English as a Second Language (ESL)
The SCAD Language Studio provides English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction appropriate to varied student needs, levels and proficiencies to prepare students for degree-granting programs at SCAD. ESL students make connections with peers and professors, and use their language skills to succeed in their studies and to begin their academic and artistic journeys with confidence and competence.
All non-native English-speaking students must meet certain criteria to be eligible for an enrollment waiver. Students who are not eligible for an ESL waiver are required to take a placement test administered by the SCAD Language Studio.
The ESL program includes a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses focused on reading, writing and grammar proficiency as well as advanced presentation, pronunciation and research skills necessary for a career in art and design.
Savannah international CAPP
Get an early start on your English language instruction by enrolling in this pre-orientation summer program, where you will prepare for the ESL placement test, take field trips and adjust to life in the U.S., the Savannah community and SCAD.
Atlanta international CAPP
Explore SCAD Atlanta and the surrounding community, build friendships, get familiar with U.S. culture, and prepare for the ESL placement test by enrolling in the pre-orientation summer program.