Savannah College of Art and Design Reviews

3.74 out of 5 stars
(14 Reviews)
  • Savannah (GA)
  • Annual Tuition: $37,130
79% of 14 students said this degree improved their career prospects
79% of 14 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars
Nat O'Neal - 6/12/2019
Degree: Industrial Design
Graduation Year: 2018
"Overall, my experience at SCAD was a good one. The teachers were experienced and knowledgable in their fields. SCAD wants their students to do well as a reflection on the school. However, industrial design is a larger program. There are many resources and opportunities offered to students who stand out (roughly the top 10% of the class), but since many of those resources (such as submitting applications for awards) are at the discretion of the professors, some students fall through the cracks. SCAD is a great school for self motivated students, but anyone looking for more structure/direction may struggle. Also the career services at SCAD are pretty blah. It's there, but honestly, not great."
4.2 out of 5 stars
Brianna - 12/22/2018
Degree: Computer Animation
Graduation Year: 2017
"This school really pushes you to create pieces of work that you can be proud of. The professors are amazing and really help you become the best artist you can be. In SCAD, you have to work hard in order to get where you want to be. It is really up to the students to take the professors critiques and to become a better artist. SCAD is a great school because they give you the tools you need in order to make your work better."
4.1 out of 5 stars
Geoffrey Ellis Aronson - 3/31/2018
Degree: Photography
Graduation Year: 1992
"This is a rigorous, worthwhile program.The photography professors were excellent, particularly Stevens and Turczan, who moved on to the Minneapolis School of Art. Fischer went beyond what was necessary as my thesis advisor and is one of the great photo teachers. At the time, there was Little inclination to mix the media in the actual program instruction and several of us graduates continued post graduate work in photo sculpture, mixed media, collage, etc. which could have been addressed in the graduate school program. Christman at one point had the school purchase an AB Dick printing press to expand the photo options, but unformately the school did not back his efforts with personnel with expertise at that machine.There is no discouraging of expanded photo work, but neither is there encouragement by way of how the program is set up. There needs to be accomodation in the program for expansin into other art media and I did not see that when I was a student there from 1990-1992. The other problem is that the school is located in one of the hottest spots of the country. Any full time student should seriously think of not staying in Savannah for the summer months."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Sri - 7/14/2017
Degree: Interactive Media Design
Graduation Year: 2016
"Its one the best students focussed design schools with excellent resources to support you in all way possible. They have designed the whole experience in a way which would make you pursue what you want to with the flexibility of picking the right course for you!"
3.1 out of 5 stars
Sallie B. - 7/22/2016
Degree: Computer Animation
Graduation Year: 2007
"Very expensive, but overall I learned a lot. I do not currently work in my field of study, however."
4.1 out of 5 stars
Fiona - 7/22/2016
Degree: Art & Design
Graduation Year: 2009
"Its a great place. You'll love it there"
2.0 out of 5 stars
J. H. Wilson - 6/14/2016
Degree: Film Production
Graduation Year: 2016
"I finished a BA in Film and SCAD was one of the few schools that offered a Masters degree in Cinema Studies without production. My classes were exactly the same as my undergrad work. Some of my professors didn't even teach, they had the students--most of which had not formally studied film--give lectures instead. My degree program was lengthened due to a lack of faculty, so while my classes were done, I had to wait a year to deal with the administration. My comp exam scores were lost. My information was often sent to the wrong person. As far as finding a job, I've asked the career advisor for help and she suggested a LinkedIn page. If you want to be treated like a number, this is the school for you."
3.3 out of 5 stars
SCAD Alumni - 11/30/2015
Degree: Photography
Graduation Year: 2011
"I loved it! I strongly suggest getting financial aid in order to pay to go here. Debt is not a good option ... so if you can afford here without going into debt- do it!"
4.3 out of 5 stars
Max - 10/26/2015
Degree: Architecture
Graduation Year: 2011
"Great school and great opportunities behind every door"
4.6 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 9/23/2015
Degree: Marketing
Graduation Year: 2014
"I thought SCAD was a wonderful school. My professors were in incredibly supportive and the technology of the college was always up to date. We had really good career services- I feel I was taught things from a career perspective that a lot of colleges leave out. To be completely honest, I fully believe that my current success (Full time, salaried w/ benefits position in my dream field) is due entirely to SCAD's combination of connections, education, and career prep."
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