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The two-year postgraduate program of M.F.A. (Visual Media) Animation & VFX is offered at the School of Arts and Sciences, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kochi campus.


The MFA (Visual Media) Animation & VFX programme is a specialised two-year postgraduate programme created to mimic the professional and independent studio environment and offer opportunity to assume a creative leadership role. In terms of independent filmmaking, studio employment, and job creation, the entrepreneurial components of animation are emphasised most, along with the narrative film format.

Through the use of a range of animation and visual effects techniques, including traditional hand-drawn, stop-motion, 2D computer, and 3D computer animation, students are encouraged to hone their visual storytelling abilities in this programme. Application requirements include holding an undergraduate degree in animation, visual effects, emerging media, art, film, theatre, computer science, graphic design, illustration, creative writing, mass communications, game design, or a closely related field, as well as showcasing their expertise and success in animation through a writing sample and portfolio.

The program enables learners to:

  • Comprehend, synthesize, and employ Animation theories, practices, principles and concepts to create and produce animated visuals appropriate to the target audience.
  • Gain industry level exposure on graphic designing, animation, visual effects, photography, Videography, etc.
  • Apply creativity and the aesthetic theories of an art and animation for communication in the form of animated content in accordance with various platforms.

Programme Duration: 2 years (2 Semesters)

Important Note

Commencement of Application form : February 08th ,2023


Semester 1
Course Title
Components of Visual Design Practice
Introduction to Film Making
Studies in Visual Aesthetics
Introduction to Animation Concepts
Audiography Lab
Photography Practice
Videography Practice
Graphic Design Lab
Visualization and Storyboarding Practice
Web Technologies Basics Lab
Cultural Education
Semester 2
Course Title
Animation Film Language
Anatomy and Sketching Practice
2D Animation Lab.
3D Modelling and Texturing Lab
Digital Video Production
Advanced Sound Designing
Photography and Lighting Practice for Animation
e-Learning Content Development Lab
Research methodology for Communication and Media studies
Amrita Values Programme
Semester 3
Course Title
Intellectual Property Rights for Media
VFX and Compositing Lab
Character Design and Rigging Practice
Concept and Design for Video Games
Motion Graphics and Titling Practice
Dynamics and Simulation Practice
Live-in-Lab.@ / Open Elective*
Mini Project in Visual Media
Life Skills
Semester 4
Course Title
Comprehensive and Technical Viva-voce
Project Work in Visual Media
Course Title
Sustainable Designing Practice
Video Production for online media Lab
Product Photography Practice
Design Practice for VR
Ad Film Production practice
Public Service
Advertising practice



Graduation in any discipline with 50% marks.


Two Years – Four Semesters

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