Communication & Media Design – Animation and VFX

VFX or Visual Effects are a way of mixing real world film shoot with computer-generated images creating a surrealistic output. At present most of the advertisement, broadcasted on air or a movie, uses visual effects to a certain degree. School of Design offers one of the best VFX course. This course structure is developed with the help of industry experts, and it caters to the increasing demand for trained designers in this industry.

This course is a blend of creative and technical visual storytelling. We focus on teaching the professional production pipelines that you will utilize in this industry. The students will engage with high-end production techniques and values, and create a narrative based film, show reel/breakdown reel, as part of your final expo. We also regard research, design process and intellectual rigor very highly.

We have great connections to the animation, film, television, video-games and comic industries, and many of our faculties have gone on to work around the in the industry, for some of the top studios and franchises.

time-duration

Duration: 4 years

eligibility

Eligibility Criteria:

Examination Pathway

  • Admissions through UPES-DAT (Online Design Aptitude Test) - Minimum 50% marks at the Higher & Senior Secondary level (10th & 12th) and valid UPESDAT score

Non-Examination Pathway

  • Through Board Merit: Minimum 65% marks in class X and Class XII.
  • OR
  • Through UCEED: Minimum 50% marks at the Secondary & Senior Secondary level (10th & 12th) and with valid UCEED scores.
Semester I Semester II

Subject

  • Sketching & Drawing- 1
  • Elements of Design
  • Colour
  • Geometry I
  • Engineering Graphics
  • Material exploration I

Subject

  • Sketching & Drawing- II
  • Principles of design
  • Geometry II
  • Material exploration II
  • Visual composition
  • Introduction to Photography
  • Computer applications I
Semester III Semester IV

Subject

  • Story Telling and Narrative Skills
  • History of Animation and VFX
  • Drawing for Animation
  • Introduction to Typography
  • Design for Print
  • Imaging Tools and Techniques
  • Design Process in Animation and VFX

Subject

  • Character Design
  • Principles of 2D Animation
  • Digital Imaging and Image Editing
  • Narrative Skills
  • Digital Video Tools & Techniques
  • Design Project I
Semester V Semester VI

Subject

  • Introduction to 3D Modeling
  • Introduction to 3D Animation
  • Introduction to Lighting & Particles
  • UV Texturing & Mapping
  • Sound Design 1
  • Research Methodology
  • Design Project II
  • Venture Ideation
  • Open Elective
  • Digital Sculpting, Texturing and Rendering
  • Visual Effects & Motion Graphics
  • Independent Studies
  • Elements in Video Production
  • Portfolio Creation and Presentation Skills
  • Industrial Visit (Part of Semester VI)
  • Design Project 3
Semester VII Semester VIII

Subject

  • Summer Internship (Part of Semester - VII)
  • Sound Design 2
  • Environment Design 2D/3D
  • Optimization Techniques
  • Design Management
  • Matte Painting
  • Design Project IV

Subject

  • Graduation Showreel Project

Admission Criteria:

Examination Pathway

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

Non-Examination Pathway

On the basis of Board Merit / UCEED Merit, candidates will directly go for the personal interview and a presentation on the work portfolio

Fee structure for the academic year 2018- 22 as follows:

1st Sem
Tuition Fee Academic Service Fee Total
92,100 61,400 1,53,500
2nd Sem
Tuition Fee Academic Service Fee Total
92,100 61,400 1,53,500
3rd Sem
Tuition Fee Academic Service Fee Total
101,250 67,500 1,68,750
4th Sem
Tuition Fee Academic Service Fee Total
101,250 67,500 1,68,750
5th Sem
Tuition Fee Academic Service Fee Total
111,380 74,245 1,85,625
6th Sem
Tuition Fee Academic Service Fee Total
111,380 74,245 1,85,625
7th Sem
Tuition Fee Academic Service Fee Total
122,480 81,645 204,125
8th Sem
Tuition Fee Academic Service Fee Total
122,480 81,645 204,125

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