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What is Animation & VFX

Animation is the process of designing, drawing, making layouts and preparation of photographic sequences which are integrated in the multimedia and gaming products. Animation involves the exploitation and management of still images to generate the illusion of movement. A person who creates animations is called animator. He / she use various computer technologies to capture the still images and then to animate these in desired sequence.


Types of Animation

·       Traditional Animation (Cel Animation or hand-drawn Animation)

·       Stop motion Animation (Claymation, Cut-outs)

·       Motion Graphics (Typography, Animated logo)

·       Computer Animation (2D Animation, 3D Animation)

Course Name

(B.Sc. + M.Sc.) Animation & VFX

(5 Year Integrated)

Degree Awarded By

Gujarat University 


12th Pass in any Stream from any Education Board with minimum 50 %

Unique Features

  • Strong Theoretical Knowledge

  • Practical Orientation

  • Industry Projects

  • Emphasis on Electives

  • Emphasis on Experimentation, Artistic environment for free approach to study.

  • Industry-Driven Practical Training Approach

  • Entrepreneurship development program with Personality development and Communication Skills.

  • Faculty with Rich Industry Experience

Course Objective

  • To groom students to match the professional standards of the industry.

  • To keep abreast with changing requirements of the industry.

  • To create excellent environment to explore and exploit Emotional Quotient and Intelligence Quotient of GUAIM brains with harmony.

  • To explore and widen the circumference of Animation.

  • To create viable Intellectual property.

  • To provide add-on value to all the stakeholders.

  • To tie-up with professionals, institutions and industry for training and curriculum development.

Create Everyday Poster

Create Everyday Poster

Crafts Supplies

Crafts Supplies

Watercolor Painting

Watercolor Painting

Person Coloring in Anime

Person Coloring in Anime

Mask in the snow

Mask in the snow

Editorial Design

Editorial Design

Designer On Computer

Designer On Computer

Storyboard on screen

Storyboard on screen

The Curriculum

  • Here at Department of Animation, Vfx & Gaming we nurture you for this magical power. You learn to give life, create new world and magic with your own imagination.

  • Student will be learning the Art of Storytelling through different medium of Animation like 2D, 3D, Stop Motion, New Experimental and Sound etc.

  • Methodology of live projects based study make the department unique from others.

  • The Special Subjects — would be elective based to broaden perspectives and bring in latitude in the academic Programme.

  • The Applied Subjects — craft skill — cover both hand and computer skills.

  • Real-World exposure is set through assignments and projects to simulate an industry experience.

  • Constant updating of teaching and learning material makes it industry and intellectually relevant.

Welcome to


The Animation & VFX Sector in India – a Snapshot

  • The 3D animation market Globally is estimated to grow from $21.06 billion in 2014 to $40.78 billion in 2019 at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 14.1% from 2014 to 2019.

  • The current size of the Indian industry is estimated at US$ 247 million and expected to grow at 15-20% per annum.

  • India - a Post-Production Hub for Animation

  • Considerable increase in the 2D and 3D Animation outsourcing to India, Large studios in USA investing in studios

  • Increasing application of Animation in non-traditional areas like Education, Healthcare, Science & Research etc.

  • There are about 300 animation and 40 VFX companies in India.


A recent report, jointly prepared by KPMG and FICCI, titled 'Indian Media and Entertainment Report, 2017' notes that the animation and VFX industry grew by 16.4% in 2016 as compared to the previous year. The animation business is has become a ₹59.5 billion industry.

The report notes that 85% of this growth is because of outsourced projects from the television and film sectors.

While 'Make in India' wants to project the VFX boom as India's success, the report notes that international projects continue to account for a whopping 70% of the VFX industry revenues, with Hollywood studios leveraging the skill and cost advantages of Indian talent.

“Additionally, leading Indian production houses like Tata and Reliance are now investing in the animation market and collaborating with Indian filmmakers to make animated features that have broad mass appeal and entertain their local audiences.



  • Adobe Photoshop

  • Adobe Premier

  • Bojou / Syntheye

  • Adobe After Effects

  • The Foundry Nuke X

  • Autodesk Maya

  • Autodesk 3dsmax

  • Apple Final Cut Pro

  • Ruine / X Frog

  • Apple Soundtrack Pro

  • Vue

  • ZBrush

  • Motion Builder

  • Stop Motion Pro

  • V-Ray


yOUR Way

Job Opportunity Areas





Web Games

VFX Studios


X Box Games

Editing Studios

Web Designing

Android Games

Defense & Space

Data Visualization

Animation Gaming  

Channel Packaging

Play Station Games

Animation Production

Product /Interior Design

Visual Media and Design

Advertising & Design Studios

Film and other Entertainment Industry

Prospective Verticals for Employment

Pre Production


Concept Artist(BG/Char)

Character Designer

Layout BG /PreViz Artist

Storyboard Artist

matte/color key

Art Director

Post Production


Wrangler TD


Motion Graphic




VFX Supervisor


DI(Digital Intermediate)


Modeler/Facial Artist

Surfacing/Texturing Artist


Asset TD

Generalist TD


Animator 2d

Animation Sup

Animation TD

Animator 3d


Lighting TD


Effects TD



3d Generalist

CG Supervisor

VFX Industry

Accessory Designer     

Production Designer


Render Wrangler


Rigging Artist

Environment Builder   

Roto Artist

Lighting Artist            

Texture Artist

Matchmove Artist       

VFX Director

Matte Painter             

VFX Supervisor

Modeling Artist           

VFX Team Lead

Production Assistant   

Weapon Designer

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