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Savannah College of Art & Design, theater building

Savannah College of Art & Design, theater building
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The Savannah College of Art and Design (often referred to as SCAD) — founded in 1978 by Paula S. Wallace, Richard Rowan, May Poetter and Paul Poetter — offers Fine Arts degrees. The college is closely engaged with the city and the preservation, at least architecturally, of its rich heritage.

SCAD enrolls more than 7,000 students from all 50 states and 100 countries. International student enrollment is 10-12 percent.

Degree programs include advertising design, animation, architectural history, architecture, art history, arts administration (M.A. only), broadcast design and motion graphics, cinema studies (M.A. only), contemporary writing, fashion, fibers, film and television, furniture design, graphic design, historic preservation, illustration, illustration design (M.A. only), industrial design, interactive design and game development, interior design, metals and jewelry, painting, performing arts, photography, production design, sculpture, sequential art, sound design, urban design (M.U.D. only), visual communication (B.A. only) and visual effects.

Minors are offered in 28 of the major programs as well as in accessory design, British-American studies, business management and entrepreneurship, ceramic arts, cultural landscape, dance, decorative arts, drawing, electronic design, exhibition design, interaction design, marine design, museum studies, music performance, new media art, printmaking, sculpture, storyboarding and technical direction.

The college also features a study-abroad campus in the scenic town of Lacoste, France. In 2005, SCAD opened a campus in Midtown, Atlanta, Georgia, called SCAD-Atlanta. In June 2006, the Atlanta College of Art merged with SCAD, resulting in more opportunities for students. SCAD-Atlanta is near the Woodruff Arts Center and the High Museum of Art on Peachtree Street in Atlanta.

Poetter Hall, originally Preston Hall, was SCAD's first building and first historic restoration project.
Poetter Hall, originally Preston Hall, was SCAD's first building and first historic restoration project.

The college's first academic building was the Savannah Volunteer Guard Armory, which was purchased and renovated in 1979. Built in 1892, the Romanesque Revival red brick structure is included on the National Register of Historic Places. Originally named Preston Hall, the building was renamed Poetter Hall in honor of co-founders May and Paul Poetter. SCAD soon expanded rapidly, acquiring buildings in Savannah's downtown historic and Victorian districts, restoring old and often derelict buildings that had exhausted their original functions.

By restoring buildings for use as college facilities, the college has been recognized by the American Institute of Architects, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Historic Savannah Foundation and the Victorian Society of America, among others. The college campus now consists of more than 60 buildings throughout the grid and park system of downtown Savannah. Many buildings are located on the famous 21 squares of the old town, which are laden with monuments, live oaks and an undeniable Southern-Gothic feel that is sought by the many movies filmed there.

Features located on or near the college buildings include the Riverfront Plaza and Factors' Walk — River Street's restored 19th-century cotton warehouses and passageways include shops, bars and restaurants — and City Market, Savannah's restored central market, features antiques, souvenirs and small eateries.

Located in Atlanta's burgeoning Midtown, SCAD–Atlanta facilities provide ample classroom and exhibition space, well-equipped computer labs, library, photography darkrooms, printmaking and sculpture studios, a dining hall, fitness center, swimming pool and residence hall.

The college's facilities in Lacoste, France, date back 500–600 years. Founded by Bernard Pfriem, an American artist, in the 1970s and called the Lacoste School of the Arts, the small town of about 300 permanent inhabitants is steeped in rustic charm. Lacoste is a medieval village in Provence, which is in Southern France. The beautiful countryside is an asset to the college as an inspiration for the courses taught there. Enrollment in Lacoste usually is for one quarter of the academic school year.

Date: 2002-05-30 05:05:33

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