Supplementary materials

Applicants who do not meet the standard criteria for admission are encouraged to submit supplementary materials. Application materials cannot be returned. Exceptions to the general rules of admission may be made for applicants with exceptional drive and passion for the arts. Supplementary materials may include one or all of the following:

  • Recommendations
    One to three recommendations may be submitted by a teacher, counselor or community leader with whom the applicant has had immediate contact. Recommendations should address the applicant's level of commitment, as well as attributes such as creativity, initiative, motivation, character and academic achievement, to aid in assessing the applicant's reasonable potential for success as a student at SCAD. Recommendations may not come from friends or family members except in the case of a teacher-parent.
  • Statement of purpose
    The statement should be no more than 500 words in length and should give an overview of the applicant's academic and personal experience, describing preparation for and commitment to further study at SCAD, as well as educational and professional goals and aspirations.
  • Portfolio, audition or writing submission
    A portfolio, audition, riding or writing submission is scored according to a rubric relevant to the type of submission. View portfolio guidelines
  • Résumé/list of achievements and awards
  • Personal or telephone interview
    This interview may be scheduled by contacting the admission department.

Admission contact


Hong Kong
852.2253.8000 (Hong Kong) or 800.869.7223 (U.S.)

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