General education is an essential component of SCAD’s undergraduate academic program, developing students as critical thinkers by providing an intellectual foundation and breadth of knowledge for life-long learning.
The goals of general education (a) provide knowledge in fine arts/humanities, natural sciences/mathematics, and social/ behavioral sciences, (b) develop and enhance fundamental academic skills, and (c) cultivate the intellectual and cultural growth of students.
Aligned with its goals, the SCAD general education program focuses on developing six competencies:
Aesthetic Interpretation Students will be equipped to respond critically to artistic works and traditions from various societies.
Computer Literacy Students will be literate in current, professional-standard technologies and technological applications.