Founded in 1978 in the United States, the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), has invested Lacoste, a typical village in the Luberon, for two decades.
Here, the American university offers its students (nicknamed “the bees”) an eight-week study trip during which they not only immerse themselves in French culture and history but also discover European cities.
Teaching with a Provençal flavour
Internationally recognized, SCAD offers over 100 study programs to more than 15,000 bees spread between Savannah and Atlanta. Cross-disciplinary teaching enables them to acquire the skills necessary for their future profession, to communicate about their image and to work with companies during and after their studies.
With direct links to partners such as Pixar, SCAD is aware of needs well in advance, which allows teachers to adapt programs according to requests. During their stay in Provence, the future artists, designers, architects and other fashion creators revive this village previously abandoned by its inhabitants, under a light that has already inspired Cartier-Bresson, Man Ray or Max Ernst.