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M.A.(Visual Effect and Animation) (Self-financed)

No. of Seats: 20
Programme/Course Fee: Please refer Prospectus of the current Session


M.A. in Visual Effects and Animation

No. of Seats: 20

Programme/Course Fee: Rs. 160,840

Email: asinha@jmi.ac.in


M.A. in Visual Effects and Animation - 4 Semesters (Spread over two years)

No. of Seats: 20

Programme/Course Fee: I Yr. Rs. 84,620/-  II Yr. Rs. 76,220/-

Email: asinha@jmi.ac.in (Dr. Atul Sinha – Course Coordinator)


The Animation course was started as a Postgraduate Diploma in 2007. This was converted into a Master's Degree Course from 2013.

This is a specialized course that will allow the student to develop the personal traits and skills to explore career paths in Visual Effects and Animation. This course provides learning opportunities for students to imagine, visualize, and tell a story. Students will be trained to draw, shoot stills and video and use Industry standard software packages like Maya, After Effects and Flash. However, the focus is on original content and animation skills not software certification.

This course endeavors to create professional communicators who can make effective and strategic interventions in various processes related to the animation and visual effects industry. Industry standards in software and production are established and expected, while students direct their own learning experience during projects derived from their creativity and personal interest. 

Students are taught the practice of Animation and Visual Effects through a series of assignments and projects where they are mentored by faculty and working professionals. This course insists on individual assignments from students that evolve into their unique and personal portfolios. In the second, third and fourth semesters, students get the opportunity to make an individual production enabling them to graduate with three distinct and unique pieces of work. Previous students have made short films, games and graphic novels.


Course Inputs: 






Semester I 


Semester II 

Visual Communication

Animation Process

3D Computer Animation I


Animation Production 1


Design Research & Pre-Visualization
3D Computer Animation II 
Visual Effects I
2D Computer Animation I
Animation Elective Courses- Semester II (Select one of these two courses.) 

·        Illustration

·        Gaming


Semester III 


Semester IV 

Visual Effects II 
3D Computer Animation II
2D Computer Animation II
Animation Production II

Business and Management Skills


Final Project – Concept & Storyboard

Final Project – Blocking & Staging

Final Project – Production

Final Project – Post Production


Admission Process: 

Number of Seats: 20

Eligibility: Graduation in any discipline (10+2+3) with not less than 50 % marks in aggregate.

Applicants must be proficient in Windows and it is desirable to have knowledge of Adobe Photoshop. The examination will comprise of a written test and an interview. Students selected in the written test will be called for the interview. 

The students are required to bring their Portfolio and a Statement of Purpose encapsulating all their extracurricular activities to the interview. It is not required at the application stage. 

Written Exam: 200 marks
Interview: 45 marks
Portfolio: 55 marks

Medium of Instruction: English