I am a junior in illustration with a minor in painting at SCAD. Personally I think this College is amazing, especially after moving from England to come to school here. SCAD is situated in Savannah Ga, Atlanta Ga, Hong Kong, Lacoste, as well as E learning, each have their own individual scenes and advantages depending on your personality, and as a SCAD student you are entitled to join any.
Across the board the teachers are highly skilled and very approachable, each teacher has there own way of working, which adds to the skills you learn, and it is always worth the effort to talk to your professor, after reading the reviews already posted, it is clear that all the negative comments come from students that didn?t make an effort to talk or learn.
SCAD?s security is improving all the time with guards posted at every building and residence hall, as well as constant security patrols. There are security poles posted outside each facility with a panic button connecting you directly to SCAD Security. Bus?s run every 15- 20 minutes to minimise time outside of SCAD facilities, these buses can now be tracked via gps on MySCAD or via phone apps so you can make sure your bus is on its way before exiting a facility. If needed there are numbers to call in order to get a ride from SCAD security to any residence or building from a facility even if you live off campus.
In terms of Education just looking at SCAD?s Illustration program; was the only U.S college program to be named as one of the most innovative programs in the world? placing in the top 5. Are Faculty Have won various awards and have to have produced prolific work in the field of illustration in order to be considered, producing work from the New Yorker to Rolling Stone. The professors also have to remain practicing artist in their field in order to stay at SCAD in order to stay in tune with current illustration trends. The classes are rigorous and work as if you are producing work for the real world with the added benefit of one on one tuition. With all the work you do the department sends to various major international compactions for you, like 3x3 magazine, Society of Illustrators to name a few.
The connections the faculty and university have are passed on to the students, in the past year alone we have artists such as: James Jean, Anita Kunz, Sam Weber, Chris Sickels, Yuko Shimizu to name a few, not only giving lectures on their work and experience but also teaching workshops and getting to know the students. Art Directors from major agencies and publications such as Rolling Stone magazine and The New Yorker frequently come with projects just to look at student work, which is the most valuable networking resource in itself.
Heres a little information about each campus:
The town is historic an immensely beautiful an inspirational place, with 11 SCAD owned art galleries in the historic district, running shows and computations constantly. There are dozens of local owned studio and gallery spaces open to students to host and show their own work with an underground music scene to go with it. De sotto row is an artist-based community that works with local artists in commercial based work, which is always looking for new illustration students, and is a great way to start working outside of SCAD.
Is a complete urban environment and is one of the biggest business hubs, SCAD constantly works with major companies; from Coke Cola to Pixar animation and JCB, to produce assignments for students, to get real world experience. Most assignments end up in production and a lot of students end up with internships and jobs from this.
Considered the most culturally diverse and vibrant cities in the work, and as a SCAD student you can go and study and embrace with the exact same excellence in teaching and facility offered at every SCAD campus
I have to say honestly this is just a brief look it to the attributes of SCAD. And if you are really considering both colleges it is well worth it for you to visit both and find out first hand.
We offer SCAD Days as well as chances to sit in on classes to really give you a glimpse in to SCAD life
I hope this helped