Rising Star

This challenging five-week program awards college credit to rising high school seniors who are ready for a university experience at SCAD Savannah, SCAD Atlanta or SCAD Hong Kong. Students enroll in two college-level classes and have the opportunity to build or enhance their portfolios.

Session dates

Atlanta — June 20-July 22, 2016
Hong Kong — June 27-July 29, 2016
Savannah — June 20-July 22, 2016

2016 Rising Star applications are available now!

View the application timeline and requirements to apply.

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Rising Star students measuring camera distance

Whether attending in Atlanta, Hong Kong or Savannah, all Rising Star participants utilize university facilities — from classrooms and computer labs to studios and production suites — in the development and completion of class assignments. SCAD libraries, galleries, and other resources are also available. Students participating in the residential program live in a SCAD residence hall, and all students enjoy meals at a SCAD dining facility.

Rising Star students working on sewing machine in classroom


Rising Star courses span a variety of disciplines and include introductory foundation studies courses, complementary general education classes, and major-specific electives. Discover the specific classes offered at Rising Star, as well as an overview of the course structure and selection process for the program.

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Rising Star student working in computer lab

Tuition and scholarships

Explore scholarship opportunities for Rising Star and take a closer look at the tuition requirements for the program.

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Rising Star students kayaking in the river

Student life

Rising Star residential students live in a SCAD residence hall and fully experience life at the university for creative careers. Get a glimpse of SCAD culture through snapshots, mementos and souvenirs of a summer well spent.

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Rising Star Atlanta
P.O. Box 77300
Atlanta, GA 30357
404.253.2700 or 877.722.3285

Rising Star Hong Kong
292 Tai Po Road
Sham Shui Po
Hong Kong

Rising Star Savannah
P.O. Box 2072
Savannah, GA 31402
912.525.5100 or 800.869.7223


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