Savannah College of Art and Design prepares its students to be successful in the creative workforce. SCAD’s curriculum includes courses in Film, Jewelry, Animation, Graphic Design and various other creative fields. SCAD students can choose to participate in several and organizations and activities on campus and in the community. The motto of the Black Student Association (BSA) is Be Aware, Be Involved, Be Connected. BSA helps students of all ethnic backgrounds make a positive impact on campus, in the community and in their own lives. BSA hosts various trips and activities to engage students in black history and culture. Activities include The Black Kwanzaa Celebration, Throwback Jamz, Night of Poetry and Music and many more. SCAD is committed to its students’ excellence in their desired creative field. The school’s mission is to accentuate learning through personal attention from faculty and to provide a positive campus environment. 

Location: Savannah, GA

Type of Institution: Four-year, private college

Tuition and Fees (per semester)

     • In-State/Out-of-State: $15,255

Size: 11,000+ students

Percentage of African-American Students: 5%

Percentage of Men: 37%

Percentage of Women: 63%

Student-Teacher Ratio: 17:1

Degrees Offered: Bachelor’s Master’s, Certificates

Colleges/Schools: Building Arts, Design, Digital Media, Fine Arts, Communication Arts, Fashion, Entertainment Arts, Liberal Arts

Housing: On-campus housing provided


     • African-American Greek: N/A

     • Others: Black Student Association, Caribbean Student Association, National Organization of Minority Architects

Famous Black Alumni/Faculty: India.Aire 

City Life: Tourist city, beaches (Tybee Island), riverboat tours and cruises, ghost and haunted tours, carriage rides, speedway track, historic sites (First African Baptist), outdoor festivals (Black Heritage Festival), shopping, dining