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College Highlight of the Week – Savannah College of Art and Design

Savannah College of Art and Design, also know as SCAD, was founded in 1978 by Richard Rowan, Paula Wallace, May Poetter and Paul Poetter. Paula Wallace is the President of the college today. It is a private and accredited college with more than 11,000 students. With two locations in Georgia (Atlanta and Savannah) and two international locations (France and Hong Kong) students have options about where they would like to study. The SCAD website says, “The Savannah College of Art and Design exists to prepare talented students for professional careers and emphasizing learning through individual attention in a positively oriented university environment.” (

SCAD offers over 40 majors and 60 minors in the fine arts for students to select from. In charming, historical, Savannah, Georgia, students enjoy the perks of living in one of the largest and most renowned National Historic Landmark districts while also being near the beautiful beaches of the coastal South. Classes are located around the 21 squares of the old town, full of monuments and live oaks. Savannah has over 70 SCAD facilities, 113 student organizations, intramural teams, the Savannah Film Festival, the amazing Sidewalk Arts Festival, fashion shows and much more for students to participate in and enjoy.

The acceptance rate at SCAD is 61.7% and has a student/faculty ration of 18 to 1. Most classes have fewer than 20 students. Tours for Savannah and Atlanta are offered daily Monday-Saturday. Students and parents can view classrooms, buildings, galleries, residence halls and dining facilities. Please plan to visit while classes are in session.

Top 5 Majors: Illustration Animation Graphic Design Fashion Design Photography

Tuition and fees are $32,950.

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