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Course Overview

The UG Visual Effects course at ICAT is a full-time program, which would prepare you for a career as Compositor, Technical Director, Vfx Supervisor, Cinematographer, Editor and much more.

I have always felt lucky to be a student of ICAT Design and Media College. I wouldn’t have achieved what I have, without my caring professors who were ready to help the students at anytime. They guided me to create a very good portfolio in the three years, which helped me work with some big firms like Medimix and Metal communications. Above the key job opportunities, the portfolio brought me an admission at the New York Film Academy to do my Masters, along with a scholarship of 12000 USD. Thanks to ICAT.

This is an extensive course that provides intense practice on model drawings, storyboarding, modelling, animation, rotoscoping, CG compositing, object tracking, entrepreneurial skills and much more that grooms you as a complete professional in field.

Need to Study Visual Effects

Visual effects are now seen in every other movie that hits the box office. Visual effects are also an important part in product advertisements to give hype about a product. With all this in place, the need for skilled Visual Effects Artists has gone up many folds.

The UG Visual Effects program at ICAT grooms you as such a skilled professional in the field of Visual Effects.

What will You Learn?

The course will help you to:

  • Identify appropriate design elements in response to a brief.
  • Understand the evolution of art and design.
  • Create model drawings with right texture.
  • Understand the ethical values behind visual representation.
  • Create and edit digital illustrations.
  • Depict concepts through series of visuals.
  • Analyze how to address a design brief.
  • Design storyboards in response to design brief.
  • Perform clay modeling and miniature modeling, and create animatics.
  • Perform modeling, texturing, lighting, rigging and animation.
  • Add dynamic effects.
  • Set up camera and rigs.
  • Practice keying, object tracking, tracking and stabilization.
  • Practice rendering, editing and compositing videos.
  • Practice rotoscoping, animation, re-timing, color correction and CG compositing.
  • Ideate, develop and independently manage a Visual effects production through self driven projects.
  • Collect data, analyze them and independently manage a self-driven research project and create a dissertation report in academic format.
  • Develop a portfolio with a body of work that enables placement in your chosen specialization.
  • Develop entrepreneurial skills and create a business plan in the fields related to visual effects.


The course includes various modules that are coined to prepare the students for latest industry demands.

While I was doing my 2nd year B.Com., I developed a passion towards this Visual Effects field. ICAT is a very good place to learn VFX. The best part about ICAT is we have Guest Lecturers from the industry, who visit to share their knowledge with the students. The college was really instrumental in helping me achieve my dream. My sincere thanks to ICAT.
John Abrahama

Assessment Technique

The learning outcome of each module is assessed through periodical Formative Assessments, Assignments, Research Works, and through the originality, innovation, and product of the final Project. Also, continuous monitoring of each student is done throughout the year through peer assessments and internal/external reviews.

Industry Collaboration

During the course, you will be exposed to latest industry trends through Workshops, Seminars, and Guest Lectures from professionals in the field; Industrial Visits to Vfx related industries; Real-time and Professional Practices at leading organizations; and live streaming of global Seminars.


ICAT offers its students with fully-equipped labs with all the necessary industry-standard software, industry-standard Chroma Studio, and Photography studio with professional cameras, lenses and other related equipments.

Preparation for Employment

The course prepares you for a perfect employment through real-time, industry-standard project works and through the motivation to work with external clients. Above all, your portfolio will be sent to production houses for review and for enhancing the chances of winning a job.

Career Opportunities

The UG Visual Effects course at ICAT prepares you for highly fascinating and promising careers that any creative mind would crave for. Along with quality training, best-in-class placement through ICAT’s long-term relationships with top companies in field will help you start such a promising career. Our placement services will help you grow in your career, even after you become our alumni.

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I joined PG Diploma in Visual Effects at ICAT. I got placed in Prime Focus (Hyderabad) through the Placement department of ICAT. I understood the value of the training in ICAT when I did my first production shoot for Chandini Chowk to China. The brand name, ‘ICAT’ really gives a good recognition for us in the industry.
V.Pradeep Srinivas

What can You be?

On completing this course, you can be:

  • Digital Artist
  • Compositor
  • Digital Effects Animator
  • Digital Effects Painter
  • Modeler
  • Pre-Visualization Artist
  • Technical Director
  • Visual Effects Supervisor

The holistic understanding acquired through this program also enables you to pursue your career, with further specialization, in:

  • Film Direction
  • Cinematography
  • Editing
  • Photography
  • Graphic Design

Where can You be?

On completing this course, you can work for:

  • VFX Studios
  • Film Industries
  • Television Production Houses
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Interior Design Firms
  • Computer / Mobile Game Development Studios
  • Educational Institutions
  • E-Learning Companies

Alumni Success

Through 100% placement, we introduce all our students to the industry of their passion. With the knowledge they have gained at ICAT, the students reach more heights in their field of work. ICAT is proud to mention that many of the alumni are now a part of Hollywood, Bollywood and Kollywood movies , working in award-winning movies; and also a part of renowned Visual Effects Companies.

Why Choose ICAT to Study the Visual Effects Course?

Backing the responsibility of uplifting the Design and Media industry in India, ICAT has framed various UG and PG courses with best industry-standard curriculum.

One such UG program is the UG Visual Effects program that trains its students to suit the right industry needs.

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Pursue at ICAT

Here are few highlighting points that insist why you should pursue the course at ICAT.

  • Provides industry-standard curriculum
  • Offers a degree certified by a renowned university
  • Is a course that offers assured placement
  • Incorporates labs that are equipped with industry-standard software
  • Enhances the learning experience through constructive teaching methodologies
  • Incorporates faculties with perfect subject knowledge and trained in teaching skills
  • Incorporates guest lecturers, who are skilled professionals in the industry
  • Provides live industry experience through professional practices with external clients
  • Insists on Dissertation creation
  • Incorporates well supported and guided Project work
  • Increases the chance of winning best job by sending Design portfolios highlighting individual strength of each student production houses for review

Students Service

  • Students are allocated a Personal Mentor, who will guide the students through the Personal Development Planning process.
  • Each student will be allocated a supervisor to provide support for their project and dissertation.
  • A separate Students Service Desk is managed at each location with a Student Advisor as part of the desk. The Student Advisor provides guidance and advice about finance, study skills, personal problems and many other matters.
  • The Student Service Desk organizes club activities and other get-togethers.
  • The Student Service Desk acts as a contact point for parents/Guardians and also organizes for liaison meeting between staff and students.

College Infrastructure

Visual Effects Course
  • Dedicated, Spacious classrooms for each department
  • Membership with British Council Library, American Library
  • Library with essential readings, reference books, latest journals and magazines
  • Locker facilities for students to store their study material safe
  • Auditorium with a seating capacity of 120 to screen the movies and shots created by the students and review them
  • Discussion rooms to facilitate students and faculties to review the progression of the projects and assignments.
  • A Student lounge with games and Wi-Fi facility for the students to spend their leisure hours
  • Common working zone, where students can work along with other department students

Placement Facilities

The placement cell at ICAT works closely with all the students until they get placed in the field of their passion. With around 50,000 alumni working in different levels in the industry, the Placement Cell maintains contacts with various leading companies. So far, the Placement Cell is proud to maintain a record of 100% placement and in renowned companies in India.

Student Awards

During the tenure at the college, each student is motivated to participate in National Level and International competitions, where they can showcase their talents and personally understand where they stand among the students of rest of the world. In this regard, our students have so far won numerous awards in both National and International Competitions.

Campus Location

With ICAT, you have the opportunity to study at any of our 3 state-of-the-art campuses located at the Shores of Bay of Bengal (Chennai), Silicon Valley of India (Bangalore), and the City of Pearls (Hyderabad).

The ICAT campuses are located at the heart of the Capital cities of three important states in South India. The strategically located campuses expose the students to eminent landmarks/events of the metropolitan cities, which is very important for the Creators of Tomorrow to understand the trending world.

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


ICAT Design & Media College
153, Santhome High Road,
Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004.

044 - 4293 4293,
+91 - 95001 28555


ICAT Design & Media College
424, Bommanahalli, Hosur Main Road,
Bangalore - 560 068.

080 - 4110 7755,
+91 - 96111 73607


ICAT Design & Media College
11-9-45/2, Vishal Towers, Kothapet Cross Roads,
Near Kothapet Fruit Market,
Beside OMNI Hospital, Kothapet,
Hyderabad - 500 035.

040 - 4221 7755,
+91 - 88862 33334

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