SCAD Rising Star

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

Session dates

Virtual — June 22–July 23, 2020

2020 SCAD Rising Star applications are available now!

View the application timeline and requirements.

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Rising Star 2020 goes virtual

In response to recommendations from the CDC, WHO, and other government authorities, SCAD has made the necessary and responsible decision to transition our pre-college summer programs to virtual instruction. Rising Star will be offered through a virtual environment. Students will have access to our immersive academic resources to ensure success throughout the extent of the program.


An immersive online experience

Rising Star is an accelerated program designed to prepare students for their undergraduate pursuits and beyond. 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.

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