The Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia offers a Master of Arts degree in Graphic Design. The curriculum is 45 credit hours completed through nine courses compose the curriculum. The courses are: Graphic Design Seminar Methodologies, The Role of Graphic Design in Social Awareness, Graphic Design M.A. Final Portfolio, one 700-level ARLH/ARTH Elective, one 700-level GRDS Elective, two 700-level GRDS Studio Electives, and one 500- to 700-level Elective. Intensive coursework may be necessary for some students upon admission into SCAD, and those courses are as follows: Integrated Design Media, Typographic Communication, and Visual Communication History, Research and Discourse.
The Graphic Design program at SCAD has a “world-changing design” focus. Students learn about the new and emerging technologies in graphic design, while being exposed to a diverse faculty ranging from all over the world. By introducing different, diverse perspectives to the students, they have a global approach and understanding to graphic design. Students complete many projects that include a wide array of graphic design work, including: promotional campaigns, packaging, posters, publications, websites, brand design, and several others.
Careers in graphic design include, but are not limited to: Art director, Design director, Display designer, Typeface designer, User experience designer, Environmental designer, Information designer, Web designer, Mobile designer, and Sign systems designer, Graphic designer in: Advertising, Publishing, Film and television, Government, Healthcare services, and Corporations.
Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree or should anticipate completion of a bachelor's degree before enrollment in the graduate program. All applicants are evaluated individually according to previous educational experience and level of achievement.
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Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
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