BA (Honors) Visual Arts

Major in Animation & VFX

This program is designed to provide students with a full range of conceptual and practical skills, to teach them how to think critically about their chosen mediums. The program helps students evolve in their artistic journey as they experiment with different forms of cinematic expression.

The BA (Honors) Visual Arts – Major in Animation & VFX Program offered at Annapurna College is affiliated to Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University (JNAFAU).

Join Annapurna College of Film and Media to Further Your Career.

Program Flow

Year 1

Foundation Setting

  • Principles of Life Drawing
  • Principles and Concepts of Colour and Design
  • Incorporating elements such as Key Frame Animation, Storyboard, Character
  • Design, Background Design
    Principles of 2D Animation

Year 2

Explore Core Subjects

  • Fundamental tools and techniques for Organic and Inorganic Modelling via 3D Applications
  • Importance of Topology for Character Modelling and Hard Surface Modelling Techniques
  • Principles and Illumination Techniques using 3D Application

*On completion of Asset Design, students move to rigging & animation, create solid skeletal structure and facial controls.

Year 3

Advanced Study in the Area of Specialisation

BA (Honors) Visual Arts – Major in Animation & VFX will help students understand the following:

  • Fundamentals of Node-based Compositing
  • Applications of key compositing skills
  • Match move

*During the course of their studies, students develop their professional portfolio.

Upon completion of the course, students have the option of entering the industry through our placement office, freelancing, or continuing with their post-graduate education. They can also follow the path of Entrepreneurship.




Mr. Siva Pavan
Head of Department

  • Has a qualification in Computer Science & Diploma in Animation & VFX from MUV Institute of Digital Arts
  • Worked with MAAC & Frameboxx as a Technical Head for various regions and has handled various commercial 3D and Gaming Projects
  • He has worked on a National Award-winning film titled Anji, starring Chiranjeevi

Chinmayi Sirsi
Member of Faculty for Film Studies

  • MA (Literature), English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU), Hyderabad
  • PhD (English), University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles
  • 6 years experience with undergraduate teaching in liberal arts, writing, and literature. Also has a background in journalism.
  • Believes budding filmmakers need as much practice thinking through questions of representation and social justice as they do learning technical skills and uses a humanities-based approach to cultivate critical and analytical thinking skills in students.
  • Chinmayi teaches courses in visual culture, storytelling, literature in translation, adaptation, and creative writing.
  • She also serves on the Graduate Film Committee.

Arun John
Member of Faculty for Film Studies

  • Teaches media theory and media research.          
  • Currently pursuing his Phd at the Department of Communication, University of Hyderabad.
  • Prior to joining the Department as a researcher, he was an Assistant Professor at the Department of Mass Communication and Journalism, St Francis College for Women, Hyderabad.
  • Among other ventures, he has worked with the Solution Exchange Program of the United Nations Development Program, New Delhi as a Research Assistant for the ICT4D Community.

     Asked Questions

The animation industry in India is expected to grow at a pace faster than the IT industry. Animation as a career option is a field where you can fulfill your dream of "enjoy-as-you-work", feel satisfied at the end of your day and get appreciated by your clients as well. A College Degree is very helpful to ensure multiple career pathways. Animation, VFX, Gaming and Comics (AVGC) sector of India is set to grow further.

Animation itself is an industry, and it has a speedy growth. It is an interesting and creative career option with opportunities both with government as well as private sector enterprises. Work opportunities for quality Animators and related professionals like Graphic Designer, Multimedia Developer and Game Developer, Character Designers, Key Frame Animators, 3D Modelers, Layout Artists etc. exists in following sectors at large-

  • Advertising
  • Online and Print News Media
  • Film & Television
  • Animation Production House
  • VFX Production House
  • Theatre
  • Video Gaming
  • E-learning

Short Courses help with skill enhancement. It provides a way to pick up a new skill, get well-acquainted with a subject and learn new-age techniques. The Degree course provides the opportunity to explore each and every step in the process of Production. It also gives students the opportunity to work on projects. During the 3-year program, the students attend various master-classes and workshops & engage with various industry experts.

Drawing is the subject which will open the path for them to explore other departmental work proficiencies. Drawing creates a solid base which can provide the ability of the student to create or design almost anything and everything which can help them to communicate their ideas or tell their stories. Apart from Drawing, students will learn other subjects like- Color Design, History of Animation, Life Drawing, Colour and Design. It introduces the students to the principles of Life Drawing by exploring the observation of the human and animal form. Colour Design enables students to produce successful visuals through an in-depth study of the elements, principles, concepts of colour and design. The program incorporates elements such as Key Frame Animation, Storyboard, Character Design, Background Design & Principles of 2D Animation.

Portfolio is important to know the strengths and passion of the candidate towards animation and VFX. Our creative assignments during the course help you build an impressive portfolio for your career also.

All leading Image-based Applications, Traditional and Digital 2D Animation Applications, 3D & VFX applications, Layer & Node-based Applications for high-end Compositing.

           and Eligibility

Annapurna College of Film and Media is affiliated with Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University (JNAFAU), Hyderabad. The Degree is given by JNAFAU, Hyderabad.
Eligibility: 12th Standard / 10+2 in any stream with minimum marks of 50%
Mandatory: Students are required to carry their portfolio of creative work during the Admission Interview

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