Degree in VFX and Animation (Pune)

  • 3 Years
  • 12th/High School/Equivalent
Course Commences on
  • 8th August 2022
Awards (On Completion)
  • B.Sc. (VFX and Animation) degree from Ajeenkya
    D Y Patil University, located in Pune.
  • A Qualification Pack (QP) certificate from MESC (Media & Entertainment Skills Council).

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Life at Seamedu

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  • Students will learn from the fundamentals of drawing to advanced sketching techniques.
  • Students will learn and be able to practically apply the pre-production process in making animation and VFX films.
  • In-depth practical understanding of 3D production pipeline and VFX pipeline.
  • Creating a 3D environment according to VFX shot and camera handling for shoots.
  • Creating 3D assets and characters with photorealistic textures and creating lighting according to VFX shots (to match the real setup).
  • Industry workshops every month to, help students understand what is currently happening in the industry.
  • Animation Day, VFX Jam, Seamedu Awards, etc. where students come together and create amazing output.
  • In-depth understanding of matte painting (background) for 3D and VFX shots.
  • Students will create short films (live action, 2D, 3D) and advertisements (live action, 2D, 3D) with various visual effects.
  • Opportunity to work with our in house "Toolbox Studio".
  • Working with film and sound students to create a holistic project and getting insights into sound and live-action films.
  • Sound knowledge of stereoscopy to create 3D videos, including depth.
  • Software covered : Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Animate CC, Adobe Media Encoder, Autodesk Maya, The Foundry Nuke, Boris FX Sillhouette, 3D Equalizer, Z-Brush, and basic introduction of Unity Game Engine.
  • Pulling a green screen key and creating an intermediate background for VFX shots.
  • Creating effects like particles, fire, and water for VFX.

ADYPU students get to choose a minor apart from their Specialisation. These minor subjects compliment the skills learnt under their Specialisation or Majors. Please click here to find the list of minor subjects

What do international blockbusters and critically-acclaimed motion pictures such as the How to Train Your Dragon series, Game of Thrones, Spiderman, Kung Fu Panda, Interstellar, Penguins of Madagascar, Frozen, and our Indian creations like Bahubali and Roadside Romeo have in common?

They all are either partly or fully animated, and some (if not all) of the animation efforts that went into these globally successful shows and films were carried out right here – in India. The trend for visual effects and animation courses in India has been to focus solely on the software, but for the first time, you can now undertake a course that covers the wide ambit of visual effects and animation in both television and filmmaking.

Our VFX and animation courses in Pune, India, are designed, curated and headed by some of the top names in India’s animation industry. Our curriculum is designed to teach students everything from the basics to the most specialised aspects of this industry. Our professional VFX and Animation institute in Pune develops students into fully qualified VFX artists with experience in 2D and 3D animation, compositing, lighting, and live action shooting, using software like After Effects and NUKE. Our state-of-the-art equipment, including Chroma key and sound studios, makes us a leading choice to get your degree in VFX and Animation in Pune. As one would expect with any top VFX professional course, you will have opportunities to intern at some of the best studios and develop your own professional demo reel before our placement support team helps you find work in the visual effects industry.

Semester 1
  • Foundation of Art & Design
  • History & Pipeline of Animation
  • Graphic Design
  • Techniques of Videography
  • General Education I
  • General Education II

Semester 2
  • Concept Art
  • 2D Animation
  • Fundamentals of 3D
  • Layer Based Compositing
  • Introduction to Compositing
  • General Education III
  • General Education IV

Semester 3
  • Advanced 3D
  • Texturing & Shading
  • Lighting & Rendering
  • FX - I
  • Project I (Any One)
    - Motion Graphics TVC
    - 3D Animation Packshot
  • Free Elective I
  • General Education V
  • General Education VI
  • Minor I

Semester 4
  • Camera Tracking & MatchMove
  • Rigging
  • Advance Compositing - I
  • Research Technique -Environment Creation and Cinematics in Engine
  • Project II (Any One)
    - Pre-Production for Visual Effects Short Film
    - Pre-Production for Animation Short Film
  • Free Elective II
  • General Education VII
  • General Education VIII
  • Minor II

Semester 5
  • Sculpting
  • FX II
  • Research Project (Any One)
    - Production for Visual Effects Short Film
    - Production for Animation Short Film
  • Advance Compositing II
  • Internship Report
  • 3D Animation
  • Minor III

Semester 6
  • Project III (Any One)
    - Post -Production for Visual Effects Short Film
    - Post -Production for Animation Short Film
  • Portfolio Development (Any One)
    - VFX Showreel
    - Animation Showreel
  • Internship
  • Minor IV

ADYPU students get to choose a minor apart from their Specialisation. These minor subjects compliment the skills learnt under their Specialisation or Majors. Please click here to find the list of minor subjects

  • Autodesk Maya
  • The Foundry Nuke
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe After effects
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Adobe Animate CC
  • Adobe Media Encoder
  • 3D Equalizer
  • Boris FX Sillhouette
  • Z-brush
  • Substance Painter
  • Unity
  • Houdini
Build a successful career in VFX and animation with Seamedu. Don’t just learn the nuances of VFX and animation, but also get expert guidance, experienced teachers, and hands-on practical training with us.
  • Post-Production Artist
  • 2D Compositing Artist
  • CG Compositing Artist
  • Rotomation Artist
  • 3D Modelling & Texturing Artist
  • Motion Graphic Artist
  • Match Move Artist
  • Lighting & Rendering Artist
  • 3D Animator
  • Effects (FX) Artist
  • Matte Painting Artist
  • Prep Artist
  • Video Editor
  • Graphic Designer
  • Pre-production Artist
  • Storyboard Artist
  • Character Designer
  • 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 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 for their practical 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 at 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-visualisation, 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

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Sonal Raut

Radio 90.4

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24 Fusion Media

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Enigma Virtulux

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