Project Description

BVA DEGREE IN ANIMATION AND MULTIMEDIA

Why Animation & Multimedia?

We all realize the pace at which the world is changing, including the education sector. Keeping in pace with the change, Animaster College of Animation and Design offers you the best animation degree courses in India. Considering the importance, the way we teach and you learn supports your comfort level and prepares you for an enterprising future. We induce creativity in you so that you can light up animated screens around the world. We invite you to join our creative team. You get exposure to Film appreciation & analysis, Computer Applications and Information Technology, Theory of Design, Post-production, etc. The course is designed to take you on a flight in the creative animation sector. Alongside, you get to explore the Basic Rigging, Animation Principles in 3D Space, 3D modeling and texturing and so on.

Program Highlights

By opting for this course, you open your career to a wider range of possibilities. This course introduces you to the wonderful world of creativity which gives wings to your imagination. Besides the other topics, detailed in the semester tabs below, you get to learn:

History of Cinema and Genre Studies – A brief history of the early evolution of cinema; Era of silent films – Story/script/Storyboarding – Introduction to different approaches in storytelling as seen from Live Action, Documentary, and Animation.

The History and Evolution of Genres – Study of different Genre Types.Audience-based Approaches, Critical/Ideological Analysis of Genres, Devising Genre-analysis Activities.

Film Language, Grammar and Analysis – Story/script / Storyboarding; Developing Story ideas, designing the Plot, Plot development, and Plot devises, Story narration, Character development in the story. Film Grammar & language; Representation of space. Color design and symbolism in sets – lighting– costume designing – Acting and types of acting.

The students will gather knowledge in the varied forms of art and culture of the world. Handy guidance will be provided on visual thinking, design and fundamentals of drawing. To understand the semester-wise distribution of the course explore the tabs below and enter the world of fantasy blended with creativity.

Animaster – The Right Choice
The most experienced and skilled in-house trainers

Animaster – Personalized Learning
Students get ample practice at their own pace & time

Animaster – Research & Development
Curriculum, courseware and study materials developed by experts.

Animaster – Campus life
Vibrant, colourful and empowering Art & Design in student life

Animaster – Events and Workshop
Gaining deeper knowledge & intellect by peer group interaction

Animaster – Outdoor Learning
Connect with nature, sensory and aesthetic development in students.

Semester Wise Details

Semester wise overview

You will gather knowledge in the varied forms of animation and multimedia. Handy guidance will be provided on Classical, Digital and 3D animation. To understand the semester-wise distribution of the course explore the tabs below and enter the world of fantasy blended with creativity.

Brief Description of the semester:

This semester provides a brief introduction to Prehistoric activities in different parts of the world. Here students are given exposure to the evolving cultures, ritualistic practices, and artistic activities. The semester briefs about the environment, tools, and other materials, which were parts of their evolving life. The course introduces ways of seeing in the visual world and analyzing visual experiences and visual data. The course introduces novel methods to understand the meaning and interpretations of visual images. The course provides an end number of examples and references to know the ways of seeing from the simple to a complex world. The course also provides an opportunity to learn from the interdisciplinary domains. This course introduces the basic elements and principles of Art and Design topics required for a student at the entry-level. The courseallowsthe student to look at the subject from a broader perspective and provide a solid theoretical base for the specialization program. Examples for relevant Design problems are given to understand and to find out the solutions. Both 2 dimensional and 3-dimensional design processes are addressed in this course. The course introduces the questioning since the question is the basis for information or knowledge acquiring. Inquiry for the fundamental details will bring revelation. This course will instigate enthusiasm within and takes the student to the next stage. The course aims to introduce Culture as a whole and Community and its practices within. Culture will have multiple communities that address the various needs of society. The course introduces to the emotional and functional aspects of communities and their practices and their contribution to the growth of society and culture as a whole.

#Subject TitleInstruction(hrs/week)Duration of exam(Hrs)MarksCreditsType
IAExamTotal
1Language 14330701002Theory
2Language 24330701002Theory
CORE THEORY
3Story of Art – I3330701002Theory
4Visual Thinking3330701002Theory
5Fundamentals of Design: 2D &3D3330701002Theory
CORE STUDIO COURSE
6Fundamentals of Drawing – I31535501Practical
72D & 3D Design Practice41535501Practical
8Inter Design studies131535501Practical
9Constitution of India and Human Rights3330701002Practical
10Workshop / Project / Journal writing50501

Semester wise overview

In semester two of the foundation studies, students will develop knowledge to understand and interpret the Literature, Art and Architecture and the impact of the visual culture on individual perception. This will help students to explore the visual meaning and interpret it in their own creative work. They will also get guidance on The Physics of Color, Color Systems, Theory of Color, Theories of Successive and Simultaneous Contrast. Additive and Subtractive colours. Special attention will be given on drawing light and shadow on objects and representation of the impact of light on simple forms and objects – change in mood, surface quality, density, drama, and impact. Also, drawing from Nature will be taught.

Brief Description of the semester:

This semester introduces the important civilizations marked in history. In this course, Literature, Philosophy, and religion are elaborately discussed Course briefs the characteristic features of Art, design, and culture practiced during this period. The course also explains in detail, about the materials used and the Architecture designs and motives, Art panels, etc. Communication systems and lifestyles developed by the community are especially focused. This course helps students to develop a systematic approach in understanding the visual culture across hi-cultures and subcultures. The course thematically reveals how the world is filled with, printed images in books, magazines, posters, advertisements, cut-outs, photographs, cinema, and Television, etc. The course also conducts inquiry about how this visual world influences and creates an impact on our sensibilities. In this course history of Colours from a different period is introduced. The course introduces a practical application of color theories, focusing on the interaction and relativity of color. This course aims to introduce the fundamentals of Design ideas and application in the advanced courses in Product Design, Interior Design, Furniture Design, and Textile Design, etc. The course allows the students to do research and identify the problems with their immediate surroundings and learn to solve the problems with the help of the Guide.

#Subject TitleInstruction(hrs/week)Duration of exam(Hrs)MarksCreditsType
IAExamTotal
1Language 14330701002Theory
2Language 24330701002Theory
CORE THEORY
3Story of Art – II3330701002Theory
4Introduction to Visual cultures3330701002Theory
5Colour theory3330701002Theory
CORE STUDIO COURSE
6Fundamentals of Drawing – II31535501Practical
7Colour Composition31535501Practical
8Inter Design studies- 231535501Practical
9Environment and Public Health3330701002Theory
10Workshop / Project / Journal writing50501

Semester wise overview

You will develop knowledge of motion for using computers and technology to their full potential for the creation of animation. This will add to understanding the concept of Basic Rigging. It will also lay stress on artistic and aesthetic creativity, intending to push your skills and imaginative power and to familiarize students with acting, developing a different kind of personality of characters. And to explore character rigging for animation, expressions and particle manipulation.

Brief Description of the semester:

The subject of Classical Animation aims to impart knowledge of Classical Animation and its principles as foundation to the course and enables the students to learn and understand the history and evolution of Animation as a medium of communication. The course also lays a strong foundation for Animation and provides fundamental knowledge in principle. This semester will make a good understanding of the software. And create a sense of observation, timing, and motion through the real art of animation to create strong believable animation pieces. A good understanding of motion is an important foundation for using computers and technology to their full potential for the creation of animation. And understanding the concept of Basic Rigging. This course also emphasizes artistic and aesthetic creativity, intending to push the boundaries of the imagination and to familiarize students with acting, developing a different kind of personality of characters. And to explore character rigging for animation, expressions and particle manipulation. The elective courses focus on interdisciplinary Subjects and digital skills. Based on the need of the program and interest among the individual students these electives are added. This course will make a good understanding of the software. It will also create a sense of observation, timing, and motion through the real art of animation to create strong believable animation pieces.

#Subject TitleInstruction(hrs/week)Duration of exam(Hrs)MarksCreditsType
IAExamTotal
1Language -I4330701002Theory
2Language -II4330701002Theory
CORE THEORY
3Film appreciation & analysis part – I3330701002Theory
4Story concepts-Visualization3330701002Theory
CORE STUDIO COURSE
5Classical Animation I430701002Practical
6Digital Art I31535501Practical
73D Animation I31535502Practical
8Computer Applications and Information Technology31535501
CORE ELECTIVE31535501
9Workshop50501

Semester wise overview

Animation degree courses:

This semester takes you on a tour to Art of Cinema, Cinematography, Colour– contrast and Light, Focus–Exposure–Rate Framing, Scale, Camera & movement, etc. You also perform a Case study on Alfred Hitchcock. Explore the Art of Presentation -Editing Devices – Transitions, Matches – Various visual matches and match on action, Duration – Rhythm, Styles. Glide into Continuity in visual narration -Montage-Elliptical & Other visual devises in narration Sound and Cinema. Learn the technical aspects of Film Criticism- Sound in Cinema: Sound editing, Diegetic & non-diegetic, Direct & non-simultaneous sound –Off screen- on-screen sound, Sound perspective Voiceover, Sound analysis, and many more.

Brief Description of the semester:

The purpose of this semester is to provide the students with training methodologies and specific industry skills that will assist them in developing creative ideas into digital art with an emphasis on image manipulation, matte painting, and fundamental digital 2D animation. This course will introduce advanced techniques in Animation. Introduces Scene planning, methods, and Action analysis, etc. The objective of the Lesson- 3D animation II, is to explore the Mechanics of Motion and introducing to Animation Tools and implementing the Animation Principles in 3D Space. A common list of Electives is provided to all the programs of Art and Design. These elective courses focus on interdisciplinary Subjects and digital skills. Based on the need of the program and interest among the individual students these electives are added.

#Subject TitleInstruction(hrs/week)Duration of exam(Hrs)MarksCreditsType
IAExamTotal
1Language -I4330701002Theory
2Language -II4330701002Theory
CORE THEORY
3Camera & film editing3330701002Theory
CORE STUDIO COURSE
4Digital Art II330701002Practical
5Classical Animation II330701003Practical
63D Animation II330701003Practical
CORE ELECTIVE31535501
7Workshop50501

Semester wise overview

Now landing into the advanced stage of the course, this semester aims you to learn Theatrics and Histrionics Method Acting Mime and Pantomimes Acting in the silent era Facial Expression and Expressions. It also strengthens your understanding of the 3 Dimensions, Isometric & Orthographic projection, 3D space, the difference between 2D & 3D and XYZ coordinates. Be an expert on the subject, studying Bones and Joints Skin, Binding Kinematics (IK & FK), Requirements for a clean Model, Clean UVs. Binding – Smooth Binding. Next move forward to the Concept of a single cluster. Impart skills in writing stories/ script and visualization for Animation Films, Scriptwriting, Character visualization and storyboarding.

Brief Description of the semester:

This semester will provide knowledge in various styles and expressions in acting. To impart knowledge in Acting theories and principles as well as historical background.The course will examine, analyze, study, and discuss how design can be understood, described, and developed as a process of inquiry, thought, and action. The course will critically explore how to become a more skilled and successful designer and what it takes to develop both design inquiry, design thinking, and design action. The course will allow students to experiment with the design process, by studying and analyzing design behavior, by reflecting on design experiences, and by conducting intellectual discussions. The overall purpose of the course is to support each student to establish a personal, reflective, and examined intellectual position in relation to design as a process of inquiry, thought, and action.

#Subject TitleInstruction(hrs/week)Duration of exam(Hrs)MarksCreditsType
IAExamTotal
CORE THEORY
1Acting for Animation3330701002Theory
2Theory of Design3330701002Theory
CORE STUDIO COURSE
33D Lab I9902103006Practical
4Preproduction I6601402004Practical
5Postproduction I6601402004Practical
CORE ELECTIVE330701002

Semester wise overview

This semester provides you with training methodologies and specific industry skills that will assist them in understanding the concepts of narrative and non-narrative film editing. You also know in-depth the tools used for film editing. Get familiar with the history and concepts used in film editing, Create Montages and short film editing based on genres. Understand the workflow used to edit using digital tools, exporting video output to various media. Execute the prototypes related to Character animation, Character acting, Character interaction, etc. There are intricate topics like Grouping and Parenting, Creating Biped Character joint structure, Creating Quadruped Character joint structure, Cleaning up the rig and scene file Creating and attaching controllers to the rig Skinning and Rigging Biped and Quadruped Characters which controls the foundation and advanced processes and thereby makes you a master of the subject.

Brief Description of the semester:

Art Appreciation is a survey of Art, Architecture, Design, from the historical perspective to contemporary and traditional visual art themes. Emphasis is on current problems in communication through painting, sculpture, photography, film, and architecture.To discuss the role of Art in society, Social factors influencing various visual forms. Important Artists, Movements that break the tradition and give rise to a new approach and vision. The purpose of this course is to make students understand the detailed process of 3D modeling and texturing involved in Animation film making. This course will impart the skills of conceptualizing and designing characters from the story. To provide knowledge and information to students for designing the layouts in color. The objective of this semester is also to implement lighting and camera in the virtual world with reference to the real world.

#Subject TitleInstruction(hrs/week)Duration of exam(Hrs)MarksCreditsType
IAExamTotal
CORE THEORY
1Art appreciation3330701002Theory
CORE STUDIO COURSE
23D Lab II6601402004Practical
3Preproduction II43070100Practical
4Lighting & Camera4451051503Practical
5Postproduction II4601402003Practical
63D Animation and Rigging – II6601402004Practical
CORE ELECTIVE330701002

Semester wise overview

Completing the previous semesters, you now step into the most powerful section of the course. The semester begins with Plan and pitches the animation project, strategies related to interacting with the Client, estimating the production cost, manage the studio, etc. You will gather skills to create Hyper-realistic Character Modeling and Texturing, digital sculpting. You would be able to describe how to paint with a 3D Tool, Create assets for gaming, and so on.

Brief Description of the semester:

This semester will brief about the various stages involved in the Animation production process from project concept to projection realization. The course introduces detailed planning, client interaction, Project pitching, teamwork. Introduces Administrative and managerial skills required in the Animation studio. Students are expected to take up an independent study and production of a Short Animated Film. The film may be 2 – 5 minutes in duration. The project may be done independently or in a group not larger than 4-5 members. The project must be well researched with adequate time spent on information collection, thorough documentation of all the sources with appropriate credits provided for the information from books, websites, people, organizations, etc.

#Subject TitleInstruction(hrs/week)Duration of exam(Hrs)MarksCreditsType
IAExamTotal
CORE THEORY
1Animation Studio Design & Management3330701002Theory
CORE STUDIO COURSE
23-D Major Elective II: Modeling & Texturing /Animation / VFX1218042060012Practical
3Animation Research Project Part I Viva Project Report Show reel12Report Evaluation15035050010Practical
CORE ELECTIVE330701002

Semester wise overview

This semester is your chance to project the skills you gathered during the journey from semester one. Graduate with the knowledge and detailed conception, utilize the opportunities of exposure to the industry and experts.

Brief Description of the semester:

The objective of providing an internship to the students is to provide them exposure to the outside world on which their confidence builds. In this semester students will be working on a live project in a Design Studio environment / an Organization similar to that with hands-on experience in Research and Product development. Part II of the project will consist of all Post-production for the short animated degree film.

#Subject TitleInstruction(hrs/week)Duration of exam(Hrs)MarksCreditsType
IAExamTotal
1 Project -Part II (Continued from Semester VII)1218042060012
2Internship1221049070014
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