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B.F.A. in Visual Effects Savannah College of Art and Design

Hong Kong


Course info


Join the leagues of SCAD visual effects alumni, who have shared Academy Awards for their work 
on such phenomenal films as “Gravity,” “Life of Pi,” “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “The Great Gatsby.” At SCAD, we set you up for success with access to high-end, professional digital tools and top-of-the-line studios and equipment. Our faculty includes an impressive roster of professionals who have worked for the giants of the industry, and who are the visual effects masterminds behind the most iconic animated films of our era. Now it’s your turn to follow suit.

Careers in visual effects

Become a technical director. Become a 3-D environment artist. Become an effects artist. SCAD visual effects students become leaders in this imaginative discipline, transforming static visions into vivid visual sequences. In recent years, several SCAD alumni have shared Academy Awards for work on such mind-blowing films as "Gravity," "Life of Pi" and "The Great Gatsby." More than a dozen SCAD alumni contributed to the visual effects for "Guardians of the Galaxy," produced by Marvel Studios.

Launch your career as a professional:

  • Technical director
  • 3-D environment artist
  • Effects artist
  • Look development artist
  • Visual effects producer
  • Lighting technical director
  • Modeler
  • Digital compositor
  • Digital matte painter

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

  • Digital Domain
  • Weta Digital
  • Pixar Animation Studios
  • Blur Studio
  • Walt Disney Animation Studios
  • Zenimax Online Studios
  • Epic Games
  • Industrial Light & Magic
  • Sony Pictures Entertainment

We support our students both within the classroom and beyond. As part of that effort, the SCAD office of career and alumni success offers students and graduates an array of career-building services, including:

  • Résumé development
  • Portfolio building
  • Mock interviews
  • Self-promotion
  • Assistance finding internships and employment opportunities

Course options

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

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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