Date Posted... Jan 18th 2017



Senior School

Guest Speaker from leading US Arts University visits Truro School

We were delighted to welcome the Executive Director of Educator Outreach, Kristi McCarthy, from Savannah College of Art and Design yesterday to help us launch our US universities cycle for Lower Sixth students who are thinking of studying overseas.

Flying all the way from Atlanta, Kristi co-presented at our popular US Universities information evening, talking to students and parents about what SCAD has to offer as well as discussing the application process to an American university. From popular courses such as Animation or Sculpture, to ones students had never heard of such as User Experience Design, it certainly got students thinking hard and getting excited about their future opportunities.

Demonstrating features of certain courses, taking students on campus tours through virtual reality goggles and showing augmented reality footage of some of the current SCAD students working on products, it was fantastic to see what an education at one of the world’s leading art and design colleges could bring to some of our students and was certainly inspiring for many of them.

Kristi also spent the day taking the time to speak to groups of students across all years from Art, Theatre Studies, and the Drama Tech Team about how useful a creative degree can be. Gaining skills in problem solving as well as a global education and with SCAD having campuses in Atlanta, Savannah, Hong Kong and France these can all be highly valuable on your CV.

This guest speaker marks the beginning of the third US university cycle for Mrs Jupp, who has already had one student accepted into an Ivy League at Columbia University to study Mechanical Engineering so far this year, and more outcomes to follow in the coming months. Mrs Jupp says:

“The scope and interest for overseas study has seen a marked increase in recent times. The opportunities to study a Liberal Arts course in the first year and to not have to commit to an undergraduate course until the second year of college makes US undergraduate study incredibly flexible. This, alongside the opportunities to get international experience and gain important skills are all crucial in a global economy and entice many of our students to consider options in the US.”

To see more information on our Overseas University Application Process at Truro School, click here.