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 Atlanta, SCAD Hong Kong, SCAD Savannah or SCAD eLearning. Students enroll in two college-level classes and have the opportunity to build or enhance their portfolios.

Session dates

Atlanta — June 23-July 26, 2019
Hong Kong — June 23-July 26, 2019
Savannah — June 16-July 19, 2019
eLearning — June 23-July 26, 2019

2019 SCAD Rising Star applications are available now!

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Whether attending in Atlanta, Hong Kong or Savannah, all SCAD Rising Star participants utilize university spaces — from classrooms and computer labs to studios and production suites — in the development and completion of class assignments. SCAD libraries, galleries, and other resources are also available. Students participating in the residential program live in a SCAD residence hall, and all students enjoy meals at a SCAD dining hall.


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

Tuition and scholarships

Explore scholarship opportunities for SCAD Rising Star and take a closer look at the tuition requirements for the program.

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Rising Star students kayaking in the river

Student life

SCAD Rising Star residential students live in a SCAD residence hall and fully experience life at The University for Creative Careers. Get a glimpse of SCAD culture through snapshots, mementos and souvenirs of a summer well spent.

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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 Hong Kong
292 Tai Po Road
Sham Shui Po
Hong Kong
[email protected]

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

Related link

Check out the Summer at SCAD brochure


Courses of study are registered with the Hong Kong Education Bureau, registration numbers: 261958-261971, 262196-262202 and 262909. It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which these courses may lead.