B.Sc Visual Effects and Animation - NCUIndia


A B.Sc. in Animation and Visual Effects is a specialized programme, offered by The NorthCap University which is designed to provide students with comprehensive knowledge and practical skills in the field of animation, visual effects (VFX), and related areas and to further prepare students for successful careers in the rapidly growing animation and visual effects industry. Students learn basic 3D animation, compositing, and visual effects skills using industry-standard software like Autodesk Maya, Adobe After Effects, and Nuke. The Animation Course in Gurgaon covers various topics, including character animation, rigging, lighting, and rendering, and students gain practical experience through live projects and internships. Graduates of this programme are well-equipped to pursue successful careers in animation and visual effects. Several reputable institutions in Delhi /NCR offer B.Sc. programmes in Animation and Visual Effects. However, NCU is a front-runner in this category and the best Universities to offer this programme in Delhi/NCR. It offers opportunities for students to gain a global perspective on animation and VFX through study abroad programs, international collaborations, and exposure to diverse cultural influences in animation and filmmaking.

Semester 1

  • Foundation of Art & Design
  • Graphic Design
  • History & Pipeline of Animation
  • Techniques of Videography
  • Human Values & Professional Ethics
  • Environmental Studies

Semester 2

  • Concept Art
  • Fundamentals of 3D
  • 2D Animation
  • Layer Based Compositing
  • Introduction to Compositing
  • Effective Communication I

Semester 3

  • Advanced 3D
  • Texturing & Shading
  • Lighting & Rendering
  • FX
  • Effective Communication II
  • Foreign Language Elective

Semester 4

  • Camera Tracking & Match Move
  • Rigging
  • Advanced Compositing I
  • Environment Creation & Basics of Game Engine
  • Project- Pre-Production for Visual Effects or Animation Short Film

Semester 5

  • Digital Sculpting
  • Advanced Compositing II
  • 3D Animation
  • Project-: Production for Visual Effects or Animation Short Film

Semester 6

  • Project-: Production for Visual Effects or Animation Short Film
  • Portfolio Development
  • Internship

Learning Outcome:

  • Enhance proficiency in industry-standard software used for visual effects and animation.
  • Develop the ability to creatively solve challenges encountered in visual effects and animation projects.
  • Gain understanding of current trends, technologies, and workflows within the visual effects and animation industry.
  • Develop the ability to critique and improve visual effects and animation work.
  • Acquire basic project management skills to oversee visual effects and animation projects effectively.
  • Cultivate a mindset of lifelong learning and professional development within the visual effects and animation industry.

Career Options:

  • Roto artist
  • Prep artist
  • 2D compositing artist
  • CG compositing artist
  • BG prep artist
  • Asset modeling artist
  • Texturing
  • Lighting artist
  • Matte painting artist
  • Motion graphic artist
  • Production Coordinator
  • Technical R&D team
  • Rendering artist

Prospective Companies for BSC Visual Effects & Animation

  • Educational
  • Corporate world
  • Architect
  • Broadcast
  • Film and TV
  • Gaming and streaming industry

Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)

  • The student will gain a range of skills that will enhance their employability in various animation, gaming and VFX industries.
  • Graduates will be able to create portfolio catered towards the interested filed with industry standard skills acquired from the program.
  • Deep understanding of traditional & digital tools to produce stills and moving images.
  • Provide good understanding of methods and techniques of Animation.
  • Able to create and resolve technical issues for complex Animation & VFX shots

Programme Outcomes (POs)

  • Use research-based knowledge and research methods, including the design of experiments, the analysis and interpretation of data, and the synthesis of information, to provide valid conclusions.
  • Understand the production pipeline and follow the industry standard process.
  • Work in any given environment with the highest level of proficiency and in-depth knowledge of Fine art to create various visual elements.
  • Create animated graphics content for different indutries like media, IT, educational, broadcast etc.
  • Create photorealistic environment for different streams of media.
  • Create 3D elements as per the animation production pipeline.
  • Construct live action & various VFX elements with CG to create advanced visual effects shot.

Programme Specific Outcomes

  • Apply knowledge of Fine Art, 2D Animation, 3D Animation and VFX in practice.
  • Enhance comprehensive understanding of the theory and its applications in diverse fields.
  • Confidently work in departments like Fine Art, Digital Art and 2D Animation.
  • Confidently work in various departments of 3D Production (Modeling, Texturing, Rigging, Animation, Lighting, Dynamics & Rendering).
  • Confidently work in various departments of Post- Production (Rotoscopy, Motion graphics, Paint, Camera Tracking, CG, Live Compositing and Editing).
  • Apply the latest technologies in creating own/unique art or animation or visual effects.

Minimum Eligibility Criteria

BSC Visual Effects & Animation

10+2 (English Medium) examination conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education or equivalent examination from a recognised board with an overall aggregate 50%.

Financial Assistance

Programme Fee

For Year 2024-25

Total Annual Fee:  Rs. 1,50,000/- (Tutition Fee: Rs. 1,20,000/- & Development Fee:  Rs. Rs. 30,000/-)
Annual Fee –  Rs. 2,30,000/-
  • Caution Money: A sum of Rs 10,000/- to be charged from each student seeking admission to the University in the Academic Year 2024-25. The amount is interest free and will be refunded to the students at the time of withdrawal or at end of their programmes, whichever is earlier, after deduction of dues, if any.
  • Alumni Association Fee: A onetime Alumni Association fee of Rs. 1,000/- for all programmes is payable by all students.
  • Industry Employability Aptitude Test Fees: Industry Employability Aptitude Test fees of Rs. 1,500/- is payable.
  • Youth Red Cross Fund : Rs. 80/- is payable by all students

Hostel Fee (where applicable) Rs. 75,000/- per semester

Fee Concession cum Scholarship

(a) Based on Class 12 Scores

% of Scholarship on Tuition Fee Eligibility (For CBSE/ equivalent recognised board) as per percentage score in applicable subjects (PCME) by programme.
35% CBSE: 95% and above
15% CBSE: 90%<= 94.99%

(b) Based on National Level Test (NLT) Scores

 Slabs Selection Criteria Eligibility
 35% CUET-UG SCORE ≥ 700 (*) Aggregate 75% and above in 12th CBSE/ equivalent examination of a recognised Board
 15% 600 ≤ CUET-UG SCORE < 700
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Learning the fundamentals of drawing might be helpful because VFX is primarily an artistic medium. Additionally, we will provide drawing and sketching classes to develop abilities frequently needed for producing some forms of animation.

The sector indicates many more career options for young people with such fantastic growth. That’s why many people have chosen to pursue careers in animation and visual effects due to the potential for career progression. With this degree, you can work as an animator, compositor, FX, lighting, modeller, rigger, or texture artist. Alternatively, begin in reputable entry-level jobs as a matchmaker or production coordinator.

With the degree program, you will learn Adobe Photoshop, After Effects, Premier pro, Substance painter, Animate CC, Maya, Sillhouette, Nuke, 3D Equalizer, Unity, Zbrush, Houdini and many more.

Students will have full access to the available equipment and can pre-book the desired equipment whenever required. You have to follow the guidelines to book and use any gear.

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You need to complete 10+2 (or equivalent qualification) from a recognized board with a minimum of 50% marks to be eligible for admission to B.Sc. VFX & animation.

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