B.Des. (Animation And VFX)

B.Des. (Animation and VFX)

Program details

The Bachelor of Animation and Visual Effects Design program focuses on developing well-rounded individuals with a deep understanding of animation and visual effects. The curriculum is carefully designed to cater to the diverse needs of the industry, while also encouraging students to explore their own unique styles and preferences within the field.

The program aims to nurture students into adept storytellers, filmmakers, and technicians with critical thinking skills. Students are exposed to all aspects of animation production, including form, content, and process, before choosing a specific area of expertise. This ensures that they have a comprehensive understanding of the subject matter and can excel in their chosen specialization.

With a wide range of career paths available, students have the opportunity to make informed decisions about their future. They can pursue roles as authors, thinkers, artisans, creators, engineers, or even autonomous producers in the entertainment industry. Furthermore, the Bachelor of Animation and Visual Effects Design program also prepares students for advanced education, practical research, and potential careers in academia.

Program Highlights

  • Dedicated animation and VFX department equipped with specialized labs for 2D animation, iMac, Cintiq, and general computer labs, providing a comprehensive range of traditional and digital tools.
  • The Bachelor of Animation and Visual Effects Design students enjoy full access to various additional labs, such as a photo studio, complete with professional cameras, lenses, and lighting equipment, as well as chroma backgrounds, a sound studio, transportation lab, and a specialized wood and metal workshop for unique project requirements.
  • Engage in immersive, hands-on learning experiences, working with cutting-edge technology and equipment, to develop practical skills in both traditional and digital animation and VFX techniques.
  • Explore a comprehensive curriculum designed to cover all aspects of animation and visual effects, ensuring a well-rounded education that prepares you for a successful career in the industry.
  • Undertake industry-relevant projects and assignments, allowing you to apply your skills in real-world scenarios and gain practical experience in the field.
  • Learn from a team of experienced faculty members who bring a wealth of industry knowledge and expertise to the program, providing guidance and mentorship throughout your academic journey.

The Bachelor of Animation & Visual Effects Design program has a promising future scope in India. The animation and VFX industry in the country is witnessing substantial growth, with an 18% increase in 2018 and a projected growth of INR 12,900 Cr by 2023. India currently holds 10% of the global market share, but it has the potential to reach 20-25% by 2025. Additionally, the gaming industry is expected to exceed INR 14,300 Cr by 2022. While leading players like the USA, Japan, and Europe have recognized the versatility of animation, Indian filmmakers and animators have yet to fully explore its vast opportunities and capabilities beyond children's entertainment. Therefore, pursuing a Bachelor of Animation & Visual Effects Design program can provide excellent prospects in an industry poised for growth and innovation.

Career Opportunities

Graduates with a Bachelor in Animation & Visual Effects Design degree have a promising array of career opportunities. They play a pivotal role as animation filmmakers and communication designers in both established and emerging markets. These professionals possess the ability to comprehend and interpret current trends, enabling them to provide effective market strategies that meet specific market needs. With their skills and knowledge, they can thrive in various industries, such as film and television production, advertising, gaming, and digital media. By leveraging their expertise in animation and visual effects, graduates can pursue fulfilling careers where they contribute to the dynamic and ever-evolving creative landscape.

Listed below are the professional paths available for students to pursue in the field of Animation & Visual Effects Design:

  • Animation film directors
  • Screenplay Writer
  • Animator
  • Editor
  • Storyboard Artist
  • Preproduction Designer
  • Post-production and visual effects technicians
  • Creative directors in advertising, media production houses
  • Freelance Designer
  • Communication Strategists


The Bachelor of Animation & Visual Effects Design program attracts top recruiters such as Lab Productions, Creative TR, Dell Technologies, Intellect Design Arena, LTI- L&T InfoTech, LTIMindtree, MPL Games, Tata Consultancy Services, and Vertiver. With an impressive placement record of 88.89% of students, graduates have secured rewarding positions. The program offers promising career prospects, with an average salary of Rs. 6.53 Lakhs per annum and the highest recorded salary of Rs. 10 Lakhs per annum.

Fee Structure

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The minimum eligibility criteria for Bachelor of Animation & Visual Effects Design to be fulfilled by interested students is as follows: Minimum 50% marks in class X and XII (any stream).

Selection Criteria

The process of selection criteria for students interested in pursuing Bachelor of Animation & Visual Effects Design offered by UPES is based on the individual's performance in National Level (NID/NIFT/UCEED/JEE) / UPESDAT / Board Merit/ CUET followed by Portfolio Presentation & Interview

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