Remember what it was like growing up? Jaws agape at some spectacular video games, animated films and visual effects in Hollywood blockbusters, wondering how someone could create such spectacular visuals! The general consensus was that if something was spectacular it was made abroad. Fair assumption. But well, that’s no longer the case.
If you’re wondering where India stands in terms of matching developed countries in terms of the visual effects, animation and game design industry – you’re in for a pleasant surprise!
Little known fact: India is a growing hub for animation and VFX
Previously, Indian artists would travel abroad to work in major Hollywood studios, now it is the major studios that come to India for their visual effects and animation requirements met. While this might sound astonishing, looking at the bigger picture, it makes a lot of sense.
Here are a few reasons why this trend is only going to grow:
To top it all off, outsourcing animation and VFX to India gives studios access to a young, creative, talented and enthusiastic workforce!
Professional courses in VFX and Game Art
It is with this growing field in mind that Seamedu has designed courses that start you off right at the beginning, getting your basics right to more advanced techniques in the fields of Game Art and VFX. Our courses are meant to help you turn your passion into a career!
Game Design: Game design is both an art and a science. It involves applying a sense of aesthetics and design to create a game. It includes everything from concept art to scripting the game and working with game engines to elicit required results from the finished games.
Animation: Animation is the process by which images are sequenced to bring an illusion of motion. Animation may be Computer Generated, hand drawn or created from using objects in the real world. Various animation techniques are often used to create stunning Visual Effects.
Visual Effects: VFX or Visual Effects are images created or manipulated for films that cannot be captured by live action shots. They are used to create fantastical images that include action that is impossible or too dangerous to capture in real life or to recreate sets that are too expensive to build. They involve a combination of live action footage and imagery to create realistic looking effects.
Seamedu’s Courses for Game Design and Game Art
We offer two courses that you can join immediately after your 12th grade. Our Diploma in Game Art is a one year course that ensures you will be ready to make a buzz in the field of game art. It features six modules that cover the fundamentals of design, 3D animation, theory of game design, set designing, advanced 3D modelling techniques and game engines. You also learn how to use software like Autodesk Maya and Unity 3D amongst others.
Seamedu’s Degree in Game Design is a three year course that comprehensively covers game design. Based in Pune, it works with industry partners like Rolocule games to give you a practical learning experience apart from regular theory. Here’s a quick look at the topics covered:
What can you do after a degree or diploma in Game Design or Game Art?
The game industry is growing with more than 100 game development organisations in the country. A qualification in game design opens up a variety of opportunities including:
VFX and Animation
Seamedu has teamed up with the who’s who of India’s animation industry to design and teach a curriculum that includes everything from the basics to some of the most specialised features of the industry.
Diploma in Visual Effects & Animation for Film & TV
This one year course is a hybrid of traditional and digital art, right from the basics to the cutting edge technology that is in use today. Our setup allows our students to use a Chroma Studio and Sound Studio during their practical training.
The course, comprised of six modules, covers:
Our degree course in Visual Effects & Animation for Film & TV is spread over four years.
Here is a quick look at the topics covered:
The ever expanding field of VFX and Animation offers plenty of opportunities for those passionate about the subject. Seamedu also offers placement support for eligible students. A few possible career options are:
Here’s what Anoop Chaphekar, VFX Supervisor at Toolbox Studio, has to say about our course – “Students at Seamedu get in-depth, end-to-end experience of learning. Having Chroma and sound studios is a big plus. Also, knowledge partner tie-up helps students to get hands-on experience and internships at Toolbox.”
So if you are passionate about creating stunning artwork and visuals for movies and games, Seamedu has the course for you. Do contact us to find out more!