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M.Sc. in Visual Communication
Animation and Design

Eligibility: Graduation in any discipline with 50% marks

Programme Duration: 2 years (4 Semesters)

The program offers specialization in Animation and Design. This course is designed to introduce students to the professional world of Graphic, UI / UX design and Animation training them to become professionals in the field.

Course Structure *
*Curriculum is due for revision, subject to approval from academic council.
  • Introduction to Animation Film Making
  • Introduction to Communication Theories
  • Introduction to Visual Designing
  • Components of Visual Design Practice
  • Digital Film Making Practice
  • Media Research Methods
  • 3D Modelling & Texturing Lab
  • 2D sketching and Animation Lab
  • Photo Editing & Designing Lab.
  • Photography and Lighting Practice
  • Cultural Education
  • Introduction to UI UX Designing
  • Creative Advertising & Branding
  • Web Designing and Developing
  • Advanced 2d animation and E-learning Practice
  • 3D Animation - Lighting & Rendering Practice
  • VFX lab
  • UI UX Designing Practice
  • Illustration & Designing Lab
  • Page Layout Designing Lab
  • Photography Practice Lab II
  • Introduction to Responsive Web Designing
  • Intellectual Property Rights for Media
  • Advanced 3D Animation - Rigging & Animation Practice
  • Motion Graphics Lab
  • Responsive Web Designing Lab
  • Elective A
  • Digital Marketing and Promotion Lab
  • Compositing & Colour Correction Lab
  • Live in Lab / Open Elective*
  • Mini Project (in Animation & Design)
  • Life Skills
  • Comprehensive and Technical Viva Voce
  • Internship
  • Project (in Animation & Design)

  • Typography Practical
  • Packaging Practice Lab
  • Advertising Photography and Digital Design Practice

  • Dynamics and Simulation Practice
  • Computer Aided Designing

* One Open Elective course is to be taken by each student, in the third semester, from the list of Open Electives offered by the School.

# Students undertaking and registering for a Live-in-Lab project, can be exempted from registering for an Open Elective course in the fifth semester.

Electives listed above are only indicative. Actual Offering will depend on the number of students registering for the courses and availability of faculty.
School Administration reserves the right to modif y the subjects / curriculum / detailed syllabus as per the topical needs or changes in trends of the academic stream or industry requirements.

Course Overview
Core Subjects included:
  • Graphic Designing
  • Web Designing
  • 2D/3D Animation
  • Motion Graphics & VFX
  • Photography
  • Videography
  • Audio - Video Productions
  • Responsive Web Designing
  • Advertising
  • Branding
  • Animation film production
job profiles suitable for are:
  • UI/UX Designer
  • Visualizer
  • Graphic/Web Designer
  • 2D & 3D Animator
  • VFX Artist
  • Audio/Video Editor
  • Story Board Designer and many more...

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