Start your SCAD journey early with a pre-college program

Explore new avenues of artistic development and spark your imagination at The University for Creative Careers. SCAD offers pre-college programs during the summer and throughout the year for high school students of all ages to pursue art and design disciplines while working alongside peers from all over the world — and offer ideal opportunities for artists at all levels to create, learn, and grow.


Summer 2021 programs go virtual

As we progress through this academic year, the university continues to adapt to changing conditions and recommendations from the CDC, WHO, and government authorities. SCAD has made the necessary and responsible decision to transition our pre-college programs to virtual instruction this summer.

Explore each program to learn how we plan to continue offering an engaging and immersive experience.

SCAD Rising Star

Incoming high school seniors ready for a college experience benefit from the challenging and exciting atmosphere of SCAD Rising Star. Enrolling in one or two college-level classes and building professional portfolios, SCAD Rising Star participants benefit from all of the perks of being a SCAD student.

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Summer seminars

SCAD Summer Seminars offer weeklong workshops for high school students who have completed their freshman, sophomore, or junior years. Students gain valuable experience while developing their creativity through exciting art and design projects.

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SCAD joint enrollment

Explore opportunities to enroll in university-level courses while still in high school. Eligible students may be qualified to earn college credits.

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