B.Sc. in Animation Film Making is a 3 years full-time graduate course which is divided into 6 semesters. An animation and filmmaking course delves into an intense study of 2-D and 3-D animation, pre-production and post-production processes, sound editing, visual effects and filmmaking. After the completion of a degree course, students can find work as animators, effects (FX) artists, digital designers, lighting artists and rigging artists.
Top Institutes offering B.Sc. in Animation Film Making are:
In this course, students experience how to edit sound, working with actors, and other techniques for film editing. Some written exercises are included, and the composition of a short digital production. Specialized software, such as Studio-Max and Autodesk Maya is used to create 3-dimensional images for animations. Most of this class is spent becoming familiar with the software and creating short 3-dimensional animations used for film or video games. Creating animations that are synthesized on the computer is the focus of this course.
The average annual course fee ranges anywhere between INR 20,000 to 8 lakhs depending upon the institute offering the course. The average salary offered for this course in India to successful graduates of the course ranges between INR 2 to 10 lakhs depending upon the candidate’s expertise in the field.
Written below are some of the major highlights of the course:
|Course Level||Under Graduate|
|Examination Type||Semester System|
|Admission Process||ACAD entrance test, NID entrance exam, TOEFL, IELTS|
|Top recruiting organizations||Manipal studio, Ideal factory, DQ entertainment, Digital Canvera|
|Top recruiting areas||Film industry, Gaming industry, Photography, News and Media|
|Top job profiles||Animation artist, animation trainer, flash artist, sales counsellor|
|Course Fee||INR 20,000 to 8 lakhs|
|Average Starting Salary||INR 2 to 10 lakhs|
Film & animation is the art of filmmaking and animation. This course discipline involves creating the film through traditional or digital means and animation using the latest computer animation technology.
This animation course exposes students to the range of traditional and digital techniques used in Claymation, stop-motion, 2-D or 3-D computer animation. They learn basic theory and mechanics behind animation develop observational and drawing skills and study the fundamental principles of layout, character design, and storyboarding.
Through lectures, demonstrations and hands-on exercises, these students learn squash and stretch, follow-through, keyframing and overlap techniques while creating their own short animation projects. Animation is designed for storyboards. They learn basic animation theory and mechanics develop observational and drawing skills and study the fundamental principles of layout design, character design, and storyboarding in this class. Some storyboards are created for each animated character and a rough version of the animation is put together.
Digital filmmaking requires access to a good consumer-grade digital video camera a tripod and a 3-point lighting rig. Students also need a computer with editing, robust digital film, sound and scripting software; they should check with the school to see if it gives access to or requires the use of any particular equipment or software.
Some of the colleges offering the course in the country with the corresponding locations and fees charged by the respective colleges are listed below.
|College Name||City||Average Annual Fee in INR|
|ANITECH college of technology and management||Bangalore||INR 1,20,000|
|D.Q. school of visual arts||Hyderabad||INR 32,950|
|DQ school of visual arts||Delhi||INR 65,000|
|Indian film and television institute||Meerut||INR 1,50,000|
|International Academy of computer graphics||Hyderabad||INR 1,20,000|
|MIT ADT university||Pune||INR 1,65,000|
|Morph academy||Chandigarh||INR 70,200|
|Picasso animation college||Bangalore||INR 1,04,000|
|Purple rose arts and media institute||Noida||INR 2,01,000|
|RTG animate-animation academy||Kolkata||INR 1,45,000|
|Visual media academy||Chandigarh||INR 24,045|
|Zee institute of creative art||Maharashtra||INR 50,000|
|Chandigarh university||Chandigarh||INR 2,40,000|
|NSHM knowledge campus||Kolkata||INR 3,65,000|
|National Institute of design||Ahmedabad||INR 7,13,000|
|MIT Institute of design||Pune||INR 4,25,000|
|GNA university||Phagwara||INR 4,32,000|
|Apeejay institute of design||Delhi||INR 6,88,000|
Students who have passed 10+2 board examination in any stream like - Science, Commerce or Arts are eligible to pursue this course. For this course minimum mark criteria may exist in case of some institutes (usually around 50% aggregate marks).
Admissions are made strictly on the basis of merit in the Entrance Test. One who satisfies the eligibility criteria fixed by the University will be admitted. Some of the entrance tests conducted by the colleges are:
A Semester - wise syllabus for the course is given below:
|Semester I||Semester II|
|Communication Skills – I||Communication Skills – Ii|
|Art For Animation||Advanced Digital Art|
|Fundementals Of Film Making||Classical Animation|
|Digital Art||Motion Graphics|
|Semester III||Semester IV|
|The Script Development||Introduction To Modeling, Shading And Texturing|
|Digital 2d - Toon Boom||Introduction To Animation|
|Digital 2d - Flash||Introduction To Lighting, Rendering And Effects|
|3d Concepts||Advanced 3d - Modeling & Shading|
|Introduction To 3d||Portfolio Submission - Modelling|
|Semester V||Semester VI|
|Advanced 3d - Animation & Rigging||Compositing Basics – Nuke|
|Advanced 3d - Lighting, Rendering And Effects||Advanced Compositing – Nuke|
|Advanced 3d - Hair, Fur & Fluids||Matchmoving Basics|
|Compositing Basics - After Effects||Non Linear Editing Basics|
|Portfolio Submission -Animation||Final Graduation Film - Animation|
Animation has emerged to become a very popular career choice among Indian students. Previously, this field was pretty much unknown to the masses. But in the last few years, this field has gained much attention and has since developed rapidly. Success of animation films and cartoons has greatly contributed to the growth of this field in India. Studios, film production houses and animation companies are pouring more and more money into this field in order to improve the quality of animation sequences present in their works.
Some film and animation artists may choose to work outside of the entertainment industry. If they choose this path, they can expect to find a number of unique positions in a wide range of industries including aerospace, architecture, the medical field, engineering, criminal justice & forensics, corporate training, home building & design.
Some of the top professional positions open to such graduates are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions:
|Job Position||Job Description||Average Annual Salary in INR|
|Animation trainer||Cartoon animators create animated narrative sequences by combining artistic skills with talents in many areas such as drama, comedy, advertising and computer modelling.||INR 3,52,000|
|Animation artist||Cartoonists are constantly thinking about the world around them and need to be knowledgeable about local and global events, and they stay current on popular culture and trends since these topics provide the inspiration for their work.||INR 6,00,000|
|Flash artist||Flash animators primarily find careers in multimedia in fields such as Web animation, Flash design and animation, or 3-D animation. Those who have skills in Flash animation can also become desktop publishers, art directors, or graphic designers.||INR 7,55,000|
|Animation counselor||Career counsellors take a person's education level, personality, work history, interests and skills into account and suggest careers that match his or her background and abilities.||INR 4,00,000|
|Sales counselor||Sale counsellors should have exceptional communication service and interpersonal skills. Sales counsellors typically work holidays, weekends and evenings.||INR 7,63,000|