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 and have the opportunity to build or enhance their portfolios. Rising Star will transition to virtual instruction this summer. 

Virtual session dates

Virtual — June 21-July 22, 2021

Rising Star is an accelerated program designed to prepare students for their undergraduate pursuits and beyond and will now be offered through the award-winning SCAD eLearning platform. Students will have access to our immersive academic resources to ensure success throughout the extent of the program. Students will have the opportunity to connect with SCAD faculty, enjoy weekly virtual events, and gain experience working with like-minded artists and designers, all while expanding their network of creatives.

2021 SCAD Rising Star applications are available now!

View the application timeline and requirements.

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The full SCAD experience

All SCAD Rising Star students gain one-on-one guidance from renowned instructors, experience working with like-minded artists and designers, and remote access to professional software packages, including Adobe Creative Cloud.

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
P.O. Box 2072
Savannah, GA 31402
912.525.5100 or 800.869.7223
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