experience at the Savannah College of Art and Design
was short lived. I attended for about a year
and I enjoyed most of my stay. There
are many problems with SCAD that encompasses campus safety, quality
of education, and social life.
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.
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
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!