DETAILS

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Duration of Program 4 Years (8 Semesters)

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Seats 240*

*Total Seats in B.Des. 

UPES School of Design’s Under Graduate Programme, B.Des. in Animation and VFX prepares students with a strong grounding in design, video and audio skills, alongside modeling, rigging, texturing, lighting, digital cinematography, digital color grading, and 3D digital graphics. The course modules also cover motion graphics and virtual studio skills, alongside compositing, 3D tracking, particles, and dynamics.  

Academic Framework

The foundation of higher learning at UPES since its inception has been to explore and promote areas of learning that are innovative and future focused. This has led to constant evolution in facilitating creative and collaborative learning engagements for students through realignment of curriculum and exploration of virtual tools, and open-source courseware; thereby creating borderless learning and access to limitless information.

The new curriculum framework at UPES, ABLE (Academic Blueprint for Learning Excellence) is holistic in its overall structure and yet focuses on the individual need of the student to discover, experience, explore and challenge. The learning is segmented into core subject studies, core specialism studies, minors/exploratory subjects, and signature and life skills learning. The latter three are offered by the newly-instituted School for Life.

SFL (School for Life) is an intrinsic part of the composite UPES student experience and facilitates learning and education that is a balance between what students want, and what is needed of them as future global citizens and leaders of tomorrow. With courses designed to equip students with lifelong learning skills, a focus on a wide range of contemporary issues, and a mandatory social and professional internship experience that is unique, UPES believes in igniting to inspire the best version within an individual to better the world.

DETAILS

  • Animator
  • Concept artist
  • Games developer
  • Graphic designer
  • Illustrator
  • VFX artist
  • Web designer

Examination Pathway:

UPES Design Aptitude Test (UPES-DAT) followed by personal interview and a presentation on the work portfolio.

 

 

Name of Test Mode of Test Date of Test Duration Last Date to Apply
UPES-DAT  Online 23 Oct 2021 1 hr 22 Oct 2021

 

  • Date of interview and portfolio presentation will be announced post UPES-DAT result

Non-Examination Pathway:

On the basis of valid Board Merit, NIFT, NID and UCEED ranking, candidates will directly go for the personal interview and presentation on the work portfolio.

Date of interview and portfolio presentation will be announced post UPES-DAT result.

Eligibility Criteria:

Minimum 50% marks at Higher and Senior Secondary Level (X and XII any Stream)

SEMESTER I

 

Subject Code Subject   Credits
SDCS 1014 Sketching Drawing 1   5
SDCS 1026 Elements of Design   3
SDCS 1027 Colour   4
SDCS 1028 Geometry   5
SDCS 1018 SLA   2
SDCS 1006 Material exploration I   2
SLLS0101 Living Conversations School of Life 2
SLLS0102 Learning how to learn School of Life 2
  Total   25

 

  

SEMESTER II

 

Subject Code Subject   Credits
SDCS 1019 Sketching Drawing 2   5
SDCS 1020 Principles of Design   5
SDCS 1021 Design Process   6
SDCS 1023 Computer Applications   2
SDCS 1010 Material exploration II   2
SLLS 0103 Leadership and Teamwork School of Life 2
SLSG 0101 Critical Thinking and Writing School of Life 3
       
  Total   25

 

  

SEMESTER III

 

Subject Code Subject Credits      
SDAV 2011 Drawing for animation 3 1 0 2
SDAV 2012 Space form movement & Time 3 1 0 2
SDAV 2013 Fundamentals of Animation 3 1 1 4
SDPJ 2128 Project 1: Animation Film 5 1 0 10
SLLS 0201 Design Thinking 2      
SLSG 0201 Ethical Leadership in the 21st Century (Human Values and Ethics) 3      
  Exploratory Elective 1 3 3 0 0
  Professional Elective 1 3 3 0 0
SDAV 2004P Narretive skills for animation   3 0 0
SDAV 2005P Script writing for animation   1 1 2
  TOTAL 25      

 

  

SEMESTER IV

 

Subject Code Subject Credits      
SDAV 2014 Character design & Sculpting 4 1 0 2
SDAV 2015 Concept art & matte painting 3 1 1 4
SDAV 2008 VFX Concepts & animation Applications 3 1 0 4
SDPJ 2135 Project 2: Stop Motion animation 5 1 1 8
SLLS 0202 Working with Data 2      
SLSG 0202 Environment and Sustainability - Himalaya Fellowship 3      
  Exploratory Elective 2 3 3 0 0
  Professional Elective 2 3 3 0 0
SDGD 2008P Illustration   3 0 0
SDAV 2010P Story Boarding and Animatic   2 1 0
  TOTAL 26      

 

  

SEMESTER V

 

Subject Code Subject   Credits
SDAV 3001 Film Language & Editing For animation   3
SDPJ 3135 Project 3: 3D tools and processes    5
SLLS 0301 Persuasive Presence   2
SLSG 0301 Start Your Start-up   3
  Exploratory Elective 3   3
  Professional Elective 3   3
SDAV 3002P Design Research Methods           
SDAV 3004P Experimental abstract animation    
  Professional Elective 4   3
SDGD 3001P Elements of Video production    
SDAV 3006P Sound Design for Animation    
       
       
  TOTAL   22

 

  

SEMESTER VI

 

Subject Code Subject   Credits      
SDAV 3008 Animation and AR VR   3 2 0 4
SDAV 3005 Intro to 3D animation   3 1 1 2
SDPJ 3136 Project 4: Motion info graphics film   5 2 2 4
INDT 3101 Industrial visit   1      
  Exploratory Elective 4   3      
  Professional Elective 5   3 1 0 0
SDAV 3009P Nuke and AE     2 0 2
SDAV 3010P Compositing     2 0 2
  Choose Anyone of the following   3 2 0 2
SLSG 0302 Solving Complex Problems     2 0 2
SLSG 0303 Technologies of the Future     2 0 2
SLSG 0304 Future Casting          
SLSG 0305 Managing Relationships and Being Happy     2 0 2
  TOTAL   21      

 

  

SEMESTER VII

Subject Code Subject   Credits
SDCS 4001 Design Management   2
SDAV 4004 Animation/vfx film (Pre Production)   3
SDPJ 4133 Project 5: Animation/vfx film (production)   5
SIIB 4101 Summer Internship   2
  Exploratory Elective 5   3
  Choose Anyone of the following   3
SLSG 0401 India and Its Place in the Contemporary World    
SLSG 0402 Theory of Everything    
SLSG 0403 Digital Transformation    
SLSG 0404 Finding your Purpose in Life    
  Professional Elective 6   3
SDAV 4002P Particles Systems    
SDAV 4003P Rigging     
  TOTAL   21

 

 

  

SEMESTER VIII

 

Subject Code Subject   Credits      
SDPJ 4113 Graduation Project: Animation & VFX   15 0 0 30
             
  TOTAL   15      

 

 

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