BSc. Animation and Multimedia Course in India
The B.Sc. in Animation and Multimedia (B.Sc. A&M) is an undergraduate course that is a good option for having a career in the field of animation and multimedia. Students wanting admission to this course must have completed 10+2 from a recognized board. It is a three-year course, offering specialization in 2D and 3D animation and VFX.
About the Course, The course provides knowledge and skills in the fields of animation and multimedia that are required for a successful career in the designing and animation sector.
Duration of the Course
The duration of the course is for three years. However, if students opt for correspondence or distance learning, the course duration is of five years.
The course is divided into six semesters in the regular mode and 10 semesters if completed through correspondence.
Colleges Offering B.Sc. A&M
Some of the top colleges offering B.Sc. A&M to its students are:
- Birla Institute of Technology, Noida
- Vellore Institute of Technology, Chennai
- Vogue Institute of Fashion Technology, Bangalore
- Arena Animation, Bangalore
- Westford Institute of Film Technology, Kerala
- A. Inamdar College of Visual Effects, Design & Art, Pune
- Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology, and Sciences, Allahabad
Further Study Options
Once students have completes B.Sc. A&M, they can go for the MA in Animation or an M.Sc. in Multimedia and Animation. Other options may be a Post Graduate Diploma course in Animation Technology.
Students must have passed the 10th standard with a minimum of 50% marks from a recognized school and the 12th standard with a minimum of 50% marks in any stream from a recognized school, can apply for admission. Students who are waiting for their HSC examination results can also apply.
The admission forms of the different colleges are available from May to June. The process for admission is as follows:
- Fill in the application form
- Evaluation of forms / Entrance exams / Group discussions and personal interviews
- Admission to course
Colleges like Westford Institute of Film Technology and Birla Institute of Technology screen the application form, take an aptitude test, and then an interview. Other colleges like the Vogue Institute of Fashion Technology, rely just on the candidate registering for the course, and if found eligible, they can pay the fees and begin classes.
The colleges that conduct an aptitude test do so, on the following topics:
- General Knowledge
- Character Design
- Drawing Life Situation
- Storytelling through Sketching
- Visualization Skills
- Information Technology
- English non-verbal and verbal reasoning
- Lateral or Creative thinking
The course can lead to different opportunities in TV channels, production houses, designing and creative firms, IT software companies, gaming companies and so on. The various job profiles could be:
- Web designer
- Animation graphic artist
- Game tester and reviewer
- Software developer
- Game developer