What It’s Like Being A Fashion Student At SCAD

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SCAD_TOUR_099 Last week I stumbled across this amazing article about SCAD through a Facebook friend. After reading it I knew I had to share it and add on about my experience at the school. I’d like to start off by saying how amazing these photos truly represent the school itself. You see all the time colleges showing off their “best aspects” leaving you so confused when you show up to see the campus in the flesh. The joyfulness, creativity, uniqueness; it’s all real. I started my career at SCAD as a Fashion Design major. From middle school on I took fashion sketching open studios, sewing lessons, workshops, etc. Anything I could get my hands on, really. I got to SCAD and started my Intro To Fashion Design and Intro To Textiles classes… I loved them! I was/still am really into the researching and visual exercises fashion design comes with. I love having a sketchbook and making moodboards, and so on. Then I got to Apparel 1. Yeah, long story short, I dropped the class within week two and started taking my Fashion Merchandising classes. The initial plan when attending SCAD was to major in Fashion Design and minor in Merchandising and Marketing. I realized very quickly that the actual construction of garments was not something that I want to do professionally. Making my own clothes will certainly continue to be something I am passionate about, but just as a hobby for now. I am currently in my first merchandising class and I love it. Let’s just talk about the building for a second. Morris Hall (seen with the purple hall and zebra staircases above) is the most beautiful building at SCAD no questions asked. Everything about it is just so inspiring. I am also currently taking Intro To Fibers because I think that’s what I want to minor in. That I haven’t really figured out yet though. I just discovered the minor called “Exhibition Design” which is all about the layout of stores, storefronts, displays, etc. I think it’s calling my name.

Moral of the story is that the opportunities and inspiration SCAD gives you are endless. I would not change it for the world. I am so excited that I get to work and learn in this creative environment everyday. SCAD is definitely a make it or break type of environment at first, but once you find your groove I promise you will never want to leave. The teachers are all so passionate, knowledgable, and helping, and all the students (for the most part) are so encouraging. I look forward everyday to enter a classroom where students are helping each other, critiquing each other, and collaborating across different majors to create magical outcomes. Seeing all the talent people have is just draw dropping. If any of you are thinking about attending SCAD and have ANY questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. I love my school and thought I’d share with y’all a little tour inside for you to see why!

All photos by Jamie Beck via Ann Street Studio

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  1. Taylor, I applied to SCAD for my freshman year and then when I applied to architecture grad school two years later as my just in case. I read the review by Ann Street Studio and it made me regret not going to SCAD. It was my first choice university as it had EVERYTHING I was interested in, the school I ended up going to only offers architecture. Reading this blog post has filled me with even more regret. I fell in live with Savannah when I visited two Octobers ago. I loved the character of the city – the brick streets, the history of it all. I was fortunate enough to visit the SCAD museum while they were having an exhibit called “The Little Black Dress” – you can read more about it here – http://michelleford.gy/scad-museum-visit/ – I just loved it.

    Published April 14, 2014Reply