Savannah College of Art and Design

Savannah College Of Art And Design

Architectural History


SCAD Savannah

P.O. Box 77300

Savannah, GA 31402

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A., M.F.A.

Format: Campus

Program Description:

SCAD is one of few universities in the United States to offer undergraduate and graduate degree programs specifically in architectural history. The department offers a comprehensive range of courses that covers all major historical periods in Western and non-Western traditions. Savannah and the surrounding Lowcountry area offer students access to unparalleled examples of architectural history and urban planning, allowing them to develop a strong American focus to their studies. The city’s urban plan is one of the most admired in the world, and examples of notable architecture abound. Regency and revival-style buildings from the 19th and early 20th centuries, American military architecture, vernacular architecture and high-style antebellum architecture exist in one of the most well-preserved historic urban landscapes in the United States. Students build on the core skills of research, analysis and writing in architectural history by participating in supplementary experiences, such as professional internships and conference presentations, leading walking tours of historic Savannah, and publishing. Students develop technical skills that directly complement architectural history—architectural graphics, field drawing, 3-D computer modeling, photographic documentation or preservation procedures. Students gain firsthand field documentation experience by participating in the Savannah and the Lowcountry Initiative, an ongoing project to uncover, record, preserve and present the history of the area’s architecture and cultural landscape.


The Savannah College of Art and Design is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

International Student Requirements:

SCAD welcomes students from throughout the world. Please see website for international student requirements.

Facts & Figures

In State Tuition (per year): 30960 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 30960 USD

Classification: Specialized Institution—School of art, music, or design

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999

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