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 or SCAD Atlanta. Students enroll in two college-level classes and have the opportunity to build or enhance their visual arts portfolios.

Whether attending in Atlanta 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, theaters, bookstores and fitness centers 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.

Applications for the 2015 program will be available beginning Sept. 1, 2014.

Rising Star 2013, classroom

Rising Star 2013, fashion 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 2012, 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 2012, kayaking

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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