Savannah College of Art and Design Reviews
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.
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!
Very expensive, but overall I learned a lot. I do not currently work in my field of study, however.
Its a great place. You'll love it there
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.
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!
Great school and great opportunities behind every door
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.
Great experience considering two major aspects in SCAD VFX: The cutting edge equipments of the industry and the experienced faculty members.
I loved the time I spent at SCAD. Professors are helpful and professional, degree programs are challenging and rewarding, and Savannah is a beautiful city with tons of fun stuff to do. Most importantly, I now have a rewarding and well-paying job in my field and have always felt like SCAD prepared me well for the workplace. If I had to choose again between the art schools in the US, I would choose SCAD again in a heartbeat.