SCAD has the only dedicated School of Foundation Studies in the United States, offering an array of support services to encourage student success. The Drawing and Design Center offers workshops and peer tutoring and the Still Life Center provides a studio space where elaborate still life materials are available for sustained study. Students hone their drawing skills with open model sessions, learn about faculty work in the presentation series Art First, and have the opportunity to showcase their own work in several exhibitions throughout the year.
With instruction from committed and energetic faculty members with terminal degrees, students are nurtured and motivated to strive to reach their full potential. Foundation studies help students develop the abilities needed to meet the challenges of their academic and professional careers.