The Savannah College of Art and Design
The Savannah College of Art and Design - Comments and Student Experiences|
SCAD does not have a centralized campus, it is spread throughout the downtown area of Savannah, where some buildings are bordering the dangerous and crime ridden ghettos. Of course, on the campus tours they avoid showing prospective students and families those areas.
The quality of education, which was mostly foundations classes for me, was mixed. I had two really fantastic professors and some other terrible ones. Most are willing to work with students and push them to the edge to get work done. SCAD is not a walk in the park though.
If you plan on attending this college, be forwarned that it is not easy, be prepared to be doing homework all the time. There is a reason classes are taught 4 days a week.
My advice for prospective students is this:If you have your heart set and plan on coming to this school, please do some research, especially in the arena of campus safety. Savannah may be a beautiful city, but there is a dark underbelly. SCAD, it seems, is more interested in money than its students, and puts a lot of that money into the President of the school's pocket. There are great facilities however, that can be taken advantage of by the hard working student. Work hard on your portfolio. I would not recommend attending SCAD personally, but the stories are different for everyone. A strong bit of advice, and something I wish I had done myself is to find out what foundations classes are being taught at SCAD and take them at a community college or state university and then transfer. You will save yourself a lot of trouble and money. The best of luck and do the RESEARCH. I wish I had!
It costs a lot to attend SCAD and the teachers couldn't care less about you or if you need help. Not ALL of them, but I am a junior and have only had two teachers that actaually cared about how I was doing and was there to help. The rest don't care. And the college employees are rude and unprofessional. I will probobly be leaving to attend a different college. Don't waste your money.
The facilities are spread out across the crime rising city of Savannah, GA. A student was just raped in the college parking lot a few weeks ago. Rapes happen frequently and the college security don't get payed well (even though the college makes a ton of money) so they don't work hard enough. The dorms don't pramote any form a social interaction.
Of course when I came on the tour they made up a bunch of lies and hired professional chefs to cook for the parents as a show. I was tricked into coming here.It's a horrible school that doesn't care about education.
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