Savannah College of Art and Design
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Today was the first day of school for my 8 year old, and it got me thinking about how exciting of a time this is for young people. For me this was a particularly magical time when I was old enough to attend college where I had the opportunity and exposure to a wide range [...]
Today was the first day of school for my 8 year old, and it got me thinking about how exciting of a time this is for young people. For me this was a particularly magical time when I was old enough to attend college where I had the opportunity and exposure to a wide range of art and design studies. Unfortunately I (like many other 20-something) failed to grasp the concept of how incredible those opportunities were, and occasionally fell prey to drinking cheep beer instead of taking one more great design class. Oh how I wished I now had the time to take a furniture design and fabrication course, or an elective Industrial design model making class or step into a 4 hour life-drawing class. Occasionally I even wonder about what college or university I might consider attending if I were doing it all over today. Maybe someplace warm—say Texas no maybe Georgia? I’ve never really liked the cold weather here in Minnesota and Wisconsin and I’ve heard good things about the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia. Now clearly SCAD is probably a bit more expensive than my well respected but price controlled state school education (but what the heck, I own my own agency so I should be able to swing the tuition). SCAD offers 8 schools of study including: the Schools of Building, Communication, Design, Fashion, Film Digital Media and performing Arts, Fine Arts, Foundation Studies and Liberal Arts. For me I think I might switch my focus from graphics to furniture design — I like the idea of working in more tactile areas and creating tangible pieces that not only stimulate the senses visually but invite the viewer to interact and the SCAD’s Gulfstream Center for Design in Savannah is a 44,000-square-foot facility with extensive woodworking and metal fabrication studios, bench rooms, a plastics working laboratory, welding facility, painting booth and advanced technology lab. Now doesn’t that sound perfect? Now all I have to do is set aside my all responsibilities and get my application in for next semester.