SCAD's architecture students participate in multidisciplinary opportunities and explore the discipline of architecture within the broader context of visual arts, including historic preservation and interior design, and diverse fields such as writing, drawing, sculpture and fashion.
The School of Building Arts client/server network is configured with state-of-the-art electronic design software including Bentley MicroStation V8, Adobe Photoshop and CS5 Master Collection, 3D Studio VIZ, SURFCAM, AutoCAD, Autodesk Maya and Revit.
Faculty in the architecture department and throughout the School of Building Arts offer a wide range of perspectives and qualifications including LEED certification and membership in the American Institute of Architects, American Society of Landscape Architects, and American Planning Association. SCAD is an institutional member of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, and has active chapters of the American Institute of Architecture Students and American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers.
SCAD is the first university in the South to become an institutional member of the United States Green Building Council, a rating and benchmarking system for the construction, design and operation of high-performance green buildings.
Savannah's National Historic Landmark District is an ideal setting for the study of architecture. The city is based on one of the most admired urban plans in the world. Through exposure to the urban scale and contextual design, and the personal scale and relationship between pedestrian and city, the historic district and surrounding region of Savannah provide a living lesson that enriches the SCAD architecture curriculum.
The department is housed in Eichberg Hall, a historically significant building constructed in 1887 for the Central of Georgia Railroad and rehabilitated for reuse by SCAD.
The Savannah College of Art and Design is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
The professional Master of Architecture degree offered by the Savannah College of Art and Design is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board.
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