Course Highlight

Course Level Undergraduate
Full form Bachelor of Fine Arts in Animation
Duration 4 Year
Exam type Yearly
Eligibility 10+2
Admission process Merit/Entrance exam
Average Salary INR 4,00000 - 12,00000
Top recruiters TCS, Cognizant, Xentrix studios, MPC, Technicolor, Makuta vfx, fireflies creative studio, DNEG, Red Chillies, MPC and DQ
Job profile Animators, Creative producers, AI developers, VFX artist etc

BFA Animation: Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who want to opt for BFA in animation should have passed the 10+2 examination or equivalent from the recognized board in India.
Candidates should have the basic knowledge of computers.
Why ?

Why Study BFA Animation?

There are a number of reasons why someone might choose to study animation, particularly within the context of a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program. Some reasons include:

  • Undergraduate degree in animation and knowledge of the subject can be very beneficial as it opens the gate for visual design, website graphics design firms and production houses and advertising firms and many more like that.
  • This is the field where knowledge matters the most, students with a good number of skills can easily get paid much more than that of normal degree programs.
  • Passion for animation: Animation can be a highly creative and expressive medium, and studying animation in a BFA program can be a great way for someone who is passionate about animation to turn their passion into a career.
  • Career opportunities: With the growing demand for animated content in the entertainment industry, there are many career opportunities available to those who study animation, including working in animation studios, creating animated films and television shows, and designing visual effects for live-action films.
  • Development of technical skills: BFA Animation program focuses on teaching traditional hand-drawn animation, digital animation and stop-motion animation. It also covers visual storytelling, character design, and storyboarding, which can be critical skills for animators to have.
  • Study of art and design: Animation programs often emphasize the principles of art and design, which can be beneficial for animators to understand when creating animated content.
  • Study of human movements and acting: Animation programs also emphasizes on studying human movements and acting to make the animation more believable.
  • Personal expression: Animation can be a great medium for personal expression, as animators can create characters, stories, and worlds that reflect their own perspectives and experiences.
  • Learning to tell stories: Animation is all about telling stories, through moving pictures. In a BFA animation program, you learn different storytelling techniques, scripts, styles etc. which can be used to create powerful and meaningful stories.

BFA Animation: Course Syllabus

First YearSyllabus

1st Year

  • History of art
  • Fundamental of Art
  • Drawing
  • Painting/ Composition
  • Applied Art
  • Sculpture
Second YearSyllabus

2nd Year

  • History of Art
  • History of Animation
  • Figure Analysis, Life Drawing and Dynamic Anatomy.
  • Principles of Animation and Action Analysis
  • Story Development & Dimensional Drawing, Animation & Layout
  • Introduction to Digital Tool
Third YearSyllabus

3rd Year

  • History of Art
  • Acting for Animation
  • Figure Analysis – Morphing, Character Design
  • Visual Development, Sequential Narrative & Digital Layout Painting.
  • 2D Applications
  • 3d Modeling & Rigging, Animation & LEICA Reel
Fourth YearSyllabus

4th Year

  • History of Art/Aesthetics
  • Visual Effects, Digital Compositing, Motion Capture
  • Stop Motion Set & Character Design
  • Visual Effects
  • Project 3D Short Film Project

BFA Animation : Practical Subjects

BFA in Animation requires students to give theory exams as well as practical examinations. Students need to perform various practical activities during the course period.

  • Principles Of Animation
  • Story Development & Dimensional Drawing, Animation & Layout
  • Introduction To Digital Tools
  • Figure Analysis – Morphing, Character Design
  • Acting For Animation
  • 2D Applications
  • 3D Modeling & Rigging, Animation & Leica Reel
  • Stop Motion Set & Character
  • Stop Motion Animation
  • Visual Effects
  • Project 3D Short Film Project Design

BFA Animation: Job Profiles

There are a wide variety of jobs that a student with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Animation can pursue. Some of the most common include:

  • Animator: Animators use their skills and knowledge to create animated content for a variety of mediums, including film, television, video games, and the web
  • Character Designer: Character Designers design the look and feel of the characters that are going to be used in animation project. They also design the costumes, props, and settings for the animation.
  • Storyboard Artist: Storyboard Artists translate the script into visual storyboard format, which is used as the blueprint for the animation production.
  • Concept Artist: Concept Artists create concept art and illustrations that are used to develop the visual style of an animation project.
  • Compositor: Compositors take the various elements of an animation, such as characters, backgrounds, and special effects, and combine them into a cohesive final image or sequence.
  • Visual Effects Artist: Visual Effects Artists use computer-generated imagery (CGI) to create visual effects for live-action film and television.
  • Motion Graphics Artist: Motion Graphics Artists create animation and visual effects that are used in advertising, television, film, and the web.
  • 3D modeler: 3D modelers are responsible for creating the 3D models of characters, props, and environments.
  • Animation Director: Animation Directors are responsible for overseeing the entire animation project. They work with a team of animators, compositors, and other specialists to bring the project to completion.
  • Animation Educator: BFA Animation graduates can work as animation educators and teach animation in colleges and universities, helping to pass on their knowledge and skills to the next generation of animators.

It's worth noting that many of these positions might overlap, especially in the small and midsize animation studios, and the job titles might also vary depending on the studio or the project. Companies like TCS, Cognizant, xentrix studios, MPC, Technicolor, Makuta vfx, fireflies creative studio and DQ etc. are the few companies that hire the BFA in animation undergraduates.

To help the students we have tabled a few top paying career prospects below :

Job Profile Job Description Average Annual Salary
Animators Students need to work as animation experts, they will ask to create visuals to help the organization INR 8,00000
VFX Artists As a VFX artist, candidates will ask to create visual effects. Most of the visual artists get hires in production companies. INR 8,00000
Creative directors Creative directors manage all the queries related to screenplay and mutually develop production with the help of the team. INR 7,00000-1200000
AI developers AI developers help to develop artificial intelligence for the screenplay. INR 6,00000

BFA Animation: FAQs

Yes, students who have passed the 10+2 examination with 50% marks can opt for the course but they should have the basic knowledge of computer science.

Yes, a career in animation is demanding nowadays. Digital apps and sites are common nowadays this is why it’s in huge demand.

Yes, animators need to shape the graphics and for that they are required to be well versed in geometry

Few Job Profiles require a candidate to work with coding to facilitate faster output or solve complex work. MEL and Python are taught in the program as an addon.

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