Bachelor of Visual Arts -Animation & Multimedia Design

History of Cinema and Genre Studies – A brief history of early evolution of cinema; Era of silent films – Story/script/Story boarding – Introduction to different approaches in story telling 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 / Story boarding; Developing Story ideas, designing the Plot, Plot development and Plot devises, Story narration, Character development in the story. Film Grammar & language; Representation of space. Colour design and symbolism in sets – lighting– costume designing – Acting and types of acting.

  • Animaster –the Right Choice
  • International Students
  • Placement
  • Classical Animation
  • 3-D Animation
  • Digital Art

Sem-1

Semester wise overview

You will gather knowledge in the varied forms of animation and multimedia. A 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.

Sem-1

Brief Description about the semester:

This semester provides brief introduction to the Pre historic activities at 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. Course introduces ways of seeing in the visual world and analyzing the visual experiences and the visual data. Course introduces novel methods to understand the meaning and interpretations of visual images. The course provides end number of examples and references to know the ways of seeing from the simple to complex world. Course also provides 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. Course allow student to look at the subject in 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 is addressed in this course. Course introduces about the questioning since the question is the basis for information or knowledge acquiring. Enquiry for the fundamental details will bring revelation. This course will instigate the enthusiasm within and takes student to the next stage. 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 a society. Course introduces to the emotional and functional aspects of communities and their practices and their contribution to the growth of the society and culture as whole.

Sl. No.|                               Subject Title                                                        |           Type_______

  1. Language I
  2. Language II

CORE THEORY

  1. Story of Art –I
  2. Visual Thinking
  3. Fundamentals of Design: 2D &3D

CORE STUDIO COURSE

  1. Fundamentals of Drawing – I
  2. 2D &3D Design Practice
  3. Inter Design studies1
  4. Constitution of India and Human Rights
  5. Workshop / Project / Journal writing

 

Sem-2

Brief Description about the semester:

This semester introduces the important civilizations marked in the history. In this course, Literature, Philosophy and the religion are elaborately discussed Course briefs the characteristic features of Art, design and culture practiced during this period. Course also explains in detail, about the materials used and the Architecture designs and motives, Art panels etc. Communication systems and life style developed by the community are specially focused. This course helps students to develop a systematic approach in understanding the visual culture across hi-cultures and sub cultures. The course thematically reveals how the world is filled with, printed images in books, Magazines, posters, advertisements, cut outs, Photograph, cinema and Television etc. The course also conduct enquiry about how this visual world influences and creates impact on our sensibilities. In this course history of Colours from different period is introduced. Course introduces practical application of the 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.

Sl. No. |                              Subject Title                                                        |           Type_______

  1. Language I
  2. Language II

CORE THEORY

  1. Story of Art –II
  2. Introduction to Visual cultures
  3. Colour theory

CORE STUDIO COURSE

  1. Fundamentals of Drawing –II
  2. Colour Composition
  3. Inter Design studies- 2
  4. Environment and Public Health
  5. Workshop / Project / Journal writing

 

Sem-3

Brief Description about the semester:

Brief Description about the semester:

The subject 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 to Animation and provides fundamental knowledge in principle. This semester will make a good understanding of the softwares. 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 different kind of personality of characters. And to explore character rigging for animation, expressions and particle manipulation. The elective courses focus on the 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 softwares. It will also create a sense of observation, timing, and motion through the real art of animation to create strong believable animation pieces.

 

Sl. No. |                              Subject Title                                                        

  1. Language I
  2. Language II

CORE THEORY

  1. Film appreciation & analysis part – I
  2. Story concepts-Visualization

CORE STUDIO COURSE

  1. Classical Animation I
  2. Digital Art I
  3. 3D Animation I
  4. Computer Applications and Information Technology
  5. CORE ELECTIVE
  6. Workshop

 

Sem-4

Brief Description about 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 emphasis on image manipulation, matte painting and fundamental digital 2D animation. This Course will introduce advance techniques of Animation. Introduces Scene planning, methods and Action analysis etc. The objective of the Lesson- 3D animation II, is to explore 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 the interdisciplinary Subjects and digital skills. Based on the need of the program and interest among the individual students these electives are added.

Sl. No. |                              Subject Title                                                      

  1. Language I
  2. Language II

CORE THEORY

  1. Camera & film editing

CORE STUDIO COURSE

  1. Digital Art II
  2. Classical Animation II
  3. 3D Animation II
  4. CORE ELECTIVE
  5. Workshop

 

Sem-5

Brief Description about 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. Course will examine, analyze, study, and discuss how design can be understood, described, and developed as a process of inquiry, thought, and action. 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. Course will allow students to experimenting 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.

 

Sl. No. |                              Subject Title                                                        

CORE THEORY

  1. Acting for Animation
  2. Theory of Design

CORE STUDIO COURSE

  1. 3D Lab I
  2. Preproduction I
  3. Postproduction I
  4. CORE ELECTIVE

 

Sem-6

Brief Description about 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 which breaks the tradition and give rise to 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 skills of conceptualizing and designing characters from the story. To provide knowledge and information to students for designing the layouts in colour. The objective of this semester is also to implement lighting and camera in the virtual world with reference to real world.

Sl. No. |                              Subject Title                                                   

CORE THEORY

  1. Art appreciation

CORE STUDIO COURSE

  1. 3D Lab II
  2. Preproduction II
  3. Lighting & Camera
  4. Postproduction II
  5. 3D Animation and Rigging – II
  6. CORE ELECTIVE

 

Sem-7

Brief Description about the semester:

This semester will briefs about the various stages involved in Animation production process from project concept to projection realization. Course introduces detailed planning, client interaction, Project pitching, team work. Introduces Administrative and managerial skills required in 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, a thorough documentation of all the sources with appropriate credits provided for the information from books, websites, people, organizations etc.

Sl. No. |                              Subject Title                                                      

CORE THEORY

  1. Animation Studio Design & Management

CORE STUDIO COURSE

  1. 3 D Major Elective II: Modeling & Texturing /Animation / VFX
  2. Animation Research Project Part I Viva Project Report Show reel
  3. CORE ELECTIVE

 

Sem-8

Brief Description about the semester:

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 project will consist of all Post-production for the short animated degree film.

Sl. No. |                              Subject Title                                                        |           Type_______

  1. Project -Part II (Continued from Semester VII)
  2. Internship