Visual effects (VFX) and 3D animation are all the rage today, whether you take the multiplex screens or even your smartphones. It has almost come to a point where it is nearly impossible to imagine a film, TV programme or a video game without any special effects.

Every student needs a good start to make a career in creative arts. Our diploma in 3D animation course will give every enthusiast the opportunity to dive head-first into the flourishing world of animation for films and TV. Our VFX diploma program is a hybrid of traditional and digital art, right from foundation to specialization. Here you get to focus your craft in creating concept art and assets for the film, game and television industries. Practical training is done in Chroma studio (green screen walls with lights and cameras) and sound studio (hardware consoles and audio mixers).

Some of our students get the opportunity to work on live projects with specialized artists from our sister concern, Toolbox Studio, which is one of the top commercial studios creating 3D art and visual effects in India.

  • 12 Months
  • Awareness of the VFX and Animation industry
  • Interest in 3D and Visual Effects movies and TV.
  • 12th pass from any stream
Awards (On Completion)
  • Diploma in (Visual Effects & Animation for Film & TV) from Seamedu.
  • A Qualification Pack (QP) certificate from MESC (Media & Entertainment Skills Council)

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  • Basic to advance sketching, including perspective, background, organic anatomy and storyboarding
  • Pre-production for shots, including camera angles, story writing and storyboarding
  • Creating 3D environment according to VFX shot and camera handling for shoots
  • Creating 3D assets and characters with photorealistic textures for VFX shots and creating 3D lighting according to VFX shot (to match the real setup)
  • Industry workshops every month, which help students to understand what is currently happening in the industry
  • Animation Day where students come together and create amazing special effects using chroma screen
  • In-depth understanding of Matte Painting (background) for 3D shots
  • Students get to learn 2D compositing which includes live action footage and 3D effects, and 3D compositing, including composition of 2D shots and 3D assets
  • Opportunities to work with Toolbox Studio
  • Working with film and sound students to create a holistic project and getting insights into sound and live action films
  • 3D stereoscopy to create 3D videos, including depth, 2D and 3D
  • Create live action short film or advertisement by using 3D assets and 2D live action footage, including visual effects and 3D animation
  • Software covered: Maya, Mudbox, Photoshop, After Effects and Silhouette
Module 1

Fundamentals of Design

  • Colour Theory
  • 2D Designing
  • Principle of Design
  • Storyboarding

Module 2

3D Animation

  • 3D Modeling (Interior, Exterior & Asset Modeling)
  • Texturing (2D & 3D)
  • Fundamentals of Animation
  • Understanding Character Setup for Production
  • 3D Lighting & Shading
  • 3D Rendering

Module 3

Fundamental of Animation Clay & Cutout

  • Stop Motion Animation
  • Monkey Jam

Module 4

Advanced 3D Animation

  • Rigging
  • Character Animation
  • Camera Animation & Tracking

Module 5

Compositing 101

  • After Effects
  • 2D & 3D Composting
  • Colour Correction
  • Motion Graphics

Module 6

  • Rotoscopy & Paint
  • Match Move 101
  • Camera Tracking
  • Maya
  • Photoshop
  • After effects
  • Premier Pro
  • Silhoutte
  • Z-brush
Post-Production Artist
  • Compositing Artist
  • Rotomation Artist
  • Motion Graphic Artist
  • Match Move Artist
  • 3D Animator
  • Effects Artist
  • Roto Artist
  • 2D Paint Artist
  • 3D Modeler & Texturing Artist
  • 3D Lighting & Rendering Artist

Pre-Production Artist
  • Storyboard Artist
  • Concept Artist
  • Layout Artist
Will I be able to do this course if I do not have any knowledge of drawing?
Yes, you can. We cover even the basics of drawing and so do not require you to have any prior knowledge of drawing.
Is there scope for a career in VFX and Animation in India
The VFX industry in India is big and is growing exponentially every day. In fact, Indian studios are now acquiring studios in Hollywood and setting up facilities across the world. As with any growing industry, there are new jobs to be had in the VFX field in India, careers to be made and some serious competition!
What software will I learn to use as a part of this course?
The main software you will be using as a part of this course is Photoshop, MonkyJam, Aftereffects, Autodesk Maya, Nuke and Matchmover. You will also use other software like Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint as a part of the course.
How much access will I have to equipment?
The institute maintains the best ratio of equipment for students to their practical’s or project. Depending on the program, students check out their camera and lighting packages on a daily basis, for weekend shoots, or for one and two weeks on longer productions. The editing lab is open till late night for students.
What is the importance of VFX in Animation?
Visual effects are mostly focused on the augmentation or modification of live action but visual effects artists and tools are also used for: Video games, Pre-visualization, 2D to 3D conversion, Special venues and multimedia (in addition of course to films, television and commercials). It is also used in computer graphics animated films (Pixar, DreamWorks, Sony Animation, etc.), mostly to give a more realistic aspect to the animation. With Animation advancing into an almost life-like era VFX is the perfect way to go about it.

Students Successfully Placed At



Nikhil Wasnik

Nikhil Wasnik

After Studios
I'm thankful for the help provided by Seamedu for my placement at one of the finest post production studios in Mumbai After Studios. I'm satisfied with the efforts that were taken. It was a great experience studying at Seamedu, with the help of well-equipped Labs & experienced faculties, I happen to learn a lot during my 3 years Degree course. Also, the exposure was immense
Purvi Deshmukh

Purvi Deshmukh

24 Media Fusion
There are many things I learned in the past 3 yrs. i.e. from basic to final product. Software that has been taught to me are Photoshop, After Effects, Maya, Premiere Pro & some other necessary software as well. We had every day lectures including events where we can show our work & also learnt many new things.
Vedant Sharma

Vedant Sharma

Reliance Games
If you are looking to fill yourselves with knowledge and learning about Game Design, Seamedu is the correct place. I am extremely thankful to the placement team, for giving me an opportunity to showcase my talent at Reliance Games as a Game Designer.
Saptirishi Mukherjee

Saptirishi Mukherjee

The New Indian Express
The school’s frequent study tours to discover the nuances of landscape, wildlife and field photography was one of the main reasons why I chose Seamedu. This actually gave me an advantage to understand what should be focused upon & also how much discipline matters, which helped me in getting through such renowned company for job.
Abhishek Joshi

Abhishek Joshi

Pratibimb Photography
Seamedu has given me a lot of exposure in this field during my education. Also, thanks to the teachers who have made themselves available especially during my time of distress.We have been given various assignment & had participated in lot of outdoor activities, it helped me in learning new concepts and hone my skills as well.
Kaustubh Vetal

Kaustubh Vetal

Ray Scope
I find it very unique the way faculties at Seamedu teaches and assignments are given. Approach is very simple and curriculum is very well defined.We also got opportunity to collaborate with students of other stream, providing us more in depth understanding of what goes behind the scenes while creating a song, feature for news or while clicking a photograph.
Pooja Dubey

Pooja Dubey

Select Media
I joined Seamedu as I wanted to be a part of the entertainment industry, but wasn’t aware how this decision of mine will shape up. Thanks to our faculty members they made this decision of mine successful. After getting this job opportunity, I am sure it will help me in reaching new avenues in the industry.

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