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:
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:
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:
Tabulated below are some of the major highlights of the course.
|Examination Type||Semester System/Year wise|
|Eligibility||10+2 with 50% marks, in the Science stream|
|Admission Process||Merit-based/ Entrance test|
|Course Fee||INR 10,000 to 5 Lacs|
|Average Starting Salary||INR 3 to 20 lacs per annum|
|Top Recruiting Companies||Pentamedia 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 Areas||Colleges & Universities, News & Magazines, Games Industry, Natural Photography, Websites, and such.|
|Job Positions||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, among others.|
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:
Ideal candidates for the course would possess the following:
Listed below are some of the top institutes in India that offer the course.
|Name of Institute||City||Average Fees|
|Sai Nath University||Ranchi||INR 6,500|
|PCTE Group of Institutes||Ludhiana||INR 50,367|
|Desh Bhagat University||Gobindgarh||INR 25,000|
|Lovely Professional University||Jalandhar||INR 1,29,000|
|Jagannath Institute of Management Sciences||New Delhi||INR 1,16,000|
|Chandigarh University||Chandigarh||INR 80,000|
|Mahatma Gandhi University||Meghalaya||INR 14,000|
|CT Institute of Management and Information Technology||Jalandhar||INR 30,633|
|Desh Bhagat Foundations Group of Institutions||Moga||INR 25,790|
|CT Institute of Hotel Management & Catering Technology||Jalandhar||INR 30,075|
|PCTE Institute of Hotel Management||Ludhiana||INR 43,017|
|Chavara Institute of Management Studies||Kochi||INR 97,000|
|GNA University||Phagwara||INR 1,54,000|
|University Institute of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Chandigarh University||Chandigarh||INR 80,000|
|Global Institute||Amritsar||INR 46,900|
|Lovely Professional University||Jalandhar||INR 1,29,000|
|Amity University||Gurgaon||INR 95,372|
|Global Institute of Management||Amritsar||INR 47,767|
|Avinashilingam University for Women||Coimbatore||INR 8,190|
|AIMAN College of Arts and Science for Women||Tamil Nadu||INR 26,870|
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.
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.
A semester-wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated here.
|Semester I||Semester II|
|Fundamentals of art, design and visualization||Still life|
|History of animation||Character Design|
|Principles of design||Background Design|
|Fundamentals of drawing||Color Theory|
|Semester III||Semester IV|
|Introduction to Computer Graphics||Story boarding|
|Digital Animation by Flash||Modelling|
|Semester V||Semester VI|
|Rigging||Compositing with After effect, Fusion and Nuke|
|Lighting||Modelling & Texturing|
|Rendering||Lighting & Rendering|
|3D Animation||Rigging & Animation|
|Dynamics (Particle, Hair and Fur, N–Cloth and N -Dynamics)||Compositing & VFX|
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.
|Job Position||Job Description||Average 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 Animators||Flash Animators create animation for smart phones, tablets, websites, marketing, and more such.||3,05,209|
|Game Designer||Game Designers typically innovate and design game concepts, characters, settings, stories/ plots, and play etc.||5,09,711|
|VFX Artist||Visual- Effects Artists and Supervisors create special effects, animation, and perform visual clean-up for feature films and commercials.||1,68,000|