Founded in 1978 by Paula Wallace, the Savannah College of Art and Design is the undisputed reference in the field of art, design and creativity and is regularly ranked among the top universities in the world. With 15,000 students from more than 120 countries on its three campuses in Savannah, Atlanta, Georgia (USA) and Lacoste in the Luberon region of France, SCAD offers Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in more than 42 subjects with a hundred possible specializations.
Established in Provence since 2001, SCAD Lacoste, the French branch of the Savannah College of Art and Design, is developing an atypical higher education project in the arts and design in an exceptional setting.
In this medieval village where the Marquis de Sade lived, whose castle was bought and renovated by Pierre Cardin, a source of inspiration for Monet, Van Gogh and Picasso, and a place favored by Max Ernst and André Breton, to name but a few, students are immersed in French culture at all levels. The university has restored the village, transformed old dwellings and medieval caves into contemporary teaching spaces with state-of-the-art technical facilities.
Lacoste is home to one of the most prestigious art universities where everything is done to propel students, who are relocated during four sessions spread throughout the year, towards excellence.
A unique place of inspiration for students, SCAD Lacoste also plays a leading role in the village, a favorite tourist destination for visitors to the Luberon and Provence.
“For the past two decades, SCAD’s “bees”, artists and creatives have been basking in the idyllic landscape of SCAD Lacoste, our medieval oasis nestled in rolling lavender fields, bathed in the golden rays of the sun. The past 20 years have been magical, as SCAD has attracted internationally renowned personalities to Provence as speakers, artists and exhibitors.”
President and Founder of SCAD
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SCAD Lacoste - Savannah College of Art and Design