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GEMS and SCAD, The University for Creative Careers | Specialise in Art and Design (Ages 16 - 18)

GEMS World Academy (Singapore) in partnership with Savannah College of Art & Design

Looking for a Creative Career?  This unique programme combines a wide range of SCAD degree credit courses (Fine Art, Design, Fashion, Fashion Business, Digital Media, Graphic Design, Advertising & Branding, and many more) with your High School  Diploma and IB Certification.

SCAD boasts world beating employment on graduation rates and leads the way in future careers such as UX (User Experience). SCAD is much, much more than an art school.

Begin your journey towards a creative career with the GEMS and SCAD.

GEMS/SCAD Partnership provides

  • Completion of your High School Diploma
  • IB Career-related Programme Certification
  • Complete Foundation and specialist programme credits while at High School
  • Tuition from SCAD’s world class faculty of professors
  • With up to 70% of your timetable spent on Art & Design, you will build a truly outstanding portfolio

For more information on this unique opportunity contact our Academic Advisor please click here.

Start Your Journey Towards Your Creative Career

SCAD, the University for creative careers, offers more degree programs and specializations than any other art and design university and now at GEMS World Academy in Singapore these are available to students in Grades 11 & 12. SCAD is uniquely qualified to prepare talented students for professional, creative careers. In partnership with GEMS World Academy in Singapore the programme offers a unique opportunity to complete your High School Diploma while taking up to twenty university credits in a wide range of Art and Design options, leading to the full range of SCAD degree options.

Students will benefit from University level tuition from the very best Art and Design Lecturers who will provide support and guidance in collating a truly outstanding Portfolio. This High School qualification will provide access to Degrees and Foundation Programmes not only at SCAD but at universities worldwide.


GEMS/SCAD IBCP students can earn up to 35 credit hours at SCAD and benefit from award-winning academic programs, advanced resources and individual attention from SCAD’s acclaimed faculty. Courses are offered at SCAD locations in the U.S. and internationally, and online through SCAD eLearning. Qualified high school students admitted to SCAD for joint enrollment through the GEMS IBCP may be eligible to receive up to a half-tuition scholarship.

With the GEMS/SCAD IBCP, students will be able to spend 50% or more of their time at school working on their art and/or design projects. This means that by the time they come to apply for university, they will have a portfolio that far exceeds that of the majority of other high school students.

Why Choose GEMS IBCP

The IB Career-related Programme combines the highly regarded and academically challenging courses from the IB Diploma Programme (DP) with practical, real-world approaches to learning. All of the elements of the CP help students develop the communication, personal, and academic skills necessary to succeed in a rapidly changing world. Critically the course combines academic subjects with professional interests, specifically developed for students who want greater career-related learning. The programme leads to further/higher education, apprenticeships or employment.

What Sets GEMS in Singapore Apart

GEMS World Academy (Singapore) is a truly international school with over 60 nationalities, delivering an IB continuum of education. Driven by our mission to prepare students for success in further education and beyond as Global Citizens, GEMS in Singapore is guided by global Education Leaders as part of the GEMS Education group of schools, world leaders in K-12 education for over 60 years. GEMS (Singapore) offers an environment where creative, entrepreneurial and innovation skills are at the foundation of the taught curriculum. We believe in practising holistic learning that develops students’ academic outcomes, nurtures core human values and builds real-life skills every day, in every classroom.

GEMS (Singapore) is the first and only international school in Singapore authorised to offer the IB Diploma Programme (DP) (44 subjects) and the IB Career-related Programme (CP), in partnership with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). This enables us to offer students the full set of academic and career-related IB options, taught by highly experienced teachers that love to encourage and inspire.

GEMS IB Career-related Programme in partnership with Savannah College of Art and Design

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