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B.F.A. in Illustration Savannah College of Art and Design

Hong Kong


Course info


SCAD’s illustration program trains students to create fine-art drawings, bringing ideas, characters and personalities to life using both traditional and digital techniques. As a student here, you'll learn to work in a professional environment through a program structured like a working studio. You'll develop a personal style and technique, learning to express your own unique vision while forming a well-rounded perspective on design.

Careers in illustration

Become an art director. Become a book illustrator. Become an illustrator for game design. As a SCAD-trained artist, you'll learn to use everything from cutting-edge digital technology to tried-and-true pen and ink to create dazzling illustrations. An array of careers await, from creating film storyboards to commercial illustrations to designing book covers, and our ace faculty and world-leading curriculum can bring you right to the top.

Launch your career as a professional:

  • Art director
  • Book illustrator
  • Illustrator for game design
  • Animation character designer
  • Advertising illustrator
  • Illustrator for entertainment design
  • Editorial illustrator
  • Surface design illustrator
  • Storyboard artist

And get recruited and hired by the best of the best:

  • Walt Disney Imagineering
  • Comedy Central
  • The New York Times
  • Bento Box Entertainment
  • A&E
  • Game Informer
  • Converse
  • Revolver Studios
  • ImagineFX

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study B.F.A. in Illustration.

Full Time (180 hours)

Tuition fees

HK$291,206.00 (28,54,722) per year


17 Jun, 09 Sep, 06 Jan, 23 Mar


Savannah College of Art and Design

292 Tai Po Road,

Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong, Kowloon

Entry requirement for international students

Students must have completed high school diploma or equivalent program.

In addition to meeting or exceeding all other SCAD admission criteria, applicants who wish to be admitted with no further English proficiency requirements must demonstrate their current level of proficiency by providing official minimum scores on one of the following:

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) minimum scores (SCAD code 5631):

  • 550 on the paper-based test.
  • 85 on the internet-based test with a minimum score of 20 on each section.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) composite score of at least 6.5 with a score of at least 6.5 in both reading and writing.

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) score of at least "high advanced" on the writing proficiency portion of the test.

Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) score of 58 with a 53 minimum in each category.

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