SCAD Summer Seminars


SCAD Summer Seminars

SCAD Summer Seminars offer week-long workshops for high school students who have completed their freshman, sophomore or junior years. Students have the opportunity to gain a valuable educational experience while developing their creative vision through exciting art and design assignments and projects. Participants may attend only one session per location (Atlanta/Savannah).

Students attend two workshops each day, taught by SCAD professors or selected SCAD graduate students. Workshops allow students access to the university's extensive facilities, resources and libraries. The program consists of local field trips, lectures, studio work and demonstrations. A closing exhibition of student work is held at the end of each session.



  • Session I: June 15-21, 2014
  • Session II: June 22-28, 2014
  • Session III: July 13-19, 2014
  • Session IV: July 20-26, 2014


  • Session I: June 15-21, 2014
  • Session II: July 27-Aug. 2, 2014


Registration details

Students intending to enroll at both locations must submit one online registration and pay a $35 registration fee for each location (Atlanta and Savannah). Students interested in attending only one session and location should choose their preferred location (Atlanta or Savannah) and session date. Registration is available for rising sophomores, juniors and seniors in high school.

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March 1

  • Deadline for scholarship consideration (if applicable) and all required documents

March 15

  • Scholarship recipients are informed.

May 15

  • Deadline for priority registration and program fees (residential and nonresidential)
  • After May 15, registration is open on a space-available basis. Please contact the summer programs team directly at 912.525.5754 (Savannah) or 404.253.2700 (Atlanta).

June 1

  • Mandatory program forms submitted

Tuition and scholarship details


Students interested in attending both locations will be charged a $35 fee per location. All program fees include afternoon and evening activities.

Registration fee: $35
Nonresidential fee: $900 (includes lunch)
Residential fee: $1,100 (includes housing and all meals)

Payment process

All payments must be submitted online. Students who are unable to make an online payment should contact the Summer Seminars office.

The program offers two payment plans.

Plan A requires a minimum payment of $250 no later than two weeks after initial registration and the selection of an option below:

  • Option 1 allows a second minimum payment of $400 and the remaining balance by May 15.
  • Option 2 allows the remaining balance to be paid in full by May 15.

Plan B allows one full payment of $900 (nonresidential) or $1,100 (residential) no later than two weeks after the initial registration.

The initial payment secures a place in the program. If the final payment is not received by May 15, the student is removed from the program. Students admitted on or after May 15 must make payment in full.

Scholarship requirements

A limited number of scholarships are available but not guaranteed. Scholarships to SCAD Summer Seminars are competitive. Students who excel artistically and exhibit financial need are eligible. A student must complete the online registration and upload scholarship materials by March 1 to be considered for a scholarship.

The deadline for submitting scholarship materials has passed. All scholarship winners will be notified by March 15.