Bachelor's Degree inAnimation & VFX ( Hyderabad )

Learn to create realistic composites, dynamic particle systems, and other special effects with your unique touch of creativity, for movies, television, advertisements, games, animation videos, and more.

Course Overview

Join the Program that Simulates the VFX Industry Process

The Bachelor's Degree in Visual Effects at ICAT is a full-time program that provides high level of technical mastery in all key techniques, from initial lighting intentions to final calibration. Beyond pure mastery of software, the program develops creativity, artistic acuity, and visual culture in students.

The program gives the students intense practice on professional production processes. They are also given an all-round knowledge on 3D Art, 3D Animation, Concept Art, and Game Design, which allows them to develop short films and game cinematics. The detailed study of VFX techniques and the additional knowledge on related streams enable the students to take up job roles as a Digital Compositor, Set & Environment Artist, 3D Artist, Cinematographer, Matchmoving Artist and more.

Why Visual Effects?

Join the Indispensible Part of Film Industry

Almost more than 90% of the big-budget movies today, be it in Hollywood, Bollywood, Kollywood, or any industry, incorporates visual effects. Not only movies, even advertisements, television content, games, and any animation works have an indispensible role for visual effects. Along with the already huge demand in India, today we have pouring outsourcing works of VFX from different parts of the world.

Such a huge demand for visual effects works is addressed by the Government of many Indian states by announcing policies in support of the animation and VFX industry, which will help the industry to effectively compete with established markets of the developed countries like the US, Canada, and emerging centers like South Korea, France, China, and Malaysia. With such a huge demand, come numerous opportunities for the skilled and passionate minds. Deploy these highly promising opportunities today.

Curriculum

The Learning Curve

Semester - I
  • English Communication
  • Drawing (Theory & Practical)
  • Colour Design (Theory & Practical)
  • Creative Writing (Theory & Tutorial) (Generic Elective - I)
Semester - II
  • Environmental Science
  • History of Animation (Theory & Tutorial)
  • Pre-Production (Theory & Practical)
  • "Psychology (Theory & Tutorial)(Generic Elective - II)"
Semester - III
  • Key Frame Animation
  • Basic Compositing
  • Basic 3D Modelling & Texturing
  • 2D Portfolio
  • "Comparative Mythology(Generic Elective - III)"
Semester - IV
  • Advance 3D Modelling & Texturing
  • Shading & Lighting
  • Basic 3D Animation
  • Clay Modelling
  • "Contemporary India(Generic Elective - IV)"
Semester - V
  • Rigging
  • 3D Character Animation
  • Digital Sculpting
  • Photography & Digital Image Editing
  • Acting for Animation
  • Roto and Paint
Semester - VI
  • Camera Tracking & Match move
  • Production Management Pipeline
  • Environment & Character FX
  • "Advance Compositing"
  • Final Portfolio
  • Internship

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Skills to Build

Skills to Seek as a VFX Professional

  • Art for Visual Effects
  • Still Life & Free Hand Practice
  • Perspective, Depth Cues, Texture studies
  • Photography Composition
  • Set Extension
  • Miniature & Matte Painting
  • Typography
  • Grids and Layouts
  • Visual Communication & Mass Media
  • Ethical Thinking
  • Motion Graphics
  • Rotoscoping & Masking
  • Keying
  • Motion Tracking
  • Background Preparation
  • Color Grading
  • Rotoscoping
  • Marker & Rig Removal (Green Screen)
  • Digital Make-Up/ Face Replacement
  • Match Moving
  • 2D & 3D Compositing
  • Dynamic FX
Teaching Methodology

Learning beyond the Walls

Build Your Research and Analysis Skills

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.

Debate with Your Peers

Students are grouped together as teams to debate and discuss a project or a contextual issue and share views and experiences. This enables discussion of ideas and issues relevant to the subject, and to brainstorm the design solution.

Work in Teams

Group projects and assignments help students function as a team in creating a single product. This enhances the skills of negotiation, organisation of roles, scheduling meetings, setting and meeting deadlines, and bringing together the individual elements to produce a final piece of work

Get Your Personal Piece of Work Ready

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.

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.

Practice Real Time

The curriculum at ICAT insists students to take up an internship in any related organization to get a clear and early insight of the industry, and build confidence to take up a career.

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

You can practice to show your wildest imaginations on screen by using the world-class facilities at the ICAT campuses.

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

When I joined ICAT, I had a dream of becoming something in the field of VFX. ICAT made me fulfil my dream by showing me the right way to achieve my goals. I am so thankful to my teachers who were my support system.

Ruchi Rikta,UG Visual Effects

Because of ICAT I got to start my career at MPC, the best VFX studio in India. I've worked on some of the biggest movies till date; two of which are nominated for Academy awards this year and Jungle Book, which won the Oscars for best VFX last year.

Asim Amitav Das,UG Visual Effects

I love ICAT because of their supporting attitude and great teaching skills. ICAT is the best college I have ever seen. It was a great pleasure to have studied here.

Anas Shajahan,UG Visual Effects

When I joined ICAT, I had a dream of becoming something in the field of VFX. ICAT made me fulfil my dream by showing me the right way to achieve my goals. I am so thankful to my teachers who were my support system.

Ruchi Rikta,UG Visual Effects

Because of ICAT I got to start my career at MPC, the best VFX studio in India. I've worked on some of the biggest movies till date; two of which are nominated for Academy awards this year and Jungle Book, which won the Oscars for best VFX last year.

Asim Amitav Das,UG Visual Effects

I love ICAT because of their supporting attitude and great teaching skills. ICAT is the best college I have ever seen. It was a great pleasure to have studied here.

Anas Shajahan,UG Visual Effects
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 Bachelor's Degree Animation graduate, students can get opportunities in varied industries that need animated content, like animation studios, movies, television studios, game studios, architectural firms, advertising agencies, automotive companies, product design firms, e-learning firms and many more. The students can find a position as a:

  • FX Artist
  • Dynamic Simulation Artist
  • FX Technical Director
  • VFX 2D Supervisor
  • VFX 3D Supervisor
  • Compositor
  • Motion Graphics Designer
  • Digital Matte Painter
  • Rotoscoping Artist
  • Tracking 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.
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UI DesignerCTC: 7Lp.a.
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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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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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