The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) is private degree-issuing university in Savannah Georgia. SCAD also has locations in Atlanta, Hong Kong, and France. The college was established in 1978 and began with seven faculty members and 71 students, offering eight majors. By the year 2010, the enrollment of students to the university had grown to 10,461.

The college began offering eLearning programs in 2003, with certificates and full master’s degrees for online students. The college merged with the Atlanta College of Art in August, 2006. Today the university covers a combined area of more than 266,713 square meters and includes 109 buildings across its four locations.

The location in Savannah has 11 buildings providing student housing in different sizes. The university also operates 16 galleries at its various locations, including the famous Gutstein Gallery and La Galerie Bleue in Savannah. The university offers academic courses in broadcast design and motion graphics, animation, visual effects, interactive design, and game development. It offers fine art degrees, and currently enrolls students from 50 states and over a hundred countries.

SCAD has the accreditation from the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to give degrees for both bachelor’s and master’s courses. The university confers various degrees, including a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts, Master of Arts, Master of Architecture, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Arts in Teaching, and Master of Urban Design. It also confers graduate and undergraduate certificates.

The M.Arch. five-year professional degree is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board. Its interior design Bachelor of Fine Arts degree has the accreditation from the Council of for Interior Design Accreditation. The South Carolina Commission on Higher Education has granted the license to SCAD. The university’s graduates find multiple career and job opportunities due to the high reputation of SCAD in its area.