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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.


MFA-Visual Media with specialization in Animation and VFX, is a two-year intensive master’s program which will enhance artistic vision and equip students with the technical mastery to bring their stories to life. Through this program, they will master animation fundamentals from sketching to software, explore the technical realm of VFX, and polish their narrative skills, all under the guidance of acclaimed faculty and industry veterans. Through cutting-edge facilities, guest lectures, and real-world project collaborations, graduate will have a stunning portfolio and the expertise to thrive in the vibrant animation and VFX industry.

Important Note

Commencement of Application Form: March 12, 2024

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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



2 Years – 4 Semester


Graduation in any discipline with 50% marks.


Selection will be based on merit and interview process.

Program Details

Program Highlights

This two-year postgraduate experience is meticulously crafted to refine your artistic vision, equip you with cutting-edge technical skills, and empower you to tell captivating stories through the magic of animation and VFX.

Craft Captivating Narratives: This program guides you deep into the art of visual storytelling, nurturing your ability to develop captivating narratives, master cinematic principles, and translate your vision onto the screen. You’ll gain expertise in scriptwriting, storyboarding, character design, and animation fundamentals, ensuring your stories resonate with audiences on a profound level.

Master the Technical Craft: We believe technical mastery is the foundation of artistic expression. That’s why our program provides comprehensive training in the latest animation and VFX software and techniques. Whether it’s 2D or 3D animation, compositing, green screen, or special effects, you’ll learn the skills which are essential to create stunning visuals that bring your imagination to life.

Industry-Ready Skills: We go beyond theoretical knowledge to prepare you for a successful career in the competitive animation and VFX industry. Through collaborative projects, guest lectures from leading professionals, and access to state-of-the-art facilities, you’ll gain practical experience, build a robust portfolio, and hone essential skills like project management, sound design, and production design.

Thrive in a Vibrant Community: Our program fosters a nurturing and collaborative environment where you’ll connect with fellow passionate students, learn from renowned faculty, and engage with industry experts. This invaluable network will become your support system throughout your creative journey and beyond, opening doors to exciting opportunities.

Career Opportunities

Students who complete an MFA-Visual Media with specialization in Animation and VFX can enter a wide range of exciting fields. Some prominent areas are given below.

Animation Studios: Work on animated features, TV shows, commercials, short films, and web series for studios like Disney, Pixar, DreamWorks, Nickelodeon, or independent studios.

Game Development Studios: Contribute to character animation, environment design, and special effects for video games across all platforms.

Motion Graphics Design: Create animated graphics for commercials, explainer videos, social media content, and broadcast media.

Visual Effects Studios: Work on feature films, TV shows, commercials, and music videos, creating stunning visual effects through compositing, rotoscoping, and 3D animation.

Advertising Agencies: Create visually engaging advertisements and commercials for television, online platforms, and social media.

Architectural Visualization: Produce realistic 3D renderings and animations for architectural projects and real estate marketing.

Education and Training: Share your knowledge and passion by teaching animation and VFX at universities, colleges, or private training institutes.

Startups and Emerging Technologies: With the rise of virtual reality, augmented reality, and metaverse technologies, the demand for animation and VFX skills is growing in these new fields.

Freelance Artist: Work on a variety of animation and VFX projects as a freelance artist, offering your skills to studios, agencies, or directly to clients.

Independent Filmmaking: Students with strong storytelling skills can create their own animated shorts, films, or web series, pursuing personal creative visions.

Fee Structure


Program Fee for the year 2024-25(Semester Wise)

# Scholarship available for meritorious students. Please contact Admission Office (+91 830 400 4400) for details.

Why Amrita

The top reasons to choose Amrita for your career


World University Rankings 2019


BRICS Rankings 2020


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BRICS University Rankings 2020


India University Rankings 2023


Overall Rankings 2023
7th Best
University in India
Amrita Ranked No.1 in India Top 100 in The World
‘A++’ Grade

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