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Accelerated pathway to a creative career with GEMS (Singapore) in partnership with SCAD

The unique partnership of GEMS (Singapore) and Savannah College of Arts & Design (SCAD) provides university courses and credits, accelerating progress towards your career in anything from Fine Arts and Industrial Design to User Experience.


Designing a path to the creative industries

The programme is designed for students from 16 to 19 years old who wish to combine academic study with career-related learning in the field of art and design in the last two years of secondary school and is authorised through the IB Career-related Programme (IB CP).

Students engage with a rigorous study programme that genuinely interests them while gaining transferable and lifelong skills in applied knowledge, critical thinking, communication, and cross-cultural engagement.

A career-related study supports the programme’s academic strength and provides practical, real-world approaches to learning. Students are provided with an opportunity to specialise in Grade 11, spending up to 70% of their time working in their field of choice.

By blurring the lines between the school and universities, we provide our students with an exciting opportunity to combine academic study with career-related practice, helping to broaden their horizons and excel building on their passions.

Fast track to a successful creative career

This programme develops in your child transferable and lifelong skills in applied knowledge, critical thinking, communication, and cross-cultural engagement that will prepare them to succeed in institutions of higher learning and in a rapidly changing world as they pursue their dream career*.


Students undertake three IB Diploma Programme (IB DP) courses, core studies and Savannah College of Art & Design courses to fulfil their career-related studies.


*Not all career pathways are listed here and are subject to change. Please contact our Admissions team to discuss the IB CP programme and courses available in partnership with SCAD. 


Your pathway to one of the world’s most respected Arts & Design Colleges

The unique partnership of GEMS World Academy (Singapore) with SCAD (The University for Creative Careers) can help students make their goals and dreams reality.


SCAD: The university for Creative Careers

SCAD is an art and design university offering a broad range of degree programmes and specialisations, and is uniquely qualified to prepare talented students for professional, creative careers.

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Fast track your college degree while in high school


College credits

Earn college credits1 and complete university freshman studies while in secondary school


Foundation courses

Gain access to art and design degrees and foundation programmes not only at SCAD but universities worldwide


Learn from the best

Be immersed in a creative environment of a leading art and design and learn from the very best professors with recognised expertise ranging from Emmy and Academy Awards winners


Save on tuition costs

With the right scores attained, students can potentially complete university freshman studies while in secondary school


Professional portfolio

Build a professional portfolio, all while refining your skills under the guidance and instruction of SCAD faculty

1 A possible maximum of 25 university credits can be earnt upon successful completion of each SCAD unit. 

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