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Savannah College of Art and Design Motto: Motto in English: Established: Type: Endowment: President: Faculty: Staff: Students: Undergraduates: Postgraduates: Location: Ars longa, vita brevis Art is long, but life is short 1978 Private US $140 million Paula S. Wallace est. 600 911 9.330 (Fall 2008) est. 7,560 est. 1,770 Savannah and Atlanta, Georgia, United States Urban basketball cross country equestrian golf lacrosse soccer swimming tennis softball volleyball baseball Gold and Black Art the Bee National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Florida Sun Conference

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France. It plans to open another campus in Hong Kong in the fall of 2010. SCAD is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution that offers a choice of degree programs in 42 majors, plus 52 minors. The university confers Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts and Master of Urban Design degrees, as well as undergraduate and graduate certificates. The five-year professional M.Arch. degree is accredited by the national Architectural Accrediting Board and its Master of Arts in Teaching degree is approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. The university employs more than 1,500 full- and part-time employees. Of more than 500 full- and part-time faculty, 74 percent hold terminal degrees. More than 9,000 students from all 50 states and nearly 100 countries are enrolled at SCAD. International student enrollment is approximately 10 percent. According to a 2008 SCAD alumni survey, within six months of graduation more than 80 percent of the graduates surveyed reported they had secured jobs in their fields or had been admitted to graduate school.


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The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) is a private American university focused on art and design. The university has locations in Savannah and Atlanta, Georgia, and a study-abroad campus in Lactose,

Montgomery Hall at SCAD-Savannah is home of animation, broadcast design and motion graphics, interactive design and game development, and visual effects.


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undergraduate and graduate degrees in nine programs of study in digital media: Animation, Advertising Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interactive Design and Game Development, Motion Media Design (broadcast design and motion graphics), Photography, Sound Design, and Visual Effects.

SCAD is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, one of the six regional accrediting agencies in the U.S. The university is divided into seven schools (the school’s departments are listed below each school): School of Building Arts • Architecture • Historic Preservation • Interior Design • Urban Design School of Communication Arts • Advertising Design • Graphic Design • Illustration • Illustration Design • Sequential Art School of Design • Design Management • Fashion (fashion design, fashion marketing and management, luxury and fashion management, accessory design) • Fibers • Furniture Design • Industrial Design • Metals and Jewelry School of Film, Digital Media and Performing Arts • Film and Television (television producing, sound design) • Digital Media (animation, broadcast design and motion graphics, interactive design and game development, visual effects) • Performing Arts (production design, dramatic writing) School of Fine Arts • Painting • Printmaking • Sculpture • Photography (photography, commercial photography, digital photography, documentary photography) School of Foundation Studies School of Liberal Arts • Architectural History • Art History • Arts Administration • Cinema Studies • Liberal Arts • Professional Writing • Teaching SCAD-Hong Kong SCAD is planning to open its fourth campus in Hong Kong in the fall of 2010. The Hong Kong campus will offer

Degree Programs
Savannah College of Art and Design degree programs include: advertising design, animation, architectural history, architecture, art history, arts administration, broadcast design and motion graphics, cinema studies, commercial photography, contemporary writing, digital photography, documentary photography, fashion, fibers, film and television, furniture design, graphic design, historic preservation, illustration, illustration design, industrial design, interactive design and game development, interior design, metals and jewelry, painting, performing arts, photography, printmaking, production design, sculpture, sequential art, sound design, urban design, visual communication and visual effects. Most degree programs have corresponding undergraduate minors. Additional minors are offered in British-American studies, business management and entrepreneurship, ceramic arts, cultural landscape, dance, decorative arts, drawing, electronic design, exhibition design, interaction design, marine design, museum studies, music performance, new media art, storyboarding and technical direction.

Learning Resources
Libraries SCAD’s library network consists of three libraries: Jen Library (SCAD-Savannah), ACA Library at SCAD-Atlanta, The Library (SCAD-Lacoste). The library collection contains 193,335 books, serialback files and government documents, 6,398 microform units,, 6,085 audio-visual materials and 1,252 serial subscriptions. In addition, SCAD’s visual resource centers in Savannah and Atlanta house nearly one-half million slides and 75,000 digital images. Museum and Galleries The SCAD-Museum of Art in Savannah houses approximately 4,500 objects and includes the Walter O. Evans Collge of African American Art and the Earle W. Newton Colleciton of British and


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American Art. SCAD also operates 18 galleries in the U.S. and France: 11 in Savannah, 4 in Atlanta and 3 in Lacoste, France. In 2008, SCAD hosted 143 exhibitions. Theaters In Savannah, SCAD offers three theaters: Trustees Theater, Mondanaro Theater and the Afifi Amphitheater.

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SCAD-eLearning; a 64 pecent increase vs. the prior year. In 2005, SCAD opened a campus near the Woodruff Arts Center and the High Museum of Art on Peachtree Street in Atlanta, Georgia. SCAD-Atlanta opened its doors offering 11 majors to 77 students. In August 2006, the Atlanta College of Art merged with SCAD after approval by the board of trustees of both colleges. In February 2009, SCAD announced the establishment of a campus in Hong Kong in Fall 2010.

Community Education
The ACA Community Education Program of SCAD, in Atlanta, combines the enduring tradition of the Atlanta College of Art with the rich resources of SCAD. Classes-ranging in length from weekends to 10 weeks-are offered in a variety of fine art and design disciplines at all skill levels. Through SCAD Community Education in Savannah, weekend workshops in contemporary craft, fashion, and studio art are currently available. Sessions are held on Saturdays or Sundays for a few hours or all day, depending on topic.

Rowan served as president of the college from its inception in 1978 until April 2000, when SCAD’s board of trustees promoted Rowan to chancellor. During his tenure as chancellor, Rowan devoted the majority of his time traveling and recruiting international students and staff. In 2001, Chancellor Rowan resigned from the college. [1] Paula S. Wallace (2000-present) Wallace was promoted to president of the college in 2000 after serving as Provost and dean of academics since the founding of the college in 1978. President, Wallace is responsible for the direct the internal management of the institution. Under Wallace’s leadership, SCAD established an off-campus site in Lacoste, France, an eLearning program, a campus in Atlanta, Ga., and will open a new campus in Hong Kong in 2010. Wallace also has initiated several signature annual events, including the Sidewalk Arts Festival, Savannah Film Festival, SCAD Fashion Show, SCAD Style, Etoilé Gala in New York, Art Educators’ Forum and Rising Star.[2]

SCAD was founded in 1978 by Paula S. Wallace, Richard Rowan, May Poetter and Paul Poetter. In the spring of 1979, SCAD purchased and renovated the Savannah Volunteer Guard Armory to serve as the first classroom and administration building, and in that same year opened its doors with five trustees, four staff members, seven faculty member, and 71 students. At that time the school offered eight majors. The first graduate, Julianne Lee, received a degree in May 1981. The following year, the first graduating class received degrees. In 1982 the enrollment grew to more than 500 students, then to 1,000 in 1986, and 2,000 in 1989. In 2002, SCAD acquired the former Lacoste School of the Arts, founded by American painter Bernard Pfriem in 1970. SCAD-Lacoste is located in Provence, in the South of France. In 2003, the university launched the SCAD eLearning program, which offers undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificates fully online. During the 2007-2008 academic year, nearly 2,000 students were enrolled in at least one of the 170 courses offered via

The college is engaged with the city of Savannah and the preservation of its architectural heritage. [3] By restoring buildings for use as college facilities, the college has been recognized by the American Institute of Architects, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Historic Savannah Foundation


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often derelict buildings that had exhausted their original functions.

Student housing
Most students live off-campus, outside the residence halls, as there are no formal campus grounds other than those contained by the building properties themselves. There are ten buildings that provide student housing and range from one- to three-person, singleroom residence halls; to four-bedroom student apartments. The residence halls are Weston House, Dyson House, Oglethorpe House, Turner House, Turner Annex, Pulaski House (an all female residence hall), Forsyth House, Gaston House (not available after Spring Quarter 2008), Boundary Village, Alice Hall and Barnard Village.

The college operates 10 galleries, notably Red Gallery, the ACA Gallery of SCAD, the Pei Ling Chan Gallery, the Pinnacle Gallery, and La Galerie Bleue. The ACA Gallery is located in the Woodruff Arts Center, next to the High Museum of Art.[5]

Poetter Hall, originally Preston Hall, was SCAD’s first building and first historic restoration project. and the Victorian Society of America. The college campus now consists of more than 60 buildings throughout the grid and park system of downtown Savannah. Many buildings are located on the famous 21 squares of the old town, which are laden with monuments, live oaks and an undeniable Southern-Gothic feel that is sought by the many movies filmed there. Located in Atlanta’s Midtown, SCAD–Atlanta facilities provide classroom and exhibition space, well-equipped computer labs, library, photography darkrooms, printmaking and sculpture studios, a dining hall, fitness center, swimming pool and residence hall.[4] The college’s first academic building was the Savannah Volunteer Guard Armory, which was purchased and renovated in 1979. Built in 1892, the Romanesque Revival red brick structure is included on the National Register of Historic Places. Originally named Preston Hall, the building was renamed Poetter Hall in honor of co-founders May and Paul Poetter. SCAD soon expanded rapidly, acquiring buildings in Savannah’s downtown historic and Victorian districts, restoring old and

Students activities

Student center of the Savannah College of Art and Design, former synagogue There are 23 student organizations related to academic programs and another 22 that are recognized but not affiliated with any particular programs. SCAD has no fraternities or sororities.

College media
The college has three student run media organizations; District (the newspaper), SCAD Radio (the online radio station), and District TV (the online film production group).


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SCAD competes in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics’s Florida Sun Conference. The college hosts programs in men’s and women’s basketball, cross country, equestrian, golf, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, and tennis; women’s softball and volleyball; and men’s baseball. Fencing and cheerleading are also offered as club sports. Opportunities for athletics participation also exist through the college’s intramural programs. Volleyball, beach volleyball, basketball, soccer, flag football, softball and various other activities are available at the intramural level. On June 17, 2003, Savannah College of Art and Design executive vice president Brian Murphy and athletic director Jud Damon announced that the college would be changing athletic affiliation from National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III and rejoining the NAIA. SCAD had been a Division III member since 1992, but would now be joining the Florida Sun Conference. The college was a member of the NAIA from 1987-1992 and renewed membership in the NAIA and the FSC for the 2003-2004 season. Many SCAD teams have been ranked among the nation’s top 25 teams in recent years, including baseball, men’s and women’s golf, men’s basketball, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s swimming, women’s cross country, volleyball, softball, and men’s and women’s soccer. In 2007, SCAD had their first player drafted into Major League Baseball as the New York Yankees selected pitcher Ryan Pope. He was sent to the Class A Short Season Staten Island Yankees, and he now pitches for Class A Advanced Tampa Yankees.

Trustee’s Theater in Downtown Savannah week of lectures, workshops and screenings of student and professional films. There also is a juried competition.[6]

Annual events
Savannah Film Festival
The college holds numerous lectures, performances and film screenings at two historic theaters it owns, the Trustees Theater and the Lucas Theatre for the Arts. These theaters also are used once a year for the Savannah Film Festival in late October/early November. Past guests of the festival include Roger Ebert, Peter O’Toole, Tommy Lee Jones, and many others. With average attendance close to 35,000, the event includes a

Chalk drawing by SCAD alumni at the Sidewalk Arts Festival.


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Name Brenda Brathwaite Department Notability

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head of the interactive design and game development department; writer of "Challenges for Game Designers" and "Sex and Video Games"; named one of the game industry’s 100 Most Influential Women by Next Generation, an online magazine, and her peers. Brathwaite was elected to the board of the International Game Developers Association in March 2008, and has worked on over 20 commercial video games. professor of film and television 2004-2006; directed episodes for many popular television shows, including Star Trek: The Next Generation, 24, and The Rockford Files. professor of sequential art; penciler for over 40 Spider-Man comics, as well as numerous other titles. professor of architectural history; noted scholar on vernacular architecture; works on Virtual Historic Savannah Project, which documents the evolution of urban form by combining architectural and social history research with 3-D computer and database technology. Atlanta College of Art alumnus and SCAD-Atlanta professor of interactive design; rock musician with the band Tone Star. professor of photography; photographer. Students tend to frequent en masse nonSCAD-affiliated events if they are held in the historic district — for example, the Savannah Jazz Festival and the Savannah Shakespeare Festival (both in Forsyth Park) — not to mention the St. Patrick’s Day celebration, which is one of the largest and oldest in the United States.

Winrich Kolbe

Tom Lyle

E.G. Daves Rossell

David Spencer

Craig Stevens

Sidewalk Arts and Sand Arts Festivals
Each April, SCAD hosts the Sidewalk Arts Festival in downtown Forsyth Park. The festival consists primarily of the chalk-drawing competition, which is divided into group and individual categories of students, alumni and prospective students. Similar is the Sand Arts Festival. This sand festival is held every spring on the beaches of nearby Tybee Island. Contestants can work alone or in groups of up to four people. The competition is divided into sand relief, sand sculpture, sand castle and wind sculpture divisions. [7]

Notable faculty Notable alumni External links
• -- Official web site • -- Official SCADAtlanta web site • -- Official SCADLacoste web site • -- Official SCADSavannah web site

Other events
Individual departments host yearly and quarterly shows to promote student work. Conferences such as the GDX conference [8] and events such as SCAD Style [9] and offer opportunities for networking.


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Name India.Arie Brock Butler Danny! Joanna Erbach Tomas Kalnoky 2005 Class year Notability

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Grammy Award-winning R&B/soul singer and songwriter lead singer of Perpetual Groove

record producer/recording artist for Definitive Jux [11] Records Visual effects artist for animated films including The Ant Bully and Open Season 2 lead singer of the third wave ska band Streetlight Manifesto, and the musical collective Bandits of the Acoustic Revolution. Tomas Kalnoky was also the first lead singer for the band Catch 22 creator of the comics Next Exit and RE:Play comics/graphic novel creators of Ultra, Girls, and The Sword (Image), and artists for Spider-Woman (Marvel) actor and model in South Korea Savannah painter and illustrator Circle Takes the Square member Circle Takes the Square member Circle Takes the Square member rapper and lyricist of five time Grammy Award winner band Calle 13 2007 Film Writer/Director, "Arab in America (2007)"

Christy Lijewski The Luna Brothers Dennis Oh Katherine Sandoz Drew Speziale Kathy Coppola Jay Wynn René Pérez Nabil AbouHarb Anis Mojgani

1999 (Bach- Award Winning Slam Poet and first place winner elors) at 2007 World Cup Poetry Slam held in Bobigny, 2001 France" (Masters) Writer/Director, "Si Tú No Estás" Artist, author and musician • [1] -- Lingua Franca article on SCAD’s notorious history

Noé SantillánLópez Mark Eshbaugh 1999

• -- Savannah student media • -- Atlanta student media • -- online Savannah student radio station • -- online Atlanta student radio station • -- live events stream • -- Official Twitter account • -- Official Facebook page • -- Official Flickr stream

[1] "Richard Rowan resigns from SCAD". Savannah Morning News. 2001. 011701/LOCrowanresigns.shtml. Retrieved on 2007-12-12. [2] "Hail to the new chief". Savannah Morning News. 2001. 102100/LOCpresident.shtml. Retrieved on 2007-12-12.


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[3] "URBAN RENEWAL: NEW LIFE FOR AN OLD CITY". THE VIRGINIAN-PILOT. Landmark Communications, Inc. 1996. 01190123.htm. Retrieved on 2007-12-12. [4] "SCAD Comes to Atlanta". fight.boredom. 2005. 2005/01/scad-comes-to-atlanta.html. Retrieved on 2007-12-12. [5] Savannah College of Art and Design: About, ARTINFO, 2008, 24195/11023/about/savannah-college-ofart-and-design-scad/, retrieved on 2008-07-30 [6] "Savannah Film Festival". Savannah College of Art and Design. 2007. Retrieved on 2007-12-12. [7] "Sidewalk Arts Festival 2007". Savannah College of Art and Design. 2007. sidewalkarts/2007/. Retrieved on 2007-12-12.

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[8] "Game Developers eXchange 2008 at SCAD-Atlanta". Savannah College of Art and Design. 2007. events/gdx/2008/index.cfm. Retrieved on 2007-12-12. [9] "SCAD Style". Savannah College of Art and Design. 2007. events/scadstyle/. Retrieved on 2007-12-12. [10] Harrington, Richard (2006-07-21), "Learning To Live And Forgive", Washington Post, profile&id=1123712&lat=38.9521000&lon=-77.0367 [11] Stoehr, John (2007-01-24), "Local Student Wins MTV Award", Savannah Morning News, node/216937 [12] "Presentation of Degrees". Savannah College of Art and Design. 2005-05-28. forms/upload/ commencement_jmt_05.pdf. Retrieved on 2008-12-05. [13] Joanna Erbach at the Internet Movie Database

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