Post Graduate Professional Program inVisual Effects ( Bengaluru )

Streamline your imaginations in an inspiring environment with technology and techniques to create expert works of visual effects.

Course Overview

Join the Specialist Program on Visual Effects

The PG Professional Program in Visual Effects at ICAT is a 1-year, full-time program that provides you thorough understanding and intense practice on every key technique and digital tool involved in the creation of world-class visual effects. It also introduces you to related futuristic technologies to groom you as a competent professional in the field.

The program provides a high level of technical mastery in developing visual effects works for different mediums, including movies, advertisements, television content, games, educational/training videos, and more. It provides strong skills in handling software tools; and beyond the pure mastery of software, it nurtures creativity, artistic acuity, and visual culture.

Why Visual Effects?

Get a Most Sought-After Career of Passion

In today’s movies, we are able to enjoy dinosaurs running across, heroes performing unimaginable acts, exotic sceneries, aliens on earth, talking vehicles, and what not. Nothing is impossible on screen with visual effects in place. In fact, more than 90% of the big-budget movies today depend on visual effects. Not only movies, even advertisements, games, promotional videos, simulation videos to train people on some risky tasks, and more rely on visual effects to attract and train the audience.

While visual effects hold such an important position in multiple industries, there are number of renowned companies pitching into this space along with numerous global leaders setting up their in-house firms in India. All these highly increase the number of rewarding opportunities for skilled visual effects professionals. It’s now the right time to deploy the opportunities in this field and get highly recognized in your field of passion.

Curriculum

The Learning Curve

Program Details
  • Foundation Studies
  • Idea Generation and Development
  • SP-I: Compositing for VFX
  • SP-II: CGI Foundation for VFX
  • SP-III: Effects Animation for VFX
  • Major Project

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Skills to Build

Skills to Seek as a Visual Effects Professional

  • Photography Composition
  • Image and Channel Manipulation
  • Image Transformations
  • Rotoscoping & Masking
  • Keying
  • Motion Tracking
  • Background Preparation
  • Color Grading
  • Marker & Rig Removal (Green Screen)
  • Digital Make-Up/ Face Replacement
  • Match Moving
  • 2D & 3D Compositing
  • Dynamic FX
Teaching Methodology

Learning beyond the Walls

Research to Pursue Knowledge

Detailed understanding of the subject handled is a key for the VFX artists to produce a creative and par real-time work. At ICAT, the students get used to dwelling into any subject through regular research projects that they got to work on for every module..

Brainstorm with Peers

Sharing ideas with like-minded people set the spark in you to a fire. We encourage our students to involve in group discussions with peers, in a guided environment that helps students learn to give a concrete shape to their ideas.

Inspire from What’s Around/Real-Time Industry

Visiting historical places of art and design, and design studios to watch the work live inspires students and streamlines their skills in the right direction.

Get the Expertise from Professionals

Professionals holding a renowned position in the industry are invited to conduct seminars and workshops explaining the industry way of handling a concept, performing a task, and using the technology.

Probe the Techniques through Project Works

Individual projects help students decide on, discuss, and implement their ideas. This enables them to identify and take forward their specialist area of interest, and to organise their efforts in achieving the set goal.

Student Awards

Rise and Shine

ICAT Student Won First Prize

GAFX CONFERENCE

ICAT Alumni Wins a Million

Pocket Gamer Connects

ICAT Student Won 2nd prize - ‘Black Hole’

Gamehack

ICAT Students Won Runner-up Award

La Fete Cultural Fest

ICAT Student Won Runner-up

IPGAF Competition

Learning Facilities

Practical Learning

Learn by Doing – Right from the Basics

This intense practice-oriented program comes with industry-standard facilities at all the ICAT campuses for students to practice how best they can bring their imaginations live on screen.

Sketch Your Thoughts

Students get to experiment their sketching skills under the guidance of skilled faculties at the live sketching rooms. This gives a cutting-edge to the students as a VFX professional.

Shoot the Footage at Chroma Studio

The par-industry Chroma Studio at ICAT comes with professional Sony Mirrorless and Canon Full Frame DSLR Cameras, Lenses, and other related equipments for students to explore their shooting skills.

Record/Manipulate Audio/Video

The sound proof Audio Booth for audio recording, and IT labs and student laptops loaded with all necessary software give the students the perfect setup to experiment the post production techniques and more.

The Knowledge Repository

Right from history of art and design to techniques with latest technology, the students have access to all VFX related information through 100s of books and magazines. This helps them research beyond the class lectures and gain immense knowledge of the industry and current trends.

Common to All Departments

In addition to the specific facilities for each department, the campuses of ICAT College are loaded with spacious classrooms, common library with essential readings, locker facilities for students, air-conditioned halls, personal tutoring space, common working zone, students’ lounge, and so on.

Student Testimonial

Our Students Say

Teachers were very supportive and knowledgeable. We had a very good studio set up that enabled us to shoot our own footage for our show reels. I am happy with my work and I am thankful to ICAT for taking me through this long journey.

Avish John,PG VFX

It has been an exciting experience at ICAT. I got the opportunity to try and experience various techniques used in film making. You have a great opportunity at ICAT. I should really thank the Placement cell for their outstanding support.

T.Jithendran,PG VFX

ICAT gives me a big smile on my face. I never felt a typical college kind of environment there. It was more of fun along with studies. It was very much balanced. The kind of training we got from this college was really superb. I am proud to be a part of ICAT family

Abu Thahir,PG-VFX

Teachers were very supportive and knowledgeable. We had a very good studio set up that enabled us to shoot our own footage for our show reels. I am happy with my work and I am thankful to ICAT for taking me through this long journey.

Avish John,PG VFX

It has been an exciting experience at ICAT. I got the opportunity to try and experience various techniques used in film making. You have a great opportunity at ICAT. I should really thank the Placement cell for their outstanding support.

T.Jithendran,PG VFX

ICAT gives me a big smile on my face. I never felt a typical college kind of environment there. It was more of fun along with studies. It was very much balanced. The kind of training we got from this college was really superb. I am proud to be a part of ICAT family

Abu Thahir,PG-VFX
Alumni Success

Shining Stars

  • Rajakanna
  • Somasundaram
  • Santosh Arya
  • Shukla Jayant Triveni
  • Devrishi
Student's Works

Outstanding works of ICATians

Career Opportunities

Get Placed as a...

With an exclusive Placement Cell that holds a record of 100% placement, till date, we assure best jobs for every student who have gathered their skills and are ready to take up challenges of the industry.

As a PG Professional Program Visual Effects graduate, students can get opportunities in varied industries, such as animation studios, movies, television studios, game studios, advertising agencies, and many more. The students can find a position as a:

  • VFX 2D Supervisor
  • VFX 3D Supervisor
  • Compositor
  • Digital Matte Painter
  • Rotoscoping Artist
  • Color Grader
  • Pre Viz Artist
Why Choose ICAT

Only at ICAT

The focus the program gives towards futuristic technologies and the global knowledge that veterans in our knowledge brigade brings help students stand apart as best in the industry.

Above these, the opportunity to work on Dissertations, create Portfolio, and take up Internship with renowned companies gives the sheer confidence and a cutting edge as an animation professional.

  • 100% placement
  • world-class curriculum
  • Degree certified by eminent university
  • Highly equipped labs
  • frequent sessions from industry professionals
  • showcase events give the best learning experience
Top Placements

Meet Our Shining Stars

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UI DesignerCTC: 7Lp.a.
Faustino Viji V
UI DesignerCTC: 7Lp.a.
M.R.S Ram Shankar
3D ArtistCTC: 7Lp.a.
Aishwarya M
Sys. EngCTC: 6.3Lp.a.
Manuel Jerish E
Unity Game dev.CTC: 6.3Lp.a.
Ashmin Anushiya J
Fashion Cont.CTC: 4Lp.a.
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Application Process

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Step 2 : Interview Process

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Step 3 : Join ICAT

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International Professionals

Learn from the Professionals’ Perspective

Name Designation
CHRISTIAN RIVERS Oscar & BAFTA Winning Animator, (Kingkong, LOTR)
MR.BARRIE M OSBORNE Oscar Winner (The Lord of the Rings) & Producer (LOTR, Matrix)
MR.COLLIN BROWN CEO - Cinesite, The Production Facility of “Harry Potter”, UK
MR.PETER CHIANG Visual Effects Director (Batman)
MR.MICHAEL PAYCER Film Producer (Speed)
MR.JOHN LABREE Former CEO, WETA Digital, New Zealand
MRS.SHELLEY PAGE Head of International Reach, Dreamworks
MR.SRINIVAS MOHAN Indian Visual Effects Supervisor (Endhiran, 2.0, Bahubali & more)
MRS.ASMITA MADHU VFX Producer
MR.NASSER Actor, Multi-Talented Film Personality
MR.MANIKANDAN Visual Effects Artist & Matte Painter
MRS.SHESHA PRASAD Vice President, R&H
MRS.SANATH CEO FireFly Creative Studio
MR.RAM Compositor Rhythm and Hues
MR.JAGAN MOHAN Senior EX Artist of Tinker Bell
MR.ZAMEER HUSSAIN Creative Head, BOTVFX
MR.KARTHICK SUBBRAJ Film Maker (Pettai, Jigarthanda, Pizza)
MR.VASANTH DEV Director of Cinematography for 40 Feature films
PROF. SHIVBILAS SAXENA National Institute of Design
MR. RAJEEV PRASAD Film Maker
MR.SUKUMAR Cinematographer
MR. VIMALESHWARAN Lead Matte Painter at Ajax Media
MR. ROHIT 3d Team Lead , Phantom-fx
MR.RAMESH ACHARYA VFX Supervisor, R Arts
MR. KISHORE Art Director
MR.K.RANGASWAMY Cinematographer
MR. ANAND KRISHNAMOORTHI Sound Designer
Campus Location

Study at Any of Our 3 State-of-the-Art Campuses

  • Chennai

    53, Santhome High Road, Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004.

    044 - 4293 4293, +91 - 95001 28555

  • Bangalore

    424, Bommanahalli, Hosur Main Road, Bangalore - 560 068.

    080 - 4110 7755, +91 - 96111 73607

  • Hyderabad

    H.NO.3-1-30, S.Y.No:34/2 and 35, Bahadurguda, Saroornagar, L.B.Nagar, R.R.District, Hyderabad - 500 074

    040 - 2447 7755, +91 - 88862 33334

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