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Savannah Coll. of Art & Design

SCAD, the Savannah College of Art and Design, is a private, degree-granting university with locations in Savannah and Atlanta, in the U.S. state of Georgia, and in Hong Kong, and Lacoste, France.



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SCAD was founded in 1978 by Paula S. Wallace, Richard Rowan, May Poetter and Paul Poetter. In 1979, SCAD opened its doors with five trustees, four staff members, seven faculty members, and 71 students. At that time the school offered eight majors. In May 1981, the first graduate received a degree. The following year, the first graduating class received degrees. In 1982 the enrollment grew to more than 500 students, then to 1,000 in 1986, and 2,000 in 1989. In 2010, the university enrolled 10,461 students. Paula S. Wallace co-founded the Savannah College of Art and Design in 1978 with her parents and her then-husband, taking out a $200,000 loan to buy the college's first building. Growth In 2002, SCAD opened a location in Lacoste, France as a residential study-abroad location. In 2003, the college launched the SCAD eLearning program, offering certificates and full master's degrees online. In 2005, SCAD opened a campus in Midtown Atlanta called SCAD-Atlanta offering B.F.A., M.A. and M.F.A. degrees in 11 majors.[1][unreliable source?] In August 2006, the Atlanta College of Art merged with SCAD after approval by the board of trustees of both colleges. In September 2010, SCAD opened its most recent location in Hong Kong in the Sham Shui Po district. Today the university encompasses 109 buildings with 2,870,877 square feet (266,713.2 m2) in Atlanta, Lacoste, Hong Kong and Savannah. Presidents Ivy Hall houses classrooms for SCAD's Atlanta campus Richard Rowan (1978�2000) Rowan served as president of the college from its inception in 1978 until April 2000, when SCAD's Board of Trustees promoted Rowan to Chancellor. During his tenure as Chancellor, Rowan devoted the majority of his time traveling and recruiting international students and staff. In 2001, Chancellor Rowan resigned from the college. Paula S. Wallace (2000�present) Wallace, formerly Paula S. Rowan, served as Provost and Dean of Academics before becoming President of the Savannah College of Art and Design. As President, Wallace is responsible for the direct internal management of the institution. Wallace has led the collaboration for several annual events, such as the Sidewalk Arts Festival, Savannah Film Festival, a Fashion Show, SCAD Style, deFine Art Festival, Art Educators' Forum and Rising Star.

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The Savannah College of Art and Design exists to prepare talented students for professional careers, emphasizing learning through individual attention in a positively oriented university environment.



Lisa M. Robinson 1999 Photographer. Author of monograph "Snowbound" Outstanding Alumna, 2006. Brock Butler lead singer of Perpetual Groove Sheila Springsteen 1992 Photographer, Pulitzer Prize nominee, Winner Robert F. Kennedy Award, Instructor, Photojournalism (CCS) India.Arie grammy-winning musician and vocalist Danny! recording artist for Questlove's Okayplayer Records and music producer/composer for MTV's Hype Music production library Joanna Erbach 2005 Visual effects artist for animated films including The Ant Bully and Open Season 2 Tomas Kalnoky Lead singer of the ska punk band Streetlight Manifesto, and the musical collective Bandits of the Acoustic Revolution. Tomas Kalnoky was also the first lead singer for the band Catch 22. Christy Lijewski creator of the comics Next Exit and RE:Play M. Alice LeGrow 2003 Alternative comics artist; creator of the graphic novel series Bizenghast The Luna Brothers comics/graphic novel creators of Ultra, Girls, and The Sword (Image), and artists for Spider-Woman (Marvel) Dennis Oh actor and model in South Korea Drew Speziale Circle Takes the Square member Kathy Coppola Circle Takes the Square member Jay Wynn Circle Takes the Square member Ted Bowne Founding members of the Billboard Reggae chart-topping band, Passafire Nick Kubley Founding members of the Billboard Reggae chart-topping band, Passafire Ren� P�rez rapper and lyricist of five time Grammy Award winner band Calle 13 Nabil Abou-Harb 2007 Film Writer/Director, "Arab in America (2007)" Anis Mojgani 1999 (Bachelors) 2001 (Masters) Award Winning Slam Poet and first place winner at 2007 World Cup Poetry Slam held in Bobigny, France" Alex Shopov 1999 Co-recipient, 2005 Emmy award for CBS Sports' Swingvision Jefferson Wood 1995 (Bachelors) Successful illustrator and graphic artist Company website Andrew Risch Founder of Polycount