academic

graduate students, good academic standing is defined

success programming. Reinstatement is not guaranteed.

by a 3.0 overall grade-point average.

If the student is reinstated, he or she returns with the status “reinstated on probation� for the first quar-

Academic warning

ter. This status requires that the student complete all

An undergraduate student whose term grade-point

classes attempted, earn a grade-point average of 2.0 or

average falls below 2.0 for any quarter or a graduate

greater, meet with a staff adviser prior to registering for

student whose term grade-point average falls below

classes and complete an academic success program as

3.0 for any quarter receives a warning that his or her

outlined in the reinstatement letter. This may include the

academic status is unsatisfactory.

requirement to register for specific courses or to take a


reduced course load. Failure to meet the minimum 2.0

own efforts is considered dishonest. Students must not

grade-point average results in dismissal. A graduate

engage in academic dishonesty; doing so can have seri-

student whose term grade-point average falls below 3.0

ous consequences. Academic dishonesty includes, but

for three consecutive quarters is dismissed from SCAD

is not limited to, the following:

and is not reinstated.

1. Cheating, which includes, but is not limited to, a) the

An undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in

giving or receiving of any unauthorized assistance

ESL coursework who does not successfully complete

in producing assignments or taking quizzes, tests or

the same ESL course for three consecutive quarters is

examinations; b) dependence on the aid of sources

suspended from the university for one calendar year. After

including technology beyond those authorized by

that time, the student may submit a written petition to

the instructor in writing papers, preparing reports,

return to SCAD by emailing academicappeals@scad.edu.

solving problems or carrying out other assignments;

The petition should include all potential justification for

c) the acquisition, without permission, of tests or

continued enrollment at SCAD, including, but not limited

other academic material belonging to a member of

to, counseling, tutoring, medical treatment or academic

the university faculty or staff; or d) the use of unau-

success programming. Reinstatement is not guaranteed.

thorized assistance in the preparation of works of art.

If the student is reinstated, he or she returns with the

2. Plagiarism, which includes, but is not limited to,

status “reinstated on probation” for the first quarter. This

the use, by paraphrase or direct quotation, of the

status requires that the student successfully complete all

published or unpublished work of another person

ESL courses attempted, meet with the SCAD Language

without full and clear acknowledgment. Plagiarism

Studio prior to registering for courses and complete a

also includes the unacknowledged use of materials

success plan as outlined in the reinstatement letter. Failure

prepared by another person or agency engaged in the

to successfully complete the success plan, as outlined in the reinstatement letter, results in dismissal.

selling of term papers or other academic materials. 3. Submission of the same work in two or more courses without prior written approval of the professors of

Dismissal

the courses involved.

A student who has been suspended and reinstated and

4. Submission of any work not actually produced by the

does not meet satisfactory academic progress during

student submitting the work without full and clear writ-

the first quarter of his or her return is dismissed from

ten acknowledgment of the actual author or creator

the university.

of the work. If a faculty member suspects a student of academic

Academic integrity

dishonesty, the faculty member notifies the student of this concern. Once this notification has occurred, the

Under all circumstances, students are expected to be

student is prohibited from seeking to withdraw from

honest in their dealings with faculty, administrative

the course pending the result of a possible investiga-

staff and other students. For purposes of this policy,

tion. If academic dishonesty is suspected, the faculty

the term faculty or faculty member includes any person

member must email all evidence and documentation

engaged by the university to act in a teaching capacity,

to academicdishonesty@scad.edu.

regardless of the person’s actual title. In speaking with

An academic administrator is appointed to investi-

members of the SCAD community, students must give

gate the allegation. If, as a result, the investigator finds

an accurate representation of the facts at hand. Failure

that academic dishonesty has occurred, the student is

to do so is considered a breach of the Student Code of

informed in writing that he or she will receive an F in

Conduct and may result in sanctions against the student,

the course. The student has five business days from

including suspension or dismissal.

the date on the written notice within which to appeal

In course assignments, students must submit work

the decision of the investigator. If no appeal is made,

that fairly and accurately reflects their level of accom-

the student is assigned a grade of F in the course and

plishment. Any work that is not a product of the student’s

the student forfeits the right to continue to attend the


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354 course in which the academic dishonesty occurred.

in accordance with established university procedures,

Students wishing to appeal should do so by emailing

which are published as follows.

academicappeals@scad.edu. An appeals committee then convenes to review the case. Findings are presented to

Procedures for academic complaints and appeals

the chief academic officer or designee, who sends the

The university provides all SCAD students a streamlined

student a final decision in writing within 30 days of the

process to submit their academic complaints and appeals

written appeal. A student found to be in violation of the

through academicappeals@scad.edu. Appropriate aca-

academic integrity policy may not withdraw from the

demic services administrators, based on the nature and

course(s) in question. Additional sanctions may also be

the location of the matter, participate in the process to

imposed, including suspension or dismissal. A second

resolve complaints and appeals.

finding of academic dishonesty may result in dismissal from SCAD.

Students must submit their complaints and appeals concerning academic matters in writing via email to academicappeals@scad.edu, in accordance with the

Complaints and appeals

policy set forth below. The complaint or appeal must be submitted from the student’s SCAD email address

Students are encouraged to resolve any concerns they

and include the student’s full name, student ID number

may have by directly contacting the office or persons

and phone number. The complaint or appeal must be

responsible for the area relevant to the concern or

submitted within 30 calendar days of the incident and

complaint (e.g., housing/residence director for resi-

describe the issue of concern in detail, include relevant

dence hall complaints; professor or academic chair for

information or documentation, and indicate the desired

academic complaints). If unsure about the proper way

outcome. The appropriate academic services adminis-

to address complaints, students should contact the

trator shall determine the final action and will respond

ombudsman (ombudsman@scad.edu). As a neutral

to the student within 30 calendar days of receipt of the

party, the ombudsman may seek additional information

complaint or appeal.

about the situation, assist with appropriate communication and mediate disputes.

Academic policy appeals

If unable to satisfactorily resolve issues directly with

Academic policy appeals are written student requests

the relevant office or persons or through the office of

for exceptions to SCAD academic policies. Students

the ombudsman, the student may submit a formal writ-

should address all academic policy appeals via email

ten complaint using the procedures referenced herein.

to academicappeals@scad.edu. Appeals must be made

SCAD student complaint and appeal policies apply

within 30 calendar days of notification of the action or

uniformly across SCAD locations and learning modali-

decision. An appeal decision is communicated in writing

ties. The university protects its students’ right to lodge

within 30 calendar days following receipt of the appeal

complaints and appeals according to these procedures

or receipt of additional information. The decision is final.

and seeks to resolve all student concerns fairly and in a timely manner. The information described herein is

Academic integrity appeals

a general overview of the policies and procedures for

The student has five business days from the date on

filing complaints and appeals at SCAD. Students are

the written notice within which to appeal the academic

strongly encouraged to consult the student handbook

integrity decision of the investigator. Students who wish

in its entirety and/or MySCAD for information regarding

to appeal should do so by emailing academicappeals@

specific complaint and appeal procedures.

scad.edu. An appeals committee then convenes to

Complaints and appeals in the areas of academics

review the case. An appeal decision is communicated

and/or grades, general non-academic, student conduct

in writing within 30 calendar days of the written appeal.

and/or disciplinary action, Americans with Disabilities

The decision is final.

Act, sexual discrimination and sexual misconduct, discrimination, and financial aid must be in writing and


Grade appeals

including any witnesses; other relevant information or

Concerns regarding final grades must be addressed

documentation; and the desired outcome. The complaint

directly with the faculty member issuing the grade or, if

must be signed by the student or sent from the student’s

necessary, with the faculty member’s department chair.

SCAD email account.

A review of the student’s grade is conducted to validate

A written response will be provided to the student

the grade assignment. The department chair and school

within 30 calendar days of receipt of the written com-

dean must authorize any grade change due to numerical

plaint. If dissatisfied with the response, the student may

miscalculation by the faculty member issuing the grade.

submit a written appeal to the senior vice president for

If, after this review, the student is not satisfied, he or she

admission and student success, located in Savannah, in

may file a written appeal via email to academicappeals@

accordance with the following process.

scad.edu. This appeal must include evidence of correspondence with all previous parties and should be

Procedures for appeals of general non-academic

submitted within 30 calendar days following the last day

complaints

of the quarter. The student’s grade appeal will be routed

General non-academic appeals are student requests for

to the appropriate SCAD administrator for investigation.

exceptions to the university’s student services policies.

A decision from academic services regarding the appeal

Unless specifically stated otherwise (see below), all

is made in writing to the student within 30 calendar days

such appeals must be submitted in writing to the senior

following receipt of the appeal.

vice president for admission and student success in the

The decision is final unless a procedural or mate-

format noted above within 14 calendar days following

rial error has occurred, in which case the student can

notification of any decision or action. Submissions may

request a reconsideration. The opportunity to submit

be sent to the office of the senior vice president for

a request for reconsideration is not provided to refute

admission and student success, located in Bradley Hall,

or express dissatisfaction with the appeal response.

115 E. York St., Savannah, Georgia; mailing address: P.O.

Instead, a student may submit a written request for

Box 3146, Savannah, GA 31402; or nonacademicappeals@

reconsideration only if a procedural or material error

scad.edu. All supporting documentation must be

occurred that significantly impacted the outcome of the

attached to the appeal; failure to do so may halt the

investigation. A description of the error and its impact

appeal process. The senior vice president for admission

on the outcome of the appeal must be included in the

and student success will determine the final action and

written request for reconsideration. This written request

respond to the student within 30 calendar days of receipt

must be received within five calendar days of receipt of

of the appeal. The decision is final.

the appeal response. Procedures for specific non-academic complaints Procedures for general non-academic complaints

Following is a summary of the procedures for submitting

Non-academic student complaints, other than the

specific non-academic complaints and appeals, including

specific complaints outlined in a subsequent section,

appeals to student conduct and/or disciplinary action,

are submitted in writing to the dean of students for

discrimination complaints, financial and student accounts

SCAD Savannah, SCAD Lacoste and SCAD eLearning

appeals, and admission appeals. Students should refer to

students or the dean of student success for SCAD

procedures outlined in the student handbook and on scad.

Atlanta students or the director of student success for

edu/policies for the complaint and appeal procedures for

SCAD Hong Kong students.

other specific non-academic complaints, such as ADA

The complaint must include the student’s full name, student ID number, SCAD email address and phone number. The complaint must be submitted within 30 calendar days of the incident and describe the issue of concern in detail, including the date, time and place of the occurrence; the names of any persons involved,

grievances and sexual discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual misconduct grievances.


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356 Code of Student Conduct and disciplinary action appeals

and is strictly prohibited by the University. Retaliation is prohibited against a person who reports,

A finding of a violation of the Code of Student Conduct

complains about, or who otherwise participates in

and/or imposition of a sanction(s) may be appealed by

good faith in any matter related to this Policy.
The

the respondent (or by the complainant) within three busi-

University’s process for investigating and respond-

ness days of the decision. Appeals must be submitted in

ing to reports of violations of this Policy, including

writing from a student’s SCAD email address or as a hard

the procedures related to the imposition of interim

copy to the office of the dean of students. Appeals from

measures or disciplinary measures against an indi-

Hong Kong, Savannah, Lacoste and eLearning students

vidual alleged to be responsible for a violation, is

should be submitted to the office of the dean of students

set out in the Investigation and Disciplinary Proce-

in Savannah (deanofstudents@scad.edu); appeals from

dures for Violations of the Sex-based Discrimina-

SCAD Atlanta students should be submitted to the dean

tion, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct

of student success at SCAD Atlanta (doss@scad.edu). The

Policy (the “Grievance Process”). As described in

Code of Student Conduct and the process and specific

more detail there, possible sanctions for violations

procedures for appealing such decisions are found in the

of this Policy include up to:

student handbook under “Code of Student Conduct.”

1. Suspension or expulsion for students; 2. Dismissal or termination of employment for

Sex-based discrimination, sexual harassment, and

faculty and staff members;

sexual misconduct policy

3. Banning from campus and termination of con-

I. INTRODUCTION

Any sanction(s) will be structured to end the con-

tractual arrangements for third parties. A. Prohibition Against Sex-based Discrimination,

duct, prevent its recurrence, and remedy its effects

Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct

on the individual(s) affected by the conduct and

It is the policy of the Savannah College of Art

the University community. Not all violations will

and Design (the “University”) to maintain an

be deemed equally serious offenses, and the

environment for students, faculty, and staff that

University reserves the right to impose different

is free of sex-based discrimination and harass-

sanctions depending on the severity of the offense

ment, including sexual misconduct. All members

and take non-disciplinary, administrative actions

of the University community should be aware

as appropriate.


that the University does not tolerate sex-based

B. Title IX Coordinator

discrimination and harassment, including sexual

The Title IX Coordinator (“TIX Coordinator”) has

misconduct, and is prepared to take prompt

been delegated with the authority to oversee the

remedial action to prevent and address such

administration of this Policy.

behavior and remedy its effects.
This Sex-based

 The TIX Coordinator oversees the University’s

Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual

centralized review, investigation, and resolution

Misconduct Policy (the “Policy”) addresses the

of reports of violations of this Policy.

University’s commitment to addressing sex-based

 The TIX Coordinator is:

discrimination and sexual harassment, including

1. Responsible for oversight of the assessment,

sexual misconduct, within our community, pursu-

investigation, and resolution of all reports of

ant applicable law.
Sex-based discrimination and

sex-based discrimination, sexual harassment,

sexual harassment includes discrimination and

and sexual misconduct involving students, fac-

harassment on the basis of sex, gender, gender

ulty, staff, and third parties (e.g., non-members

identity, sexual orientation, marital status, or any

of the University community, such as vendors,

other protected characteristics related to sex or

alumni, visitors, volunteers, or local residents);

gender under federal, state, or local law. Sexual misconduct is a specific form of sexual harassment


2. Knowledgeable and trained in this Policy, the

Emergencies: 999

Grievance Process, and relevant local, state and

Central District: 2 Chung Kong Road, Sheung Wan

federal laws;

Hong Kong

3. Available to advise any individual associated

Lacoste

with potential sexual misconduct or other vio-

Emergencies: 112

lation – including individuals who have experi-

Gendarmerie Nationale

enced misconduct, individuals who are alleged

Place Rene Cassini

to be responsible for misconduct, and third

84220 Gordes, France

parties – about the care and support resources, reporting options, and other resources available at the University, both informally and formally, and in the community; 4. Available to provide assistance to any University employee regarding how to respond appropriately to a report of sex-based discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, and

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Emergencies: 911 201 Habersham Street Savannah, GA 31401 Non-emergencies: 912.651.6675 In Lacoste, students may report or address a sexual

other conduct prohibited by this Policy;

misconduct to the Deputy Title IX Coordinator,

5. Responsible for monitoring full compliance

33(0)6.07.21.99.93. In Hong Kong, students may

with all procedural requirements and time

report or address a sexual misconduct to the

frames outlined in this Policy and the Grievance

Deputy Title IX Coordinator at 852.2253.8016.

Process; 6. Responsible for training, prevention and education efforts, and periodic reviews of climate and culture related to the conduct prohibited under this Policy. C. Inquiries Inquiries within the University: Inquiries concerning the application of this Policy should be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator:

CONFIDENTIAL REPORTS Confidential reports of incidents should be reported to SCAD Savannah counseling and student support services, 912.525.6971, for incidents involving Savannah and eLearning community members; SCAD Hong Kong counseling and student support services 852.2253.8055; or SCAD Atlanta counseling and student support services at 404.253.3204 for incidents involving Atlanta or Lacoste community members. In addition, SCAD

Title IX Coordinator

encourages accurate and prompt reporting of all

912.525.6244

crimes by others when the victim of a crime elects

titleixcoordinator@scad.edu Inquiries or complaints to Law Enforcement: The local law enforcement agency at each of the University’s locations is responsible for responding to and investigating potential policy violations that involve an allegation of criminal activity. Atlanta Police Department Emergencies: 911

not to, or is unable to, make such a report. D. Relationship of This Policy to External Reporting and Enforcement Options This Policy outlines how the University will respond to alleged sex-based discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, and other related misconduct, and is separate and distinct from the criminal and civil legal systems.  The University strongly encourages all indi-

226 Peachtree Street SW

viduals who are the subject of potential sex-based

Atlanta, GA 30303

discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual miscon-

Non-emergencies: 404.577.8477

duct, or other related misconduct to pursue all

Hong Kong Police Department

remedies available to them, including reporting


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358 incidents of potential criminal conduct to law

appropriate representative of the University to

enforcement. The contact information for local law

serve in the role of the “Institution as Reporting

enforcement at each of the University’s locations

Party.”


is set forth in Section I(C) above.

4.  Third Party Reporter: A person who, even

 If the conduct in question is alleged to be a

though not the subject of the alleged conduct,

violation of both University policy and the law,

reports the alleged conduct to a Responsible

the University will proceed with its normal pro-

Employee at the University. In cases where the

cess, regardless of action or inaction by outside

alleged misconduct or violation is reported to

authorities. Decisions made or sanctions imposed

the University by a Third Party Reporter, the

through this Policy or other University policies

Reporting Party will be notified by the TIX

and/or procedures are not subject to change

Coordinator that a report has been received,

because criminal or civil charges arising from the

and will activate the intake and assessment

same conduct are dismissed, reduced, or rejected

process with the Reporting Party (as described

in favor of or against the Responding Party.


further in Section VI).
 5.  Responsible Employee:  A “Responsible

II. SCOPE: PERSONS, PROHIBITED CONDUCT, AND LOCATIONS COVERED

Employee” is a University employee that is generally required to take immediate and appro-

A. Persons

priate responsive action when s/he knows,

This Policy applies to all University commu-

or, in the exercise of reasonable care, should

nity members — including faculty, staff, and stu-

have known about sex-based discrimination

dents — as well as to third parties (including, but

or sexual harassment that creates a hostile

not limited to, vendors, alumni/ae, visitors, volun-

environment. Responsible Employees must

teers, and local residents) who may have contact

notify the TIX Coordinator immediately upon

with members of the University community.
Third

becoming aware of any misconduct or potential

parties are both protected by and subject to the

violations of this Policy.

Policy. A third party may report a violation of the Policy committed by a member of the University

A Responsible Employee includes any employee who:

community. A third party may also be barred per-

a. Has the authority to take action to redress the

manently from the University or subject to other

sex-based discrimination or sexual harass-

restrictions for failing to comply with this Policy.

ment; or

 This Policy defines the following terms in order

b. Has the duty to report incidents of potential

to clarify the status of the various individuals

sex-based discrimination or sexual harass-

within the Policy.

ment or any other misconduct to appropriate

1.  Reporting Party: The person who is the subject or target of alleged misconduct.
 2.  Responding Party: The person, group, or organization alleged to be responsible for the alleged misconduct.


University officials; or c. A student or employee could reasonably believe has the authority or responsibility to take action. Using this lens, employees with supervisory and

Institution as Reporting Party: As described in 3.

leadership responsibilities on campus are consid-

more detail in Section III, there may be circum-

ered Responsible Employees. These employees

stances in which the TIX Coordinator determines

include faculty, coaches, administrators, resident

that, notwithstanding the wishes or availability

advisors, and others with a responsibility for the

of the Reporting Party, the University needs

welfare of our students, faculty, staff, and visitors.

to activate the Grievance Process in order to

 Within this context of the University’s general

protect the University community. In these

duty to respond, the University is committed

cases, the TIX Coordinator will designate an

to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of


all individuals involved in a report of sex-based

or group’s sex (which includes harassment

discrimination and sexual harassment, including

based on pregnancy, childbirth, or related

sexual misconduct. This means that information

medical conditions), gender, gender identity,

shared or reported to a Responsible Employee

sexual orientation, marital status, or any other

about potential violation of this Policy, will only

protected characteristics related to sex or

be shared with a limited circle of University repre-

gender under federal, state, or local law.


sentatives, including the TIX Coordinator. The use

b.  Sexual Harassment

of this information is limited to those University

For the purposes of this Policy, sexual harass  

employees or other representatives who “need to

ment is unwelcome conduct that creates an

know” in order to assist in the review, investigation,

intimidating, offensive, or hostile working

or resolution of the report. In addition, and within

or learning environment, or that interferes

the context of any appropriate investigation and

with work or academic performance that

related procedures under the Grievance Process,

is based on a person’s sex, gender, gender

information may also need to be shared with other

identity, sexual orientation, marital status, or

parties, including the Responding Party and any

any other protected characteristics related to

witnesses.


sex or gender under federal, state, or local law.

B. Prohibited Conduct

Sexual harassment includes, without limitation,

This Policy addresses sex-based discrimination

unwelcome sexual advances, request for sexual

and sexual harassment that are prohibited within

favors, or other unwelcome verbal, visual, or

the University community, including:

physical conduct of a sexual nature. Sexual

1.  Sex-based discrimination; 2.  Sexual harassment; 3. Sexual misconduct,* including:

harassment can be committed by employers, coworkers, students, and third parties.    Harassing conduct can take many forms

a. N  on-consensual sexual intercourse

and includes, but is not limited to, slurs, jokes,

b. N  on-consensual sexual contact

statements, gestures, pictures, or cartoons

c. Sexual exploitation

regarding an individual’s sex, gender, gender

d.  Stalking

identity, sexual orientation, marital status, or

e. Intimate partner violence

any other protected characteristics related to

4. Any form of retaliation or intimidation related

sex or gender under federal, state, or local law.

to the foregoing prohibited conduct.  *Sexual misconduct may occur irrespective

 Such conduct constitutes sexual harassment when:

of an individual’s sex, gender, gender identity,

i. Submission to or rejection of such con-

sexual orientation, marital status, or any other

duct is made, either explicitly or implic-

protected characteristics related to sex or gen-

itly, a term or condition of an individual’s

der under federal, state, or local law.

employment, evaluation of academic

 The University prohibits all forms of sexbased discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual

work, or participation in any aspect of a University program or activity; or

or gender-based misconduct, and any form of

ii. Submission to or rejection of such conduct

retaliation or intimidation related to the forego-

by an individual is used as the basis for

ing. The University will treat attempts to commit any prohibited conduct as if those attempts had been completed.

decisions affecting the individual; or iii. Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an indi-

a.  Sex-based Discrimination

vidual’s work or academic performance

 For the purposes of this Policy, sex-based dis-

(i.e. it is sufficiently serious or persistent

crimination refers to the disparate treatment

as to create an intimidating, hostile, humili-

of a person or group because of that person’s

ating, demeaning, or sexually offensive


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360 working, academic, residential, or social

copulation (mouth to genital contact or

environment under both a subjective and

genital to mouth contact) no matter how

objective standard).

slight the penetration or contact.


 A single isolated incident of sexual harass-

 ii.  Non-consensual Sexual Contact

ment may create a hostile environment if

Non-consensual sexual contact is any

the incident is sufficiently severe. The more

intentional sexual touching, however

severe the conduct, the less need there is to

slight, with any object, by a person upon

show a repetitive series of incidents to cre-

a person, when such touching is without

ate a hostile environment, particularly if the

his or her consent and/or by force.

harassment is physical.

 Sexual contact includes intentional

  Sexual harassment also includes gender-

contact with the intimate parts of another,

based harassment, which may include acts

causing another to touch one’s intimate

of verbal, nonverbal, or physical aggression,

parts, or disrobing or exposure of another

intimidation, or hostility based on sex or sex

without permission. Intimate parts may

stereotyping, even if those acts do not involve

include the breasts, genitals, buttocks,

conduct of a sexual nature.

groin, mouth, or any other part of the body

  The conduct alleged to constitute sexual

that is touched in a sexual manner.


harassment shall be evaluated from the per-

 iii.  Sexual Exploitation

spective of a reasonable person similarly

Sexual exploitation occurs when an indi-

situated to the complaining party and in

vidual takes non-consensual or abusive

consideration of the context of the behavior.

sexual advantage of another for one’s own

  Statements or conduct legitimately and

advantage or benefit, or to the benefit or

reasonably related to the University’s mis-

advantage of anyone other than the one

sion of education do not constitute sexual

being exploited, and that behavior does

harassment, and unlawful sexual harassment

not otherwise constitute one of the other

must be distinguished from behavior that,

sexual misconduct offenses.

even though unpleasant or disconcerting,

 Examples of sexual exploitation include,

is reasonable and appropriate in view of the relevant academic circumstances.


but are not limited to: surreptitiously observing another  A. 

c.  Sexual Misconduct – Forms

individual’s nudity or sexual activity or

Sexual (including gender-based) misconduct

allowing another to observe consensual

encompasses a broad range of behavior,

sexual activity without the knowledge

including sexual violence, which refers to

and consent of all parties involved;

physical sexual acts perpetrated without a

B. sexually based stalking and/or bullying;

person’s consent (consent is further defined

C. non-consensual digital, video, or audio

below). Sexual misconduct includes the following forms of misconduct under this Policy.

recording of nudity or sexual activity; D. non-consensual sharing or streaming of

 i.  Non-Consensual Sexual Intercourse

images, photography, video, or audio

Non-consensual sexual intercourse is

recording of sexual activity or nudity,

having or attempting to have any sex-

or distribution of such without the

ual intercourse, however slight, with any

knowledge and consent of all parties

object (e.g. penis, object, finger, hand), by

involved;

a person upon a person, that is without

E. exposing one’s genitals or inducing

consent or by force. Sexual intercourse

another to expose their own genitals

includes vaginal or anal penetration (by

in non-consensual circumstances;

penis, object, tongue, or finger) and oral


F. knowingly exposing another individual

 The University does not tolerate inti-

to a sexually transmitted disease, virus,

mate partner violence of any form. The

or infection without the other party’s

University recognizes that sexual harass-

knowledge; and

ment, non-consensual sexual intercourse,

G. inducing incapacitation for the purpose

non-consensual sexual contact, sexual

of making another person vulnerable to

exploitation, stalking, and retaliation all

non-consensual sexual activity.

may be forms of intimate partner violence

 iv. Stalking

when committed by a person who is or

Stalking means a course of conduct

has been involved in a sexual, dating, or

(two or more acts) in which the stalker

other social relationship of a romantic or

was engaged either directly or indirectly

intimate nature with the Reporting Party.


through a third party. The behavior is any

d. Consent

action, method, device, or means to fol-

Consent is required for any sexual activity

low, monitor, observe, surveil, threaten, or

to occur between two or more individuals.

communicate about a person.

Effective consent consists of an affirmative,

 The stalking behavior is directed at a

voluntary, conscious decision by each partici-

specific person that would cause a reason-

pant to engage in mutually agreed-upon (and

able person to fear for his or her safety or

the conditions of) sexual activity. In order to

the safety of others, or suffer substantial

give effective consent, one must be of legal

emotional distress.


age and have the capacity to give consent.

v. Intimate Partner Violence

The age of consent for this Policy is 16 years,

Intimate partner violence refers to any act

except where the parties are within three

of violence or threatened act of violence,

years of age of one another, which is the legal

sexual or otherwise, made by a person against another person with whom s/he is or has been involved in a sexual, dating, domestic, or other intimate relationship.

age of consent in the State of Georgia.   The following are essential elements of consent:  i. Informed and reciprocal: All parties must

 Intimate partner violence is often

demonstrate a clear and mutual under-

referred to as dating violence, domestic

standing of the nature and scope of the

violence, or relationship violence. Intimate

act to which they are consenting and a

partner violence can encompass a broad

willingness to do the same thing, at the

range of behavior, including, but not lim-

same time, in the same way.

ited to, physical violence, sexual violence,

 ii.  Freely and actively given: Consent can-

emotional violence, and economic abuse. It

not be obtained through the use of force,

may involve one act or an ongoing pattern

coercion, threats, intimidation, pressure, or

of behavior. Intimate partner violence may

by taking advantage of the incapacitation

take the form of threats, assault, property

of another individual.

damage, violence, or threats of violence to

 iii. Mutually understandable: Communication

one’s self, one’s sexual or romantic partner,

regarding consent consists of mutually

or to the family members or friends of

understandable words or actions that

the sexual or romantic partner. Intimate

indicate an unambiguous willingness to

partner violence affects individuals of all

engage in (and the conditions of) sexual

genders, gender identities, gender expres-

activity. In the absence of clear communi-

sions, and sexual orientation and does not

cation or outward demonstration, there is

discriminate by racial, social, or economic

no consent. Consent may not be inferred

background.

from silence, passivity, lack of resistance,


SCAD.EDU / POLICIES

362 or lack of active response. An individual

sexual activity. For the use of force to

who does not physically resist or verbally

be demonstrated, there is no require-

refuse sexual activity is not necessarily

ment that a Reporting Party resist the

giving consent. Relying solely upon non-

sexual advance or request. However,

verbal communication can lead to a false

resistance by the Reporting Party will

conclusion as to whether consent was

be viewed as a clear demonstration of

sought or given.

non-consent.


 iv.  Not indefinite: Consent may be withdrawn

B. Coercion

by any party at any time. Recognizing the

Consent obtained through coercion

dynamic nature of sexual activity, individu-

is not valid consent. Coercion is the

als choosing to engage in sexual activity

improper use of pressure to compel

must evaluate consent in an ongoing man-

another individual to initiate or con-

ner and communicate clearly throughout

tinue sexual activity against that per-

all stages of sexual activity. Withdrawal of

son’s will. Coercion can include a wide

consent can be an expressed “no” or can

range of behaviors, including intimida-

be based on an outward demonstration

tion, manipulation, threats, and black-

that conveys that an individual is hesi-

mail. A person’s words or conduct are

tant, confused, uncertain, or is no longer

sufficient to constitute coercion if they

a mutual participant. Once consent is

wrongfully impair another individual’s

withdrawn, the sexual activity must cease

freedom of will and ability to choose

immediately and all parties must obtain

whether or not to engage in sexual

mutually expressed or clearly stated con-

activity. Examples of coercion include

sent before continuing any further sexual

threatening to “out” someone based

activity.

on sexual orientation, gender identity,

 v.  Not unlimited: Consent to one form of

or gender expression and threaten-

sexual contact does not constitute consent

ing to harm oneself if the other party

to all forms of sexual contact, nor does

does not engage in the sexual activity.

consent to sexual activity with one person

When someone indicates, verbally or

constitute consent to activity with any

physically, that they do not want to

other person. Each participant in a sexual

engage in a particular sexual activity,

encounter must consent to each form of

that they want to stop a particular

sexual contact with each participant.

activity, or that they do not want to go

 Even in the context of a current or previ-

past a certain point of sexual interac-

ous intimate relationship, each party must

tion, continued activity or pressure to

consent to each instance of sexual contact

continue beyond that point is coercive.


each time. The mere fact that there has

C. Incapacitation

been prior intimacy or sexual activity does

Incapacitation is a state where an indi-

not, by itself, imply consent to future acts.

vidual cannot make an informed and

A. Force

rational decision to engage in sexual

Consent is not valid if it is obtained

activity because the person lacks con-

through the use or threat of force.

scious knowledge of the nature of the

Force is the use or threat of physi-

act (i.e., to understand the who, what,

cal violence or intimidation to over-

when, where, why or how of the sexual

come an individual’s freedom of will

interaction) or is physically helpless.

to choose whether or not to partici-

An individual is incapacitated, and

pate in (and the conditions of) any

therefore unable to give consent, if


they are asleep, unconscious, or oth-

Evaluating incapacitation also requires an assess

erwise unaware that sexual activity is

ment of whether a Responding Party knew, or should

occurring.  Sexual activity with someone who

have known, that the Reporting Party was incapacitated.


one should have known to be — or

based on the circumstances should

C.  Locations Covered

reasonably have known to be — men-

This Policy applies to conduct occurring on Univer-

tally or physically incapacitated (e.g.,

sity property or at off campus University-sponsored

by alcohol or other drug use, uncon-

or -sanctioned programs. This Policy may also

sciousness, sleep, or blacked out), con-

apply to conduct that occurs off campus but not at

stitutes a violation of this Policy.

a University-sponsored program or activity if both

 Incapacitation may result from

parties are members of the University community

the use of alcohol or drugs. However,

and if the conduct could have a substantial adverse

consumption of alcohol or other drugs

effect on or poses a threat to members of the Uni-

alone is insufficient to establish inca-

versity community. Judgments about these matters

pacitation. In general, sexual contact

will depend on the facts of an individual case.

while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs poses a risk to all parties.

III. CONFIDENTIALITY

 Alcohol and drugs impair a person’s

The University strongly encourages individuals who

decision-making capacity, awareness

have experienced a potential violation of this Policy

of consequences, and ability to make

to report the incident to the University so that the

informed judgments. It is especially

University can assist these individuals in obtaining

important, therefore, that anyone

access to the support and resources they may need,

engaging in sexual activity be aware of

and so that the University can respond appropriately.

the other person’s level of intoxication.

The University also strongly encourages all individu-

If there is any doubt as to the level or

als who are the subject of potential misconduct to

extent of the other individual’s intoxica-

pursue all internal and external remedies available

tion or impairment, the prudent course

to them, including reporting incidents of potential

of action is to forgo or cease any sexual

criminal conduct to external law enforcement.

contact or activity.

 At the same time, the University recognizes that

 Being intoxicated or impaired by

individuals often have important concerns about

drugs or alcohol is never an excuse for

protecting their privacy and maintaining confiden-

sexual harassment, sexual violence,

tiality, and that it can be difficult for an individual to

stalking, or intimate partner violence

decide whether and how to report an incident. Sexual

and does not diminish one’s responsi-

misconduct reports involving students also present

bility to obtain consent.

unique considerations related to confidentiality,

 The impact of alcohol and drugs

including the need to support individuals who are not

varies from person to person, and

prepared to make a report either to the University

evaluating incapacitation requires an

or to law enforcement, or who may be unsure what

assessment of how the consumption of

happened, but are still seeking information and sup-

alcohol or drugs impact an individual’s:

port. Finally, it is also clear that individuals alleged to

1.  decision-making ability;

be responsible for sex-based discrimination, sexual

2.  awareness of consequences;

harassment, or sexual misconduct have important

needs with respect to their own care and support.

3. ability to make informed judgments; or

4. capacity to appreciate the nature and the quality of the act.

These individuals also have distinct concerns about confidentiality.


SCAD.EDU / POLICIES

364  It is within this context that the University is

addition, if an individual wants to maintain

committed to supporting all individuals affected

Strict Confidentiality from the University, the

by sex-based discrimination, sexual harassment, or

individual should recognize that the University

sexual misconduct, whether as a Reporting Party, a

will be unable to conduct an investigation into

Responding Party, or a third party, by providing or

the particular incident or pursue disciplinary

assisting with access to care and support resources,

action against the Responding Party, and the

and by providing clear information with respect to

University will also be limited in its ability to

the level of confidentiality provided by each respec-

provide a complete range of interim remedies

tive care and support resource. The University is

and/or interim measures.

also committed to providing interim remedies or

 Finally, an individual who at first requests

implementing interim measures that are appropriate

Strict Confidentiality from a licensed coun-

to all parties.

selor within the University may later decide

A. Types of Confidentiality

to request that the University activate the

As used in this Policy, “confidentiality” generally

Grievance Process or report the incident to law

refers to the level of protection or control that an

enforcement, and thus have the incident fully

individual sharing information (the “Reporting

investigated. These counselors can provide

Party”) has with respect to whether the individual

assistance if the individual wishes to make such

or organization receiving the information (the

a request.

“Receiving Party”) is required or permitted to dis-

 A listing of contact information for internal

close such reported information to the University

and external resources that provide Strict Con-

or law enforcement without the express permis-

fidentiality protections is set forth in Section IV.


sion of the Reporting Party as follows: 1. Strict Confidentiality

2.  Medical Assistance Confidentiality In general, the disclosure of private information

“Strict Confidentiality” refers to Receiving Par-

to medical providers and information contained

ties that are required by law to keep shared

in medical records is protected by the Health

information confidential unless there is an

Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

imminent threat of harm to self or others or

(“HIPAA”). In the context of sexual violence,

other extreme circumstance, such as abuse

however, medical providers in Georgia are

of a person under the age of 18. Strictly Confi-

required to notify law enforcement if a patient

dential resources include: crisis counselors and

tells medical personnel that they have experi-

hotlines, licensed mental health counselors, and

enced sexual violence.


chaplains and other ordained clergy.

3.  Confidentiality and Reports to the University

 It is important to emphasize that these Strict

As described in Section II, above, reports to

Confidentiality protections apply whether or

“Responsible Employees” within the University

not the Receiving Party is a representative

generally impose a duty upon the University to

or employee of the University. Thus, licensed

initiate an immediate and appropriate response

counselors at the Counseling and Student

to such reports or to other information about

Support Services office provide the same

potential sex-based discrimination or sexual

level of Strict Confidentiality protections as do

harassment, including sexual misconduct.

licensed counselors that are unaffiliated with the University.

 As is also described above in Section II, within the context of the University’s general

 As a result, anyone who speaks to a profes-

duty to respond, the University is committed

sional counselor within the University should

to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of

understand that these communications do not

all individuals involved in a report of sex-based

represent a report to the University or to a

discrimination and sexual harassment, including

Responsible Employee within this Policy. In

sexual misconduct. This means that information


shared or reported to a Responsible Employee

reported information, in order to provide a

about a potential violation of this Policy, will

safe, non-discriminatory environment for all

only be shared with a limited circle of University

members of the University community.

representatives, including the TIX Coordina-

 The TIX Coordinator is responsible for evalu-

tor, who “need to know” in order to assist in

ating a request for confidentiality and requests

the review, investigation, or resolution of the

that no investigation or discipline be pursued.

report. In addition, and within the context of any

To evaluate such requests, the TIX Coordina-

appropriate investigation and related proce-

tor will consider a range of factors, including,

dures under the Grievance Process, information

without limitation, the following:

may also need to be shared with other parties

a. The increased risk that the Responding Party

in order to enable the University to effectively

may commit additional acts of sexual or other

investigate and resolve the report, including, without limitation, the Responding Party and any witnesses.
 B. Requests for Confidentiality or Not to Proceed: Sexual Misconduct Reports Involving Students Sexual misconduct cases involving students present unique considerations related to privacy and

violence, such as: i. Whether there have been other sexual violence complaints about the same individual; ii. Whether the individual has a history of arrests or records from a prior institution indicating a history of violence;

confidentiality. As a result, if a Reporting Party

iii. Whether the individual threatened further

reporting to a Responsible Employee wishes to

sexual violence or other violence against

maintain confidentiality or requests that no inves-

the student Reporting Party or others;

tigation into a particular incident be conducted or disciplinary action taken, the University’s general policy is to respect such request unless certain overriding factors are present related to the University’s obligation to provide a safe, non-discriminatory environment for all members of the community, including the Reporting Party.

b. Whether the sexual misconduct was committed by multiple alleged perpetrators; c. Whether the sexual misconduct was perpetrated with a weapon; d. Whether the student Reporting Party is a minor;

 Based on the foregoing, information or reports

e. W hether the University possesses other

presented to a Responsible Employee will be

means to obtain relevant evidence of the

reported to the TIX Coordinator, who will follow-up

sexual misconduct (e.g., security cameras or

with the Reporting Party to complete the intake

personnel, physical evidence);

and assessment process described in Section VI.

f. Whether the report reveals a pattern of

In sexual misconduct cases involving students, the

perpetration (e.g., via illicit use of drugs or

TIX Coordinator will review the Reporting Party’s

alcohol) at a given location or by a particular

expressed preferences with respect to maintain-

group.

ing confidentiality from the Responding Party

The presence of one or more of these factors

and with respect to whether the Reporting Party

could lead the University to activate the Griev-

wants the University to proceed with the Griev-

ance Process. If, for example, the University

ance Process.

has credible information that the Responding

1.  When the University Cannot Honor a Student Reporting Party’s Confidentiality Request

Party has committed one or more prior sexual misconduct violations, the balance of factors

There are circumstances in which the University

would compel the University to investigate

may not be able to honor a student Reporting

the report and, if appropriate, pursue disciplin-

Party’s request that the University maintain

ary action. If none of these factors is present,

confidentiality or that it not investigate the

the University will normally honor a student


SCAD.EDU / POLICIES

366 Reporting Party’s request for confidentiality or

occurred; increasing education and prevention

request that no investigation into a reported

efforts, including to targeted population groups;

incident be conducted.

conducting climate assessments/victimization

 If the TIX Coordinator determines that the

surveys; or revisiting its policies and practices.


University cannot maintain a student Reporting Party’s confidentiality, the TIX Coordinator

IV. CARE AND SUPPORT RESOURCES

will inform the student Reporting Party prior to

If you need emergency police or medical assistance,

starting the Grievance Process and will explain

please dial 9-1-1.

that the student Reporting Party is not required

A. Resources that Provide Strict Confidentiality

to participate in the Grievance Process. If the

As described in Section III, care and support

student Reporting Party does not want to par-

resources that provide “Strict Confidentiality” are

ticipate, the TIX Coordinator will appoint a rep-

Receiving Parties who by the nature of their work

resentative from the University to serve in the

are required by law to keep information shared

role of “Institution as Reporting Party”. The TIX

with them confidential, and who cannot share

Coordinator will also review with the student

information revealed to them to another person

Reporting Party the confidentiality protections

without the express permission of Reporting Party,

associated with the Grievance Process.

unless there is an imminent threat of harm to the

 The TIX Coordinator will also continue to

Reporting Party or others.

monitor the student Reporting Party’s well-

1.  Crisis Counseling/Hotline Resources

being, and, consistent with the framework set

There are many care and support resources

forth above, will take ongoing steps as appro-

available to individuals in the local community

priate to protect the student Reporting Party’s

that provide Strict Confidentiality. All individuals

safety, including from retaliation or intimidation.


are encouraged to use the resources that are

2.  When the University Can Honor a Student

best suited to their needs, whether on or off

Reporting Party’s Confidentiality Request The University will continue to monitor and

campus. United States

adapt as appropriate the other aspects of the

Sexual Misconduct Resources

Reporting Party’s safety, assistance, and sup-

RAINN National Sexual Assault Crisis Hotline:

port response plan as described in Section VI.


800-656-HOPE (4673)

3.  Limited Ability to Respond if Confidentiality Request Is Honored If the University does honor a student Reporting Party’s request for confidentiality, the University’s ability to meaningfully investigate the incident and pursue interim remedies and disciplinary action against the Responding Party may be limited.


 www.rainn.org/get-help/ national-sexual-assault-hotline Intimate Partner Violence Resources National Domestic Violence Hotline 800-799-SAFE (7233) 800-787-3224 (TTY)  www.thehotline.org

4.  Other Interim Remedies

Love Is Respect

Because the University is under a continu-

National Dating Abuse Hotline

ing obligation to address the issue of sexual

866-331-9474

misconduct campus-wide, reports of sexual

www.loveisrespect.org


violence (including non-identifying reports) will also prompt the TIX Coordinator to consider broader remedial action – such as increased monitoring, supervision, or security at locations where the reported sexual misconduct

2.  Licensed Counselors at the University The following on-campus counseling resources provide Strict Confidentiality protections and are available to provide care and support.


These counselors can also provide informa-

whether the Reporting Party wants the University

tion about making a formal report with the

to proceed with the Grievance Process. Section

University or law enforcement.

III also describes the process by which the TIX

 Counseling and Student Support Services (available for students at no cost) Atlanta and Lacoste 1600 Peachtree Street NW Atlanta, GA  30309 404.253.3282 Savannah and Hong Kong Chris Corbett

Coordinator evaluates whether the University can accommodate the confidentiality request and whether the University must activate the Grievance Process to protect the Reporting Party or the University community. Title IX Coordinator 912.525.6244 titleixcoordinator@scad.edu

115 E. York Street

SCAD Campus Safety and Security

Savannah, GA 31401

Atlanta

912.525.6971


1600 Peachtree Street NW

B. Other University Resources The University employees or offices listed below

Atlanta, GA 30309 404.577.8477

can provide or assist with a broad range of infor-

Hong Kong

mation, care, and support needs, including: assist-

292 Tai Po Road

ing with access to medical assistance or reporting

Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong

to law enforcement, accessing crisis counseling

852.2253.8036

or other counseling resources, assisting with or coordinating interim measures and other interim remedies, and providing information about the University’s Grievance Process.  As described in Section III, these employees or offices are considered “Responsible Employees.” This means that they will maintain the confidentiality of an individual’s information within the limited circle of those employees or representatives

Lacoste Rue du Four Lacoste, France 84480 +33.04.90.75.66.32 Savannah 345 Bull Street Savannah, GA 31401 912.525.4500

who are involved in the University’s assessment,

Deputy Title IX Reporter

review, and resolution of potential sex-based

Hong Kong

discrimination and sexual harassment, including

Director of Student Success

sexual misconduct, at the University. Informa-

292 Tai Po Road

tion shared with a Responsible Employee will be

Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong

reported to the University’s TIX Coordinator, who

+852.2253.8007

will follow up with the individual to complete the intake and assessment process described in Section VI.  Additionally, in sexual misconduct cases involving a student Reporting Party, and as described in more detail in Section III, the TIX Coordina-

Lacoste Student Success Coordinator Rue du Four Lacoste, France 84480 +33.03.07.21.99.93


tor will review the Reporting Party’s expressed

V. REPORTING A VIOLATION

preferences, if any, with respect to maintaining

The University strongly encourages all individuals

confidentiality from the Responding Party, and

who are the subject of potential misconduct to


SCAD.EDU / POLICIES

368 pursue all interim remedies available to them, includ-

Lacoste

ing reporting incidents of potential criminal conduct

Emergencies: 112

to external law enforcement and incidents of civil

Gendarmerie Nationale

rights violations to the appropriate external agencies.

Place Rene Cassini

 The University also strongly encourages individuals who have experienced potential sex-based discrimination, sexual harassment, or sexual misconduct to report the incident to the University so that the University can assist these individuals in obtaining access to the support and resources they may need, and so the University can respond appropriately. External and internal reporting options are not mutually exclusive and may be pursued concurrently.

84220 Gordes, France Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Emergencies: 911 201 Habersham Street Savannah, GA 31401 Non-emergencies: 912.651.6675 Although the University will normally follow an

 It is important that individuals who are subjected

individual’s wishes with respect to contacting law

to sexual violence seek medical attention even if

enforcement, there are certain instances in which

they do not intend to report the incident to local

the University may need to report conduct to law

law enforcement. Regardless of whether a report is

enforcement authorities even when an individual

filed with local law enforcement, individuals should

has decided not to do so. Such circumstances

preserve all evidence that could be relevant to any

include when there is clear and imminent danger

criminal charges that may be brought or that might

or risk to the individual or the University com-

be needed to obtain a protective order. A special

munity, when a weapon was involved with the

exam should be conducted as soon as possible fol-

incident, or when the alleged conduct involves

lowing a sexual misconduct incident to ensure your

sexual misconduct and the individual is a minor

physical well-being and to collect evidence that may

(under the age of 18). In these circumstances, the

be useful in criminal proceedings. Before obtain-

University’s decision to report an incident to law

ing such an examination, individuals should avoid

enforcement will be shared with the individual.


showering, washing, changing clothes, combing hair,

B. Reports to the University

drinking, eating or altering their physical appearance.

All members of the University community, even

Even if you decide to forego such an examination, it

those who are not obligated to do so by this Policy,

is still important to get medical attention so that any

are strongly encouraged to report information

issues relating to possible injury or disease from the

regarding any potential incident of sex-based dis-

incident may be addressed.

crimination, sexual harassment, or sexual miscon-

A. Reports to Law Enforcement

duct to the TIX Coordinator or other representa-

The University always encourages individuals who

tive designated below. The University cannot take

have experienced sexual misconduct or other

appropriate action unless an incident is reported

potential crimes to contact law enforcement. Atlanta Police Department Emergencies: 911 226 Peachtree Street SW Atlanta, GA 30303 Non-emergencies: 404.577.8477

to the University.  Section III provides a detailed discussion with  respect to the confidentiality of reports to the University, including the University’s process for weighing a request for confidentiality by a student Reporting Party in a sexual misconduct case. Section VI provides a detailed description of the “intake

Hong Kong Police Department

and assessment process” that will be conducted

Emergencies: 999

by the TIX Coordinator upon receipt of a report of

Central District: 2 Chung Kong Road

potential sex-based discrimination, sexual harass-

Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

ment, or sexual misconduct under this Policy.


1.  Report Submission

Savannah and eLearning

A report of a potential violation of this Policy

350 Bull Street

is encouraged to be made in writing, signed,

Savannah, GA 31401

dated and submitted to any one of the indi-

404.253.3333

viduals listed below, regardless of whether the Reporting Party is a student, faculty member, staff member, or third party. Under no circumstances is an individual required to report sex-based discrimination, sexual harassment, or sexual misconduct to an individual who is the alleged perpetrator.  The report should state the name of the

 In Lacoste, students may report or address a sexual misconduct to the Deputy Title IX Coordinator, 33(0)6.07.21.99.93. In Hong Kong, students may report or address a sexual misconduct to the Deputy Title IX Coordinator at 852.2253.8016. CONFIDENTIAL REPORTS

alleged perpetrator (if known) and describe

Confidential reports of incidents should be

with reasonable specificity the incident(s) that

reported to SCAD Savannah counseling and

constituted a violation of this Policy, including

student support services, 912.525.6971, for inci-

the date, time, and location of such incident(s).

dents involving Savannah and eLearning com-

The report must be in the Reporting Party’s

munity members; SCAD Hong Kong counseling

own words, and may not be authored by others,

and student support services 852.2253.8055; or

including family members, advisors, or attor-

SCAD Atlanta counseling and student support

neys. Attached to the report should be a list of

services at 404.253.3204 for incidents involv-

any sources of information (e.g., witnesses to

ing Atlanta or Lacoste community members.

the event in question, correspondence, records,

In addition, SCAD encourages accurate and

etc.) that the Reporting Party believes may be

prompt reporting of all crimes by others when

relevant to the investigation. However, a report

the victim of a crime elects not to, or is unable

should not be delayed if such sources of infor-

to, make such a report.


mation are unknown or unavailable. Title IX Coordinator 912.525.6244 titleixcoordinator@scad.edu

2.  Coordination with Law Enforcement The University encourages the Reporting Party to pursue criminal action for violations under this Policy, such as non-consensual sexual intercourse, that may also be crimes under federal,

SCAD Campus Safety and Security

state, or local law. The University will assist a

Atlanta

Reporting Party in making a criminal report and

1600 Peachtree Street NW

cooperate with law enforcement agencies if a

Atlanta, GA 30309

Reporting Party decides to pursue the criminal

404.253.3333

process to the extent permitted by law.

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  The University’s Grievance Process and the legal system work independently from one another, and the University will proceed with its process, regardless of action or inaction by outside authorities. If a police investiga-

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tion is initiated, the University may pause the

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Grievance Process briefly at the request of the

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police to facilitate their initial evidence gather-

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ing. Decisions made or sanctions imposed through the Grievance Process are not subject to change because criminal or civil charges


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370 arising from the same conduct are dismissed,

or a witness, will not be subject to disciplin-

reduced, or rejected in favor of or against the

ary action by the University for his/her own

Responding Party.


personal consumption of alcohol or drugs at

3. Time Limits for Reporting

or near the time of the incident, provided that

To promote timely and effective review, the

any such violations did not and do not place

University strongly encourages individuals who

the health or safety of any other person at

have experienced or who have knowledge of a

risk. Educational options will be explored, but

possible violation of this Policy to make reports

no conduct proceedings or record will result.

as soon as possible following an incident. A

However, records regarding the provision of

delay in reporting may impact the University’s

amnesty will be maintained.


ability to gather relevant and reliable informa-

5.  Anonymous Reporting

tion. The University does not, however, limit

Any individual may make an anonymous

the time frame for reporting alleged violations

report concerning any alleged violation of this

under this Policy. To the extent possible and

Policy. An individual may report the incident

consistent with the provisions of this Policy,

without disclosing his or her name, identify-

the University will take prompt and appropriate

ing the Responding Party, or requesting any

action in response to all reports in order to end

action. Depending on the extent of information

the conduct, prevent its recurrence, and address

available about the incident or the individu-

its effects regardless of when the alleged con-

als involved, however, the University’s ability

duct occurred.

to respond to an anonymous report may be

 If the Responding Party is not a member

limited.

of the University community, or is no longer

 The TIX Coordinator will receive the anony-

a member of the University community, the

mous report and will determine any appropriate

University will still seek to meet its commitment

steps, including individual or community interim

and obligation to end any sex-based discrimi-

remedies as appropriate, and, in consultation

nation or sexual harassment, including sexual

with the Director of Campus Safety and Secu-

misconduct, prevent its recurrence, and address

rity, comply with all Clery Act obligations.


its effects. However, the ability of the University

6.  Retaliation – Prohibited

to take disciplinary or other remedial action

It is a violation of University policy to retali-

against the Responding Party will be limited. If

ate, intimidate, or seek retribution in any way

the Responding Party is a staff member, faculty

against an individual because he or she raised

member, or student and leaves the University

allegations of sex-based discrimination, sexual

with a pending complaint, the Responding

harassment, sexual misconduct, or other con-

Party will not be permitted to return to the Uni-

duct prohibited by this Policy, or because an

versity until the complaint is resolved pursuant

individual otherwise cooperated or partici-

to the Grievance Process.


pated in the administration of this Policy. The

4.  Amnesty for Alcohol or Other Drug Use

University recognizes that retaliation can take

The University encourages the reporting of

many forms, may be committed by or against

prohibited conduct under this Policy. It is in the

an individual or a group, and that a Reporting

best interest of the University community that

Party, Responding Party, or third party may

as many Reporting Parties as possible choose

commit or be the subject of retaliation.

to report to the University, and that witnesses

 The University will take prompt action to

come forward to share what they know. To

investigate any report of retaliation and will

encourage reporting, an individual who reports

pursue disciplinary action as appropriate. An

sex-based discrimination, sexual harassment or

individual reporting potential misconduct under

sexual misconduct, either as a Reporting Party

this Policy is entitled to protection from any


form of retaliation following a report that is

necessary to address those risks. These steps will

made in good faith, even if the report is later

include any interim remedies and/or interim mea-

not proven.


sures to provide for the safety of the Reporting

7.  False Reporting – Prohibited It is a violation of this Policy to file a know-

Party and the University community. 1.  Definitions

ingly false or malicious complaint of sex-based

a.  “Interim Remedies”: As used in this Policy,

discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual mis-

the term “Interim Remedies” generally refers

conduct, or other conduct prohibited under

to services that are beyond those normally

this Policy. A report or complaint alleging false

provided by the University, or exceptions to

reporting by another individual may be pursued

academic or other policies of the University

pursuant to the process outlined in this Policy

that the TIX Coordinator determines are

for making a formal report or complaint of con-

reasonable and appropriate to support the

duct prohibited under this Policy. A complaint

Reporting Party, Responding Party, or any

filed in good faith under this provision will not

other individual and may be independent

be considered as retaliation.


of the results or outcomes of the Grievance

8.  Public Awareness Events

Process. Such Interim Remedies include, for

Public awareness events in which individuals

example, providing alternate housing to the

within the University community disclose inci-

requesting party, class schedule adjustments,

dents of sexual misconduct are not considered

or other support as described in more detail

notice to the University of sexual misconduct

below.

for purposes of triggering its obligation to

b. “Interim Measures”: As used in this Policy and

investigate any particular incident(s). Such

in the Grievance Process, the term “Interim

events may, however, inform the need for cam-

Measures” generally refers to remedies or

pus-wide education and prevention efforts, and

sanctions that may have a material impact on

the University will provide information about

the Responding Party’s rights and privileges

an individual’s rights under this Policy at these

at the University, but which the TIX Coordina-

events.


tor determines are reasonable and appropriate to provide for the safety of the Reporting

VI. THE UNIVERSITY’S RESPONSE PROCESS

Party or the University community. Such

A. Definitions and General Provisions

measures include, for example, issuing a “no

The University is committed to providing a prompt,

contact” letter, imposing a non-disciplinary,

fair, and equitable response to all reports of pro-

interim suspension on a student, or impos-

hibited conduct under this Policy. When a com-

ing a non-disciplinary leave of absence on a

plaint or report is received, the University will take

faculty or staff member. A complete discus-

prompt, remedial actions, including performing

sion of Interim Measures is included in the

an adequate investigation and issuing discipline (where warranted), designed to stop and prevent the recurrence of the conduct.

Grievance Process. c.  “Non-Disciplinary, Administrative Measures”: As used in this Policy, the term “Non-

 Throughout the response process, the University

Disciplinary Administrative Measures” refers

is committed to treating all parties involved in the

to those measures that the TIX Coordinator

process – including Reporting Party, Respond-

determines are reasonable and appropriate

ing Party, and any witnesses – with dignity and

in response to a report irrespective of the for-

respect. In every report under this Policy, the

mal outcome of the Grievance Process. Such

University will make an immediate assessment of

measures may include, for example, educa-

any risk of harm to the Reporting Party or to the

tional initiatives or trainings, or other forms

broader University community and will take steps

of remedial, community-based responses.


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372 2. Neutrality of TIX Coordinator

sexual misconduct violations set forth in Sec-

The TIX Coordinator’s fundamental responsi-

tions II(B)(4)(c), both the Reporting Party and

bility is to oversee the University’s compliance

the Responding Party have the option to retain

with federal and state sex-based discrimination

outside legal counsel at their own expense to

and harassment-related laws, which includes

serve in the role of a Support Person as outlined

the oversight of a fair, neutral, and equitable

above.

process for responding to reports of sex-based

 If a Support Person fails to comply with the

discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual

procedures set forth in the Grievance Process,

misconduct. As a result, although the TIX Coor-

the University reserves the right to exclude such

dinator is an important resource for all parties

Support Person from further participation in the

to a report or complaint, the TIX Coordinator

Grievance Process.


is prohibited from providing direct advice and support to either the Reporting Party or the Responding Party.


B. Providing for the Safety of the Reporting Party and the University Community The University’s first priority when receiving a

3.  Support Persons

report of sex-based discrimination, sexual harass-

The Reporting Party and Responding Party

ment, sexual misconduct, or other conduct prohib-

may choose to be assisted and supported by

ited under this Policy is to provide for the safety of

a support person of her/his choice (“Support

the Reporting Party and the University community.

Person”) in any meeting or other aspect of

 As a result, whenever the University receives a

procedures outlined in this Policy in which the

report of potential misconduct under this Policy

relevant party is also participating. The Sup-

that indicates an immediate threat to the Report-

port Person may be present in an advisory or

ing Party or other members of the University com-

emotional support capacity only, and shall not

munity, the University will seek to notify appropri-

directly participate or intervene in meetings,

ate first responders (medical or law enforcement)

the investigation, or other matters related to

as soon as reasonably possible. The University

the University’s response under this Policy.

will also implement any Interim Measures as it

 Subject to the exceptions set forth below,

determines are necessary and appropriate to

the Support Person must be a member of

provide for the safety of the Reporting Party or

the University community and must not have

the University community. A complete discussion

involvement in the underlying case. To serve as

of Interim Measures is set forth in the Grievance

a Support Person, the individual will be required

Process.

to meet with the TIX Coordinator prior to participating in any meetings associated with the complaint (this meeting can occur at the beginning of the TIX Coordinator’s initial intake and assessment meeting with the Reporting Party or the Responding Party).

 Emergency Notifications or Timely Warnings to the University Community If a report of misconduct indicates a potentially serious or continuing threat to the University community, the University may issue a campuswide emergency notification or timely warning

Legal Counsel

notification (which can take the form of an email

Because this Policy and the Grievance Process

to campus, for example) to protect the health or

are administrative in nature, legal counsel is

safety of the University community. The emer-

generally not permitted to participate under

gency notification or timely warning notification

this Policy or the Grievance Process, and may

will not include any identifying information about

not serve as a Support Person.

the Reporting Party.

 However, in circumstances in which the

 Consistent with legal requirements under 

conduct in question is alleged to violate the

the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act


(“FERPA”), at no time will the University release the name of a student Reporting Party to the general

1.  Assistance, Interim Remedies, and Other Response Activities:

public without the express consent of the Reporting

Set out below is a summary of the types of

Party. The release of the names of other Reporting

assistance and support that the University is

Parties or Responding Parties to the general public

committed to providing to Reporting Party

will similarly be guided by FERPA, the Clery Act,

independent of the Grievance Process. The

and relevant federal, state and local laws.

TIX Coordinator will coordinate with Reporting

Mandatory Reporting as Required by Law If the circumstances in a report also indicate a potential crime or misconduct that is subject to mandatory reporting requirements by law (e.g., child abuse), the University will seek to comply with such mandatory reporting obligations as soon as it reasonably can after receiving notice of the alleged incident.
 C. Intake and Assessment with Reporting Party Upon receipt of a report or complaint of potential misconduct under this Policy, the TIX Coordinator (or designee) will request a confidential intake and assessment meeting with the Reporting Party to review the alleged misconduct. This meeting is not intended to serve as an exhaustive investigation interview, but rather to provide the TIX Coordinator (or designee) with sufficient contextual information to determine appropriate next steps to support the Reporting Party and to guide the University’s response. This intake meeting should also not be considered to be a discrete event, but rather as the beginning of an interactive process between the University and the Reporting Party to develop a comprehensive response plan related to the alleged misconduct that will provide for a fair, neutral, and equitable resolution to the alleged misconduct.  The development of a support and response  plan involves two categories of institutional response: i) assistance, interim remedies, and other support that are independent of the activation or outcome of the Grievance Process; and ii) evaluation of the complaint to determine whether to activate the Grievance Process, including the consideration of Interim Measures, sanctions, or other interim remedies that may be appropriate or necessary and that are dependent upon the activation and outcome of the Grievance Process.

Party to review and update these activities as appropriate. a.  Assistance with Care and Support: i.  Medical Providers/Law Enforcement: Assistance in contacting medical providers to access medical services; explaining options for reporting to law enforcement and providing assistance in reporting to law enforcement if requested. ii.  Care and Support Resources: Reviewing information about and providing assistance as requested in contacting/accessing the care and support resources that are described in Section IV. iii. Interim Remedies: Reviewing and, to the extent appropriate, coordinating the implementation of academic and other interim remedies that may be appropriate to support Reporting Party and that may be appropriate irrespective of whether the University activates the Grievance Process, and that also may be appropriate independent of the results of the Grievance Process. Examples of such interim remedies include: A. Housing assistance for Reporting Party, such as: changes to on-campus housing, on-campus relocation, assistance with dissolving a housing contract in accordance with housing policies; B. Academic assistance such as: providing alternative course completion options, dropping a course without penalty, or transferring to a different class section; C. Rescheduling of exams and assignments (in conjunction with appropriate faculty);


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374 D. Assistance in accessing academic

Reporting Parties, the TIX Coordinator will

counseling or support services (e.g.,

first consider a student’s request (if any) with

tutoring);

respect to confidentiality/not to proceed and

E. Appropriate changes in work or class schedules; F. Providing an escort to ensure safe movement on campus; G. Facilitating a voluntary leave of absence; and, H. Other reasonable interim remedies as the TIX Coordinator determines are appropriate. b.  Implementing Appropriate Non-Disciplinary Administrative Measures: In addition to direct assistance and support for Reporting Party, the University will also

will make a determination as to whether it is possible to accommodate such a request, or whether it is necessary to activate the Grievance Process. In all other cases The TIX Coordinator will make the following determination: a. That the reported incident does not merit or require activation of the Grievance Process for such reasons as: i. Even if the alleged conduct occurred, such conduct does not represent a violation under this Policy; or

implement such non-disciplinary administra-

ii. The circumstances indicated that the

tive measures as it determines are reasonable

report or complaint is factually impossible

and appropriate irrespective of the outcome

or frivolous (e.g., undisputed information

of the Grievance Process. Such measures

that it was not physically possible for

may include general educational initiatives or

Responding Party to have been pres-

trainings, or other forms of community-based

ent (e.g., that the individual was docu-

responses.


mented to be out of the country), that

2.  Evaluating Whether to Activate the Grievance Process:

the Reporting Party is asserting claims that are directly inconsistent with prior

As described previously, the University has a

communications or statements and with-

general duty to respond to alleged sex-based

out providing any reasonable basis to

discrimination or sexual harassment in order

explain the inconsistency, or other circum-

to stop and prevent any misconduct, as well

stances as documented in writing by the

as to take other appropriate steps to address

TIX Coordinator).

the effects of the misconduct with respect to

b. That the reported incident merits or requires

Reporting Party and the institution as a whole,

further investigation pursuant to the Griev-

including the imposition of any appropriate

ance Process.


interim measures and/or disciplinary sanctions

 The TIX Coordinator’s determination with

against the Responding Party. As a result, as

respect to whether to activate the Grievance

soon as the TIX Coordinator has sufficient

Process will normally be communicated to

information through the intake and assessment

the Reporting Party in writing within five (5)

process, the TIX Coordinator will follow the

business days of the completion of the intake

process below to determine whether to activate

and assessment process. The TIX Coordina-

the Grievance Process. Request for Confidentiality or Not to Proceed in Student Sexual Misconduct Cases As described in more detail in Section III, and pursuant to the process described therein, in sexual misconduct cases involving student

tor’s determination is not subject to appeal.
 3.  Intake and Assessment Process for Responding Party In the event that the TIX Coordinator activates the Grievance Process, the TIX Coordinator will request an intake and assessment meeting with the Responding Party. As with the Reporting


Party, the intake and assessment process for

to remind them of their role and responsibility as a

the Responding Party is not intended to serve

Responsible Employee, reviewing the University’s

as an exhaustive investigation interview, but

policies and procedures for responding to reports

rather to provide the TIX Coordinator with

of sex-based discrimination, sexual harassment,

sufficient contextual information from the

and sexual misconduct, and reviewing the care

Responding Party’s perspective to continue to

and support resources as well as reporting options

evaluate appropriate next steps for responding

available to students. University officials involved

in a manner that is fair, neutral, and equitable

in the administration of this Policy – including the

for all parties.

TIX Coordinator, Investigators (as defined in the

 The TIX Coordinator will provide the follow-

Grievance Process), Fact Finders (as defined in

ing information to the Responding Party as

the Grievance Process), and Appeal Officers (as

appropriate under the circumstances:

defined in the Grievance Process) – also partici-

a.  Interim Remedies: A review and discussion of

pate in ongoing training programs as appropriate

any interim remedies that may be appropri-

to the individual’s respective role.


ate for Responding Party. b.  Complaint Options/Grievance Process/

IX. RELATIONSHIP TO OTHER STATUTES

Interim Measures: A review of the Report-

A. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security

ing Party’s internal and external complaint

Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (the

options, the University’s Grievance Process

“Clery Act”)

– including the current posture of any Interim

The Clery Act is a federal law requiring institu-

Measures being implemented or evaluated

tions of higher education to collect and report

pursuant to that process. In addition, the Uni-

statistics on certain crimes in an “Annual Security

versity will also review the relationship and

Report.” Certain University officials have a duty

status, if known, of the University’s process

to provide the Department of Safety and Security

to any external process that the Reporting

with information regarding crimes when they

Party may also pursue (including reporting

are reported to them. All personally identifiable

to law enforcement or external agencies).

information is kept confidential, but statistical

c.  Care and Support Resources: A review of the

information regarding Clery-reportable crimes

care and support resources that are avail-

must be shared, including the date and location

able to support the Responding Party (as

of the incident (but not the specific address) and

described in more detail in Section IV).
 

information about the reported crime, to allow for proper classification. This report provides the

VII. PREVENTION AND EDUCATION

community with information about the extent

The University takes education and prevention

and nature of campus crime, in order to ensure

about issues of sex-based discrimination and

greater community safety. University officials who

sexual harassment, including sexual misconduct,

are required to inform SCAD Campus Safety and

seriously and has programs designed to educate

Security of crimes reported to them include: the

the University community about these important

Department of Public officers, local police, full- and

issues.


part-time athletic coaches, the Director of Athletics, Dean of Students non-administrative support

VIII. TRAINING

staff, Resident Assistants, residence life staff,

The University’s TIX Coordinator is responsible for

student activities staff, Human Resources staff,

ongoing development and administration of the

advisors to student organizations, and any other

University’s various training programs related to

official with significant responsibility for student

this Policy. These trainings include, but are not lim-

and campus activities. A copy of the University’s

ited to: annual training for Responsible Employees


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376 Annual Security Report can be found at scad.edu/

understanding of student rights and FERPA,

life/safety-and-security.


please see the University’s FERPA policy, which is

B. F amily Educational Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”) The outcome of any Grievance Process conducted related to this Policy is part of the educational

maintained on the Registrar’s website. 1. Student education records, including student conduct records, can be subpoenaed by a court of law.

record of the Responding Party, if the Responding

2. Information from a student’s education record

Party is a student; or the employee record, if the

may be released to a third party with the

Responding Party is a faculty or staff member.

student’s permission. Third parties that may

 Generally speaking, the educational records

request information from a student’s educa-

of students are protected from release under a

tion record include graduate schools, potential

federal law, FERPA (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part

employers, parents, etc. Generally, the student

99). The University complies with FERPA regula-

will have signed a release permitting the Uni-

tions regarding the privacy of student records and

versity to release information.

observes the following exceptions to FERPA as mandated by the Clery Act:

Discrimination complaints

1. The Reporting Party(s) in a Grievance Process

Students who feel that they have been affected by

related to sexual misconduct pursuant to the

discrimination (other than sex-based discrimina-

Policy have the right to be informed of the find-

tion), can contact the university’s compliance officer

ings and sanction(s) of the Grievance Process,

(complianceofficer@scad.edu or 912.525.5734), the

in writing, without condition or limitation.

ombudsman (ombudsman@scad.edu or 912.525.5213),

2. The Reporting Party(s) in sexual exploitation,

or any of the following: senior vice president for admis-

sexual harassment, stalking, relationship vio-

sion and student success, dean of students or director

lence, and any other gender-based offense have

of student conduct.

the right to be informed of the finding, in writ-

If a student wishes to file a formal discrimination griev-

ing, and to be informed of any sanction(s) that

ance, the complaint may be submitted in writing to any

directly relate to them, and to essential facts

of the individuals listed above, and must include the stu-

supporting the outcome when the outcome

dent’s full name, student ID number, SCAD email address

is “responsible” (and the underlying offense

and phone number. The complaint should describe the

is a crime of violence as defined below and in

issue of concern in detail, including the date(s), time(s)

34 C.F.R. 99.39) or it is equitable to share the

and place(s) of the occurrence(s); the names of any

essential findings with all parties.

persons involved, including any witnesses; other relevant

3. The Clery Act permits the University to publicly

information or documentation; and the desired outcome.

release the name, the nature of the violation,

The complaint must be signed by the student or sent from

and the sanction(s) for any student who is

the student’s SCAD email account. If preferred, a student

found in violation of a University policy that

may appear in person at any of these offices to make a

is a “crime of violence,” including: arson, bur-

complaint. Following an investigation, a written response

glary, robbery, criminal homicide, sex offenses,

will be provided to the student within 30 calendar days

assault, intimidation (which may encompass

of receipt of the written complaint. The decision is final.

stalking or bullying), hazing, destruction/damage/vandalism of property, and kidnapping/

Financial aid appeal for unsatisfactory academic

abduction.

progress

FERPA allows for the release of student records

Students who receive a written notice of loss of financial

beyond the Clery exceptions listed above. Some

aid due to unsatisfactory progress may appeal in writing

other circumstances that provide for the release

to the university by completing an unsatisfactory progress

of student records are listed below. For a full

appeal form and submitting it to financialaid@scad.edu.


The appeal must be received within 30 calendar days

SCAD Admission Appeal Committee

of the date on the unsatisfactory progress notification

Savannah, eLearning, Hong Kong

letter. A decision regarding the appeal is made in writing

P.O. Box 2072

to the student within 30 calendar days following receipt

Savannah, GA 31402-2072 USA

of the appeal or receipt of additional information. The decision is final. Student account appeals Students with extenuating circumstances may appeal via email to the university by emailing studentaccounts@ scad.edu for refund or credit. Such appeals must be initiated within 30 days of the end of the quarter for which the refund or credit is requested and should include supporting documentation when relevant. The student will receive an email response within 30 calendar days of the date of the written appeal. The decision is final. Admission appeals Applicants may appeal admission decisions only once. Those who wish to appeal an admission decision must submit the following to the admission appeal committee: 1. A letter of appeal written by the applicant, specifying the reason(s) for the appeal, with the applicant’s identification number provided. 2. Any updated academic or artistic work that would be relevant to an appeal. Portfolios must be submitted through SlideRoom. Graduate applicants appealing admission decisions must submit portfolio materials that follow their intended major program guidelines. 3. At least one recommendation from a teacher, coach, guidance or career counselor or other mentor/supervisor. Graduate applicants should submit an additional letter of reference from an academic or professional source. All documents must be submitted together with the letter of appeal in order to be considered. The deadline to appeal is 30 calendar days prior to intended enrollment at SCAD. The admission appeal committee may consist of admission staff and administrators. Appeals are considered in the order in which they are received; a final decision is rendered to the applicant within 14 calendar days of receipt of the complete appeal. Applicants seeking appeals on the basis of financial need should contact the admission department. Appeal documents may be delivered in person, by email to admission@scad.edu or by mail to:

SCAD Admission Appeal Committee Atlanta P.O. Box 77300 Atlanta, GA 30309 USA

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. They are: 1. The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days of the date SCAD receives a request for access. Students should submit to the registrar written requests that identify the record(s) they wish to inspect. The registrar makes arrangements for access and notifies the student of the time and place where the records may be inspected. If the records are not maintained by the registrar, the registrar shall advise the student of the correct official to whom the request should be addressed. That official makes arrangements for access and notifies the student of when and where the records may be inspected. 2. The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the student believes are inaccurate or misleading. A student who believes records are inaccurate or misleading should write to the registrar, clearly identify the part of the record he or she wants changed and document why it is inaccurate or misleading. If SCAD decides not to amend the record as requested by the student, SCAD notifies the student of the decision and advises the student of his or her right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding hearing procedures is provided to the student at that time. 3. The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s education records (a student consents by completing and submitting an electronic FERPA form via MySCAD), except to the extent that FERPA authorizes


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378 disclosure without consent. One exception, which

Retaking a course

permits disclosure without consent, is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A

Students may retake a course by registering for the

school official is a person employed by the university

course and paying tuition for that course again. While

in a supervisory, administrative, academic, research

all grades remain on the transcript, the student only

or support staff position (including law enforcement

receives credit once for the course. Only the highest

personnel and health staff); a person or company

grade is calculated into the cumulative and/or major

with whom the university has contracted (such as an

grade-point average. Students should consult a staff

attorney, auditor or collection agent); a person serving

adviser before retaking a course, as financial aid and/

on the Board of Trustees; or a student serving on an

or scholarship awards could be affected.

official committee, such as disciplinary or grievance committees, or assisting another school official in

Certificate completion requirements

performing his or her tasks. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to

To earn an undergraduate certificate, students must com-

review an education record in order to fulfill his or her

plete all courses required for the certificate, maintaining

professional responsibility. Upon request, the university

at least a 2.0 grade-point average in those courses. Cur-

discloses a student’s education records to officials of

rent students may pursue a certificate by contacting their

another school in which a student seeks or intends to

staff adviser. Additional coursework may be required to

enroll without the student’s prior consent. The univer-

earn a certificate concurrent with a degree.

sity also discloses directory information in a student’s education record unless written notice is received

Bachelor’s degree graduation requirements

from the student that the student does not wish to be included in the disclosure of directory information.

Bachelor’s degrees are awarded to students who have

Written notice should be sent to the registrar’s office

earned a minimum of 180 quarter hours (equivalent to

(registrar@scad.edu). Directory information includes

120 semester credit hours) of appropriate credit in an

the student’s name, email address, telephone listing,

approved program of study, with an overall cumulative

date and place of birth, major field of study, participa-

grade-point average of 2.0 or higher, as well as a 3.0 or

tion in officially recognized activities and sports, weight

higher in their major or concentration. Students pursuing

and height of members of athletic teams, dates of

a minor must earn a grade-point average of 2.0 or higher

attendance, degrees and awards received, most recent

in their minor program. To graduate with a double major,

previous educational agency or institution attended,

students must maintain a minimum grade-point average

and photograph.

of 3.0 in each major and a minimum overall grade-point

4. The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department

average of 2.0. The final 45 hours of any degree program

of Education concerning alleged failures of the col-

must be completed at SCAD (may include eLearning and

lege to comply with the requirements of the Family

study abroad). Students must complete all academic

Educational Rights and Privacy Act.

requirements for undergraduate majors and minors

The name and address of the office that administers the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act is as follows: Family Policy Compliance Office U.S. Department of Education 400 Maryland Ave. SW Washington, DC 20202-5920

before beginning a SCAD graduate degree. Bachelor’s degree students must complete the application for graduation at least two quarters before they complete their degree requirements. The graduation application is required whether or not the student plans to participate in a commencement ceremony. In Atlanta, Hong Kong and Savannah, a commencement ceremony is held at the end of spring quarter. Students who plan to participate in the commencement ceremony must complete all degree requirements no later than


the summer quarter following the ceremony. Students

of knowledge of historical methodology, logical thought

should note that course offerings may be limited in the

and original ideas, as well as aesthetic considerations.

summer. Students who would like to participate in the

Candidates should demonstrate strong fundamental

commencement ceremony must apply by the deadline

art and design skills, performance skills, technical profi-

posted in MySCAD (MySCAD > Resources > Department

ciency, and/or strong academic and research proficiency

Directory > Registrar > Graduation and Commencement).

required of the discipline and degree program. Academic

At graduation, bachelor’s degree students may be

performance, as demonstrated by individual course

awarded academic honors based on their cumulative

grades, also serves as an indication of a student’s readi-

grade-point average during their last quarter before

ness to proceed to candidacy. Students who experience

commencement. Since commencement is scheduled

academic difficulty should consult with their department

before final grades are submitted, the cumulative grade-

chair or graduate coordinator. Additional guidelines for

point averages of students who complete their gradu-

the candidacy review can be found on the graduate

ation requirements spring quarter are based on their

studies website in MySCAD.

averages the previous quarter. Students who have a

Students who do not pass the review for candidacy

cumulative grade-point average below a specific honor

during their initial attempt may have a second review.

level prior to commencement, but earn the required

Any student who does not pass the second review may

average after grades are calculated, have that honor

not be allowed to continue in the program.

indicated on their diploma. Honors Cum Laude

3.5 to 3.69 GPA

Magna Cum Laude 3.7 to 3.89 GPA Summa Cum Laude 3.9 to 4.0 GPA Students enrolled in B.F.A. programs in art history and architectural history are required to complete a thesis as part of their graduation requirements. Students register for the thesis course at the end of their program and are expected to complete the thesis by the end of the final enrollment term. Students who do not finish their theses by the end of the term may request a grade of incomplete subject to the temporary grade of incomplete policy.

Graduate candidacy At the approximate midpoint of each graduate student’s course of study, the student must pass a faculty review for candidacy. In order to be reviewed, the student must have met all requirements for the program up to that point with a grade-point average of at least 3.0 in the major. In the candidacy review, the faculty assesses the student’s complete body of work, as well as the student’s readiness to continue in the program and succeed in the field upon graduation. Reviews are structured according to the discipline and degree program, assessing evidence

Five-year completion limit for graduate degrees The completion limit for graduate degrees is five years from the first day at SCAD. If, for any reason, the student does not complete the program within the five-year period, the student must petition to the office of graduate studies for continuation under the current program of study.

Master’s degree graduation requirements In order to graduate, students seeking master’s degrees are required to be continuously enrolled (at least two quarters per academic year, including continuing thesis, up to the five-year limit), fulfill all requirements of the program of study, and maintain a 3.0 or higher cumulative grade-point average overall as well as a 3.0 or higher cumulative grade-point average in the major area of study. To graduate with a double major or dual degree, graduate students must fulfill all requirements of each major. Specific completion requirements may vary according to the degree program and may require a thesis, final project or portfolio appropriate to the course of study. The subject and nature of thesis projects vary among departments. Final projects and portfolio courses include a written component. See specific program requirements for each major posted in


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380 MySCAD (MySCAD > Resources > Department Directory

Continued enrollment after degree completion

> Graduate Studies > Thesis Information > Guidelines). The final 45 hours of any degree program must be

Students who wish to continue to take courses after

completed at SCAD.

completion of degree requirements should meet with

The M.A. degree is awarded to students who have

a staff adviser to discuss options for further study, such

completed at least 45 graduate quarter hours (equiva-

as the addition of a second major or continuation to a

lent to 30 semester credit hours) in an M.A. program of

master’s degree program. To pursue a second degree, the

study. The M.F.A. degree is awarded to students who

student must apply through the admission department

have earned at least 90 graduate quarter hours (equiva-

and be admitted to a new degree program, or apply

lent to 60 semester credit hours) in an M.F.A. program

through the admission department and be admitted as

of study. M.A. and M.F.A. students who were assigned

nondegree-seeking. Otherwise, the student is automati-

intensive coursework upon admission must complete

cally dropped from courses by the registrar. Financial aid

that coursework as part of their degree requirements.

and scholarship awards may be affected by continued

The professional M.Arch. degree is awarded to stu-

enrollment after degree completion.

dents who have completed at least 90 graduate quarter hours in the professional M.Arch. program of study and

Transcripts and student records

a preprofessional or preparatory degree. The SCAD professional degree is composed of 180 undergraduate

Students may request from the registrar’s office official

quarter hours and 90 graduate quarter hours for a total

transcripts of all coursework completed at SCAD. A fee is

of 270 quarter hours (equivalent to 180 semester credit

charged for most transcripts. Transcripts and portfolios

hours). Students may fulfill the undergraduate require-

submitted to SCAD as part of the application process

ment with either the SCAD B.F.A. degree in architecture

become part of the permanent records of the university

or a preprofessional degree in architecture from another

and cannot be returned to the student.

institution accepted for admittance to the SCAD professional M.Arch. degree program. The Master of Urban

Official correspondence and forms

Design is awarded to students who have completed at least 90 graduate quarter hours (equivalent to 60

Students are expected to read all email messages from

semester credit hours) in the M.U.D. program of study.

SCAD officials and utilize their SCAD email addresses

Master’s degree students must submit the application

for correspondence with faculty and staff. All official

for graduation at least two quarters before completing

university correspondence and forms are provided in

degree requirements. The application may be completed

English. Students are expected to use the most current

online in MySCAD (MySCAD > Resources > Forms >

registration and academic forms posted on MySCAD. If

Registrar > Graduation Application). The graduation

for any reason online forms are not available, students

application is required whether or not the student plans

should contact the office of the registrar.

to participate in a commencement ceremony. In Atlanta, Hong Kong and Savannah, a commencement ceremony

Student liability

will be held at the end of spring quarter. Students who would like to participate in the commencement cer-

Physical injury and/or other medical problems, as well

emony must apply by the deadline posted in MySCAD

as loss of or damage to personal property resulting from

(MySCAD > Resources > Department Directory > Reg-

fire, theft or other causes, are not the responsibility of

istrar > Graduation and Commencement). In order to

the university. SCAD recommends that students carry

participate in the commencement ceremony, students

personal insurance.

must complete all degree requirements no later than the summer quarter following the ceremony. Students should note that course offerings may be limited in summer.


Rights to use of student work SCAD reserves the right to use student work, whether in its entirety or samples, and photographs or video of students and their work in publications and on SCAD websites or other promotional materials about the university. SCAD may request to purchase student work to be included in the permanent collection. Students are frequently invited to exhibit work in the SCAD galleries and in traveling exhibitions. Students also may be invited to sell their work through the SCAD galleries, shopSCAD, SCADartsales.com or through open studio nights held by academic departments. Students who create copyrightable work with the use of university resources and in furtherance of class projects while enrolled at SCAD grant to the university a royaltyfree, nonexclusive, worldwide, transferable and perpetual license to use the work (whether in its entirety or samples), together with photographs and/or video of students, for the promotion of and/or to advance the interests of the university. This includes the right to reproduce and distribute copies of the work, photographs and/or video. The complete policy on intellectual property is available at scad.edu/about/scad-glance/disclosures-and-policies/ compliance-and-policies/intellectual-property.

Copyright compliance SCAD is committed to complying with the United States Copyright Act. Thus, the SCAD Copyright Compliance Policy encourages and promotes legitimate use of copyrighted materials by faculty members, staff members and students. SCAD expects all faculty members, staff members and students to comply with the Copyright Act and this policy. Compliance is particularly important with respect to digital technology. The complete policy, as well as copyright compliance guidelines, is available at scad.edu/about/scad-glance/disclosures-and-policies/ compliance-and-policies/copyright-compliance-policy.


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ADMISSION Admission policies and procedures

review applications and to render admission decisions on completed application files.

SCAD is committed to the pursuit of excellence and

SCAD reserves the right to verify all documents

welcomes applicants who have the same high standards.

submitted in support of an application for admission.

SCAD maintains selective admission policies, accounting

Any falsification of admission documents, portfolio or

for a student body of varied backgrounds with demon-

audition materials constitutes grounds for termination

strated intellectual capacity and a passion for the arts.

of application procedures or dismissal from SCAD.

Applicants who meet or exceed the minimum admission

Students planning to attend a SCAD location in a

requirements are not guaranteed admission. Excep-

country where citizenship or permanent residency is

tions to the general rules of admission may be made for

not already established may need to apply for a stu-

applicants of unusual motivation and ability. Application

dent visa. Information is provided during the admission

materials cannot be returned.

process.

New students may enter fall (September), winter

As a private institution, SCAD is not part of Hong

(January), spring (March) or summer (June), although

Kong’s Joint University Programmes Admissions System

most students begin in September. Summer course

(JUPAS). Students may apply through Hong Kong’s

offerings may be limited. Online applications are avail-

Electronic Advance Application System for Post-

able at scad.edu/apply.

secondary Programmes (e-APP). All applicants must

As soon as all required application materials are

complete the SCAD admission application and all other

received, the Admission Review Committee considers

requirements in order to be considered for admission.

the applicant’s qualifications and renders an admission decision. The applicant is notified accordingly.

Undergraduate application requirements

Early application is encouraged. Applications for admission are accepted at any time of year and should

First-time freshman applicants

be received at least 30 days prior to the intended quar-

1. Completed application for admission.

ter of entry. Students needing a visa are encouraged to

2. Nonrefundable application fee (US$40).

apply and submit all required documents for admission

3. A diploma from a U.S. high school or equivalent

at least 90 days prior to the intended quarter of entry.

program.* Freshman applicants may receive a pre-

Students applying for U.S. federal or state financial

liminary offer of admission based upon unofficial

aid should complete the Free Application for Federal

high school transcripts/mark sheets. If an offer of

Student Aid online at fafsa.gov and use the SCAD

admission is made, an official transcript/mark sheet

code of 015022. These students also should complete

from the last high school/secondary school attended

the SCAD application for admission and submit all

showing all years of the student’s grades and proof of

financial aid information at least 60 days prior to the

completion of the high school/secondary school or

intended entry term. Otherwise, these students should

equivalent program should be received prior to Aug.

be prepared to pay first-quarter tuition, room and board

1 for fall enrollment. All transcripts/mark sheets must

through personal funds, as processing of federal or state

be in English or accompanied by a certified English

monies may not be completed until after enrollment.

translation. The office of admission must receive

The administrative unit responsible for freshman,

all official transcripts prior to the first day of class.

transfer and graduate admission decisions is the Admis-

Failure to comply with this requirement may prohibit

sion Review Committee, which consists of admission staff

the student from attending classes and/or receiving

and administrators. Faculty members in the intended

financial aid for that quarter. SCAD reserves the right

area of study also participate in review of applicants for

to verify all documents submitted in applications

graduate programs. The committee meets regularly to

for admission. Offers of admission are contingent


upon receipt of official documentation and SCAD

two elective subjects from an appropriate Category A,

reserves the right to revoke any offer of admission

B or C elective. A score at level two in Chinese language

should discrepancies be found. Any falsification of

may be used to satisfy one elective requirement. Only

admission documents, portfolio or audition materials

one non-English language subject score may be used.

constitutes grounds for termination of application

** Students who have SAT math scores lower than 580,

procedures or dismissal from SCAD.

ACT math scores lower than 24, or who are otherwise

4. Official report of SAT or ACT scores** for citizens

unable to demonstrate an aptitude for the study of

and permanent residents of the U.S. To have these

mathematics and science must complete MATH 101 in

scores sent directly to SCAD, applicants should use

order to pursue the professional M.Arch. degree. The

SAT code 5631 or ACT code 0855 on the test form.

credit hours earned in MATH 101 may be applied as an

5. Evidence of English proficiency for students whose first language is not English.*** 6. Additionally, if applicable, any other documents or materials required to obtain a student visa.****

undergraduate general education elective toward the 270 credit hours required for the M.Arch. degree. *** English is the language of instruction for all courses at SCAD. In addition to meeting or exceeding all

* Non-U.S. students, please refer to the international

other SCAD admission criteria, applicants who wish

applicant section on page 392 for details. For U.S.

to be admitted with no further English proficiency

students, a certificate of General Educational Devel-

requirements must demonstrate their current level

opment from the American Council on Education is

of proficiency by providing official minimum scores

considered equivalent to a diploma from a U.S. high

on one of the following or will be required to take an

school. For applicants from countries other than the

ESL placement test at orientation prior to the first

U.S., SCAD generally uses the standards established

day of classes:

by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers to determine the equivalent

• Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) minimum scores (SCAD code 5631)

academic achievement. For home-schooled appli-

a. 550 on the paper-based test.

cants, an academic portfolio is also acceptable and

b. 85 on the internet-based test with minimum

may include, but is not limited to, the following: • Verification that the home school has been recognized by the state of residence of the applicant. • Detailed outline of the home-school curricu-

score of 20 on each section. • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) composite score of at least 6.5 with a score of at least 6.5 in both reading and writing.

lum, including subject areas studied, time spent

• American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Lan-

on each discipline, and, if applicable, grades

guages (ACTFL) score of at least “high advanced”

awarded. A home-school transcript may fulfill this requirement. • Writing sample that is academic in nature, but not necessarily a graded assignment or one used for coursework. • Résumé of courses taken outside the home; if

on the writing proficiency portion of the test. • Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) score of at least 550 on the reading portion, or 22 on both the reading and writing sections of the ACT. • Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) score of at least 5 in English language.

courses have been taken at a college or university,

Otherwise qualified applicants who do not meet the

official transcripts are required.

minimum scores listed above must take a SCAD English

First-year applicants who attended the Hong Kong

language placement test to be placed in the appropriate

secondary school system must complete six years of

level of ESL upon enrollment. Students must satisfac-

study in the secondary school system and have taken

torily complete ESL coursework through completion

the HKDSE. Applicants should score at level three

of Level VI.

or higher in English Language, level two or higher in

For applicants whose native language is English,

Mathematics and Liberal Studies; and score at level two

no additional proof of English proficiency is required.

or higher, obtain a grade of E, or receive an Attained in

For applicants whose transcripts show extensive study


SCAD.EDU / ADMISSION

384 at an institution at which English is the language of

at the end of the junior year in high school, omitting the

instruction, no additional proof of English proficiency

senior year, if he or she has a grade-point average of

is required for admission evaluation, but applicants

3.5 or above through grade 11, if SAT or ACT scores are

may be asked to take an English placement test upon

above the national average, and if the applicant’s guid-

enrollment at the university.

ance counselor and teacher recommend admission. In

****The requested documents may include official

order to be accepted for admission, the applicant must

certification of sources and funds, a copy of the first

demonstrate an advanced level of maturity, leadership

page of the applicant’s passport (requested but not

and responsibility. Juniors who wish to be considered

required), and a copy of the first page of the passport

for full-time admission must follow the application

for any dependent accompanying the student. These

requirements for first-time freshmen. A high school

documents are used to verify spelling of names, birth

diploma or GED is required for federal financial aid

dates and other information vital to student registration.

eligibility.

Supplementary materials

Joint enrollment

Applicants who do not meet the preferred criteria for

High school students 16 years of age or older who wish

admission are encouraged to submit supplementary

to be admitted for joint enrollment on a part-time basis

materials that may include one or more of the following:

during the junior or senior year must follow the applica-

1. Recommendations.

tion requirements for first-time freshmen. In addition,

One to three recommendations from teachers, coun-

joint enrollment applicants should meet or exceed nor-

selors or community leaders with whom the appli-

mal undergraduate admission requirements.

cant has had immediate contact. Recommendations

Joint enrollment is offered on a space-available

should address the applicant’s level of commitment,

basis. Courses are not intended to fulfill high school

as well as attributes such as creativity, initiative,

graduation requirements; they do carry college-level

motivation, character and academic achievement, to

credit and may be used in fulfillment of a certificate or

aid in assessing the applicant’s reasonable potential

degree program if the student applies and is accepted

for success as a student at SCAD. Recommenda-

as a degree-seeking student. Joint-enrolled students

tions may not come from friends or family members

may be considered for scholarships, but are not eligible

except in the case of a teacher-parent.

for federal or state financial aid and may not reside in

2. Statement of purpose.

university housing while joint enrolled. Joint-enrolled

The statement should be no more than 500 words in

students who have taken courses on a nondegree-

length and should provide an overview of the appli-

seeking basis and wish to become degree-seeking

cant’s academic and personal experience, describing

must fulfill the application requirements in effect for

preparation for and commitment to further study at

degree-seeking students.

SCAD, as well as educational and professional goals and aspirations.

Undergraduate transfer application requirements

3. Portfolio, audition, riding or writing submission.

1. Completed application for admission.

4. Résumé or list of achievements and awards.

Any student who previously applied and was

5. In-person or telephone interview (may be scheduled by contacting the admission office).

reviewed for first-time freshman admission to SCAD and then attended another college or university must submit all materials required to be reviewed

Omitting senior year

for transfer admission and scholarship opportunities.

Applicants are encouraged to complete high school or

2. Nonrefundable application fee (US$40).

earn a certificate of General Educational Development

3. Official transcript from each college or university

before entering SCAD. Exceptions to the general rules of

attended.*

admission may be made for applicants of unusual moti-

Transfer applicants may receive a preliminary offer

vation and ability. Such an applicant may be admitted

of admission based upon unofficial transcripts/mark


sheets from all postsecondary institutions attended.

determine the equivalent academic achievement.

If an offer of admission is made, official transcripts/

For home-schooled applicants, an academic port-

mark sheets from each college/university attended

folio is also acceptable and may include, but is not

should be received prior to Aug. 1 for fall enrollment. Transcript evaluations for the award of transfer credit may not be completed without receipt of official

limited to, the following: • Verification that the home school has been recognized by the state of residence of the applicant.

transcripts. All transcripts/mark sheets must be in

• Detailed outline of the home-school curricu-

English or accompanied by a certified English trans-

lum, including subject areas studied, time spent

lation. The admission office must receive all official

on each discipline, and, if applicable, grades

transcripts prior to the first day of class. Failure to

awarded. A home-school transcript may fulfill this

comply with this requirement may prohibit the stu-

requirement.

dent from attending classes for that quarter.  SCAD reserves the right to verify all documents submitted in application for admission. Offers of

• Writing sample that is academic in nature, but not necessarily a graded assignment or one used for coursework.

admission are contingent upon receipt of official

• Résumé of courses taken outside the home. If

documentation and SCAD reserves the right to

courses have been taken at a college or university,

revoke any offer of admission should discrepancies

official transcripts are required.

be found. Any falsification of admission documents, portfolio or audition materials constitutes grounds for termination of application procedures or dismissal from SCAD.

* Non-U.S. students, please refer to the international applicant section on page 392 for details. ** Students who have SAT math scores lower than 580, ACT math scores lower than 24, or who are otherwise

 If the number of college or university credits

unable to demonstrate an aptitude for the study of

earned is insufficient for evaluating performance, the

mathematics and science must complete MATH 101 in

applicant may be required to submit a diploma from

order to pursue the professional M.Arch. degree. The

a U.S. high school or equivalent program* and SAT or

credit hours earned in MATH 101 may be applied as

ACT** scores. (To have these scores sent directly to

an undergraduate general education elective toward

SCAD, applicants should use SAT code 5631 or ACT

the 270 credit hours required for the M.Arch. degree.

code 0855 on the test form. SAT or ACT scores are

*** English is the language of instruction for all courses

not required of international applicants or applicants

at SCAD. In addition to meeting or exceeding all

who have been out of high school for at least two

other SCAD admission criteria, applicants who wish

years.)

to be admitted with no further English proficiency

4. Evidence of English proficiency for students whose first language is not English.***

requirements must demonstrate their current level of proficiency by providing official minimum scores

5. Transfer applicants may be required to provide any

on one of the following or will be required to take an

other documents or materials necessary to obtain a

ESL placement test at orientation prior to the first

student visa.**** Exceptions to the general rules of admission may be made for applicants of unusual motivation and ability.

day of classes: • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) minimum scores (SCAD code 5631):

Application materials cannot be returned.

a. 550 on the paper-based test.

• A certificate of General Educational Develop-

b. 85 on the internet-based test with minimum

ment from the American Council on Education

score of 20 on each section.

is considered equivalent to a diploma from a U.S.

• International English Language Testing System

high school. For student applicants from countries

(IELTS) composite score of at least 6.5 with a score

other than the U.S., SCAD generally uses the stan-

of at least 6.5 in both reading and writing.

dards established by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers to


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386 • American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) score of at least “high advanced” on the writing proficiency portion of the test.

4. Résumé or list of achievements and awards. 5. In-person or telephone interview (may be scheduled by contacting the admission office).

• Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) score of at least 550 on the reading portion, or 22 on both the

Articulation agreements

reading and writing sections of the ACT.

Articulation agreements outline the specific programs

• Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) score of at least 5 in English language.

of study students may complete at certain colleges in order to transfer to SCAD with advanced standing as a

Otherwise qualified applicants who do not meet the

Bachelor of Fine Arts or Bachelor of Arts candidate after

minimum scores listed above must take a SCAD English

earning an associate degree. Students must apply (see

language placement test to be placed in the appropriate

requirements for “undergraduate transfer application

level of ESL upon enrollment. Students must satisfac-

guidelines”) and be accepted to SCAD. A complete list-

torily complete ESL coursework through completion

ing of SCAD articulation agreements is available online

of Level VI.

at scad.edu/articulation.

**** Official certification of sources and funds, a copy of the first page of the applicant’s passport (requested

Undergraduate transfer credits

but not required), and a copy of the first page of

After an undergraduate transfer applicant is accepted

the passport for any dependent accompanying the

for admission, official transcripts showing completed

student. These documents are used to verify spelling

collegiate coursework are evaluated by the admission

of names, birth dates and other information vital to

office to determine whether or not the student may be

student registration.

granted advanced standing. The coursework must be found to be relevant to the degree the student is seek-

Supplementary materials

ing at SCAD, with course content and level of instruc-

Applicants who do not meet the standard criteria for

tion resulting in student competencies comparable

admission are encouraged to submit supplementary

to or higher than those of students enrolled at SCAD.

materials that may include one or more of the following:

In assessing and documenting comparable learning

1. Recommendations.

through course content and level of instruction, SCAD

One to three recommendations from professors,

uses recognized guidelines that aid in the evaluation of

teachers, counselors, professionals or community

credit, such as those published by the American Council

leaders with whom the applicant has had immedi-

on Education and the American Association of Colle-

ate contact. Recommendations should address the

giate Registrars and Admissions Officers. This policy is

applicant’s level of commitment, as well as attributes

consistent with the mission of SCAD and ensures that

such as creativity, initiative, motivation, character

coursework and learning outcomes are at the collegiate

and academic achievement, to aid in assessing the

level and comparable to SCAD degree programs.

applicant’s reasonable potential for success as a

Generally, transfer credit may be accepted from

student at SCAD. Recommendations may not come

institutions that are approved by the U.S. Department

from friends or family members except in the case

of Education and hold regional accreditation, or have

of a teacher-parent.

appropriate specialized or programmatic accreditation,

2. Statement of purpose.

or have been evaluated and proven to be comparable in

The statement should be no more than 500 words in

course content and level of instruction to SCAD, or are

length and should provide an overview of the appli-

recognized by the ministry of education or equivalent

cant’s academic and personal experience, describing

agency in the applicant’s home country. Course con-

preparation for and commitment to further study at

tent is evaluated by comparing the curricula of other

SCAD, as well as educational and professional goals

institutions with that of SCAD and assessing whether

and aspirations.

foundation studies, general education and major disci-

3. Portfolio, audition, riding or writing submission.

pline courses are comparable to those offered at SCAD.


Level of instruction is evaluated by comparing the per-

of a level of achievement that qualifies a student for

centage of faculty at other institutions who hold gradu-

advanced standing. Credit is awarded for AP courses

ate and terminal degrees with the percentage of faculty

taken at the high school level if certain requirements are

at SCAD who hold graduate and terminal degrees.

met. AP credit awarded by another college or univer-

Students who wish to appeal the decision of SCAD

sity is not transferable without proper documentation.

regarding transfer of credit from international institu-

Official AP scores must be submitted to the admission

tions may provide an outside credential evaluation;

office. Transfer credit from all sources (including AP)

SCAD reserves the right to make the final determination

may not exceed 90 quarter hours. A chart of credit

of transfer credit. A list of acceptable outside evaluators

awarded is available at scad.edu/ap.

may be obtained from the admission department. A maximum of 90 quarter hours of undergraduate

British A-level credit

credit for a bachelor’s degree may be given for courses

British Advanced-level examinations are well estab-

appropriate to the SCAD curriculum. Only courses with

lished and internationally recognized. The A-level exami-

a final grade of 2.0 (C) or higher may be transferred

nations indicate a level of achievement that may qualify

for undergraduate credit. Failure to submit an updated

a student for advanced standing. Credit is awarded for

transcript may result in loss of transfer credit.

A-level examinations if certain requirements are met.

A portfolio review is required for final transfer credit

Credit awarded by another college or university for

determination of specific studio courses before or

A-level examinations is not transferable without proper

during the student’s first quarter of enrollment. To

documentation. Official A-level scores must be submit-

receive specific studio course credit, students must

ted to the admission department. Credit is awarded

follow the portfolio submission criteria and guidelines

on a selective basis. Transfer credit from all sources

available through the admission department. Addition-

(including A-level) may not exceed 90 quarter hours. A

ally, a review of all course syllabuses may be required.

chart of credit awarded is available at scad.edu/alevel.

Portfolios are reviewed by faculty members from the applicable department. Transfer credit is granted when

British AS-level credit

the quality of work in the portfolio is found to be at

British Advanced Subsidiary-level examinations are well

least equivalent to that which would earn a grade of

established and internationally recognized. The AS-level

2.0 (C) or higher in an equivalent or comparable course

examinations indicate a level of achievement that may

at SCAD. Failure to submit a portfolio during the first

qualify a student for advanced standing. Credit is awarded

quarter of enrollment results in the loss of opportunity

for AS-level examinations if certain requirements are

to transfer studio credit. Transfer of credits earned in a

met. Credit awarded by another college or university for

distance-learning program is evaluated on a case-by-

AS-level examinations is not transferable without proper

case, course-by-course basis.

documentation. Official AS-level scores must be submit-

Students who wish to appeal the transfer credit pro-

ted to the admission department. Credit is awarded on a

cess after the first quarter of enrollment must submit a

selective basis. Transfer credit from all sources (including

written request to the admission department. Transfer

AS-level) may not exceed 90 quarter hours. A chart of

credit appears on the transcript as T and is not calcu-

credit awarded is available at scad.edu/aslevel.

lated in the student’s grade-point average. The final 45 hours of any degree program must be earned at SCAD.

Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination

Study abroad programs offered by SCAD and SCAD

The Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination

eLearning courses are considered in residence and may

indicates a level of achievement that may qualify a

be counted as such.

student for advanced standing. Credit is awarded for CAPE if certain requirements are met. Credit awarded

Advanced Placement credit

by another college or university for CAPE is not trans-

Advanced Placement examinations are administered

ferable without proper documentation. Official CAPE

through the College Board to provide documentation

scores must be submitted to the admission department.


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388 Credit is awarded on a selective basis. A maximum of 45

Baccalaureate examination scores must be submit-

quarter hours of CAPE credit may be awarded. Transfer

ted to the admission department. A maximum of 45

credit from all sources (including CAPE) may not exceed

quarter hours of French Baccalaureate credit may be

90 quarter hours. A chart of credit awarded is available

awarded. Transfer credit from all sources (including

at scad.edu/cape.

French Baccalaureate examinations) may not exceed 90 quarter hours. A chart of credit awarded is available

College-level Examination Program

at scad.edu/frenchbacc.

The College-level Examination Program is administered through the College Board to provide documentation

German Abitur credit

of college-level achievement that may qualify a student

German Abitur credit is well established and inter-

for advanced standing. CLEP credit is awarded if certain

nationally recognized. The seven-year gymnasium

requirements are met. CLEP credit awarded by another

program leads to German Abitur credit that provides

college or university is not transferable without proper

documentation of achievement that may qualify a

documentation. Official CLEP scores from the College

student for advanced standing. Credit is awarded for

Board must be submitted to the admission department.

German Abitur coursework if certain requirements are

A maximum of 45 quarter hours of CLEP credit may

met. Credit awarded by another college or university

be awarded. Transfer credit from all sources (including

for German Abitur coursework is not transferable

CLEP) may not exceed 90 quarter hours. A chart of

without proper documentation. Official German Abitur

credit awarded is available at scad.edu/clep.

examination scores must be submitted to the admission department. Transfer credit from all sources (including

DANTES/DSST credit

the German Abitur) may not exceed 90 quarter hours.

Within the U.S. Department of Defense, voluntary edu-

A chart of credit awarded is available at scad.edu/abitur.

cation programs are offered through DANTES, Defense Activity for Nontraditional Education Support. SCAD

International Baccalaureate credit

gives consideration to DANTES Subject Standardized

The International Baccalaureate program is a pre-univer-

Test scores. DSST credit is awarded if certain require-

sity course of study for secondary school students. The

ments are met. DSST credit awarded by another col-

IB program leads to examinations that provide docu-

lege or university is not transferable without proper

mentation of achievement that may qualify a student for

documentation. Official DSST score results must be

advanced standing. Credit is awarded for IB coursework

submitted to the admission department. A maximum

taken at the higher level if certain requirements are met.

of 45 quarter hours of DSST credit may be awarded.

Credit awarded by another college or university for IB

Transfer credit from all sources (including DSST) may

coursework is not transferable without proper docu-

not exceed 90 quarter hours. A chart of credit awarded

mentation. Official IB scores must be submitted to the

is available at scad.edu/dsst.

admission department. Transfer credit from all sources (including IB) may not exceed 90 quarter hours. A chart

French Baccalaureate credit

of credit awarded is available at scad.edu/ib.

French Baccalaureate examinations from the French Ministry of National Education are well established and

Military transcripts

internationally recognized. The French Baccalaureate

The American Council on Education maintains military

program leads to examinations that provide docu-

registries with applicable ACE credit recommenda-

mentation of achievement that may qualify a student

tions as a resource for colleges and universities. SCAD

for advanced standing. Credit is awarded for French

gives consideration to Joint Services Transcript. Credit

Baccalaureate coursework if certain requirements are

is awarded if coursework is relevant to the student’s

met. Credit awarded by another college or university

course of study and determined to be comparable in

for French Baccalaureate coursework is not transfer-

course content and level of instruction to coursework at

able without proper documentation. Official French

SCAD. Credit awarded by another college or university


for Joint Services Transcript is not transferable without

mastery of skills and sufficient knowledge of content

proper documentation. Transfer credit from all sources

taught in a specific university-level course. A student

(including Joint Services Transcript) may not exceed

who is exempted from a required course does not earn

90 quarter hours.

academic credit for that course but may substitute a course from the same subject area as approved by the

Undergraduate portfolio, audition and writing guidelines

department chair to fulfill the number of hours required

Undergraduate portfolios, auditions, writing and rid-

Undergraduate acceptance

ing submissions are accepted from applicants who

Completed applications are reviewed on a rolling basis,

wish to be considered for achievement scholarships.

and applicants are notified of the admission decision

Applicants may submit any type of work, regardless of

accordingly.

to complete degree requirements.

the major they are interested in pursuing. All portfolio

In some cases, the Admission Review Committee

types should showcase the applicant’s best work, pre-

may request additional materials from applicants whose

sented as professionally as possible. Portfolios should

overall completed application file does not meet or

demonstrate the applicant’s interest in and aptitude for

exceed regular admission standards. This may include

advanced study and, specifically, potential for success

cases where standardized test scores are below 1080 on

at SCAD.

the SAT (math and reading only) or 21 on the ACT, and/

Applicants are encouraged to submit only their best

or the secondary school, high school or college grade-

work. It is not necessary to add extra work if it is not

point average is below 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. All applicants

consistently strong. Applicants should not submit work

may submit supporting materials such as portfolio,

copied from film, television, photographs, magazine/

recommendations or statement of purpose and/or

book illustrations or other sources. All materials submit-

have a personal or telephone interview to enhance

ted should be clearly labeled with the applicant’s name

their application file. Admission decisions are made on

and contact information. Application materials cannot

a case-by-case basis.

be returned.

Exceptions to the general rules of admission may be made for applicants of unusual motivation and ability.

Portfolio submission

Application materials cannot be returned.

Applicants must use the online file management system SlideRoom if they wish to submit a portfolio for review.

Graduate admission

From SlideRoom (scad.slideroom.com), applicants can upload still images, Word documents, and digital and

SCAD encourages applications from students who

multimedia files. There also are instructions for creating

demonstrate successful completion of appropriate

a corresponding inventory of work (required) including

coursework at the undergraduate level and adequate

titles, dates, media, dimensions and specific responsi-

preparedness to undertake graduate-level study.

bilities on group projects, if applicable. A fee of US$10

Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree or should

is charged by SlideRoom for each portfolio submission.

anticipate completion of a bachelor’s degree before

More information is available online at scad.edu/portfolio.

enrollment in the graduate program. All applicants are evaluated individually according to previous educational

Portfolio-based course exemption

experience and level of achievement.

New admitted students may request and submit doc-

Graduate students apply for and are accepted into

umentation for portfolio-based course exemption

specific disciplines. Students who wish to change from

through the admission department. Currently enrolled

one discipline to another must meet all admission

students should request and submit documentation for

requirements for the new discipline.

portfolio-based course exemption to the appropriate

For graduate students entering the professional archi-

department chair. Documentation should demonstrate

tecture program from preparatory or preprofessional


SCAD.EDU / ADMISSION

390 programs, required credit hours are determined on an

the course is eliminated from the student’s additional

individual basis, dependent upon review of the student’s

course requirements.

academic transcripts and portfolio by SCAD architecture faculty. Students may be assigned preparatory (prelimi-

Graduate application requirements

nary) courses from the SCAD B.F.A. program in addition

1. Completed application for admission.

to two years of graduate study. The graduate admission

2. Nonrefundable application fee (US$40).

review ensures that the undergraduate coursework of

3. Graduate applicants may receive a preliminary offer

all applicants to the professional M.Arch. program is

of admission based upon unofficial transcripts/mark

evaluated according to the NAAB student performance

sheets from their last undergraduate degree-bearing

criteria required at the preprofessional level.

institution.* If an offer of admission is made, official

All graduate degree applicants should review the

transcripts/mark sheets from their last degree-

graduate candidacy and completion requirements in the

bearing undergraduate institution should be received

academic programs and policies section.

prior to Aug. 1 for fall enrollment. Prior to enrollment at SCAD, proof of completion of the bachelor’s

Graduate admission with required intensive

degree (or its equivalent) must be received by

and/or additional graduate-level coursework

SCAD.** All transcripts/mark sheets must be in Eng-

For students with exceptional motivation who meet

lish or accompanied by a certified English translation.

entry-level admission requirements but fail to dem-

The office of admission must receive official degree-

onstrate adequate discipline-specific knowledge and/

conferred transcripts prior to the first day of class.

or practice through their portfolios, SCAD may assign

Failure to comply with this requirement may prohibit

intensive and/or additional graduate-level course-

the student from attending classes for that quarter.

work beyond the standard curriculum. As many as

 SCAD reserves the right to verify all documents

five courses could be included as part of the gradu-

submitted in application for admission. Offers of

ate program of study and will therefore extend the

admission are contingent upon receipt of official

time and credit hours required to complete the pro-

documentation, and SCAD reserves the right to

gram. Courses are assigned by the Admission Review

revoke any offer of admission should discrepancies

Committee, in consultation with leadership from the

be found. Any falsification of admission documents,

intended academic program, based on the student’s

portfolio or audition materials constitutes grounds

prior educational experience and demonstrated level

for termination of application procedures or dis-

of achievement. Students accepted with intensive and/ or additional graduate-level coursework should consult

missal from SCAD. 4. Evidence of English proficiency for students whose

with their admission adviser regarding eligibility for fed-

first language is not English.***

eral financial aid. Intensive and/or additional graduate-

5. Recommendations.

level coursework may not be offered every quarter or at

Two letters of recommendation from professors,

every SCAD location and, thus, may change a student’s

advisers, supervisors or community leaders who

entry term and intended location.

have had immediate contact with the applicant and

Students who seek exemption from any assigned

who have knowledge of the applicant’s level of com-

intensive and/or additional graduate course must pro-

mitment and history of achievement. Recommenda-

vide documentation to the admission department that

tions should provide relevant information about the

demonstrates mastery of skills and sufficient knowledge

applicant’s creativity, initiative, motivation, character

of content taught in the specific additional and/or

and achievements, thus assessing the applicant’s rea-

intensive course. The Admission Review Committee will

sonable potential for success as a student at SCAD.

review additional work and render decisions on granting

Recommendations may not come from friends or

exceptions, as appropriate. A student who is granted exemption does not receive credit for the course, but

family members.


6. Statement of purpose.

11. In-person or telephone interview optional (may be

The statement should be a 500- to 750-word over-

scheduled by contacting the admission department).

view of the applicant’s academic and professional

Exceptions to the general rules of admission may be

accomplishments and should demonstrate a high

made for applicants of unusual motivation and ability.

level of interest in and a highly developed under-

Application materials cannot be returned.

standing of the discipline. The applicant should

* Non-U.S. students refer to the international applicant

describe knowledge of the discipline, approach to

section on page 392 for details.

past work, qualifications for graduate study and

** SCAD uses the standards established by the Ameri-

intended focus, as well as personal and professional

can Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admis-

goals.

sions Officers to determine the equivalent academic

7. Portfolio, audition or writing submission.

achievement of a bachelor’s degree. Transcripts are

The portfolio should be specific to the intended

evaluated to determine the conferment of bachelor’s

course of study, should represent the applicant’s

degrees from institutions that are approved by the

best work and should demonstrate a high level of

U.S. Department of Education and hold regional

skill presented as professionally as possible. (See

accreditation, or have appropriate specialized or

graduate audition, portfolio and writing guidelines.)

programmatic accreditation, or have been evaluated

8. Résumé.

and proven to have comparable course content and

The résumé should document educational cre-

level of instruction to SCAD, or are recognized by

dentials as well as professional and other employ-

the ministry of education or equivalent agency in the

ment, such as internships or field experience in the

applicant’s home country. Course content is evalu-

intended area of graduate study, and should list

ated by comparing the curricula of other institutions

commissioned works, exhibitions, performances,

with that of SCAD and assessing whether founda-

publications, honors, memberships, interests and

tion studies, general education and major discipline

activities, including volunteer work.

courses are comparable to those offered at SCAD.

9. GRE scores.

Level of instruction is evaluated by comparing the

While not required of most applicants, submission

percentage of faculty at other institutions who hold

of GRE scores is strongly encouraged for applicants

graduate and terminal degrees with the percentage

to architectural history, art history, business design

of faculty at SCAD who hold graduate and terminal

and arts leadership and cinema studies. Performance on the GRE may assist in demonstrating adequate

degrees. *** English

is the language of instruction for all courses

educational preparation and ability to succeed in

at SCAD. In addition to meeting or exceeding all

academic coursework at the graduate level.

other SCAD admission criteria, applicants who wish

 Applicants whose bachelor’s degrees are conferred

to be admitted with no further English proficiency

by institutions that are not approved by the U.S.

requirements must demonstrate their current level

Department of Education and/or do not hold regional

of proficiency by providing official minimum scores

accreditation, or do not have appropriate specialized

on one of the following or will be required to take an

or programmatic accreditation, or have not been

ESL placement test at orientation prior to the first

evaluated and proven comparable in course content and level of instruction to SCAD, or are not recognized by the ministry of education or equivalent agency in

day of classes: • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) minimum scores (SCAD code 5631):

the applicant’s home country, are required to take the

a. 550 on the paper-based test

GRE and submit official scores to SCAD.

b. 85 on the internet-based test with minimum

10. Additionally, if applicable, any other documents or materials must be provided if required to obtain a student visa.****

score of 20 on each section • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) composite score of at least 6.5 with a score of at least 6.5 in both reading and writing


SCAD.EDU / ADMISSION

392 • American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Lan-

and digital and multimedia files. There also are instruc-

guages (ACTFL) score of at least “high advanced”

tions for creating a corresponding inventory of work

on the writing placement portion of the test

(required) including titles, dates, media, dimensions and

• Graduate Record Examination (GRE) verbal sec-

specific responsibilities on group projects, if applicable.

tion score of at least 500 (for tests taken before

A fee of US$10 is charged by SlideRoom for each port-

Aug. 1, 2011) or 153 (for tests taken after Aug. 1,

folio submission. Graduate applicants should submit at

2011).

least 20 images or documents. Specific criteria for each

Otherwise qualified applicants who do not meet the

program are published online at scad.edu/portfolio.

minimum scores listed above must take a SCAD English language proficiency test to be placed in the appropri-

Graduate transfer credits

ate level of ESL upon enrollment. Students must satis-

A maximum of 20 quarter hours of graduate academic

factorily complete ESL coursework through completion

credit toward a 90-quarter-hour graduate degree may

of Level VI.

be given for courses appropriate to the SCAD curricu-

For applicants whose native language is English,

lum. Only graduate courses with grades of at least a 3.0

no additional proof of English proficiency is required.

(B) taken at institutions with a level of graduate course

For applicants whose transcripts show extensive study

content and level of instruction comparable to that of

in an institution at which English is the language of

SCAD may be transferred. Credit may be accepted from

instruction, no additional proof of English proficiency

institutions that are approved by the U.S. Department

is required for admission evaluation, but applicants

of Education and hold regional accreditation, or have

may be asked to take an English proficiency test upon

appropriate specialized or programmatic accreditation,

enrollment at the university.

or have been evaluated and proven to be comparable in

**** Official

certification of sources and funds, a copy of

course content and level of instruction to SCAD, or are

the first page of the applicant’s passport (requested

recognized by the ministry of education or equivalent

but not required), and a copy of the first page of

agency in the applicant’s home country. Prior to the

the passport for any dependent accompanying the

end of the first quarter of enrollment, the student must

student. These documents are used to verify spelling

submit to the admission department official transcripts,

of names, birth dates, and other information vital to

course descriptions, a portfolio or, in the case of a lec-

student registration.

ture course, projects and papers, and a written request for transfer credit review for the course(s) the student

Graduate audition, portfolio and writing guidelines

wishes to transfer. Materials are reviewed to determine if the work is comparable to that which would earn at least a 3.0 in a SCAD graduate-level course. Transfer credit

Graduate audition, portfolio or writing submissions are

appears on the transcript as such and is not calculated

required for graduate enrollment and scholarship con-

in the student’s grade-point average. Students who

sideration. Portfolios should be specific to the intended

wish to appeal the transfer credit process after the first

course of study, should represent the applicant’s best

quarter of enrollment must submit a written request to

work and should be presented as professionally as

the admission department. The graduate transfer credit

possible. Portfolios should demonstrate the applicant’s

policy applies to SCAD alumni wishing to complete an

interest in and aptitude for advanced study and, specifi-

additional graduate degree at SCAD. Transfer of credits

cally, potential for success at SCAD.

earned in coursework required for multiple degrees is evaluated on a case-by-case, course-by-course basis.

Portfolio submission Applicants must use the online file management sys-

International applicants

tem SlideRoom to submit their portfolios for review. From the SlideRoom website (scad.slideroom.com),

SCAD welcomes students from throughout the world.

applicants can upload still images, Word documents,

International applicants should adhere to requirements


relevant to first-year freshman, undergraduate transfer

on F-1 visas to have adequate medical insurance. These

or graduate applicants. International applicants must

students must enroll in the SCAD international health

submit official transcripts/mark sheets for an admis-

insurance plan, and the charges are automatically added

sion decision to be rendered. Students may submit

to the student account. Exemptions may be granted for

transcripts/mark sheets from all secondary school years

students who are already covered under certain govern-

prior to the final year to receive a preliminary offer of

ment- or embassy-sponsored plans. See scad.edu/isso

admission. SCAD is authorized under federal law to

for additional information and fee structure.

enroll nonimmigrant international students who show

English is the language of instruction for all courses.

evidence of proficiency in the English language and

Proof of English proficiency is required for admission if

who certify means of financial support for their stud-

English is not the student’s first language. For students

ies. Documentation of financial support for the first

whose native language is English, or whose academic

year is required for SCAD to begin the process for an

transcripts show extensive study at an institution

international applicant to obtain a visa. Submission of

in which English is the language of instruction, no

official certification of sources and funds at the time of

additional proof of English proficiency is required for

application is strongly encouraged and may expedite

admission evaluation, but applicants may be asked to

the visa process. SCAD eLearning applicants residing

take an English proficiency test upon enrollment at the

outside the U.S. are not required to submit certification

university.

of sources and funds. Applicants from mainland China

Otherwise qualified applicants who do not meet

may submit gaokao scores for consideration of admis-

minimum required test scores may be considered for

sion. Preference will be given to students who score at

admission to SCAD. These students must take a SCAD

or above the second tier cutoff score for their respec-

English language proficiency test to be placed in the

tive province. Applicants must also demonstrate proof

appropriate level of ESL upon enrollment. Students

of English proficiency. Applicants from mainland China

must satisfactorily complete ESL coursework through

who have not taken the gaokao or do not place in the

completion of Level VI.

top third for their province are encouraged to submit supplementary materials.

All new international students who are not granted a waiver from ESL are required to take an English lan-

Although international students are not eligible to

guage proficiency test upon arrival at SCAD. Students

receive U.S. federal or state financial aid, all admitted

are placed in the appropriate level of English as a Sec-

students are considered for institutional scholarships

ond Language, as determined by their scores on the

upon receipt of relevant materials. These funds are

test. Students wishing only to take ESL courses must

limited and are awarded to the earliest qualifiers.

submit a separate application form and should contact

SCAD reserves the right to verify all documents

the admission office for information.

submitted in support of an application for admission. Any falsification of admission documents or portfolio or

Other types of admission

audition materials constitutes grounds for termination of application procedures or dismissal from SCAD. Per-

Certificate

manent residents must submit proof of legal residency

Applicants to an undergraduate certificate program

such as a copy of a resident alien card. A copy of the

should follow the application guidelines for first-time

first page of each international applicant’s passport is

freshman or transfer applicants. For more information,

requested, though not required. A copy of the first page

certificate applicants should contact the admission

of the passport for any dependent accompanying the

department by telephone or email or visit the SCAD

international applicant also is requested. These docu-

website at scad.edu/admission.

ments are used to verify spelling of names, birth dates and other information vital to student registration. In

Nondegree-seeking

order to help students avoid unexpected costs of health

Enrollment of nondegree-seeking students is offered

care, SCAD requires all enrolled international students

on a space-available basis for individuals who, while


SCAD.EDU / ADMISSION

394 not wishing to pursue a degree, would like to enroll in

Undergraduate transient applicants must submit an

SCAD courses. Nondegree-seeking applicants must

application for admission, a nonrefundable US$40

submit an application for admission, a résumé, and

application fee submitted via scad.edu/apply, a résumé,

a nonrefundable US$40 application fee submitted

and a letter of good standing from their college or uni-

via scad.edu/apply. Applicants denied admission to

versity indicating permission to take specific courses.

SCAD as degree-seeking students may or may not be

Graduate transient applicants must submit an applica-

eligible for enrollment as nondegree-seeking students.

tion for admission, a nonrefundable US$40 application

Performance in courses taken as a nondegree-seeking

fee submitted via scad.edu/apply, transcripts from their

student does not automatically qualify an applicant for

undergraduate degree program and current graduate

admission as a degree-seeking student. Nondegree-

program, a résumé, and a letter of good standing from

seeking students who wish to become degree-seeking

their college or university indicating permission to take

must fulfill the application requirements in effect for

specific courses. International students wishing to be

degree-seeking students. Nondegree-seeking students

transient must be granted an exemption from English

are not eligible for financial aid or scholarships, but they

as a Second Language coursework. Applicants denied

may reside in SCAD housing on a space-available basis.

admission to SCAD as degree-seeking students may or

The administrative unit responsible for nondegree-

may not be eligible for enrollment as transient students.

seeking admission decisions is the Admission Review

Performance in courses taken as a transient student does

Committee.

not automatically qualify an applicant for admission as

I-20 forms cannot be issued to international students

a degree-seeking student. Transient students who wish

who are nondegree-seeking. All students for whom

to study longer than one quarter may be required to

English is not the first language must pass an English

reapply for admission to SCAD. Transient students who

proficiency test before being allowed to enroll in any

wish to become degree-seeking at SCAD must fulfill the

academic or studio courses at SCAD. These students

application requirements in effect for degree-seeking

may be asked to submit TOEFL or other English pro-

students. Transient students are not eligible for financial

ficiency documentation and may be required to enroll

aid or scholarships through SCAD, but they may reside

in and successfully complete English as a Second Lan-

in SCAD housing on a space-available basis. The admin-

guage coursework before being allowed to register for

istrative unit responsible for transient student admission

academic or studio courses.

decisions is the Admission Review Committee.

Nondegree-seeking applicants who wish to take graduate level courses must submit an application for

Readmission

admission, a résumé, and must hold a bachelor’s degree

Students who have attended SCAD, but have not been

or should anticipate completion of a bachelor’s degree

enrolled at SCAD for at least five consecutive quarters,

before enrollment as evidenced by official transcripts

or have attended another college or university in the

from each college/university attended. A maximum

interim, must apply for readmission and meet current

of three graduate courses may be registered as a non-

admission requirements and fees. All readmission

degree seeking graduate student, all of which must be

applications are evaluated on an individual basis by

approved by the department chair prior to registration.

the Admission Review Committee. Any prior awards of

Nondegree-seeking students who wish to register more

financial aid and/or scholarships may or may not apply.

than three graduate classes must reapply to SCAD

Students should complete new FAFSA forms and re-

(application fee is required) and fulfill the application

submit any required materials to be considered for aid

requirements in effect for degree-seeking students.

or scholarship awards.

Transient

SCAD and ACA alumni application and

Enrollment of transient students is offered for indi-

enrollment fee waiver

viduals who, while enrolled at another college or uni-

The application fee and enrollment fee are waived for

versity, would like to enroll for one quarter at SCAD.

SCAD and Atlanta College of Art alumni who apply


and are accepted to any undergraduate or graduate program at SCAD, and their SCAD transcripts may be provided to the admission department at no charge. Continued enrollment from M.A. to M.F.A. In some programs, the M.A. degree may be followed by additional study at SCAD leading to an M.F.A. degree. Students planning to continue the next quarter from the M.A. to the M.F.A. in the same major should contact the office of graduate studies prior to the conclusion of their M.A. studies. Approval must be given by the department chair of the area of study.

Summer programs SCAD offers an array of summer courses and workshops to students, educators and adults. These programs provide educational enrichment, prepare high school students for university-level coursework, and foster the artistic talents of both youth and adults. Participants may wish to earn college credit, fine-tune creative pursuits or simply seek personal enrichment or professional development. SCAD Rising Star is a five-week residential program for students who have completed their junior year of high school and wish to earn university credit. Participants have full access to SCAD buildings, stay in a SCAD residence hall and have their meals at a SCAD dining hall. Rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors may enroll in SCAD Summer Seminars, workshops for residential or commuting students that offer opportunities for talented teens to meet others from around the world and experience a taste of university life under the guidance of SCAD professors and graduate students. More information and registration guidelines are available at scad.edu/summer.

Admission contacts SCAD Atlanta Phone 877.722.3285 or 404.253.2700 Fax 404.253.3466 scadatl@scad.edu SCAD Admission Department P.O. Box 77300 Atlanta, GA 30357-1300 USA Packages may be sent to: SCAD Admission Department 1600 Peachtree St., NW Atlanta, GA 30309 USA SCAD Hong Kong 852.2253.8044 (in Hong Kong) or 800.869.7223 (in U.S.) Fax 912.525.5986 admission@scad.edu.hk SCAD Admission Department P.O. Box 2072 Savannah, GA 31402-2072 USA Packages may be sent to: SCAD Admission Department 22 E. Lathrop Ave. Savannah, GA 31415 USA SCAD Savannah 800.869.7223 or 912.525.5100 Fax 912.525.5986 admission@scad.edu SCAD Admission Department P.O. Box 2072 Savannah, GA 31402-2072 USA Packages may be sent to: SCAD Admission Department 22 E. Lathrop Ave. Savannah, GA 31415 USA SCAD eLearning 800.869.7223 or 912.525.5100 Fax 912.525.5986 admission@scad.edu SCAD Admission Department P.O. Box 2072 Savannah, GA 31402-2072 USA Packages may be sent to: SCAD Admission Department 22 E. Lathrop Ave. Savannah, GA 31415 USA


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SCHOLARSHIPS SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS FOR ENTERING UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS (nonrepayable

student housing at any time, is considered to be declin-

funds)

off-campus award, thus reducing his or her award to

ing the on-campus award amount and accepting the 70 percent of the on-campus award amount. Therefore,

Through the admission office, SCAD administers a num-

a balance due may be created. These students must

ber of scholarships for entering students. Scholarship

resolve any resulting charges incurred with the SCAD

recipients are expected to be particularly strong and

student accounts office.

positive leaders at SCAD, excelling academically and representing SCAD well within the community. Schol-

Academic honors scholarships

arships are available to both U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens and are awarded to entering students prior to

A limited number of academic honors scholarships may

first-quarter attendance.

be awarded to accepted students based on grade-point

Entering students may be offered a scholarship from

averages evaluated on a 4.0 scale and/or standardized

SCAD based on demonstrated academic achievements

test scores (SAT scores evaluated on a scale of 1600;

and/or other achievements, including leadership, volun-

ACT scores on a scale of 36) with consideration given

teer and community service, co-curricular involvement,

to math and reading sections of the SAT and the ACT

and artistic accomplishment. Financial need, as indicated

composite score. The scholarship may be renewed

by completion of the FAFSA or other documentation, is

quarterly through completion of a bachelor’s degree

taken into consideration for need-based scholarships.

(or up to 225 attempted hours) as long as the recipient

A scholarship recipient may accept additional scholar-

remains enrolled and maintains a cumulative grade-point

ships from other sources, as well as additional forms of

average of at least 3.0. Academic honors scholarships

financial aid, if qualified. Most scholarships are awarded

may be awarded in addition to other awards, up to the

to degree-seeking students, are applied quarterly, and

cost of tuition.

may be renewed quarterly through completion of a bachelor’s degree (or up to 225 attempted hours) as

Achievement honors scholarships

long as the recipient remains enrolled and maintains a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.0. Students

A limited number of achievement honors scholarships

who plan to pursue a double major or multiple minors

may be awarded to students accepted for admission

should meet with a staff adviser to determine if aid is

whose co-curricular accomplishments are judged to be

sufficient.

of exceptional quality by the Admission Review Com-

An annual award is intended to be disbursed over 45

mittee. A résumé or list of activities and accomplish-

hours of credit earned in three quarters at SCAD and,

ments detailing leadership, volunteer and community

if necessary, prorated based on enrollment. Students

service contributions, extracurricular involvement, and/

may qualify for more than one scholarship and may

or artistic portfolio, audition, riding or writing submis-

receive a combined total up to the cost of tuition. All

sion are required for achievement honors scholarship

undergraduate applicants are considered for scholar-

consideration. The scholarship may be renewed quarterly

ship as part of the admission process. Notification of

through completion of a bachelor’s degree (or up to

awards occurs along with or soon after notification of

225 attempted hours) as long as the recipient remains

acceptance, when appropriate.

enrolled and maintains a cumulative grade-point aver-

SCAD scholarship offers for undergraduate students

age of at least 3.0. Achievement honors scholarships

vary according to whether students reside in SCAD hous-

may be awarded in addition to other awards, up to the

ing. A scholarship student who accepts an on-campus

cost of tuition.

award as an entering student, but moves out of SCAD


May and Paul Poetter Scholarship

covers full tuition. Room, board, books and supplies

In honor of two of the university’s founders and longtime

are not included, but may be paid through scholarships

administrators, a limited number of May and Paul Poet-

from other sources, loans or financial aid. The scholar-

ter Scholarships may be awarded to accepted students

ship may be renewed quarterly through completion of

whose official standardized test scores and grade-point

a bachelor’s degree (or up to 225 attempted hours)

averages are superior. Grade-point averages are evalu-

as long as the recipient remains enrolled at SCAD and

ated on a 4.0 scale. SAT scores are evaluated on a scale of

maintains a cumulative grade-point average of at least

1600 and ACT scores on a scale of 36, with consideration

3.0. To be considered for this scholarship, students are

given to math and reading sections of the SAT and the

encouraged to submit their application materials before

ACT composite score. The scholarship covers full tuition.

Feb. 15 of the intended year of enrollment. An interview

Room, board, books and supplies are not included, but

may be requested by the admission department.

may be paid through scholarships from other non-SCAD sources, loans or financial aid. The scholarship may be

Combined honors scholarships

renewed quarterly through completion of a bachelor’s degree (or up to 225 attempted hours) as long as the

A limited number of combined honors scholarships may

recipient remains enrolled at SCAD and maintains a

be awarded to accepted students who demonstrate out-

cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0. To be

standing academic and other achievements. The scholar-

considered for this scholarship, students are encouraged

ship may be renewed quarterly through completion of a

to submit their application materials before Feb. 15 of

bachelor’s degree (or up to 225 attempted hours) as long

the intended year of enrollment. An interview may be

as the recipient remains enrolled at SCAD and maintains

requested by the admission department.

a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.0.

Pamela E. Poetter Memorial Scholarship

ACA Scholarship

In honor of a beloved mentor and an influential leader

A limited number of ACA Scholarships may be awarded

at SCAD for 25 years, the Pamela E. Poetter Memorial

to accepted students who demonstrate outstanding aca-

Scholarship may be awarded to a limited number of

demic and artistic achievement. Minimum requirements

accepted students who demonstrate outstanding aca-

include a grade-point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0

demic and artistic achievement. Minimum requirements

scale, SAT/ACT score of at least 1290/27, demonstration

include a grade-point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0

of outstanding leadership potential, and documentation

scale, SAT/ACT score of at least 1290/27, demonstration

of extracurricular activities, honors and recognitions. In

of outstanding leadership potential, and documentation

addition, a portfolio, audition, riding or writing submis-

of co-curricular activities, honors and recognition. In

sion is required and must be judged to be of exceptional

addition, a portfolio, audition, riding or writing submis-

quality by the Admission Review Committee. The award

sion is required and must be judged to be of exceptional

may be renewed quarterly through completion of a

quality by the Admission Review Committee. The award

bachelor’s degree (or up to 225 attempted hours) as

may be renewed quarterly through completion of a bach-

long as the recipient remains enrolled at SCAD and

elor’s degree (or up to 225 attempted hours) as long as

maintains a cumulative grade-point average of least 3.0.

the recipient remains enrolled at SCAD and maintains a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.0.

Savannah Coca-Cola Bottling Company Scholarship The Savannah Coca-Cola Bottling Company Scholarship

Frances Larkin McCommon Scholarship

may be awarded to one accepted applicant to SCAD

A limited number of Frances Larkin McCommon scholar-

Savannah from Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, Missis-

ships may be awarded to accepted students who have a

sippi or South Carolina. This scholarship is awarded

strong academic profile and whose portfolio, audition,

to applicants who meet or exceed normal admission

riding or writing submission is judged to be exceptional

standards, present a portfolio and demonstrate interest

by the Admission Review Committee. The scholarship

in advertising, animation, motion media design, film and


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398 television, graphic design, illustration or industrial design.

recipient remains enrolled at SCAD and maintains a

The scholarship may be renewed quarterly for up to four

cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.0.

years through completion of a bachelor’s degree (or up to 225 attempted hours) as long as the recipient remains

SCAD Transfer Scholars

enrolled at SCAD, maintains a cumulative grade-point

The Transfer Scholars award may be offered to a limited

average of at least 3.0 and demonstrates continued

number of accepted transfer students who demonstrate

interest in the fields listed.

outstanding academic achievement and excellence in areas of art and design, riding or writing. Minimum

SCAD Distinguished Scholars

requirements include 45 quarter hours or 27 semester

A limited number of SCAD Distinguished Scholar awards

hours of college-level coursework maintaining a cumula-

may be awarded to accepted students who demonstrate

tive grade-point average of 3.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale,

exceptional academic and artistic achievement as well as

demonstration of outstanding leadership potential and

leadership, co-curricular activities, honors and awards.

documentation of co-curricular activities, honors and

Minimum requirements include a grade-point average

awards. In addition, a portfolio, audition, riding or writ-

of at least 3.75 on a 4.0 scale, SAT/ACT score of at

ing submission is required and must be judged to be of

least 1410/30, demonstration of outstanding leadership

excellent quality by the Admission Review Committee.

potential, and documentation of co-curricular activities,

Students who have earned less than 45 quarter hours

honors and awards. In addition, a portfolio, audition,

or 27 semester hours should refer to the ACA Scholars

riding or writing submission is required and must be

and SCAD Distinguished Scholars award descriptions.

judged to be of exceptional quality by the Admission

The Transfer Scholars award may be renewed quarterly

Review Committee. The award may be renewed quar-

through completion of a bachelor’s degree (or up to

terly through completion of a bachelor’s degree (or

225 attempted hours) as long as the recipient remains

up to 225 attempted hours) as long as the recipient

enrolled at SCAD and maintains at least a 3.0 cumula-

remains enrolled at SCAD and maintains a cumulative

tive grade-point average. In order to be considered for

grade-point average of at least 3.0. Nominations must

this award, students must be nominated by a faculty

be postmarked or emailed to nominations@scad.edu

member from their current institution. Nominations must

no later than Feb. 15 of the intended year of enrollment.

be postmarked or emailed to nominations@scad.edu no later than Feb. 15 of the intended year of enrollment.

Mayor’s Next Step Scholarship The Mayor’s Next Step Scholarship may be awarded to

Need-based scholarships and grants

a limited number of students accepted to SCAD Atlanta who are members or alumni of the Next Step Program

Atlanta Board of Visitors Endowed Scholarship

in Atlanta. Applicants must be Georgia residents and

The Atlanta Board of Visitors scholarship may be pre-

must demonstrate outstanding academic and artistic

sented to one incoming, first-year SCAD Atlanta student

achievement. Minimum requirements include a grade-

from the metro Atlanta area who meets or exceeds

point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, SAT/ACT

normal SCAD admission standards. The applicant must

score of at least 1290/27 or completion of an Interna-

demonstrate academic achievement, artistic excellence

tional Baccalaureate diploma program, demonstration

and financial need by completion of the FAFSA or

of outstanding leadership potential, and documentation

other documentation. The scholarship may be renewed

of co-curricular activities, honors and awards. In addi-

quarterly for up to four years through completion of a

tion, a portfolio, audition, riding or writing submission is

bachelor’s degree (or up to 225 attempted hours) as long

required and must be judged to be of excellent quality by

as the recipient remains enrolled at SCAD, maintains a

the Admission Review Committee. The scholarship may

grade-point average of at least 3.0 and demonstrates

be renewed quarterly through completion of a bachelor’s

continued financial need.

degree (or up to 225 attempted hours) as long as the


Community Foundation Scholarship

admission standards and demonstrate financial need

The Community Foundation Scholarship may be awarded

through completion of the FAFSA or other documenta-

to a limited number of accepted SCAD Atlanta appli-

tion. The scholarship may be renewed quarterly for up

cants who meet or exceed normal SCAD admission

to four years through completion of a bachelor’s degree

standards and who demonstrate financial need through

(or up to 225 attempted hours) as long as the recipient

completion of the FAFSA or other documentation. The

remains enrolled at SCAD, and maintains a cumulative

scholarship may be renewed quarterly for up to four

grade-point average of at least 3.0.

years through completion of a bachelor’s degree (or up to 225 attempted hours) as long as the recipient remains

Jane C. Thurber Scholarship

enrolled at SCAD, maintains a cumulative grade-point

The Jane C. Thurber Scholarship may be awarded to an

average of at least 3.0 and demonstrates continued

incoming undergraduate student interested in painting

financial need.

or fashion who demonstrates outstanding academic and artistic achievement and financial need through

Eckburg Scholarship

completion of the FAFSA or other documentation. The

The Eckburg Scholarship may be awarded to a limited

scholarship may be renewed quarterly for up to four

number of students graduating from Savannah Chris-

years through completion of a bachelor’s degree (or up

tian Preparatory School or to students graduating from

to 225 attempted hours) as long as the recipient remains

other schools within a 200-mile radius of Savannah.

enrolled at SCAD, maintains a cumulative grade-point

This scholarship is awarded to U.S. citizens who meet

average of at least 3.0 and demonstrates continued

or exceed normal SCAD admission standards, and who

financial need.

demonstrate financial need through completion of the FAFSA or other documentation. The Eckburg Scholar-

Jordan Siegel Equestrian Scholarship

ship may be renewed quarterly for up to four years

The Jordan Siegel Equestrian Scholarship may be

through completion of a bachelor’s degree (or up to

awarded to an incoming first-year student eligible for

225 attempted hours) as long as the recipient remains

walk-trot or walk-trot-canter divisions in Intercollegiate

enrolled at SCAD, maintains a cumulative grade-point

Horse Shows Association competition who meets eligibil-

average of at least 3.0 and demonstrates continued

ity requirements for the SCAD equestrian team. Eligible

financial need.

students must have a high school grade-point average of at least 3.0, must have athletics experience (any

European Board of Visitors Endowed Scholarship

sport) and must demonstrate financial need through

One scholarship may be awarded to a European student

completion of the FAFSA or other documentation. The

accepted to SCAD who demonstrates outstanding

scholarship may be renewed quarterly for up to four

academic and artistic ability, and financial need. The

years (up to 225 attempted hours) as long as the recipi-

scholarship may be renewed quarterly for up to four

ent maintains satisfactory academic performance and

years through completion of a bachelor’s degree (or up

competes on the SCAD equestrian team.

to 225 attempted hours) as long as the recipient remains enrolled at SCAD, maintains a cumulative grade-point

SCAD grant

average of at least 3.0 and demonstrates continued

SCAD grants may be awarded to accepted freshman

financial need.

and transfer applicants who meet or exceed normal admission standards and who demonstrate financial

Goizueta Scholarship

need through completion of the FAFSA or other docu-

The Goizueta Scholarship may be awarded to a Hispanic/

mentation. These grants may be renewed quarterly

Latino applicant accepted to SCAD Atlanta or SCAD

for up to four years through completion of a bach-

Savannah whose family resides in the U.S. Funding is

elor’s degree (or up to 225 attempted hours) as long

provided by an endowment from The Goizueta Foun-

as the recipient remains enrolled at SCAD, maintains

dation. Applicants must meet or exceed normal SCAD


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400 satisfactory academic progress and continues to dem-

SCAD Academic Honors and Achievement Honors

onstrate financial need.

A limited number of SCAD Academic Honors and SCAD Achievement Honors scholarships may be awarded to

Student opportunity scholarship

accepted graduate students who demonstrate out-

A limited number of scholarships may be awarded to

standing artistic and/or academic achievement through

accepted undergraduate or graduate students who meet

outstanding portfolio, audition or writing submission;

or exceed the normal SCAD admission standards and

Graduate Record Examination scores of 600 or higher

who demonstrate financial need through completion of

on the verbal section, 740 or higher on the quantitative

the FAFSA or other documentation. These scholarships

section, and 5 or higher on the analytical writing section;

may be awarded in addition to any other scholarship

a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0

awarded by SCAD, up to the cost of tuition. Funding is

scale; or presentation of outstanding portfolio, audition

limited. Eligibility criteria are available by contacting the

or writing submission and above-average grades and

admission department.

test scores.

SCHOLARSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS AND GRANTS FOR ENTERING GRADUATE STUDENTS

Graduate fellowship

(nonrepayable funds)

awarded to applicants to any SCAD graduate program

A limited number of graduate fellowships may be at any location who have been determined through the

Through the admission office, SCAD administers a

admission process to be exceptionally strong candidates

number of scholarships, fellowships and grants for

for advanced study and scholarship. The number of fel-

entering graduate students. Recipients are expected

lowships awarded on an annual basis may vary according

to be particularly strong and positive leaders at SCAD,

to the number of applicants and their qualifications.

excelling academically and representing SCAD well

Graduate fellowship recipients are expected to be strong

within the community. These awards are available to

leaders in their respective academic schools and depart-

both U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens, and are offered

ments, and are assigned specific duties relative to the

to entering students prior to first-quarter attendance.

needs of the university. Eligibility requirements include

Entering students may be offered an award from

an undergraduate cumulative grade-point average of at

SCAD based on artistic and/or academic achievement

least 3.3 on a 4.0 scale, and submission of a portfolio

with consideration given to financial need as indicated

and statement of purpose that are judged to be of

by completion of the FAFSA or other documentation.

exceptional quality by the Admission Review Committee.

Award recipients may accept additional scholarships

Qualified semifinalists may be invited to participate in an

from other sources, as well as additional forms of finan-

interview to determine final selection. To be considered

cial aid, if qualified.

for this award, students are encouraged to submit their

Awards are offered to degree-seeking students, are applied quarterly, and may be renewed quarterly until

application materials before Feb. 15 of the intended year of enrollment.

completion of a graduate degree at SCAD, as long as the recipient remains enrolled at SCAD and maintains a

Dean’s fellowship

cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.25.

Dean’s fellowships may be awarded to applicants to

An annual award is intended to be disbursed over 45

any SCAD graduate program at any location who have

hours of credit earned in three quarters at SCAD and,

been determined through the admission process to be

if necessary, prorated based on enrollment. Graduate

exceptionally strong candidates for advanced study

award recipients are not required to reside in SCAD

and scholarship. The number of fellowships awarded

housing.

on an annual basis may vary according to the number of applicants and their qualifications. Dean’s fellowship recipients are expected to be strong leaders in their academic schools and departments, and are assigned


specific duties relative to their qualifications and the

undergraduate or graduate degree programs at SCAD.

needs of the department. Eligibility requirements include

Scholarship amount is based on enrollment in three

an undergraduate cumulative grade-point average of at

classes (15 credit hours) each quarter. The amount is

least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, and submission of a portfolio

prorated for those who enroll in fewer courses.

and statement of purpose that are judged to be of exceptional quality by the Admission Review Committee.

Horatio Alger Scholar Award

Qualified semifinalists may be invited to participate in an

A scholarship is awarded to each Horatio Alger Scholar

interview to determine final selection. To be considered

who is accepted and enrolls at SCAD. Horatio Alger

for this award, students are encouraged to submit their

Scholars also may be eligible for other financial aid,

application materials before Feb. 15 of the intended year

grants, loans or scholarships. The award is renewable

of enrollment.

for up to four years through completion of a bachelor’s degree (or up to 225 attempted hours), provided the

Student opportunity scholarship

recipient remains enrolled at SCAD and maintains a

A limited number of scholarships may be awarded to

grade-point average of at least 3.0.

accepted undergraduate or graduate students who meet or exceed the normal SCAD admission standards and

International Baccalaureate Scholarship

who demonstrate financial need through completion of

International Baccalaureate diploma recipients who

the FAFSA or other documentation. These scholarships

apply, are accepted, and enroll at SCAD are awarded

may be awarded in addition to any other scholarship

scholarships on a score-based scale, per year of enroll-

awarded by SCAD, up to the cost of tuition. Funding is

ment at SCAD, up to 225 attempted quarter hours or

limited. Eligibility criteria are available by contacting the

until completion of a bachelor’s degree. This award may

admission department.

not be granted in addition to other academic scholarships. The award scale is available online at scad.edu/ib.

OTHER AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS International Student Scholarship Athletic award

A limited number of scholarships may be awarded each

Athletic awards may be given to undergraduate stu-

year to degree-seeking international students who

dents who demonstrate outstanding athletic ability and

apply and are accepted to SCAD. To be considered for

individual merit. Criteria include high school academic

an international student scholarship, applicants should

record, standardized test scores, recommendations,

meet or exceed normal admission standards and must

achievements, leadership in extracurricular activities,

request scholarship consideration by submitting a 500-

and other documentation of ability to contribute to

word essay explaining how an international education

and benefit from the educational experience at SCAD.

would influence their artwork, goals and experiences.

Educator Scholarship

Legacy Scholarship

Educators who are employed full time or in an adjunct

Scholarships of at least US$3,000 are awarded to depen-

capacity at the first-grade through university level at a

dents of SCAD alumni who apply and are accepted to any

public or private institution recognized by the applicant’s

undergraduate or graduate program. The undergraduate

state department of education at the time of application

scholarship may be renewed quarterly through comple-

may be eligible to receive a half-tuition scholarship to

tion of a bachelor’s degree (or up to 225 attempted

attend SCAD at any location or via SCAD eLearning.

hours) provided the recipient remains enrolled at SCAD

To be eligible to receive this award, an educator must

and maintains a cumulative grade-point average of at

apply and be accepted to SCAD and must provide

least 3.0. Graduate scholarship awards may be renewed

proof of employment in good standing from his or her

quarterly until completion of a graduate degree at SCAD,

school administrator or human resources department.

as long as the recipient remains enrolled at SCAD and

These awards are available to qualified applicants to

maintains a cumulative grade-point average of at least


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402 3.25. This scholarship may not be granted in addition

SCAD eLearning Pre-college Scholarship

to other SCAD scholarships.

Qualified high school or home-schooled students admitted to SCAD for joint enrollment may be eligible to

Multicultural Student Scholarship

receive up to a half-tuition scholarship to enroll in courses

A limited number of scholarships may be awarded each

offered through SCAD eLearning. To be eligible, the

year to help make the benefits of a postsecondary or

student must follow the application requirements for

postgraduate education available to degree-seeking

first-time freshmen, be recommended for joint enroll-

students of various ethnic backgrounds who apply and

ment by a counselor or teacher, and be admitted for

are accepted to SCAD. Students should meet or exceed

joint enrollment. This award may be applied only toward

normal admission standards and must request scholar-

courses completed as a part-time, nondegree-seeking,

ship consideration by submitting a 500-word essay that

joint-enrolled student. Joint enrollment students who

addresses how their artwork, goals and experiences are

have taken courses on a nondegree-seeking basis and

influenced by their cultural background.

who wish to become degree-seeking must reapply as a degree-seeking student and adhere to all first-time

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

freshman admission requirements. The scholarship

Phi Theta Kappa members who apply, are accepted

amount is based on enrollment in three courses (15 credit

and enroll at SCAD, having met or exceeded admission

hours) each quarter. The amount is prorated for those

requirements, are awarded an academic scholarship of

who enroll in fewer courses. Available courses may vary.

at least US$5,000 per year of enrollment at SCAD, up to 225 attempted quarter hours, or until completion of a

Scholastic Art and Writing Award Scholarship

bachelor’s degree. This scholarship may not be granted

SCAD is proud to recognize students’ outstanding artis-

in addition to other academic scholarships.

tic achievement. Gold Key and Gold Portfolio Award recipients may be eligible for SCAD Achievement Honors

SCAD and ACA Alumni Scholarship/application

scholarships should they apply and be accepted to SCAD.

and enrollment fee waiver

More information is available online at scad.edu/scholastic.

Scholarships of at least US$250 per course may be awarded to SCAD and ACA alumni who apply and are

Yellow Ribbon program grant

accepted to any undergraduate or graduate program at

SCAD voluntarily participates in the Yellow Ribbon GI

SCAD. The application fee and enrollment fee are waived

Education Enhancement Program, a provision of the

for SCAD and ACA alumni who apply and are accepted

Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008.

to any undergraduate or graduate program at SCAD, and

Through the Yellow Ribbon Program, eligible veterans

their transcripts may be provided to the SCAD admission

who apply and are accepted to SCAD may receive grant

department at no charge. This scholarship may not be

money from SCAD and a matching amount from the U.S.

granted in addition to other SCAD scholarships.

Department of Veterans Affairs toward their tuition at SCAD. Qualified students may receive either the Yellow

SCAD Challenge Scholarship Competition

Ribbon Grant or a SCAD scholarship based on academic

Offering high school/secondary school students an

and/or other achievement, whichever is higher. Although

international stage to exhibit their work, the SCAD

those who accept the Yellow Ribbon Grant are not eligi-

Challenge seeks the next generation of talented artists

ble to receive other institutional scholarship awards from

and designers. High school seniors and juniors, and

SCAD, they may qualify for additional federal or state

students completing their last two years of secondary

aid and outside scholarships. Students are encouraged

school, compete for SCAD scholarships and funding to

to complete the FAFSA and the Georgia aid application

attend SCAD pre-college programs. More information

to receive maximum financial aid benefits.

is available online at scad.edu/scadchallenge.

In order to qualify for this grant, the student must provide SCAD with a copy of his or her VA Certificate of Eligibility. Recipients continue to receive the grant


as long as SCAD participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program, and as long as the student maintains satisfactory academic progress, conduct and attendance and has remaining entitlement with the VA. For eligibility requirements and to verify the university’s participation and contribution amount for the current academic year, visit the Yellow Ribbon Program page through the VA website at gibill.va.gov.

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR CURRENT STUDENTS Scholarships may be available to currently enrolled SCAD students based on academic achievement and/ or financial need. To be eligible, students must be on schedule to complete a minimum of 45 undergraduate hours or 15 graduate hours at SCAD by the end of spring quarter. The scholarship application for current students is available online through MySCAD during the month of April only. Award recipients are notified by mid-June. Applicants are automatically considered for all applicable scholarships. Additional information is available online at scad.edu/studentscholarships.


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FINANCIAL POLICIES AND STUDENT ACCOUNTS Upon enrollment, students are assigned an adviser to

Billing statements

help them develop educational plans that relate their

Monthly billing statements are issued July through Octo-

career goals with academic offerings. Advisers also

ber for fall quarter and immediately after the registration

assist the student and family with any financial questions

periods for winter, spring and summer quarters. Prompt

or concerns regarding educational expenses at SCAD.

registration ensures that students receive their billing

Students may consult individually with their adviser in

statements in time to meet the payment due dates. All

person, by phone or by email.

registered students receive billing statements at their SCAD email address. Account balances can be accessed

STUDENT ACCOUNTS

in real time through MySCAD via the My Student Account channel, found in the My Info tab. Students must notify

Student accounts include billing and the receipt and

their adviser in order to request that billing statements

recording of payments for tuition, housing, meals and

be sent to a third party.

any fees. New students are responsible for notifying the admission department of any changes in name,

Payment dates schedule

address or other matters that may affect the timely

May 1 Fall new student enrollment fee due.

receipt of bills and payment of account balances. Cur-

June 1 Fall housing reservation fee due.

rent students should notify their adviser of any changes,

Aug. 1 Fall tuition, housing and meal plan balance

or make changes through MySCAD. All students must

due. (Aug. 15 for SCAD Hong Kong)

include their SCAD ID number on all transactions and

Sept. 1 Winter new student enrollment fee due.

correspondence to ensure proper credit.

Nov. 1 Winter new student housing reservation fee due.

New student enrollment fee Each degree-seeking new student is required to pay a one-time, nonrefundable enrollment fee of US$500

Dec. 1 Winter tuition, housing and meal plan balance due. (Dec. 12 for SCAD Hong Kong)

to indicate intention to enroll. Each new certificate,

Dec. 1 Spring new student enrollment fee due.

nondegree-seeking and transient student is required

Feb. 1 Spring new student housing reservation

to pay a nonrefundable tuition deposit of US$200 per class prior to enrollment.

fee due. March 1 Summer new student enrollment fee due. March 12 Spring tuition, housing and meal plan

Housing reservation fee A nonrefundable housing reservation fee of US$250 for new students and US$750 for continuing students is required to reserve SCAD housing. Space is confirmed upon full payment of the housing balance and receipt

balance due. May 1 Summer new student housing reservation fee due. June 1 Summer tuition, housing and meal plan balance due.

of a signed housing agreement. Payment dates for the housing balance and tuition are published and must be

Terms of payment

adhered to in order to avoid being dropped from class

All SCAD fees are payable in accordance with the appli-

or SCAD housing. Late fees may be charged when fees

cable due dates indicated on the SCAD student billing

are paid after the university’s published due dates.

statement. These due dates apply to students, parents, guardians or any third party taking responsibility for a SCAD student account.


Students are encouraged to make any necessary financial arrangements (including federal or state finan-

dollars may be sent to SCAD Student Accounts, P.O. Box 2701, Savannah, GA 31402-2701.

cial aid, vocational rehabilitation, benefits provided by

• MySCAD online secure payment in U.S. dollars by

an organization outside SCAD or scholarship programs)

electronic check or credit or debit card (see scad.edu/

well in advance of payment due dates.

payment for accepted card types). A convenience fee

Fees not remitted by a parent, guardian or responsible third party remain the responsibility of the student and must be paid by applicable due dates.

of 2.75 percent or $3, whichever is greater, is applied to debit and credit card transactions. • Payment plan: Automated drafts in U.S. dollars from a credit or debit card (see scad.edu/payment for

Payments from a third party

accepted card types) or bank account may be made

A third-party sponsor is an entity that has agreed to pay

through TouchNet, accessible in MySCAD. Each quar-

all or a specified portion of a student’s charges at SCAD,

ter, the payment plan automatically drafts multiple

such as a state prepaid college plan, a governmental or

installments of the balance due for tuition, housing

international sponsor or a scholarship program. Students

and meal plan. A convenience fee of 2.75 percent or

with third-party arrangements should be aware of the

$3, whichever is greater, is applied to debit and credit

anticipated payment from the third party and pay the

card transactions. Students must enroll in the pay-

difference by the payment due date. Failure to pay the

ment plan quarterly and pay a payment plan enroll-

portion not covered by the third party as stated on the

ment fee of 3 percent of the outstanding balance.

student’s guarantee/authorization could result in late

• Wire transfer: Funds in U.S. dollars may be trans-

penalties and classes being dropped. If the third party

ferred to the university’s bank by wire. The origi-

fails to make payment, the outstanding balance becomes

nating bank must indicate the student’s name and

the responsibility of the student.

SCAD ID on the transfer, and the originating party is responsible for all transfer fees. Allow five to seven

Late fees

business days for SCAD to receive notice of the

A late-payment fee is charged when a student has an

transfer. Instructions for bank wire transfer may be

outstanding balance after the payment due date indi-

found on the SCAD website at scad.edu/content/

cated in the SCAD student billing statement. The fee is

student-accounts-payment-options.

5 percent of the outstanding balance.

• International wire transfer: Students needing to

A student who is in arrears to any SCAD department

make international wire transfers can pay from any

may not receive academic transcripts or a diploma.

country and any bank using a peer-transfer service.

Collection costs are added to all accounts assigned to

This service also provides the ability to track the

a collection agency.

status of the transfer via a student dashboard. An

Failure to meet financial obligations may result in dismissal from SCAD.

email confirmation will be sent when payment is received by the university. This service is accessible via MySCAD or at flywire.com/pay/scad.

Payment options

• Authorized users: Authorized users in TouchNet, the

SCAD Savannah, Atlanta, Lacoste and eLearning

online student payment portal, can view up-to-date

• Cash, check, money order or traveler’s check in U.S.

student billing information and make payments.

dollars. Check and money orders should be made

Students may add a family member or other contact

payable to “SCAD” and include the student’s name

to their student account as an authorized user via

and ID number. In person: Cash, checks, money orders

MySCAD.

or traveler’s checks in U.S. dollars are accepted at SCAD student accounts in Atlanta and Savannah;

Follow these steps to add an authorized user to a student account.

Turner Express in Savannah; and the SCAD Card

1. Log on to MySCAD.

Services offices in Atlanta and Savannah. By mail:

2. Select the My Info tab.

Checks, money orders or traveler’s checks in U.S.


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Disbursement schedule for financial aid funds

Student Account channel. TouchNet will open

Disbursement of financial aid funds begins following the

in a new window.

drop/add period each quarter. The following informa-

4.  Select the “Authorized Users” link in the menu bar.

tion is important to the disbursement of financial aid,

5. Enter the email address of the family member or

is in compliance with federal and state regulations and

other contact and follow the instructions listed.

is subject to change.

6. Two emails will be sent to the new authorized

To be eligible for financial aid funds, students must

user, which allow the user access to the student

be enrolled in a degree program and must be enrolled

account online.

at least half time (some exceptions may apply). Before disbursement of financial aid funds, eligibility is reviewed

Payment options

and necessary adjustments are made based on enroll-

SCAD Hong Kong

ment, class level and program-specific eligibility require-

Students must use one currency consistently, either U.S.

ments. Program-specific requirements include:

dollars or Hong Kong dollars, when making payments

• Attendance in all registered classes is verified before

during their course of study.

financial aid is disbursed.

• Cash, check, money order or traveler’s check in Hong

• SCAD academic and achievement scholarships are

Kong dollars. In person: cash, checks, money orders or

prorated by the number of credit hours in which the

traveler’s checks in Hong Kong dollars are accepted

student is enrolled, require a cumulative grade-point

by SCAD Hong Kong Student Accounts. Checks,

average of 3.0 for undergraduate students or 3.25 for

money orders and traveler’s checks should be made

graduate students, and may be subject to reduction

payable to “SCAD Foundation (Hong Kong) Limited”

if living off campus.

and include the student’s name and SCAD ID number

• HOPE and Zell Miller scholarships (Georgia state aid)

on the back of the check. By mail: Checks, money

are prorated by the number of credit hours in which

orders or traveler’s checks in Hong Kong dollars may

the student is enrolled through the drop/add period

be sent to SCAD Hong Kong, 292 Tai Po Road, Sham

and require at least half-time enrollment.

Shui Po, Hong Kong. • MySCAD online secure payment in U.S. dollars by electronic check, credit or debit card (see scad.edu/

• GTEG (Georgia state aid) requires full-time enrollment. • Federal grants are prorated by enrollment and may require at least halftime enrollment.

payment for accepted card types). A convenience fee

• Federal loans require at least half-time enrollment.

of 2.75 percent or $3, whichever is greater, is applied

All required documentation, including FAFSA results,

to debit and credit card transactions.

must be completed and approval received by SCAD

• Payment plan: Automated drafts in U.S. dollars from

before the loan(s) is disbursed.

a credit or debit card (see scad.edu/payment for

• Specific program requirements include the following:

accepted card types) or bank account may be made

– Federal Direct Loan: acceptance through MySCAD,

through TouchNet, accessible in MySCAD. Each quar-

completion of a master promissory note and

ter, the payment plan automatically drafts multiple

entrance loan counseling.

installments of the balance due for tuition, housing

– Graduate PLUS Loan: positive credit check,

and meal plan. A convenience fee of 2.75 percent

approved loan application and completion of

or $3, whichever is greater, is applied to debit and

a master promissory note and entrance loan

credit card transactions. Students must enroll in the

counseling.

payment plan quarterly and pay a payment plan

– Parent PLUS Loan: positive credit check, approved

enrollment fee of 3 percent of the outstanding bal-

loan application and completion of a master prom-

ance to participate. Students paying in Hong Kong

issory note.

dollars enroll in person with a SCAD Hong Kong staff adviser.

– Detailed information is available at studentloans. gov. Loan proceeds are reduced by the federally required loan origination fee. Students without


access to the Internet can schedule an appoint-

for disbursement 10 calendar days prior to the start of

ment with their adviser to complete entrance loan

the quarter. Eligibility is reviewed each quarter. The

counseling.

complete book provision policy is available at scad.edu/

– Alternative loans (or private loans) require a positive

financialpolicies.

credit check and generally require at least half-time enrollment (exceptions are program-specific).

Authorization for Disposition of Financial Aid Funds

Adjustments made when funds are disbursed, or

By signing an Authorization for Disposition of Financial

anytime thereafter, can create a balance due on the

Aid Funds form, students or parents authorize SCAD to

student’s account, which is immediately due.

apply Federal Title IV funds and other financial aid to

Funds are credited to the student account to pay for

all legitimate institutional charges, request that SCAD

educational charges incurred. Parent PLUS loans are

retain credit on their accounts for budgeting purposes,

the last funds to be credited to the student’s account

and indicate in whose name refund checks should be

and credit balances resulting from Parent PLUS loan

issued. Federal Title IV funds include Pell and Federal

proceeds are refunded to the parent borrower or student

Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (SEOG)

if authorization is received.

and student and parent federal loans. This is a one-time authorization and is valid for subsequent award years.

Credit balance refunds

The form and conditions are available on the SCAD web-

After all SCAD charges have been paid, any credit in

site at scad.edu/studentaccounts and may be modified

excess of charges may be refunded. Credit balances

in writing through the student accounts office.

created by Federal Title IV aid programs are available for refund to students the second week of each quarter. To

Drop for nonpayment

claim their refunds, students must have been awarded

SCAD reserves the right to drop any student from

aid and must meet the enrollment and attendance

registered classes for nonpayment of tuition by the

criteria for their aid programs. SCAD does not provide

published due dates.

cash advances prior to the drop/add period. Students must plan ahead and have their own funds available to

Returned check fees

purchase books and supplies, pay rent, etc. Students

The charge for a returned check is US$35. After two

should elect to have their refunds deposited directly

checks (paper or electronic) have been returned, all

into their bank accounts in order to avoid delays in

check-writing privileges are revoked. A student whose

receiving funds. Students can sign up for direct deposit

tuition payment check is returned for insufficient funds

via MySCAD by clicking on the link “Direct Deposit for

may be charged a late payment fee of 5 percent of the

Student Refunds” located in the My Student Account

balance due, as well as a returned check charge of US$35.

channel on the My Info tab. In instances where direct deposit has not been set up,

Financial policy for withdrawal

a paper check will be mailed or available for pick-up at

It is the responsibility of students who have decided not

the Student Accounts Office. Any refund check that goes

to attend to drop their classes via MySCAD or notify the

uncashed by a student/parent will result in the associated

office of the registrar in writing prior to the beginning of

Title IV funds being returned to the federal government

the quarter in order to avoid being held liable for all fees.

as required by Title IV federal student aid regulations.

Failure to pay fees, not attending classes or informing a faculty member that a student has decided to withdraw

Book provision

do not constitute official forms of notification. After

Federal student aid recipients may be eligible for finances

the drop/add period, withdrawing students should

to purchase books and supplies prior to the end of the

complete a withdrawal form available through the

first week of class. To be eligible, students must have

office of the registrar or the office of student success.

received Federal Title IV funds, resulting in a credit bal-

The date the withdrawal form is submitted becomes

ance for the quarter, and must have met all requirements


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408 the withdrawal date for computing any tuition credit

In accordance with federal financial aid regulations,

applied to the student account.

length of enrollment each quarter determines whether or

Credit posted to a student’s account is based on the

not a student has earned the use of all the aid disbursed

assessment of charges and not on the amount paid by

or scheduled to be disbursed. When a student with fed-

the student or number of classes attended.

eral or state aid withdraws from SCAD, any unearned aid

A student may cancel his or her enrollment at any time before the start of the quarter.

must first be returned to the appropriate aid programs in accordance with federal and state regulations to reduce

A student not requesting cancellation online or

the overall debt. If any credit remains, it is applied first

through written documentation by the beginning of

toward any outstanding charges on the student account.

the quarter is considered enrolled and liable for all fees.

Any remaining credit is then refunded to the student.

The application fee and one-time new student enroll-

Requests for refunds sent by mail are dated according

ment fee are retained to cover processing costs and are

to the date received. Payment is made to the student

nonrefundable. The enrollment fee is nontransferable to

unless the student directs otherwise in writing.

other students or charges. If a student is dismissed from SCAD as a result of

FINANCIAL AID

disciplinary action, he or she is responsible for all tuition and fees (including all unused residence hall fees).

Financial aid is made available to qualified students to

If a student is academically dismissed from SCAD, all

assist them in paying for their education at SCAD. Finan-

payments for tuition, housing and meals for a subsequent

cial aid information is updated annually regarding the

quarter are refunded.

types and amounts of financial aid available, the process

A student who withdraws from SCAD during the first

to apply for aid, policies and procedures related to the

40 percent of the quarter receives a pro rata credit of

awarding of financial aid, and disbursement information

tuition according to the following schedule.

for each aid program. This information is published on

Withdrawal Credit/refund form received

available

Fall 2017

scad.edu/financialaid with links to other applicable sites and publications, such as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, the Georgia aid application for Georgia residents, the William D. Ford Federal Direct

Sept. 16–24, 2017

55 percent

Loan Program and non-institutional scholarship searches.

Sept. 25–Oct. 1, 2017

35 percent

Students can access their SCAD financial records

Oct. 2–8, 2017

15 percent

through MySCAD at scad.edu to review financial aid application requirements, download required forms,

Winter 2018 Jan. 13–21, 2018

55 percent

Jan. 22–28, 2018

35 percent

Jan. 29–Feb. 4, 2018

15 percent

Spring 2018 Marc. 31–Apr. 8, 2018

55 percent

Apr. 9–15, 2018

35 percent

Apr. 16–22, 2018

15 percent

receive award notification and view all aid applied to their student accounts. Students applying for admission to SCAD should contact the admission office regarding financial aid: Atlanta 877.722.3285 or  404.253.2700 or  scadatl@scad.edu Hong Kong 852.2253.8044

Some states mandate unique refund schedules for eLearn-

 or admission@scad.edu.hk

ing students who are residents of their state. Those

Savannah/eLearning

state-specific eLearning refund schedules are available

 800.869.7223 or 912.525.5100

at scad.edu/elearning-state-withdrawal.

 or admission@scad.edu

Students are entitled to financial aid as long as they are enrolled, provided they meet the related stipulations.


Continuing SCAD students should contact their staff adviser: UNDERGRADUATE

Students must apply for admission at scad.edu/ apply and be accepted to SCAD in order to be offered financial aid.

Atlanta 404.253.3400 or

Federal aid

 atl_advise@scad.edu

U.S. citizens and legal residents who hold a high school

Hong Kong 852.2253.8044 or

diploma or GED may apply for federal aid by filing the

 advisement@scad.edu

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) with

Savannah/eLearning

the federal processing center as soon as possible after

 912.525.5820 or

Oct. 1 each year. This can be done online at fafsa.gov.

 advisement@scad.edu

The SCAD FAFSA code is 015022.

GRADUATE

SCAD processes federal aid throughout the year on a first-completed, first-awarded basis. Early application is

Atlanta 404.253.3400 or

encouraged and allows more time for students to explore

 gradstudiesatl@scad.edu

all financial aid options.

Hong Kong 852.2253.8044 or

After the FAFSA is processed, the government gen-

 advisement@scad.edu

erates a multipage Student Aid Report (SAR) for each

Savannah/eLearning 912.525.6315

applicant. After SCAD has received an electronic version

 or graduatestudies@scad.edu

of the SAR from the government and if the applicant is officially admitted to SCAD, a financial aid package

Financial aid application process

is determined and emailed to the student. This process

Students should complete the Free Application for Fed-

generally begins in early December for fall enrollment.

eral Student Aid online at fafsa.gov, and include SCAD

SCAD accepts and enrolls new students each quarter.

as a school choice using the SCAD code number 015022.

Students who intend to use financial assistance to pay

Accurate income tax information should be used and is

tuition, room and board should plan to complete the

accessible on the FAFSA website through the Internal

application for admission and the FAFSA at least 60

Revenue Service’s data retrieval tool.

days prior to the intended entry date. Otherwise, the

Within three to five days after filing the FAFSA online, students should receive a Student Aid Report from the

student should plan to pay first-quarter expenses out of personal funds.

federal government. Students should review the SAR

Students should review each specific aid program

for accuracy and submit any necessary revisions to the

for details at scad.edu/financialaid. Further information

federal processor.

about federal aid can be found at studentaid.ed.gov.

Students who receive a request for additional information from the SCAD financial aid office should com-

Concurrent enrollment and transient status

plete and return the information promptly. If selected

A student who wishes to be degree-seeking at two

for verification, students may be required to submit

or more postsecondary institutions concurrently may

documentation in the form of a specified year’s IRS

receive federal/state financial aid at only one college.

tax transcript. Further information is available online at

Once a student has requested financial aid to attend

scad.edu/verification.

SCAD, he or she may not apply for federal/state aid at

After all information has been received and processed,

any other institution for the same term. Transient stu-

an official award of financial assistance is sent via email

dents who receive the Georgia HOPE scholarship may be

to the student from SCAD. The award lists all financial

eligible to receive it while in transient status and should

assistance the student can receive, including scholar-

contact their staff adviser for details. Currently enrolled

ships, grants and loans.

SCAD students who wish to attend another college or university as a transient student and transfer credits back to SCAD must pursue transient status through


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410 the registrar’s office at SCAD before taking classes at

collateral-free, low-interest loans with a minimum 10-year

the other institution.

repayment term and several repayment options.

Federal grants

William D. Ford Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan Program (repayable funds)

Pell Grant (nonrepayable funds)

The Parent PLUS loan program enables credit-worthy

The Pell Grant is a need-based grant available to degree-

parents and stepparents (must be listed on the FAFSA)

seeking students who are pursuing their first under-

of dependent students to borrow funds for educational

graduate degree. Student eligibility is based upon the

purposes. Parents may borrow up to the full cost of

Expected Family Contribution as calculated by the

attendance or any educational expenses that student

federal government based on information the student

aid does not cover. PLUS loans are collateral-free, low-

provided in completing the FAFSA.

interest loans with a minimum 10-year repayment term and several repayment options.

Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (nonrepayable funds)

Student employment

The SEOG program was established to assist in mak-

The student employment office assists degree-seeking

ing the benefits of postsecondary education available

undergraduate and graduate students with their employ-

to first-time, degree-seeking undergraduate students.

ment search process, while maintaining compliance

Awards are based upon the remaining unmet need of Pell

with federal and state regulations. Students must meet

Grant eligible students. Funds are available to full- and

specific eligibility requirements in order to participate in

half-time students on a very limited basis.

the Federal Work-study Program (FWS) or to work in institutionally funded positions on campus. Job oppor-

Federal loans

tunities are designed to complement and reinforce career development and provide a valuable opportu-

William D. Ford Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized

nity to develop skill sets relevant to a student’s desired

Loan (repayable funds)

career. For more information regarding the university’s

The direct loan program enables students to borrow

student employment program, or to review eligibility

funds directly from the U.S. Department of Education

requirements, visit scad.edu/studentemployment or

to assist with educational expenses. The amount of

email stemploy@scad.edu. Staff can also be reached

subsidized vs. unsubsidized loan that can be borrowed

by phone during normal business hours at 912.525.8776.

is determined by results from the FAFSA and remain-

Additionally, a variety of community service opportuni-

ing need.

ties are available for FWS-eligible students.

The loan amount credited to the student account is reduced by the federally mandated loan origination

Hong Kong aid

fee. Repayment of direct loans begins after graduation,

The Student Financial Assistance Agency of Hong Kong

dropping below half-time enrollment or ceasing enroll-

offers certain types of financial aid for SCAD Hong Kong

ment, and follows a six-month grace period.

students. Eligibility requirements include the right of abode in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region,

William D. Ford Federal Direct PLUS Loan for

permission to stay in Hong Kong without restriction, or

Graduate Students (repayable funds)

to have resided or have had their home in Hong Kong

The Grad PLUS loan program enables credit-worthy

continuously for three complete years immediately

graduate-level students to borrow funds for educational

prior to the commencement of the program/course

purposes. Graduate students may borrow up to the full

(not including those studying in Hong Kong who hold

cost of attendance or any educational expenses that

student visas).

other student aid does not cover. Grad PLUS loans are

SCAD Hong Kong students are eligible to apply for Hong Kong government grants and low-interest loans.


The government currently offers the Financial Assistance

Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant (nonrepayable

Scheme for Postsecondary Students, the Non-means-

funds)

tested Loan Scheme for Postsecondary Students and

The Georgia Student Finance Commission administers

the Student Travel Subsidy Scheme to students pursu-

the Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant program for

ing self-financing accredited postsecondary education

resident students attending eligible private colleges

courses. These programs are administered by the Stu-

in Georgia, such as SCAD. The program is restricted to

dent Financial Assistance Agency. For more information,

full-time students who are Georgia residents and who

visit wfsfaa.gov.hk.

are seeking an undergraduate degree. Personal or family income is not a factor for eligibility. All Georgia residents

State aid

attending SCAD should apply for the GTEG. Complete information is available at gafutures.org.

Students who qualify for state programs that are payable to out-of-state colleges should contact their state’s

Georgia Helping Outstanding Pupils Educationally

educational authority for information on application

Scholarship (nonrepayable funds)

and payment. SCAD will provide an invoice for a state

The Georgia Student Finance Commission offers the

program that requires one. Funding does not show as a

HOPE scholarship program to Georgia students who

credit on the student’s account until payment is received.

graduated from an eligible high school and who have

Incoming new students who qualify for state programs

achieved a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher as deter-

that are not payable at out-of-state colleges should

mined by Georgia state guidelines. Students must main-

contact the admission office directly at 800.869.7223

tain a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 (reviewed

or 912.525.5100 in Savannah, or 877.722.3285 or

periodically throughout the academic year in accordance

404.253.2700 in Atlanta, for information on possible

with program rules) for eligibility. Complete information

assistance.

is available at gafutures.org.

Vocational rehabilitation aid

Zell Miller Scholarship (nonrepayable funds)

Many states offer vocational rehabilitation benefits to

The Georgia Student Financial Commission offers the

qualified students requiring these services. Any student

Zell Miller Scholarship program to Georgia students

who has a qualifying condition for vocational rehabilita-

who graduated from an eligible high school, who

tion benefits should contact the appropriate state agency

have achieved a grade-point average of at least 3.7 as

directly. If the state agency requires a financial aid offer

determined by Georgia state guidelines, and who have

prior to determining or distributing state funding, eligible

achieved qualifying scores on the SAT or a composite

students must complete the financial aid process before

score of at least 26 on the ACT. Students must maintain

that offer may be presented to the agency.

a cumulative grade-point average of 3.3 (reviewed periodically throughout the academic year in accordance

Georgia aid programs

with program rules) for eligibility. Complete information is available at gafutures.org.

Georgia Student Access Loan (repayable funds) The Georgia Student Finance Commission offers a 1

Alternative funding sources

percent interest loan to Georgia students who have exhausted all other means of financial assistance. Stu-

Personal funds, institutional scholarships, outside scholar-

dents must apply for this loan and be selected via a

ships, and federal/state aid programs may fall short of a

lottery system through the Georgia Student Finance

student’s anticipated budget for educational expenses.

Commission and must maintain Satisfactory Academic

Alternative (credit-based) loans from private lenders

Progress. Information is available at gafutures.org and

are one source of funding that may help compensate

information on the SCAD Satisfactory Academic Progress

for any shortfall. However, parents and students should

policy is available at scad.edu/financialpolicies.

be aware that these loans may be a more expensive way


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412 of borrowing, and they should read all the information available on these loans to select the lender with the most suitable terms. Regarding private education loans, the best source of information is the lender. Programs and qualifying regulations are subject to change without notice. Current information is available at scad.edu/financialaid.

Policy on satisfactory academic progress All students receiving Federal Title IV financial aid, Georgia state financial aid, or SCAD grant aid must adhere to the university’s policy on satisfactory academic progress. The Higher Education Act as amended by U.S. Congress mandates that higher education institutions establish minimum standards of “satisfactory academic progress� for students receiving financial aid. Requirements to meet satisfactory academic progress include the following: Students must pass 67 percent of all coursework attempted; undergraduate students must earn a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 point scale; graduate students must earn a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 point scale. Satisfactory academic progress standards are evaluated as follows: Degree-seeking students in a program longer than one year are evaluated annually. Students enrolled in a degree program of one year or less are evaluated at the end of each payment period (quarter). The same review standards and sanctions (financial aid probation and assignment of an academic plan) apply to all students, regardless of the frequency of review (either quarterly or annually). The SCAD financial aid office does not utilize financial aid warnings, but does work closely with faculty and advisers to utilize an early alert system and proactive outreach to help students attain their academic goals. The complete policy is available online at scad.edu/ financialpolicies.


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ACCREDITATION DEGREES OFFERED Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) Master of Architecture (M.Arch.) Master of Arts (M.A.) Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) Master of Urban Design (M.U.D.)

MISSION STATEMENT The Savannah College of Art and Design exists to prepare talented students for professional careers, emphasizing learning through individual attention in a positively oriented university environment.

BOARD OF TRUSTEES Alan B. Whitaker III, Chair Nancy Herstand Pharris Johnson Chan Lai Wa Robert L. Nardelli Sally Waranch Rajcic Stuart Saunders, M.D. Anita Thomas Glenn Wallace

ACCREDITATION SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES AND SCHOOLS COMMISSION ON COLLEGES The Savannah College of Art and Design is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award bachelor’s and master’s degrees. The office of institutional effectiveness at SCAD reports substantive changes to SACSCOC according to the Commission’s published policies. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, or call 404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of the Savannah College of Art and Design.

HONG KONG COUNCIL FOR ACCREDITATION OF ACADEMIC AND VOCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS The following SCAD Hong Kong degree programs are accredited by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (10 Siu Sai Wan Road, Chai Wan, Hong Kong, 852.3658.0000, QRAdmin@hkcaavq.edu.hk) and are recognized on the Hong Kong Qualifications Framework, with a validity period of Jan. 1, 2013 to Dec. 31, 2017: QF Level 5 • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion, QR Registration Number: 13/000159/L5 • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Marketing and Management, QR Registration Number: 13/000160/L5 • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design, QR Registration Number: 13/000161/L5 • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting, QR Registration Number: 13/000162/L5 • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sequential Art, QR Registration Number: 13/000163/L5 QF Level 6 • Master of Arts in Luxury and Fashion Management, QR Registration Number: 13/000164/L6 • Master of Fine Arts in Luxury and Fashion Management, QR Registration Number: 13/000165/L6 The following SCAD Hong Kong degree programs are accredited by HKCAAVQ and are recognized on the QF with a validity period of April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2021: QF Level 5 • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Advertising, QR Registration Number: 16/000236/L5 • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Animation, QR Registration Number: 16/000235/L5 • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design, QR Registration Number: 16/000237/L5 • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration, QR Registration Number: 16/000238/L5 • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interactive Design and Game Development, QR Registration Number: 16/000239/L5 • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Motion Media Design, QR Registration Number: 16/000240/L5 • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography, QR Registration Number: 16/000241/L5 • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Effects, QR Registration Number: 16/000242/L5

HONG KONG EDUCATION BUREAU SCAD Hong Kong courses of study are registered with the Hong Kong Education Bureau, registration numbers: 261958261971 and 262196-262202. It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which these courses may lead. NATIONAL ARCHITECTURAL ACCREDITING BOARD In the United States, most state registration boards require a degree from an accredited professional degree program as a prerequisite for licensure. The National Architectural Accrediting Board, which is the sole agency authorized to accredit U.S. professional degree programs in architecture, recognizes three types of degrees: the Bachelor of Architecture, the Master of Architecture, and the Doctor of Architecture. A program may be granted an eight-year, three-year or twoyear term of accreditation, depending on the extent of its conformance with established educational standards. Doctor of Architecture and Master of Architecture degree programs may consist of a pre-professional undergraduate degree and a professional graduate degree that, when earned sequentially, constitute an accredited professional education. However, the pre-professional degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree. The Savannah College of Art and Design School of Building Arts offers the following NAAB-accredited degree program: M.Arch. (180 undergraduate credits plus 90 graduate credits). Next accreditation visit: 2021. COUNCIL FOR INTERIOR DESIGN ACCREDITATION The interior design program leading to the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Atlanta and Savannah is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (accredit-id.org), 206 Grandville Ave., Suite 350, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4014. For a complete description of institutional and programmatic accreditations, visit scad.edu/accreditation. All logos, company names and branding included in student work is used solely for educational purposes and does not denote an endorsement of SCAD or SCAD’s academic programs unless specified. © 2017 The Savannah College of Art and Design

Programs of study are effective Fall 2017, unless otherwise noted. This official university publication supersedes all others. This catalog does not constitute a contract, and all portions are subject to change.

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