SCAD Rising Star

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

Session dates

Atlanta — June 24-July 27, 2018
Hong Kong — June 24-July 27, 2018
Savannah — June 17-July 20, 2018
eLearning — June 24-July 27, 2018

2018 SCAD Rising Star applications are available now!

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Whether attending in Atlanta, Hong Kong or Savannah, all SCAD Rising Star participants utilize university spaces — 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 hall.


SCAD 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 students presenting work

Tuition and scholarships

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

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Student life

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

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

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

Related link

Check out the Summer at SCAD brochure