University of Mumbai's

Garware Institute of Career Education and Development

NAAC Re-accredited with 'A' Grade

Bachelors (Degree Courses)

Visual Effects (VFX)

+ Course Duration:

THREE YEARS FULL TIME (6 SEMESTERS)

+ No Of Seats :

20

+ Fees :

Refundable Deposit Rs.  1,00,000/-

Semester I - Rs.2,98,870
Semester II - Rs.2,52,800
Semester III - Rs.2,53,300
Semester IV - Rs.2,52,800
Semester V - Rs.2,53,300
Semester VI - Rs.2,52,800

+ Eligibility :

H.S.C. WITH MINIMUM 45% MARKS (English as a compulsory subject at least up to XIIth)

+ Admission Procedure :

Online Test followed by Personal Interview

+ Preamble :

The field of cinema is rapidly changing. With the advent of 2D and 3D stereoscopic, the way of looking and experiencing films is altering. VFX has grown tremendously in the past decade because of the onslaught of new and changing technology. Visual effect is used in games, movies and television shows. With the advanced technology and equipment’s Hollywood and Bollywood uses VFX to create overwhelming effects and realistic environments. The Indian VFX and animation industry is expected to grow up to Rs. 7340 Cr. rupees by the year 2017. India is one of the most preferred out source destination for the Hollywood production companies. The Indian’s studios has made a significant contribution for the blockbuster VFX films like Jungle book, Avatar, Life of Pie, Doctor Strange, and many more. VFX helps to recreates interesting phenomena in the world of movies like natural disasters, bomb blasts, flying objects, super heroes, volcanoes etc. The VFX is usually done at the last stage that is the postproduction in editing but it is planned at the preproduction and production stage under the guidance of the director and VFX supervisor after the story is finalized.

VFX can be embedded in live action depicted through techniques such as matte painting, rear and front screen projection, Digital sets, miniature of forced perspective sets, computer graphic objects, characters, environments, and compositing. Our courses are designed in such a manner that we cover each of these techniques with real practical examples.  

The students will learn how to develop VFX in tandem with characters and story. The students have to understand, storytelling, cinematography, and seamless integration of CGI plus Live action. 

+ Objective :

To prepare students for the field of visual arts and equip them with all the necessary tools that this field requires. 

Making seamless and photorealistic renders is the prime objective of this course. The aim of this 3 year course is also to equip the students with skills that will help them find employment in the global market. However, adding VFX can be a humongous task and involves a lot of people for rendering a perfect shot. Therefore artists should be able to have full control over their images. VFX is not only used for science fiction or fantasy film but is also used in period drama. Upon completing the graduation, the passed out students can work in:

  • TV channels/ Production houses
  • VFX studios
  • Gaming Industry
  • Media and Advertising
  • Also as an independent freelancer. 

+ Job Opportunities :

Students can have some flexibility to choose a career in television, film and video games. Some of the careers options are:

Pre production Artist / Storyboard artist / Layout Artist / 2D animator/ Modeler / Texturing Artist /Character animator / 3D vfx artist / Lighting Artist / Rendering Artist / Production Co ordinator

Apart from films and television the services of animators are required in other fields like business, sales, engineering and education.

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