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Visit to College of Charleston and SCAD

on June 18, 2014 in College Visits
SCAD Museum where many students intern

SCAD Museum where many students intern

SCAD The University for Creative Careers

Formerly known as the Savannah College of Art and Design, SCAD offers students a full range of creative and artistic areas of study. SCAD has campuses in Savannah, Hong Kong, Atlanta, and Lacoste, France. I toured several programs and the very modern dormitories located throughout Savannah (the largest campus), as well as the program in Lacoste.

General education courses and foundation studio classes are offered for all students. Students majoring in the popular Visual Effects program are recruited by companies such as Google and Pixar. There are a vast number of career-focused majors at SCAD. Here is a complete listing of the programs offered at each campus.

SCAD Equestrian Center

SCAD Equestrian Center

SCAD students can participate in varsity and club sports, including an Equestrian Studies program at their beautiful equestrian center. Many students choose to live throughout Savannah, with 30% living on campus. On the Atlanta campus, students may take courses at Georgia Tech and Emory University, and vice versa. Students do not take classes on Friday, allowing time for completion of very hands-on projects that are required for every major.

SCAD’s academic calendar is on the quarter system, with a break from November to January. Many students use this time to work or intern in their fields of interest.

SCAD Lacoste, France Library

SCAD Library Lacoste, France

Admission at SCAD is rolling; however, students should consider applying as early as possible to be considered for scholarships.

College of Charleston

February was the ideal time for the College of Charleston counselor fly-in. Counselors from around the country were treated to three days of events in the beautiful town of Charleston, South Carolina, including a student panel, campus tours, class visits, and receptions with faculty and admissions representatives. The College, with approximately 10,000 students, is one of the oldest public universities in the country. Forty percent of students are from out of state, drawn to this historic town and the university’s very hands-on programs. My earlier summary of the College of Charleston admissions representatives’ visit to Seattle can be read here.

The College of Charleston is made up of several separate schools:

Arts—includes a music business program

Education—Health & Human Performance (includes early childhood education)

Business and Economics­—Hospitality, tourism, property and events management

Humanities and Social Sciences—Media Studies includes a semester in NYC

Languages, Culture and World Affairs—includes Arabic, a popular choice

Sciences and Math—Research opportunities include a NASA internship, marine biology (a major program), and a strong pre-med support system

Our tour of the athletic facilities at this Division I school was impressive and included one of the most outstanding sailing centers and programs anywhere in the US.

Many merit scholarships are available for out-of-state students, and the cost of attendance is lower than at many universities. Students admitted into the Honors College may participate in the new International Scholars Program, offering extensive opportunities for study abroad and scholarships.

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