Pre-college summer programs

This summer, explore new avenues of artistic development and spark your imagination at the university for creative careers. SCAD offers summer programs for participants of all ages to pursue art and design disciplines while working alongside peers from all over the world. With exceptional facilities, extensive equipment and inspirational settings, SCAD summer programs offer ideal opportunities for artists at all levels to create, learn and grow.

Rising Star students presenting work

Rising Star

Incoming high school seniors ready for a college experience benefit from the challenging and exciting atmosphere of Rising Star. By enrolling in two college-level classes and building professional portfolios, Rising Star participants benefit from all of the perks of being a SCAD student — from the facilities to the faculty.

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Application timeline:

Application available online
Sept. 1, 2015

Program fee deposit and all forms due
May 4, 2016

Balance due
June 1, 2016

Late applications reviewed on space-available basis

Session dates:

June 20-July 22, 2016

Hong Kong
June 27-July 29, 2016

June 20-July 22, 2016

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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