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The Savannah College of Art and Design

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Here is a mirror of the website, the second incarnation archived via The Way Back Machine:
1st Year Female -- Class 2006
Campus Aesthetics: A+, Useful Schoolwork: F
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Get ready to see alot of people whoBrightFine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etc
Get ready to see alot of people who hated gym in highschool. The average male height is somewhere around 5' 6" and most of these kids look like they've been hit in the head with a dodge-ball a few too many times. If you're under 21, theres nothing to do, but go to a few parties (drink fast, you have approx. 30 min till the cops come) and to try not to get mugged or shot while in the ghettos outside the nicer downtown area. Don't have a nice car, it will get the windsheild smashed and the gas siphoned the first time you park it any where other than next to a cop car.

Look, Scad isn't all bad. I thought some of the professors were really great, the weather is nice and warm, and if you're 21 theres about 15-20+ bars downtown.

BUT, Scad is basically an empire cleverly designed as an art school.
The Digs:
Paula Wallace has 3 mansions on Forsyth Park plus another being restored for prospective investors. If you're in the dorms, you will be paying $700.00 plus another $150.00 an month for room ( a converted motel room which you share) and mandatory meal plan. The room is NOT worth the price. If you're really determined to go, please, please, don't throw away your money; Get out there, contact some ppl. and rent a place.

The Food:
I'm skinny, but I like my eats. The food from the madatory meal plan is basically cafeteria food all over again. SYSCO, the company Scad gets their food service from, is the same company which PRISONS buy their food servies from. And we know we splurge on prisoners... Scad claims that you may be exempt from the meal plan if you show a valid dr.s notice, so in threory, the crappy meal plan is no biggie. Just get a notice, and your off. Wrong. I was suffering from various allergies, got the Handwritten, faxed, emailed and phone-called versions of my dr. notice, but was turned away by the officals, because Food Allergies don;t count.

The "Palmetto Bugs"My first day I saw a guy about 200+ lb.s come shreiking out of his room, screaming somthing about a 'moving turd'. This was the first of a long line of aquantances with "Palmetto bugs". The large, skittery, brown, shiny, creepy bugs which swarm all over Savannah. One of the few times you will see the staff laugh is when one of the bugs takes off after some student. Despite what they told us at orientation, we knew there was no way those weren't cockroaches, Big, Bad, Will-Carry-You-Off-In-The-Night cockroaches.

1st Year Female -- Class 2009
Faculty Accessibility: B, Education Quality: F
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SCAD is the WAL-MART of art schools.Not so brightDesign Arts - Industrial Design/Graphic Design/etc
SCAD is the WAL-MART of art schools. Plain and simple, that is the best that I can describe a school that operates as a business with unscrupulous practices at the expense of its patrons with disregard to all moral obligation to grab more profits. SCAD has had a shady history with a student revolution in 1991, pipe bombs and all, to the controversy a couple of years ago.

Here is a good history on the early years of the school and the student revolution:

The controversy included a resigned Professor that refused to accept a fraudulent degree from the institution while teaching, in order to just have a masters. He setup a website for teachers, faculty, parents, and students to p ost their stories of their experiences at the school. For a while, (while I attended in 2003), SCAD had the website blocked on all computers connected to their network due to the dissenting information about the school. Crazy, eh? I wish I could find a cached page of the website, but since then the school has obviously stretched its financial muscle and had the site taken down all together.

SCAD has now exercised WAL-MART like practices by setting up a campus in Atlanta and putting the Atlanta College of Art "out of business" through a merger that didn't include the opinions of students there. Here is an interesting point of view here:

If you are considering attending this school. Don't. Go to a state university, get a well rounded education and go to one of the NASAD accredited Art Institutes schools for your art vocation. Because essentially that is all SCAD really is, a vocational school.

1st Year Female -- Class 2006
Campus Aesthetics: A-, Education Quality: F
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