Animation and VFX

The Visual Effects or VFX and Animation is a professional course for learning the art, techniques, and software for animation or special effects in the movies/ films. It teaches the students how to work within a brief to create designs for characters, props, and locations, building on a solid foundation of research. The common topics we learn here are Designing, Lighting, Modelling, Animation, Visual Effects, Life Drawing, Layering, Rendering, 3D Animation and Design etc. There are many reasons to study animation: you'll get to use your imagination and present your ideas to wide audiences, you'll learn many transferable skills that are relevant to other careers and sectors, and once you graduate, you'll find great job prospects with a high earning potential.

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Course Eligibility Duration
Diploma in Animation and VFX 10+2(Any stream) 2 years
Under Graduate 10+2 (Any stream)) + minimum 50% + Entrance Exam/Merit based 3 years
Post Graduate Bachelor of Animation and VFX with 55% 2 years
Post Graduate Diploma Bachelor of Animation and VFX with 55% 1 year

Entrance Exam    

  • NID Entrance Exam
  • CEED
  • SAT India
  • NIFT Entrance Exam
  • NATA
  • WLCI Aptitude Test
Some reputed colleges and institutes conduct their own entrance test for admission to the course while some give admission on merit basis.


Depending on the type of institute/quota, fees can range from INR 54,000 to INR 185,000 for Government College; & for Self Financed college’s ranges from INR 50000 to INR 50000 , excluding lodging/boarding expenses

Skills Required   

  • Creativity & Imagination

  • Familiarity with Graphics Software

  • Presentation Skills

  • Drawing Skills

  • Originality and Innovativeness

  • Ability to Work in Time Bound Fashion

  • Attention for Detail

Career Options   

Following are the various job profiles offered to graduates and post graduates in Animation and VFX:

Undergraduates Course (Animation & VFX)   

  • Diploma in VFX

  • Animation and VFX

  • B.A. in Animation and VFX

Post Graduates Course   

  • M.Sc. in Animation and VFX

  • M.A. in Animation and VFX

Some colleges offering the course:   

In Gujarat

In Maharastra

In India

  • Indian Institute of Fashion and Animation, Banglore

  • Artemisia college of Art and Design, Indore

  • Graphic Era Hill University, Dehradun

  • Film and Television Institute of India, Pune

  • St.Xavier’s College, Kolkata


  • Toonz Animation India

  • Pentamedia Graphics

  • Maya Entertainment

  • Marvel Studio

  • Disney Studio

  • Universal Studio

All the students, teachers and guardians should note that the above mentioned websites and information on various colleges/universities may change under the rules and regulations of the education department.