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Savannah College of Art and Design

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SCAD Savannah, Savannah United States

Ranking

# 16QS WUR Ranking By Subject

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54Undergraduate programs

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81Postgraduate programs

About Savannah College of Art and Design

At SCAD, innovation extends to all 100-plus degree programs the university offers, each designed with constant research and reimagining to instill the critical skills and knowledge you need to succeed in your chosen career, an approach that garnered recognition from CBS Evening News with Norah O'Donnell in 2022 as a singular example of innovation in higher education. SCAD's dedication to preeminent art, business, and design education garnered Red Dot Design's No. 1 design university in the U.S. ranking for the sixth consecutive year, as well as other top rankings from the International Design Awards, DesignIntelligence, The Rookies, Art & Object, Animation Career Review, The Hollywood Reporter, and The Business of Fashion, among others. SCAD consults industry leaders, gathers data on business and design needs through SCADpro, and collects student feedback to inform the genesis and evolution of every degree taught at the university.

About Savannah College of Art and Design

At SCAD, innovation extends to all 100-plus degree programs the university offers, each designed with constant research and reimagining to instill the critical skills and knowledge you need to succeed in your chosen career, an approach that garnered recognition from CBS Evening News with Norah O'Donnell in 2022 as a singular example of innovation in higher education. SCAD's dedication to preeminent art, business, and design education garnered Red Dot Design's No. 1 design university in the U.S. ranking for the sixth consecutive year, as well as other top rankings from the International Design Awards, DesignIntelligence, The Rookies, Art & Object, Animation Career Review, The Hollywood Reporter, and The Business of Fashion, among others. SCAD consults industry leaders, gathers data on business and design needs through SCADpro, and collects student feedback to inform the genesis and evolution of every degree taught at the university.

Available programs

SCAD's 100-plus undergraduate and graduate courses are taught on the 10-week quarter system, which mirrors the fast-paced deadlines and frequent feedback of the business world. 

Exceptional students from select SCAD programs can maximize their education and enhance their career preparation through GRADpath@SCAD, an accelerated track that propels students to earn both a B.F.A. and M.A. in four years, or a B.F.A. and M.F.A. in five years.

SCAD's 100-plus undergraduate and graduate courses are taught on the 10-week quarter system, which mirrors the fast-paced deadlines and frequent feedback of the business world.

University information

Applying to SCAD is as easy as 1-2-3. Simply apply, log in, and upload your documents. That's it!

SCAD is on a 10-week quarter system, and applications are accepted at any time throughout the year. There are no deadlines to apply, however, students are encouraged to apply at least six months in advance to allow time to arrange for financial aid, and no later than 30 days prior to the start of their first quarter. Admission results normally take between two and four weeks to be complete. | Funding your creative career with financial aid

Financial aid, including scholarships, grants, federal and private loans, and work-study, is available for students, and SCAD advisers are ready to help you make a financial plan. Scholarships are available for both U.S. and non-U.S. citizens.

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SCAD is one university with four global locations in Atlanta and Savannah, Ga.; Lacoste, France; and online via SCADnow. For every pursuit and at each location, SCAD offers a wonderland of physical and digital resources designed to exceed the top studios, startups, and firms SCAD students will go on to lead — from next-level production and post-production spaces for animation, sound design, VFX, film, and more at Savannah Film Studios (the largest and most comprehensive university-owned film studio complex in the U.S.) and the SCAD Digital Media Center to cutting-edge digital textile labs at Number Nine and the advanced digital, robotics, and prototyping tools at The Shed, and so much more.

Student life

On-ground and online, the SCAD International Student Services Office (ISSO) guides students to professional success. ISSO programs, resources, and mentoring begin before studies at SCAD and continue long after graduation. With a calendar that includes cross-cultural events, exhibitions, and educational programming, as well as a wealth of opportunities to get involved, SCAD celebrates international student life and prepares students with the global perspective needed to pursue world-spanning career paths.

With awards from The Hollywood Reporter, the Cannes Film Festival, and the American Institute of Architects, as well as Emmys, Oscars, and Peabodys, SCAD educators are career-making mentors who bring executive experience to the virtual and in-person classroom. While SCAD professors continue to research, publish, and practice in their areas of scholarship, their greatest achievement is your success. You will receive individual attention and work side by side with these highly accomplished educators in small classroom settings. SCAD professors also invite their elite networks into the classroom. Unique-to-SCAD connections lead to coveted student internships and jump-start rewarding careers well before graduation.

The SCAD office for career and alumni success. (CAS) champions students from the first day of class to first jobs and beyond through focused resources, events, and advising. Through the support of a personal adviser, unparalleled opportunities, and a network of more than 50,000 alumni and creative leaders, SCAD's alumni employment rate is 99%, according to a study of Spring 2021 graduates who were employed, pursuing further education, or both within 10 months of graduation.

Tuition fee and scholarships

One of the important factors when considering a master's degree is the cost of study. Luckily, there are many options available to help students fund their master's programme. Download your copy of the Scholarship Guide to find out which scholarships from around the world could be available to you, and how to apply for them.

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Rankings & ratings

Savannah College of Art and Design is one of the top universities in Savannah, United States. It is ranked #16 in QS WUR Ranking By Subject 2023.

QS WUR Ranking By Subject

  • 2015
    #35
  • 2016
    #51-100
  • 2017
    #=49
  • 2018
    #=36
  • 2019
    #47
  • 2020
    #36
  • 2021
    #=33
  • 2022
    #26
  • 2023
    #16

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