Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] (Animation and Visual Effects) - Course Overview




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    Bachelor of Science in Animation and Visual Effects| Top Colleges| Syllabus| Jobs| Salary

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    B.Sc. in Animation and Visual Effects is a 3-year undergraduate program in Animation and Multimedia. The course involves an advanced study of the 2D Classical & Digital, 3D Animation, & Visual effects.

    The program’s curriculum covers the following components of study:

    • Fundamentals of art and design.
    • Lessons in 2D traditional and digital animation.
    • Components of 3D Animation, used in creating 3D short movies.
    • A detailed study of visual effects.
    • Advanced components of an optional subject of specialization.

    Some of the institutes that offer the course in India are listed here:

    Some of the top entrance tests conducted for admission to the course in India are:

    • AIEEE: All India Engineering Entrance Examination.
    • AICET: All India Common Entrance Test.
    • IIT JEE: IIT Joint Entrance Examination
    • JNU: Engineering Entrance Exam.

    The basic eligibility criterion for pursuing the course is a 10+2 or equivalent qualification in the Science stream, from a recognized educational Board, with a minimum aggregate score of 50%.

    Admission to the course is based on the candidate’s performance in a relevant entrance exam, or merit obtained in the last qualifying exam.

    The average tuition fee charged for the course in India ranges between INR 10,000 to 5 Lacs for a span of 4 years.

    Successful graduates of the course can expect anything between INR 3 to 20 lacs as annual salary in the industry, increasing with experience and skillset.

    Such graduates are hired in capacities such as:

    • Graphic Design Specialist, 3D Modeler, Flash Animator.
    • Paint Artist, Multi-media Graphic Designer, Architectural Animator.
    • Game designer, Graphic designer, Graphic Production artist, Visual effects (VFX) Artist, etc.

    B.Sc. in Animation and Visual Effects: Course Highlights

    Tabulated below are some of the major highlights of the course.

    Course LevelGraduation
    Duration3 years
    Examination TypeSemester System/Year wise
    Eligibility10+2 with 50% marks, in the Science stream
    Admission ProcessMerit-based/ Entrance test
    Course FeeINR 10,000 to 5 Lacs
    Average Starting SalaryINR 3 to 20 lacs per annum
    Top Recruiting CompaniesPentamedia Graphics, Maya Entertainment, Toonz Animation India, UTV Toonz, Heart Entertainment, Nipuna Services, Padmalaya Telefilms, Jadoo Works, Crest Communications, Silvertoon Studio, Buena Vista International (India), Reliance Mediaworks, Future Thought Productions, Tata Elxsi Limited, Prana Studios Pvt. Ltd., etc.
    Top Recruiting AreasColleges & Universities, News & Magazines, Games Industry, Natural Photography, Websites, and such.
    Job PositionsGraphic Design Specialist, 3D Modeler, Flash Animator, Paint Artist, Multi-media Graphic Designer, Architectural Animator, Game Designer, Graphic Designer, Graphic Production Artist, Visual Effects (VFX) Artist, among others.

    B.Sc. in Animation and Visual Effects: What is it About?

    B.Sc. in Animation and Visual Effects has been designed to create skilled professionals in the domain of animation, gaming, and graphic-related arts. The course is divided across 6 semesters.

    Students enrolled to the course are taught concepts such as:

    • 2-D and 3-D animation, concentrating on existing and new techniques, aside from visual effects.
    • Visual effects programming, as used in both animation and live action footage.

    B.Sc. in Animation and Visual Effects: Who should opt?

    Ideal candidates for the course would possess the following:

    • Artistic ability.
    • Creative imagination to create artwork that conforms to given style and content specifications.
    • Interest in, and aptitude for, the field of VFX and CGI.

    Top Institutes offering B.Sc. in Animation and Visual Effects

    Listed below are some of the top institutes in India that offer the course.

    Name of InstituteCity Average Fees
    Sai Nath UniversityRanchiINR 6,500
    PCTE Group of InstitutesLudhianaINR 50,367
    Desh Bhagat UniversityGobindgarhINR 25,000
    Lovely Professional UniversityJalandharINR 1,29,000
    Jagannath Institute of Management SciencesNew DelhiINR 1,16,000
    Chandigarh UniversityChandigarhINR 80,000
    Mahatma Gandhi UniversityMeghalayaINR 14,000
    CT Institute of Management and Information TechnologyJalandharINR 30,633
    Desh Bhagat Foundations Group of InstitutionsMogaINR 25,790
    CT Institute of Hotel Management & Catering TechnologyJalandharINR 30,075
    PCTE Institute of Hotel ManagementLudhianaINR 43,017
    Chavara Institute of Management StudiesKochiINR 97,000
    GNA UniversityPhagwaraINR 1,54,000
    University Institute of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Chandigarh UniversityChandigarhINR 80,000
    Global InstituteAmritsarINR 46,900
    Lovely Professional UniversityJalandharINR 1,29,000
    Amity UniversityGurgaonINR 95,372
    Global Institute of ManagementAmritsarINR 47,767
    Avinashilingam University for WomenCoimbatoreINR 8,190
    AIMAN College of Arts and Science for WomenTamil NaduINR 26,870

    Eligibility for B.Sc. in Animation and Visual Effects

    Listed below are the minimum criteria which candidates interested in pursuing the course are required to fulfil, in order to be eligible to apply for the course.

    • Successful completion of the 10+2 level of education in the Science stream, completed from a recognized university.
    • A minimum aggregate score of 50% (45% for SC/ST candidates) at the 10+2 level.

    B.Sc. Animation and Visual Effects: Admission Process

    Most institutes offering the course admit students based on performance in a relevant entrance test, often followed by a round of personal interview, wherein their general aptitude for the course is tested. Admission process generally varies across colleges.

    Some institutes such as the following conduct GSAT for admission to the course:

    A few institutes also provide direct admission based on the candidate’s performance at the 10+2 level.

    Listed below are some of the top entrance exams conducted in the country for admission to the course.

    • AIEEE: All India Engineering Entrance Examination.
    • AICET: All India Common Entrance Test.
    • IIT JEE: IIT Joint Entrance Examination
    • JNU: Engineering Entrance Exam
    • COMEDK: Uttar Pradesh state entrance exam
    • AMIE Entrance Exam
    • AMIETE Entrance Exam
    • DCE CEE Entrance Exam.
    • BISAT Entrance Examination
    • BIHER Entrance Exam
    • NIT Entrance Exam
    • VITEEE Engineering Entrance Exam.

    B.Sc. in Animation and Visual Effects: Syllabus and Course Description

    A semester-wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated here.

    Semester ISemester II
    Fundamentals of art, design and visualizationStill life
    History of animationCharacter Design
    Principles of designBackground Design
    Fundamentals of drawingColor Theory
    Semester IIISemester IV
    Introduction to Computer GraphicsStory boarding
    MechanicsAudio/Video Editing
    Digital Animation by FlashModelling
    Bio MechanicsTexturing
    Special Effects-
    Semester VSemester VI
    RiggingCompositing with After effect, Fusion and Nuke
    LightingModelling & Texturing
    RenderingLighting & Rendering
    3D AnimationRigging & Animation
    Dynamics (Particle, Hair and Fur, N–Cloth and N -Dynamics)Compositing & VFX

    B.Sc. in Animation and Visual Effects: Career Prospects

    In recent times, studios, film production houses, and the animation industry have been showing increasing interest in the field, given the latter’s enormous potential in the country and abroad.

    Some of the popular professional avenues open to successful graduates of the course are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions.

    Bachelor of Science in Animation and Visual Effects annual salary
    Job PositionJob DescriptionAverage Annual Pay Scale in INR
    Graphic Designer Graphic Designers develop visual ideas, manually, or through PC programming, to convey thoughts that inform, inspire, advise, or captivate audiences. 4,56,206
    3D Modeler A 3D Modeler is a type of Multimedia Artist or Animator who creates three-dimensional models or visuals of items using a variety of different computer software programs and tools.2,98,165
    Flash AnimatorsFlash Animators create animation for smart phones, tablets, websites, marketing, and more such.3,05,209
    Game DesignerGame Designers typically innovate and design game concepts, characters, settings, stories/ plots, and play etc.5,09,711
    VFX ArtistVisual- Effects Artists and Supervisors create special effects, animation, and perform visual clean-up for feature films and commercials.1,68,000

    Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] (Animation and Visual Effects) Fee Structure in India

    2.46 L (Minimum Fee)PUBLIC COLLEGES2.76 L (Maximum Fee)
    2.61 L (Average Fee)
    71.49 K (Minimum Fee)PRIVATE COLLEGES5.18 L (Maximum Fee)
    3.14 L (Average Fee)



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