SCAD Rising Star

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

Session dates

Atlanta and Savannah — June 19–July 23, 2021

2021 SCAD Rising Star applications are available now!

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The full SCAD experience

All SCAD Rising Star students utilize university spaces — from classrooms and computer labs to studios and production suites — in the development and completion of class assignments. Students have access to SCAD libraries, galleries, and other academic resources.


Immerse yourself

Students participating in the SCAD Rising Star residential program live in a SCAD residence hall, and all students enjoy meals at a SCAD dining hall. They are immersed in life at The University for Creative Careers and have the opportunity to explore the rich culture of Savannah and Atlanta — during a summer creating lifelong connections.

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SCAD summer programs students


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

Admission and tuition

Take a closer look at Rising Star admission and tuition requirements.

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SCAD Rising Star Atlanta
P.O. Box 77300
Atlanta, GA 30357
404.253.2700 or 877.722.3285
[email protected]


SCAD Rising Star Savannah
P.O. Box 2072
Savannah, GA 31402
912.525.5100 or 800.869.7223
[email protected]