About Visual Effects (VFX)

VFX involves the process of integrating digitally created imagery with live action footage in order to create the effect of an environment or act that might otherwise be dangerous, expensive or impossible to be shot in real life. VFX is playing a major role in visual media today wherein the effects are used for all forms of visual content. Various animation and compositing software have made their way to the market which has expanded the creative possibilities for filmmakers and artists. The role of VFX is growing drastically in film industry and there is need for highly trained aspiring digital artists who can shoulder responsibilities and help the industry grow to the next level.

Market potential

  • The Indian VFX industry grew by 31 percent during 2016. The projected CAGR for 2017-21 for VFX segment is 25 percent. – FICCI-KPMG report 2017
  • Animation and VFX industry is expected to be worth INR 131.7 billion by 2021. – FICCI-KPMG report 2017

Why Our Programs?

VFX is offered as a specialisation in undergraduate, postgraduate and integrated programs. VFX courses are designed to build thorough knowledge of concepts of story-telling. During the course students get to learn about Film Appreciation and Analysis, VFX Preproduction, VFX Pipeline Management and Compositing Techniques. The UG, PG and integrated VFX degrees are 3 year, 2 year, 4 year and 5 year programs and are offered through various reputed institutions.

  • Curriculum designed as per current industry requirements
  • Program tailored to produce skilled and ready-to-deploy talent
  • Best-in-class faculty
  • Tech-enabled program delivery using tablets, PCs and learning management system
  • Emphasis on application-oriented learning
  • Reputed university with excellent campus and infrastructure
  • 100% placement support*

* Conditions apply

Topics Covered

  • Basics of Photography
  • Concept of Story Boarding
  • Storytelling
  • Basics of Cinematography
  • VFX Preproduction
  • Digital Compositing
  • Rotoscopy and Keying
  • Character Effects
  • Shading, Lighting and Rendering
  • VFX Pipeline and Management
  • Paint and Match Moving
  • 3D Dynamics
  • Compositing Techniques
  • Match Moving
  • Rotoscopy & Paint
  • Stereoscopic Techniques
  • Advanced CG Simulation and Effects
  • Sound Design
  • Motion Graphics

* Topics covered may vary based on courses

Job Roles


Job Roles

  • Visualizer
  • VFX S/B Artist
  • Match Movie Artist
  • Rotoscope Artist
  • Junior FX Artist
  • Junior Compositor
  • Matte Painters
  • Digital Lighting & Shading Artist
  • Junior Motion Graphic Designer


Universities Offering UG Programs

Ajeenkya D Y Patil University, Pune
ITM University, Nerul
Poornima University, Jaipur
Sandip University, Nasik
Sharda University, Greater Noida
Srinivas University, Mangaluru
Techno India University
Thakur College
Jagan Nath University, Bahadurgarh, Haryana
Ajeenkya DY Patil University,ITM University Nerul,Jain University,Jagran LakeCity University,Poornima University,Sandip University,Sharda University,Srinivas University,Techno India University,Thakur College


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