DECA PARTNERSHIP

One of the most comprehensive and connected art and design universities in the world, SCAD offers more than 100 degree programs across more than 40 disciplines and more than 75 minors, including architecture, film and television, graphic design, immersive reality, industrial design, interactive design and game development, motion media design, service design, user experience (UX) design, visual effects and more. At SCAD, students can study seamlessly across four global locations in Atlanta and Savannah, Georgia; Hong Kong; Lacoste, France, and online through SCAD eLearning.

SCAD enrolls nearly 14,000 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 100 countries. The innovative SCAD curriculum is enhanced by advanced professional-level technology, equipment and learning resources, as well as opportunities for internships, professional certifications and collaborative projects with corporate partners. In 2018, the prestigious Red Dot Design Rankings placed SCAD as the No. 1 university in the U.S. and in the top two universities in the Americas and Europe. Career preparation is woven into every fiber of the university, resulting in a superior alumni employment rate. According to a recent study, 99 percent of Spring 2017 SCAD graduates were employed, pursuing further education or both within 10 months of graduation. 

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HOW DECA MEMBERS CAN ENGAGE

VISIT AND TOUR
The best way to get to know SCAD is to visit in person. Schedule a tour [link: scad.edu/visit] to learn more about all the university has to offer at any global location. Sit in on a class, meet with faculty, tour residence halls and have lunch at a SCAD café.

INFORMATION SESSIONS
Attend a SCAD overview presentation near you [link: scad.edu/yourarea] to learn more about university locations, programs of study, admission guidelines and career options.

SCAD DAYS AND SCAD SPOTLIGHT DAYS
At SCAD Day [link: scad.edu/scadday] and SCAD Spotlight Day [scad.edu/scadday], you can explore academic buildings and residence halls, experience signature events, get to know other applicants, talk with professors, apply for admission and meet with advisers.

SUMMER PROGRAMS
SCAD offers an array of enriching summer courses and workshops [link: scad.edu/summer] for students. Earn college credit, pursue professional development, or grow your talents in art and design.

EARLY ENROLLMENT AND SPECIAL PROGRAMS
Through joint enrollment and early enrollment programs such as SCAD eStar [link: scad.edu/estar], you can begin earning college credit while still in high school. You may also apply for GRADpath@SCAD [link: scad.edu/gradpath], an accelerated course of study that allows you to earn both your B.F.A. and M.A. in as few as four years or your B.F.A. and M.F.A. in as few as five years.

HOW PARTNER ASSOCIATES CAN ENGAGE

SCAD professors are available to judge competitions, moderate a panel on creativity, leadership and entrepreneurship, discuss the university’s programs of study including creative business leadership, design management and social strategy and management, among others, or offer a design challenge at any of the DECA conferences.

Artwork: Amanda Platner, B.F.A. painting, Fort Myers, Florida

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How Employees Can Engage with DECA

DECA has many opportunities for organizations and their employees to engage with DECA. From volunteering as a classroom speaker, mentor or judge, to representing your company by exhibiting to advertising in publications, there are countless opportunities to engage with DECA and its membership.

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