Master in Visual Effects

SCAD - The Savannah College of Art and Design

Program Description

Master in Visual Effects

SCAD - The Savannah College of Art and Design

Change the way we see the world

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 include 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.

M.A. in visual effects

Available at: - Savannah

  • VSFX 501 Digital 3-D Effects*
  • VSFX 502 Programming 3-D Models and Shaders*
  • VSFX 503 Cinematography for Visual Effects*
  • CLC 580 Collaboration†
  • VSFX 705 Programming Concepts for Visual Effects
  • VSFX 709 Visual Effects Theory and Application
  • VSFX 748 Visual Effects M.A. Studio
  • VSFX 749 Visual Effects Portfolio

— Directed elective‡

— Directed elective‡

— Directed art history elective§

— 700-level ANIM, DWRI, FILM, ITGM, MOME, PERF, PROD, SFDM, SNDS, THED or VSFX elective† — 700-level ANIM, DWRI, FILM, ITGM, MOME, PERF, PROD, SFDM, SNDS, THED or VSFX elective

Total course of study: 45 hours*

M.F.A. in visual effects

Available at: - Atlanta - Savannah

  • VSFX 501 Digital 3-D Effects*
  • VSFX 502 Programming 3-D Models and Shaders*
  • VSFX 503 Cinematography for Visual Effects*
  • CLC 580 Collaboration†
  • VSFX 705 Programming Concepts for Visual Effects
  • VSFX 708 Modeling for Visual Effects
  • VSFX 709 Visual Effects Theory and Application
  • VSFX 715 Digital Compositing I: The Art and Science of Digital Integration
  • VSFX 721 Procedural Modeling and Animation for Production
  • VSFX 735 Visual Effects Studio I: Preproduction
  • VSFX 755 Procedural 3-D and Shader Programming
  • VSFX 775 Visual Effects Studio II: Production
  • VSFX 779F Graduate Field Internship‡
  • VSFX 779T Graduate Teaching Internship‡
  • VSFX 790 Visual Effects M.F.A. Thesis

— Directed elective§

— Directed art history elective#

— 700-level ANIM, DWRI, FILM, ITGM, MOME, PERF, PROD, SFDM, SNDS, THED or VSFX elective† — 700-level ANIM, DWRI, FILM, ITGM, MOME, PERF, PROD, SFDM, SNDS, THED or VSFX elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective

Total course of study: 90 hours*

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Careers in visual effects

Become a texture artist. Become a modeler. Become a digital environment 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:

  • Compositing supervisor
  • Digital environment artist
  • Digital matte painter
  • Modeler
  • Previsualization artist
  • Texture artist
  • Visual effects producer
  • Visual effects/animation art director
  • Lighting artist

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
This school offers programs in:
  • English
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