It’s no secret that sneakers are taking over the world and for longtime sneaker enthusiasts, this reality is one we saw coming from a mile away. Regardless, the sneaker heyday is here to stay and opportunities to join the footwear industry are starting to present themselves more frequently. The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) recognizes that sneaker culture has grown into a global $80 billion industry, which expands the need for aspiring creatives to take a seat at the table. To support students’ growing interest in sneakers, SCAD launches a new minor program in Sneaker Design.
The program will be offered at both the Savannah and Atlanta SCAD campuses with intent to help students attain professional credentials that will propel them within the industry after graduation. The minor includes five courses designed to develop students’ sketching, rendering, concept development, design, digital prototyping, and branding for luxury and high-performance sneakers. The program also creates space for innovation and sustainability. SCAD offers cutting-edge technology available for students to use to their advantage. By completing the minor, students will have created a professional-quality portfolio that showcases both physical and digital prototypes of their own original sneaker designs. Alumni from the SCAD School of Fashion have already gone on to work with brands like Nike, adidas, YEEZY, Reebok, Skechers, and more.