B.Sc. in Animation and Multimedia (B.Sc. A&M)is anundergraduate coursefor a successful career in the field of animation and multimedia. An integral factor for being eligible for this course is that the candidate must have completed 10+2 from a recognized board of education.
Like all undergraduate program, B.Sc. A&Mis a three years course. B.Sc. A&M also goes by the name of B.Sc in Animation and Visual Effects and is also clubbed with Graphic Designing and goes by the name B.Sc in Animation, Multimedia and Graphic Designing or B.Sc in media graphic and animation. B.Sc. AM offers specialization in 2D and 3D animation and VFX. Admission to the programis based onmarks scored in 10+2 and/or an aptitude test taken by certain colleges.
The average tuition fee for the entire course ranges between 1.58 Lakhs INR to 4.50 Lakhs INR.
B.Sc. A&Mis a course through which students can find ample job opportunities in TV Channels, Production houses, Design/ Creative Firms, IT software companies, Video Gaming Industry etc. Within these sectors, professionals can find job profiles like that of a Web designer, Animation Graphic Artist, Game Tester and Reviewer, Software Developer, Game Developer.
A fresh graduate of this course can expect an average salary of 1.5 Lakhs INR to 2.5 Lakhs INR depending on the job profile and a particular company. But this salary would only go upwards with experience and more important positions within the company/organization.
Ever wonder how animation movies like Disney’s Frozen or Tangled come to life? Or how Chota Bheem rules the Cartoons? Or how a simple kick of the hero makes the villain go flying through the breaking glass? A course in Animation and Multimedia does all of that!
The course imparts knowledge and the right skills in multimedia and animation disciplines that leads to a successful career in the designing and animation field. Every movie or a TV serial, nowadays require VFX and computerisation and this course helps in doing just that!
There was a time when this course was not really appreciated, especially in India but in the recent years, it has really picked up and it is safe to say that a career in animation and multimedia will prove fruitful.
The duration of this course is just like most of the undergraduate courses: 3 years. If done through correspondence/ Distant Learning, the course is for the duration of 5 years.
This course follows the semester system over the annual mode and hence the course divided into 6 semesters and 10 semesters if done through correspondence.
B.Sc A&Mis available in many colleges across India. Some of the Top colleges for B.Sc. A&Mare as follows:-
Name of Institute
Birla Institute of Technology
Vellore Institute of Technology
Vogue Institute of Fashion Technology
Westford Institute of Film Technology
P.A. Inamdar College of Visual Effects, Design & Art
Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences
After completing the course, students can pursue anMA in Animation which is available at Mahatma Jyoti Rao Phoole University, Jaipur or anM.Sc in Multimedia and Animation. Some other options are a PG Diploma course in Animation Technology which is available at Maeer MIT Institute of Design and Mysore University.
For admission to the program the candidate must havepassed in Class 10th with minimum aggregate 50% including all subjects from a recognised school.
The candidate must be pass in Class 12/QE with minimum aggregate of 50% in any stream from a recognised school. Candidates awaiting results of HSC examination can apply too.
The admission forms of the colleges are available between the months of May and June. An eligible candidate can follow the process given below for admission.
Most colleges like Westford Institute of Film TechnologyandBirla Institute of Technologyfollow a three step system wherein the first step is screening of candidate’s application form. The second step is clearing the aptitude test and the third step is the interview.
In other colleges like Vogue Institute of Fashion Technology, an admission is based completely on registering for the course and if the candidate is eligible, they pay the fees and begin with the classes.
Colleges which take a creative aptitude test, evaluate the student on the following topics:
Selection to the course, in colleges taking an aptitude test is based on the performance in the creative aptitude test (50%) and score in 10+2 (50%).
In colleges which do not take creative aptitude test, the selection process is based on Class 10+2 scores and a personal interview by the colleges.