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This challenging five-week program awards college credit to rising high school seniors who are ready for a summer college experience at SCAD. Students enroll in two college-level classes and have the opportunity to build or enhance their visual arts portfolios.
In Savannah and Atlanta, Pre-college: Rising Star participants have access to university facilities, including classrooms, computer labs, studios, production suites, libraries, galleries, theaters, bookstores and fitness centers. Students live in a SCAD residence hall and have their meals at a SCAD dining facility. All courses are taught by SCAD professors; maximum class size is 20 students. A closing exhibition of student work is held at the end of the program.
Application fee: $35
Program fee: $250
Housing and meals: $1,000
All applicants including U.S. citizens and international students are considered for scholarship. Funding is awarded to the earliest qualifies based on academic and artistic achievement.
Admission to Pre-college: Rising Star is highly selective and preference is granted to applicants with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale, a strong visual arts portfolio, and demonstration of maturity, leadership and responsibility.
Portfolios are evaluated on the following qualitative measures: aesthetic awareness, composition, drawing, design, color perception, spatial perception, quality of presentation, technique and originality.