Savannah College of Art and Design Reviews

  • 41 Reviews
  • Savannah (GA)
  • Annual Tuition: $37,130
80% of 41 students said this degree improved their career prospects
93% of 41 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Nat O'Neal
  • Reviewed: 6/12/2019
  • Degree: Industrial Design
"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."
Brianna
  • Reviewed: 12/22/2018
  • Degree: Computer Animation
"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."
Geoffrey Ellis Aronson
  • Reviewed: 3/31/2018
  • Degree: Photography
"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."
Sri
  • Reviewed: 7/14/2017
  • Degree: Interactive Media Design
"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!"
Beatriz Espinosa
  • Reviewed: 6/10/2017
  • Degree: Art & Design
"SCAD is a great school, I think you really get a quality education and resources even though it's so expensive. Like any other school it's not perfect, there is quite a bit of faculty turnover, but they always make sure to hire amazing professionals. Sometimes I wish they would focus less on decorating their halls and more on making things functional. In terms of the administration I haven't had a problem, they are always quick and helpful. The counselors are amazing. The library is awesome. The networking opportunities are available but you really have to work to get them, very few students have the luck of just having things happen to them, you have to work hard and SCAD makes sure to remind you."
Yasmin Flores
  • Reviewed: 3/31/2017
  • Degree: Fine Arts
"SCAD is a great institution to build up on your networking and artistic skills. They have excellent resources; instructors, career fairs and activities that help their students achieve great success. However, it all comes out on the effort that you put in your studies. SCAD is a great college for the people that are ready to achieve their goals in their chosen profession."
Neha
  • Reviewed: 3/5/2017
  • Degree: History
"I have just finished my first quarter at SCAD. I just joined in the Winter 2017 quarter. So far my journey has been really nice and exciting. There is a good mix of people from various parts of the world and it wonderful to learn their culture and hear about their experiences too. This is a wonderful college to join and you have to make the most of it."
Christine Holland
  • Reviewed: 2/18/2017
  • Degree: Computer Animation
"The school takes careful consideration into who they have as professors; majority of the instructors are veterans in their specific industries and have so much to offer to the students. The school also provides many career opportunities that can start and or boost the career of its students. In addition, the school has a very professional feel; molding its students for the world of art and business."
Kiana Woodson
  • Reviewed: 9/11/2016
  • Degree: Film Production
"I am glad I decided to enroll in the MFA Film and Television program at Savannah College of Art and Design. After two-quarters, I have learned the necessary skills to progress in my career and have been exposed to a multitude of opportunities. The faculty still actively work within the field and the entrepreneurial spirit of the founders are inspirational. I would recommend this program to anyone wishing to receive a hands-on experience beyond theory."
Sallie B.
  • Reviewed: 7/22/2016
  • Degree: Computer Animation
"Very expensive, but overall I learned a lot. I do not currently work in my field of study, however."
Fiona
  • Reviewed: 7/22/2016
  • Degree: Art & Design
"Its a great place. You'll love it there"
J. H. Wilson
  • Reviewed: 6/14/2016
  • Degree: Film Production
"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."
SCAD Alumni
  • Reviewed: 11/30/2015
  • Degree: Photography
"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!"
Max
  • Reviewed: 10/26/2015
  • Degree: Architecture
"Great school and great opportunities behind every door"
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 9/23/2015
  • Degree: Marketing
"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."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 9/23/2015
  • Degree: Fine Arts
"Great experience considering two major aspects in SCAD VFX: The cutting edge equipments of the industry and the experienced faculty members."
Taylor
  • Reviewed: 9/23/2015
  • Degree: Graphic Design
"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."
Illueb
  • Reviewed: 9/4/2015
  • Degree: Art & Design
"Not worth the money. They promise a lot of great things but don't deliver. A lot of hype for a community college level education. In fact I got a better education from my community college for a mere fraction of the cost."
Lauren Hawkins
  • Reviewed: 9/18/2014
  • Degree: Fine Arts
"So far, my graduate program has been very engaging and informative. I appreciate the small class sizes, creative approach and diversity of the students. I am glad that I selected SCAD Atlanta to pursue my Masters degree and I am looking forward to the next 2 years."
Nicole C.
  • Reviewed: 8/11/2014
  • Degree: Fashion
"I started off attending the Fashion Institute of Technology for Fashion Merchandising and Management. I obtained by Associates degree and continued for my Bachelors. While in school I interned for Michael Kors in their sales department. This is when I realized I did not want to be a buyer or a planner and at FIT that was the majority of the classes. They weren't satisfying my creative side. So I left FIT and New York and moved to Savannah, Georgia where the tea is sweet and SCAD knows fashion. SCAD really focuses on your core art classes and mixes in fashion design courses into the Fashion Marketing and Management program. We learn how to create mood boards, develop ideas for collections and sketch our ideas and bring them to life. They also focus a lot of the technology aspect of the industry. It was at SCAD that I learned the Adobe Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver) and we apply them to real life situations. All the professors at SCAD have been in the industry and made some type of major contribution to the industry. I wanted a career that satisfied both my business and creative side and SCAD really pushed me to do better and think outside of social norms."