Thursday, March 12, 2020

SCAD to permanently close Hong Kong campus following Spring quarter

Posted By on Thu, Mar 12, 2020 at 11:11 PM

In an announcement tonight, Savannah College of Art and Design says it will close its decade-old campus in Hong Kong.

"In recent months, SCAD has given careful thought to the future of our Hong Kong location. The university prioritizes student safety and academic quality above all else, and after a comprehensive analysis, SCAD has decided to discontinue instruction at our Hong Kong location after the Spring 2020 quarter concludes. SCAD Hong Kong will continue to teach classes virtually through the end of the Spring 2020 quarter."

The building which SCAD restored and used for classes will be turned over.

"When SCAD's lease on the magistracy building expires this summer, the university will return the building to the Hong Kong Development Bureau, who will determine the historic landmark's next purpose," SCAD says.

On the issue of current students, SCAD says "All of the degree programs offered at SCAD Hong Kong are taught at other SCAD locations and/or online via SCAD eLearning. We plan to offer each student in good standing an opportunity to transition to SCAD Atlanta, SCAD Savannah, or SCAD eLearning to continue progressing toward their degrees."

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