Animation & Visual Effects Courses

Animation & Visual Effects Courses

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The animators are like the illusionist, who create magic on the screen by transforming their imagination into reality. They possess the skills to think out of the box and amaze us with their creativity on the screen. India is considered to be the richest country when it comes to art. It is the art of bringing life to a character. It is the perfect blend of creativity and technology. The animation industry globally is expected to grow at a pace faster than the IT industry’s. 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 praise from your clients as well.

The size of the animation, VFX and post production industry has grown tremendously,the animation industry that’s currently estimated at Rs.14.8 billion is bound to increase to Rs 20.9 billion by 2020 and Currently the VFX industry is estimated to be of Rs 43.5 billion and will get a significant increase by 2020 and is estimated to grow up to Rs 87.1 billion.Currently India has more than 300 animation, 40 VFX and 85 game development studios.

If you find yourself lacking in technical talents, don’t worry! These are the exact skills that you can acquire by earning an animation degree or diploma from Virtual Voyage College, Indore which is the best Animation institute in India and is known for its 2D and 3D Animation courses, VFX courses and unique training methodology, opportunity to work on live projects and films, internships and interaction with industry experts as mentor, guide & faculty. Virtual Voyage is India’s The Animation school.

The College offers UG Degree Programs in association with Animation University – One of the leading Universities in the Central India imparting Art, Design, Media & Creative Education  Raja Mansingh Tomar Music & Art university; established by MP Government by act number 3 of 2009.

The scope of 3d animation programs is humongous all over the world. But in India, well, the future is vast, varied, bright & the market is in dire need of  animators and vfx artists. Blockbuster movies like Kung Fu Panda, Ice Age, How to Train Your Dragon & Brave, Bahubali, Ra. One, Avatar, The Lord of the Rings, Skyfall, Life of Pi or Madagascar 3are perfect examples of the magic of animation and VFX.
A typical animation movie requires minimum 5oo animators! So the splendor of the Animation Industry can be easily assumed.Western animation companies outsource lot of animation and VFX work to India.Warner Brothers, Industrial Light and magic and Disney are now exploring India to produce their animation movies on a co production basis which in turns explains the scope of the industry.Depending on one’s aspiration, creative skills, experience & expertise, the Animation Industry has to offer a colourful palate with high-paying, one of the most promising career options.Experienced animators and vfx artists salaries are more than software engineers.Salaries exceed 1,00,000 per month with experience.

  • 3D Modeler
  • 2D/3D Animator
  • Art Director
  • Creative Director
  • Modeler
  • Character Animator
  • Rigger
  • Lighting Technician
  • Texturing Artist
  • Lighting Technical Director or Lighter
  • Photographer
  • Concept Artist
  • Copywriter
  • Video Game Designer
  • Game Designer
  • Film & Video Editor
  • Flash Animator
  • Graphic designer
  • Stop Motion Animator
  • Scriptwriter
  • Animation Director
  • Background Painter
  • Cartoonist
  • Roto Artist
  • Character Rigger
  • Colour Key Artist
  • Compositing Artist
  • Concept artist
  • Digital painter
  • Director
  • Effects Animator
  • Forensic Animator
  • Inbetweener
  • Independent Filmmaker
  • Key Animator
  • Match Move Artist
  • Mathematical Modeler
  • Render Artist
  • Storyboard Artist Texture Artist
  • Visual Development Artist
  • Character Designer
  • Communication Designer
  • Digital Filmmaker
  • Sound / Video Editor & Compositor
  • Special Effects Artist
  • Matte Painter
  • Clean up Artist
  • Background Designer
  • Layout Artist
  • Producer (VFX)
  • Runner (VFX)
  • VFX Supervisor
  • Technical Director
  • VFX Producer
  • VFX co-ordinator / Artist
  • Digital Effects Supervisor
  • CG Supervisor
  • On Set Surveyor
  • Shader
  • Effects TD (Technical Director)
  • Creature/Character TD
  • Fluids TD
  • Environment Layout
  • Pipeline Programmer
  • image Editing Artist
  • Painting & Wire Removal Artist
  • Tracking & Rotoscoping
  • Crowd Simulation Through MASSIVE PRIME
  • Cloth / Hair / Fur Artist
  • Rotomation ( Camera Matchmove Artist)
  • Dubbing Mixer
  • VFX / Dynamics
  • Line Producer
  • Sound Engineer
  • Client Servicing Head
  • Technical Instructor
  • Technical Writer
  • Location Manager
  • Cinematographer
  • Camera Operator
  • Director
  • Director’s Assistant
  • Editor, Assistant
  • Field Producer
  • motion Graphic Artist
  • Intern
  • Programmer
  • Scanner Operator
  • Keyframe Animator
  • Editor(Online)
  • Editor(AVID)
  • Editor(After Effects)
  • Editor (FCP)
  • Editor(offline)
  • 2D,3D compositor
  • Lighting technical director

Sectors in which animation works are sold like hotcakes

Advertising, Online & print media, Films, TV commercials, Gaming, Theater, Medical, Engineering and Architecture, Mechanical, Forensic, E-learning, Interactive classroom, Entertainment industry, Medical Industry , Corporate presentations , Plants and machinery, E- business etc.

Career Prospects

In animation and VFX field, one can assume different roles, such as-3D Modeler , Animator, Art Director Film and Video Editor,Stop Motion Animator, Video Game Designer, Animation Director, Background Painter, Cartoonist, Character Animator, Character Rigger, Color Key Artist , Compositing Artist, Concept Artis, Digital Paint, Director, Effects Animator, Forensic Animator, Independent Filmmaker, Key Animator, Lighting Technician, Mathematical Modeler , Render Wrangler , Storyboard Artist , Texture Artist, Visual Development Artist, Vfx Supervisor, Graphic Designer, Compositor, Editor, Roto Artist, Paint artist, Match Move artist, Matte painter etc.

Prospective Employers

Pixar, Technicolour, Rhythm and Hues, Walt Disney Animation Studios, DreamWorks Animation, Industrial Light & Magic, Studio Ghibli, Framestore, Cartoon Network Studios, Blue Sky Studios, Nickelodeon Animation Studios, Warner Bros Animation, Sony Pictures Imageworks, Sony pictures Animation, Animal Logic, Atmosphere Visual Effects,Cafe FX, ZOIC STUDIOS, SVENGALI FX and many more.

Read on about a few from many very successful people and be prepared to be inspired!

Rajiv Chilakalapudi ever since he began to nurture his Hyderabad-based animation company, Green Gold Animation Pvt Ltd. Rajiv made his passion a success.

The company that started with just 4 people in 2001 is now 1000-strong. The shows produced by Green Gold have been hugely popular across all leading kids TV channels like Cartoon Network, Pogo, Discovery Kids, Hungama & Disney, drawing an active viewership of over 60 million kids.

An inspirational and adorning figure focused on brilliance in VFX, computer generated imagery Mr. Sandeep Kamalasanan is the creative spark and innovation behind Intermezzo Studios. Now his creativity has touched more than 30 feature films and over 90 TV commercials. Prior to Intermezzo, he was a VFX Supervisor heading CGI and VFX for Eyeqube Studios. He has also held senior roles for other leading studios such as Prime Focus and Avitel.

David Bunting has created and driven some very special and unique animation projects. Based in the United Kingdom, he is an award-winning animator, producer, story artist, and educator.


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  • Degree courses affiliated to the university recognised by MP Government Department of Art & Culture – Raja Mansingh Tomar Music & Art university.
  • Fully air conditioned & Spacious classrooms, 3d animation classes are equipped with the latest teaching aids, network connectivity along with the latest audio-visual aids to facilitate presentations which  makes learning a truly stimulating experience.
  • Fully equipped computer lab with abundant -high configuration systems & latest version of software.
  • Infrastructure of college gives exposure to first hand dubbing, recording, editing, chrome shoot, color balancing etc
  • Ample of opportunities to work on various live projects and prepare show reel.
  • Live lectures from global and world class trainers and professionals through video conferencing.
  • To explore the boundaries and the expand the horizon, students are encouraged to participate in national and international competitions involving movie making, Ad making, promo making, animated short films, live action vfx films etc.
  • Frequent industry visits are organised to Production Houses, Studios, Ad Agencies, Media Houses etc.
  • Rare opportunity to learn from top animators and VFX artists working in the industry through special master classes held at campus.
  • Internship and Placement assistance under ace animation studios and production houses.
  • The institute has a well stocked reference library. The internet facility is also available for students.
  • On completion of the course, the student automatically becomes the member of Alumni group, even as one leaves the campus, he/she remains an important part of our family.

B.V.A. (Bachelor of Visual Arts) in Film Making- CG Film Making (Animation Visual Effects) – 4 Years

Eligibility Criteria – 10+2 (Any Subject/ Discipline)

Students who want to be part of fame, paparazzi glamour world, is inquisitive about the wonders that happen on screen and desires to create the magic and have fun while working then this is definetly the field for you. To be a successful animator or VFX artist perhaps the most important attribute is inclination towards creativity, imaginative, artistic, little inclination and willingness to learn sketching, observant and inquisitive about life and the world around them, fervent interest to work for hours on computer. These qualities are useless if they aren’t accompanied by the requisite technical skills.

You should have passion to learn technical aspects willingness to learn sketching. Patience and a meticulous eye for detail with ability to meet deadlines and work as part of a team are also needed. Being able to use computer tools to generate visuals is important as well.

BVA in Animation, course content is a remarkable combination of university curriculum,  amalgamated with industry requirements, deliverance by industry stalwarts,  fully equipped infrastructure ; which makes Virtual Voyage College distinctive in all aspects. All the skills can be acquired during the program if candidate has unwavering interest, patience and willingness to learn.

M.V.A. (Master of Visual Arts) in Film Making- CG Film Making (Animation Visual Effects) – 2 Years

Eligibility Criteria – Graduation (Any Subject/ Discipline)

PG degree in Animation VFX can be availed by students who for some inevitable reason couldn’t chase their dream career before but now are willing to embrace their passion.Working professionals can take up this program to fine tune their skills further and take a leap in a career by acquiring post graduation degree.Students who want to be part of fame, paparazzi glamour world, is inquisitive about the wonders that happen on screen and desires to create the magic and have fun while working then this is definitely the field for you.
Among the skills required for a career in animation and VFX, perhaps the most important attribute is an inclination towards creativity and fervent interest to work for hours on the computer. You should have a passion to learn technical aspects willingness to learn to sketch. Patience and a meticulous eye for detail with an ability to meet deadlines and work as part of a team are also needed. Being able to use computer tools to generate visuals is important as well.
PG in Animation, course content is a remarkable combination of university curriculum amalgamated with industry requirements which makes Virtual Voyage College distinctive in all aspects. All the skills can be acquired during the program if a candidate has unwavering interest, patience and willingness to learn.
UG degree (in any discipline from any recognized university)

B.Voc. In Animation Visual Effects – 3 Years

Eligibility Criteria – 10+2 (Any Subject/ Discipline)

Candidates who want to learn to create and animate virtual environments opt for this course especially who keep interest in Architectural and Civil engineering projects. Our dynamic course provides a comprehensive 3D modeling, animation, rendering, and compositing solutions for the interior and architectural industries. It is widely and extensively used by architects and civil engineers for 3D visualization of their designs.

Advance Certificate Course in Architectural Pre-Visualization

Eligibility Criteria –

Students who want to be part of fame, paparazzi glamour world, is inquisitive about the wonders that happen on screen and desires to create the magic and have fun while working then this is definitely the field for you. To be a successful animator or VFX artist perhaps the most important attribute is an inclination towards creativity, imaginative, artistic, little inclination and willingness to learn sketching, observant and inquisitive about life and the world around them, fervent interest to work for hours on the computer. These qualities are useless if they aren’t accompanied by the requisite technical skills.

You should have a passion to learn technical aspects willingness to learn to sketch. Patience and a meticulous eye for detail with an ability to meet deadlines and work as part of a team are also needed. Being able to use computer tools to generate visuals is important as well.

BFA in Animation, course content is a remarkable combination of university curriculum,  amalgamated with industry requirements, deliverance by industry stalwarts,  fully equipped infrastructure ; which makes Virtual Voyage College distinctive in all aspects. All the skills can be acquired during the program if candidate has unwavering interest, patience and willingness to learn.

C2AVFX {(Certificate Course in 3D Animation & Visual Effects (with specialization)} – 16/18 Months

Eligibility Criteria – None (Any one can do it)

Students who want to be part of fame, paparazzi glamour world, is inquisitive about the wonders that happen on screen and desires to create the magic and have fun while working then this is definitely the field for you. To be a successful animator or VFX artist perhaps the most important attribute is the inclination towards creativity, imaginative, artistic, little inclination and willingness to learn sketching, observant and inquisitive about life and the world around them, fervent interest to work for hours on a computer. These qualities are useless if they aren’t accompanied by the requisite technical skills.

You should have the passion to learn technical aspects willingness to learn to sketch. Patience and a meticulous eye for detail with the ability to meet deadlines and work as part of a team are also needed. Being able to use computer tools to generate visuals is important as well.

BFA in Animation, course content is a remarkable combination of the university curriculum,  amalgamated with industry requirements, deliverance by industry stalwarts,  fully equipped infrastructure; which makes Virtual Voyage College distinctive in all aspects. All the skills can be acquired during the program if a candidate has unwavering interest, patience and willingness to learn.

AC2AVFX {(Advance Certificate Course in 3D Animation & Visual Effects (with specialization)} – 16/18 Months

Eligibility Criteria – None (Any one can do it)

Students who want to be part of fame, paparazzi glamour world, is inquisitive about the wonders that happen on screen and desires to create the magic and have fun while working then this is definitely the field for you. To be a successful animator or VFX artist perhaps the most important attribute is the inclination towards creativity, imaginative, artistic, little inclination and willingness to learn sketching, observant and inquisitive about life and the world around them, fervent interest to work for hours on a computer. These qualities are useless if they aren’t accompanied by the requisite technical skills.

You should have the passion to learn technical aspects willingness to learn to sketch. Patience and a meticulous eye for detail with the ability to meet deadlines and work as part of a team are also needed. Being able to use computer tools to generate visuals is important as well.

BFA in Animation, course content is a remarkable combination of the university curriculum,  amalgamated with industry requirements, deliverance by industry stalwarts,  fully equipped infrastructure; which makes Virtual Voyage College distinctive in all aspects. All the skills can be acquired during the program if a candidate has unwavering interest, patience and willingness to learn.

Ph.D. in Performing Arts {(In any specific remarkable subject related to Film Making- CG Film Making (Animation & VFX)} – 3 Years

Eligibility Criteria – Master’s Degree

Students who want to be part of fame, paparazzi  & glamour world, is inquisitive about the wonders that happen on screen and desires to create the magic and have fun while working then this is definitely the field for you. To be a successful animator or VFX artist perhaps the most important attribute is an inclination towards creativity, imaginative, artistic, little inclination and willingness to learn sketching, observant and inquisitive about life and the world around them, fervent interest to work for hours on the computer. These qualities are useless if they aren’t accompanied by the requisite technical skills.

You should have a passion to learn technical aspects & willingness to learn to sketch. Patience and a meticulous eye for detail with the ability to meet deadlines and work as part of a team are also needed. Being able to use computer tools to generate visuals is important as well.

Pranjal Vashishtha, Coupsteer CEO

Pranjal Vashishtha

Virtual Voyage gives you much more than a degree. It provides a platform that can help you live all your dreams.
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Pranjal Vashishtha, Coupsteer CEO

Film Making starts with creative and imaginative ideas but requires a whole lot of process for its execution. It involves various steps including scriptwriting, casting, shooting, sound recording and production, editing, and screening the finished product before an audience that may result in a film release and exhibition.


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