BA Animation & Visual Effects

  • Duration

    3 yrs

  • Eligibility

    A pass in +2 or equivalent / any degree

Bachelor programme in Animation and Visual Effects is affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University in Kottayam. The Programme begins with understanding theory in art and design, animation and visual effects, and progresses to basic training in animation and visual effects practices and technologies. Students learn to create animation both in 2D and 3D from fundamentals, learn about photographic composition, videography, scriptwriting, storyboarding and more. The program encourages innovation and research while stressing on strong technical and presentation skills. The candidates become eligible for a degree after six-semesters of study, spanning over a period of three years and successful completion of the examinations.

This Animation and Visual Effects programme prepares graduates for a wide range of careers in the industry such as 3D or 2D animator, Layout artist, Scriptwriter, Storyboard artist, Rigger, Character modeller, Texturing artist, Roto artist, Video editor, Lighting and rendering artist, Motion graphics artist, Compositor, Match-move technician, Flash animator, Digital painting artist, Cartoonist, Illustrator, Concept artist, Photographer, Videographer, Visual effects supervisor and 3D architectural visualiser. The knowledge and skills imparted encompass understanding of craft at a technical level, design, drawing, critical thinking, creativity, leadership for production, and a fundamental awareness of theory and history.


Semester I
  • Model III English I (Theory)
  • History of Art and Design (Theory)
  • Raster Graphics (Practical)
  • Rudiments of Animation Drawing (Practical)
  • Techniques of Photographic Composition (Project)
Semester II
  • Model III English II (Theory)
  • History of Animation and Visual Effects (Theory)
  • Planning for Animation (Project)
  • Introduction to 3D (Practical)
  • Character Design for Animation (Practical)
Semester III
  • Character Creation (Practical)
  • Introduction to Motion Graphics (Project)
  • Classical Animation (Project)
  • Painting with Pixels (Practical)
  • Rigging for Animation (Project)
Semester IV
  • Stop Motion Techniques (Project)
  • Acting for Animators (Practical)
  • 3D Character Motion (Practical)
  • 2D Animation in Flash (Practical)
  • Visual Effects I (Project)
Semester V
  • Environmental Studies and Human Rights (Theory)
  • Visual Effects-II (Project)
  • Miniatures for Low Budget Filming (Project)
  • Dynamic Simulations (Practical)
  • Open Course (Practical)
    1. Non-Linear Editing and Colour Grading (Practical)
    2. Audio Editing (Project)
    3. Architectural Visualisation (Practical)
Semester VI
  • Internship
  • Animation Project (Project)
  • Visual Effects Projects (Project)
  • 3D Lighting & Rendering (Practical)
  • Choice Based Course
    1. Advanced Animation in Flash (Project)
    2. Methods of Shooting for Green Screen (Project)
    3. Match Moving Techniques (Project)
  • Demo Reel Presentation (Project)