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Design & Applied Arts at Savannah College of Art and Design

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Design & Applied Arts at Savannah College of Art and Design

What traits are you looking for in a design school? To help you decide if Savannah College of Art and Design is right for you, we've gathered the following information about the school's design program.

SCAD is located in Savannah, Georgia and has a total student population of 14,840. In 2019, 808 design majors received their bachelor's degree from SCAD.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Design & Applied Arts section at the bottom of this page.

SCAD Design & Applied Arts Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Design
  • Master’s Degree in Design

Online Classes Are Available at SCAD

Don't have the time or the flexibility in your schedule to take traditional classes? Online courses may be the perfect solution for you. They allow independent learners to study when and where they want to while offering the rigor of in-person classes.

SCAD does offer online education options in design for the following degree levels for those interested in distance learning:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Master’s Degree

SCAD Design & Applied Arts Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the design progam at SCAD compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: Although rankings can help you see some information about a school, it's not a good idea to depend on them alone. Be sure to check out other things about the school before making your decision to attend.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The design major at SCAD is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Design & Applied Arts. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Popular Design & Applied Arts Master’s Degree Schools 1
Most Focused Design & Applied Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools 39
Most Focused Design & Applied Arts Schools 52
Best Value Design & Applied Arts Schools 285

In 2019, 215 students received their master’s degree in design from SCAD. This makes it the #1 most popular school for design master’s degree candidates in the country.

How Much Do Design Graduates from SCAD Make?

The median salary of design students who receive their bachelor's degree at SCAD is $23,500. Unfortunately, this is lower than the national average of $30,900 for all design students.

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Design Student Demographics at SCAD

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the design majors at Savannah College of Art and Design.

SCAD Design & Applied Arts Bachelor’s Program

67% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 33% of design bachelor's degrees went to men and 67% went to women.

SCAD Gender Breakdown of Design & Applied Arts Bachelor's Degree Grads

About 53% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in design at SCAD are white. This is typical for this degree on the nationwide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design with a bachelor's in design.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Design & Applied Arts Majors at Savannah College of Art and Design
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 56
Black or African American 72
Hispanic or Latino 71
White 426
International Students 148
Other Races/Ethnicities 35

SCAD Design & Applied Arts Master’s Program

67% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 33% of design master's degrees went to men and 67% went to women.

SCAD Gender Breakdown of Design & Applied Arts Master's Degree Grads

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design with a master's in design.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Design & Applied Arts Majors at Savannah College of Art and Design
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 10
Black or African American 8
Hispanic or Latino 4
White 43
International Students 146
Other Races/Ethnicities 4

SCAD also has a doctoral program available in design. In 2019, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Design Grads May Go Into

A degree in design can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for GA, the home state for Savannah College of Art and Design.

Occupation Jobs in GA Average Salary in GA
Graphic Designers 6,400 $54,260
Interior Designers 2,200 $53,800
Photographers 1,850 $45,270
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 1,390 $66,740
Multimedia Artists and Animators 1,090 $62,000

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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