Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD)

The Savannah College of Art and Design provides a learning pathway for students to begin their journey toward an art and design career by completing university-level courses at SCAD before beginning full-time studies.

The Savannah College of Art and Design is a private, non-profit, accredited university, offering more than 100 academic degree programs in more than 40 majors across its locations in Atlanta and Savannah, Georgia; Lacoste, France; and online via SCAD eLearning.

SCAD enrols approximately 15,000 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 100 countries. The innovative SCAD curriculum is enhanced by advanced professional-level technology and other learning resources, as well as opportunities for internships, professional certifications, and collaborative projects with corporate partners.

Career-related Studies (CRS)

The SCAD IBCP Pathway is an excellent and customizable platform that allows qualified high school students to begin their journey toward an art and design career — and a rewarding creative career — by completing university-level courses at SCAD before beginning full-time studies. Via specialized course tracks, IBCP students earn up to 25 college credit hours (see example below) offered through the award-winning SCAD eLearning platform.

Example: Students taking Track 1 (see below) can earn 25 credits hours for each of the courses:

Quarter 1 - DRAW 100: 5 credits  
Quarter 1 - DSGN 100: 5 credits  
Quarter 1 - DRAW 101: 5 credits  
Quarter 1 - DSGN 101: 5 credits  
Quarter 1 - DSGN 102: 5 credits  

Total: 25 college credit hours earned. 

 

Track 1A: General/Foundations: STEM eligible 

Quarter 1

Quarter 2

Quarter 3

Quarter 4

Quarter 5

DRAW 100

Drawing I: Form and Space

DSGN 100

Design I: Elements and Organization

DRAW 101

Drawing II: Composition and Media

(prerequisite: DRAW 100)

DSGN 101

Color: Theory and Application

(prerequisite: DSGN 100)

DSGN 102

Design II: 3-D Form in Space

(prerequisite: DSGN 100)

Required for the following majors: Accessory Design, Advertising and Branding, Animation, Architectural History, Art History, Fashion, Fashion Marketing and Management, Fibers, Furniture Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, Industrial Design, Interactive Design and Game Development, Interior Design, Jewelry, Motion Media Design, Painting, Photography, Preservation Design, Production Design, Sculpture, Sequential Art, Service Design, Visual Effects
 

Students will have access to our immersive academic resources to ensure success throughout the extent of the program. Students will have the opportunity to connect with SCAD faculty, enjoy weekly virtual events, and gain experience working with like-minded artists and designers, all while expanding their network of creatives. Course tracks include both general foundation-level options and SCAD degree program pathways like advertising, business of beauty and fragrance, and interactive design and game development. Out of the 11 IBCP pathway tracks, seven of the pathways can be transitioned into one of the 18 STEM programs at SCAD and the remaining 4 pathways can transition into Non-STEM programs. All IBCP students are also eligible for a 50% tuition grant for the program - which will be automatically reviewed during the application process.

Tracks available for a CP student

CP students will take one of the eleven tracks offered by SCAD as the Career-Related Study (CRS), alongside at least 2 DP courses and the CP core.

  • Track 1A: General/Foundations – STEM eligible 
  • Track 1B: General/Foundations – Digital Media Majors – STEM eligible  
  • Track 2A: General/Foundations and Liberal Arts – STEM eligible  
  • Track 2B: General/Foundations and Liberal Arts (No DRAW 100 Required)  
  • Track 3: Advertising and Branding – STEM program 
  • Track 4: Graphic Design – STEM program
  • Track 5: Interactive Design and Game Development – STEM program  
  • Track 6: Photography 
  • Track 7: Sequential Art  
  • Track 8: Business of Beauty and Fragrance  
  • Track 9: Fashion Marketing and Management 
  • Track 10: Social Strategy and Management – STEM program
  • Track 11: Custom Tracks: Students can customize classes based on their needs and interests

Below is the example of the course description for Track 1A.

Track 1A: General/Foundations: STEM eligible.

Quarter 1

Quarter 2

Quarter 3

Quarter 4

Quarter 5

DRAW 100

Drawing I: Form and Space

DSGN 100

Design I: Elements and Organization

DRAW 101

Drawing II: Composition and Media

(prerequisite: DRAW 100)

DSGN 101

Color: Theory and Application

(prerequisite: DSGN 100)

DSGN 102

Design II: 3-D Form in Space

(prerequisite: DSGN 100)

Required for the following majors: Accessory Design, Advertising and Branding, Animation, Architectural History, Art History, Fashion, Fashion Marketing and Management, Fibers, Furniture Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, Industrial Design, Interactive Design and Game Development, Interior Design, Jewelry, Motion Media Design, Painting, Photography, Preservation Design, Production Design, Sculpture, Sequential Art, Service Design, Visual Effects 
 

 

Course
Description
Credit
Drawing I:
Form and Space
Students learn basic skills and techniques for drawing from direct observation using subjects such as still life, landscape, and architecture. The depiction of form, light, and spatial depth is emphasized along with accurate proportion and scale. Research tools such as thumbnail sketches, quick studies, sketchbooks, and digital resources are used to develop ideas. Analysis of drawings, critiques, and classroom discussions build vocabulary and enrich the students' understanding of drawing. Prerequisite(s): None.  5
Design I:
Elements and Organization
Students develop an understanding of the organizational methods used in two-dimensional work. They utilize the elements and principles of design while working in black-and-white and color media. Problem solving processes and research are integrated into the development, refinement and evaluation of images. The work of professionals in a variety of art and design fields is analyzed to understand the application of two-dimensional design. The importance of presentation and craftsmanship is emphasized. Prerequisite(s): None.  5
Drawing II:
Composition and Media
Students enhance observational drawing skills and produce work from imagination in linear perspective through research and experimentation with technique and media. Students refine the use of black-and-white media, learn to use color media, and skillfully integrate content, concept and composition. Prerequisite(s): DRAW 100.  5
Color:
Theory and Application
This course continues the skills developed in Design I, and develops an understanding of color properties and relationships through formal exercises, research and creative thinking. Students build a vocabulary for analyzing and identifying color and color phenomena. Concepts of color theorists and color use in a variety of fields are examined to understand the application of color theory. Prerequisite(s): DSGN 100.  5
Design II:
3D Form in Space
This course continues the skills developed in Design I, and develops an understanding of color properties and relationships through formal exercises, research and creative thinking. Students build a vocabulary for analyzing and identifying color and color phenomena. Concepts of color theorists and color use in a variety of fields are examined to understand the application of color theory. Prerequisite(s): DSGN 100.  5

 

Below is the example of how the CRS, with SCAD’s track could be structured for a CP student:

 
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
1st period DP subject DP subject DP subject DP subject DP subject
2nd period DP subject DP subject DP subject DP subject DP subject
3rd period SCAD course/activities DP subject DP subject SCAD course/activities DP subject
4th period SCAD course/activities DP subject DP subject SCAD course/activities DP subject
5th period SCAD course/activities CP core CP core SCAD course/activities DP subject
6th period SCAD course/activities CP core CP core SCAD course/activities CP core
7th period SCAD course/activities CP core CP core SCAD course/activities CP core

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What Schools/students say about the CRS:

The IBCP-SCAD CRS offers a fantastic pathway for students at WISS to engage in a programme of learning specific to their passion and future creative career. Our students can study one of the many tracks available through SCAD or develop a unique and specialised track based on their individual aspirations. This affords our students a great deal of choice and personalisation in their programme of learning. WISS students benefit from this pathway by earning university credits and being able to embark on a programme of learning they are deeply passionate about. WISS IBCP-SCAD graduates have received hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarship offers from universities based on the quality of their applications and portfolios; I have no doubt that their experience through the IBCP-SCAD CRS has played a huge part in this success. SCAD do an excellent job of advising Grade 10 (MYP Year 5) students on potential pathways and accompanying IBDP course selections. As the IBCP Coordinator, I feel that SCAD has developed excellent channels of communication with their partner schools, much due to the work of Ms Maken Payne. SCAD has also put in the time and effort to make their pathway accessible to all, the IBCP scholarship goes a long way to make the programme financially viable for schools and students. I would have no hesitation in recommending the IBCP-SCAD CRS to another IBCP school. Stewart Paterson, IBCP Coordinator, Western International School of Shanghai, China

University Recognition

Acceptance into the IBCP program does not guarantee admission into the undergraduate program at SCAD. Students who successfully complete the IBCP provisions will need to apply for admission to the undergraduate programme and complete the regular admission process. Students will be reviewed for academic and achievement scholarship opportunities. Upon acceptance (if applicable), the 25 college credits successfully completed during the CP program will transfer to SCAD enabling advanced placement for the IBCP students. SCAD students may study at any or all of the university’s global locations and learning modalities – Atlanta, Savannah, Lacoste, and eLearning through SCADnow.

Students are also able to consider applying to others universities around the world and should check with the Admissions Office at each individual university for their specific entry requirements.

More Information

The course is only available in English. Find more information and contact details to discuss the needs of your schools and students in relation to this CRS offering:

Website: International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme | SCAD.edu Email: mpayne@scad.edu