This is your time — experience it all

Cutting-edge resources. Connected faculty. Celebrated guests and world-renowned events. As a visual effects student at SCAD, you can capitalize on every opportunity to get the most out of your student experience.

Facilities that push the state of the art

Whether you're in the fast-paced world of SCAD Hong Kong, the expansive Montgomery Hall in Savannah, or the incredible SCAD Digital Media Center in Atlanta, you'll enjoy working in spaces tailored to your needs. SCAD offers countless resources, and as a Side FX Houdini-certified institution, we are one of the few universities to provide access to this powerful software.

Premium tools always at your fingertips:

  • Houdini 3-D animation and MASSIVE animation software
  • NUKE compositing software and MARI 3-D painting tools
  • Autodesk Maya, MotionBuilder, MOME software
  • Equipment checkout with DSLRs, camera bodies and lens kits, tripods, lighting kits, field sound recorders, microphones, portable green screen kits and dolly rigs
  • Adobe Creative Cloud (always up-to-date and free for download)
  • VRay and Pixar's RenderMan software
  • Green screen facilities and motion capture systems
  • Cameras, lighting kits and dolly rigs
  • PC and Mac-equipped classrooms and dedicated homework labs
  • Movie Magic Screenwriter screenplay formatting software
  • In-house 75 seat theater at the SCAD Digital Media Center in Atlanta

Events to keep you inspired

No matter what SCAD location you journey to, there will always be something going on. Each year, we host huge signature events, like the Savannah Film Festival, so students can expand their networks, earn international press, meet lauded guests and just have fun.

Savannah Film Festival opening night at Trustees Theater

Savannah Film Festival

Sit back with more than 40,000 guests who attend the eight-day Savannah Film Festival and benefit from film screenings, workshops, celebrity panels and lectures. It's the perfect way to get your creative juices flowing.

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Make your SCAD experience even more unforgettable

We encourage students to take a quarter abroad at one of our international locations as a means of gaining cultural perspective, adding a worldly dimension to their résumés, and drawing inspiration from the sights, sounds and characters of an entirely new setting.

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Take the first step to becoming a visual effects artist

We'll tell you everything you need to know about landing your dream job in visual effects. Just request more information from SCAD, and let us do the rest.