Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)

Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)
Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), Interior Design

School: Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)
Location: Savannah, Georgia (plus outposts in Atlanta and Hong Kong)
Undergraduate program: Bachelor of Fine Arts
Graduate programs: Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts
Number of student: 533 (undergraduate), 120 (graduate)
Number of faculty: 22
Notable alumni: Chuck Chewning, Benjamin Fay, Kati Curtis

Strengths: Top marks in the U.S. for interior design, access to unique collaborations aimed at answering emerging design issues (an example is the groundbreaking SCADpad program, which creates affordable, sustainable micro-housing)

The overview: Ranked number one in the U.S. by DesignIntelligence six years running, SCAD’s undergraduate interior design BFA is run not only at the school’s home base in Savannah, but also in Atlanta and at the school’s outpost in Hong Kong. The program aims to turn out “innovative interior designers capable of critical thinking, effective communication and collaborative teamwork.” Influential magazine editor Margaret Russell is an honorary dean. All programs are distinguished by professional-level technology, equipment and learning resources as well as internships and collaborative projects with corporate partners.