Savannah College of Art and Design

Savannah College Of Art And Design

Art 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:

The art history department at SCAD has the largest full-time, full professor faculty devoted to art history in the United States. Faculty members specialize in topics from the ancient world to contemporary art. Art history offers a curriculum designed to stimulate an understanding of art and contribute to the core curriculum of all SCAD programs of study. Professors and students in the art history department engage in dynamic discourse of art history, theory and criticism. Art history students benefit from foundation studies courses in drawing, design and color theory. The M.A. program emphasizes advanced critical and comparative forms of analysis and interpretation, culminating in independent research. Many cultural institutions, house museums and art galleries offer internship opportunities for art history students to gain firsthand experience preserving and working with art. Students also may pursue professional development opportunities at SCAD, including museum internships and gallery assistantships for major exhibitions. SCAD galleries at all locations and the SCAD Museum of Art in Savannah provide students with direct encounters with works by major artists, offering an artistic, educational and cultural resource for students, faculty and the region. Significant SCAD Museum exhibition and study collections include nearly 4,500 items. The Walter O. Evans Collection at the SCAD Museum of Art is renowned as one of the finest collections of African-American art in the United States. The collection surveys the entire range of African-American art from the 19th century through the late 20th century. The Earle W. Newton Center for British and American Studies, also located at the museum, houses a significant collection of British and American paintings, drawings and prints from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries.


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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