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The university for creative careers

Did you know that an exciting and innovative global university has a campus in Hong Kong? Here are some insights into doing a creative course or further study at Savannah School of Art and Design (SCAD).operates as one university with locations around the world, preparing students to work in the art and design industries. Its Hong Kong campus is based in Sham Shui Po, to add to its two campuses in the US (in Savannah and Atlanta) and one in Lacoste in France. It also offers e-learning options.

The school has over 100 unique programmes of study across more than 40 majors and 75 minors, including fashion, interactive design and game development, luxury and fashion management, interior design, photography and more. SCAD Hong Kong offers 22 bachelor’s and master’s programmes, including a new UX design course. Professors at the Hong Kong campus have held positions at global companies and contributed to Academy Award-winning movies.

In today’s society, creative skills are a vital part of many industries. SCAD’s strong focus on career preparation underpins every aspect of its course.

SCAD Hong Kong building

Creating careers

Worried that creative studies won’t lead to tangible employment after graduation? SCAD aims to put those concerns to rest, with a focus on career preparation underpinning every aspect of its courses. An impressive 99 percent of Class 2018 SCAD alumni gained employment or were pursuing further education (or both!) within 10 months of graduation.

The university maintains a variety of collaborations with multi-national companies and organisations, from Disney to the Commonwealth Bank and Hong Kong MTR. These relationships provide students with the chance to work in real-world environments, leading to outstanding portfolios and job opportunities. Students at SCAD also participate in events such as Art Central Hong Kong and Heritage Vogue: Hollywood Road. The university also presents its own signature events, including the SCAD Fashion Showcase and SideWalk Arts Festival.

Green Screen SCAD Hong Kong

Global recognition

SCAD has earned multiple accolades from the both the design and education communities. SCAD’s motion media design programme was named number one globally in 2017 by The Rookies, an international competition known as the “Oscars for creative minds”. The university’s undergraduate interior design programmes were ranked number one in 2018 by DesignIntelligence, which honours university design programmes that prepare students for professional success. The prestigious Red Dot Design Rankings placed SCAD as the number one university in the US and in the top two universities in the Americas and Europe. Impressively, the university’s undergraduate and graduate interior design programmes have received a first-place ranking 13 times since 2008.

To learn more about SCAD, sign up for a tour or an open day event, or visit the website

292 Tai Po Road, Sham Shui Po

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This article first appeared in the City Guide 2019 issue of Expat Living magazine. Subscribe now so you never miss an issue.