B.Des. (Animation Art & Design)

Bachelor of Design (Animation Art & Design)

4 Years - 8 Semesters - Full Time

Bringing Stories to Life


The specialized programme is designed to inspire students to observe the world around them and draw directly from life to gain inspiration for characters and stories. The students are encouraged to discover how to think creatively and develop ideas through multiple stages, focusing on character development, narratives and performance. Bachelor of Design in Animation Art & Design is an undergraduate course of design involving components such as drawing, 3D, visual art, sculpture, storytelling etc. It is a four-year programme that aims at enhancing the image-making, critical thinking and storytelling skills of the aspirant. 

The B.Des. in Animation Art & Design programme is designed to train the students in traditional and sophisticated techniques of animation filmmaking. With the evolution of technologies, the animation industry is seeing a surge in the requirements of skilled professionals. This course prepares students with apt skills and knowledge concerning animation filmmaking. Through the medium of advanced animation skills, students are trained to develop, defend, pitch ideas and create creatively organic content for various media like film, TV, advertising, etc.

The long-term animation art and design course equips students with the right skill set and knowledge and blends this with the right amount of exposure to help them become successful animators in the thriving multimedia and animation industry.

Outcome On successful completion of B.Des. (Animation Art & Design) programme at VU (A&D) the student will be able to :
1 Produce animation and interactive projects at a professional level, from concept to finished project.
2 Demonstrate professionalism by managing time to meet deadlines with quality work and effectively collaborating in a team.
3 Develop a systematic, critical approach to problem-solving at all levels of the design process.
4 Articulate design ideas verbally, visually, and digitally.
5 Demonstrate competency in advanced 3D modelling and animation software (specifically modelling, rigging, lighting, texturing, and animation)
6 Use the software packages that are used in the industry, as well as have the ability to translate their artistic skills into any new software that they encounter.
7 Apply systems-level thinking and abstractions within the context of interactive applications.
8 Work within a team environment to create, plan and execute both original stories through the art of animation and good interactive experiences for the user.
9 Have a foundation in the history of animation that empowers graduates to make the best moving images work in consonance with the best sound, colour, perspective, and storytelling.
10 Explore video as a means of communication and be able to produce content for both animation and interactive digital media
11 Have a working knowledge of distribution methods and be prepared to approach the constant changes in media culture


Course Type Course Name Credits
Foundation Communication Studies for Design 2
Ability Enhancement Core Course History of Fine Arts 2
CC Drawing Essentials 4
CC Art & Design 4
CC Introduction to Film Making 4
CC Ideation & Content Creation Process- 1 4
Compulsory Audit Course Pre-Production 2



Course Type Course Name Credits
Foundation History of Animation 2
Ability Enhancement Core Course Digital Art 2
CC Environmental Studies 4
CC Digital Photography Fundamentals 4
CC Life Study - Human, Still life, Nature 4
CC Ideation & Content Creation Process- 2 4
Compulsory Audit Course Layout & Story Board 2



Course Type Course Name Credits
Discipline Specific Elective Character Design & Development 3
Introduction to Game Design & Development
Discipline Specific Elective Digital Art 3
Discipline Specific Elective Animation Pre production 3
Game Story Telling & Visualization
Minor Project Animatics & Pre-Visualization 4
Open Elective Traditional Animation - 2D 3
2D Illustration - Mobile game
Open Elective Paperless Animation - Digital 2D 3
Design your own 2D game
Compulsory Audit Course Motion Graphics 2


Course Type Course Name Credits
Discipline Specific Elective 3D Asset Development 3
Discipline Specific Elective Digital Set Creation 3
Discipline Specific Elective Art of Rigging 3
Props Weapon Creation
Minor Project Digital Asset Environment Design 4
Open Elective Shading & Texturing 3
Open Elective Advanced Texturing 3
Compulsory Audit Course Fundamentals of 3D 2



Course Type Course Name Credits
Discipline Specific Elective Digital Sculpting 3
Discipline Specific Elective Advanced Character Creature Creation 3
Discipline Specific Elective Advanced Character Animation 3
UX & UI Design for Game
Minor Project Digital Character / Creature 4
Open Elective Principles of Animation 3
Video Game Production
Open Elective Experimental Animation 3
Introduction to Game Technology
Compulsory Audit Course Life Drawing & Anatomy study 2



Course Type Course Name Credits
Discipline Specific Elective Advanced Character Animation 3
Introduction to Game Engine
Discipline Specific Elective Acting for Animation 3
Concepts of Level Designing
Discipline Specific Elective Technical Animation Cloth 3
Intro to Visual Scripting in Unreal
Minor Project Look Development 4
Open Elective Advanced lighting 3
Lighting inside Game Engine
Open Elective Hair & Grooming 3
Compulsory Audit Course Dynamics & FX 2


Course Type Course Name Credits
Discipline Specific Elective Compositing Basics 3
Introduction to VR & AR
Discipline Specific Elective CGI Compositing 3
Business of Game
Discipline Specific Elective Sound & Foley Design 3
Minor Project Pitch Preparation 4
Open Elective Animation Project Management 3
Introduction to E-sport & E-sport management.
Open Elective Portfolio Preparation- Asset / Lighting / Animation 3
Game Publishing & Monetizing
Compulsory Audit Course Audio & Music Editing 2


Course Type Course Name Credits
Major Project Industrial Internship / Graduation Project 16
Open Elective Shadowing the Animation industry 3
Shadowing the Gaming industry
Open Elective Animated Short film  3
Game Group Project
Compulsory Audit Course Editing Fundamentals 2







Industry Engagement

Having tied up with Industry Partner Design Skills Academy and industry veterans, Vishwakarma University, Pune aims to equip the students with the right knowledge and focus to succeed in a Media & Entertainment career.

  • Workshops
  • Experts Seminars
  • Industry visits
  • Campus placements
  • Participation in Indian and international competitions
  • Studio Internship

Other Features

  • Internship and placement opportunities
  • A comprehensive 4-year degree course
  • Fostering artistic skills and highly imaginative skills
  • Cultivating the innovative mindset in creating a design.
  • In-depth understanding of animation tools and techniques.
  • Building a strong workforce for the animation industry  
  • The technical and artistic skill development to bring imaginative characters to life
  • State-of-the-art infrastructure and studio with all well–equipped amenities

Dr. Shraddha Kaje
Faculty of Art & Design

Dr. Shraddha Kaje
Assistant Professor
Mr. Prashant Aacharya
Faculty of Art & Design

Mr. Prashant Aacharya
Assistant Professor
Mrs. Rakhi Charwad
Faculty of Art & Design

Mrs. Rakhi Charwad
Mr. Mandar Naik
Faculty of Art & Design

Mr. Mandar Naik
Mr. Deepak Giri
Faculty of Art & Design

Mr. Deepak Giri

As an animation designer, you have ample choices to choose your career as:

  • Drawing Teacher 
  • Comic Book Artist
  • Layout Artist
  • Storyboard Artist
  • Pre-production artist / Concept Artist
  • Photoshop artist / Texturing Artist
  • Digital Painter / Matte Painting artist
  • 2D Animation Artist / Flash Animator
  • 3D Animator / 3D Texturing Artist
  • Lighting Artist / Effects Artist
  • CGI Compositor / Rendering Assistant/Concept Artist/ 3D Modeler
  • Texturing artist / UV artist/ Rigger
  • Compositor/Visual effect Artist Editor / Production Coordinator
  • Production Manager / Project Manager
  • Line Producer / Producer / Animation Supervisor
  • Animation Director / Show Director
  • Animator
  • Art Director
  • BG Modeller
  • VFX Supervisor

The programme is a new launch from the academic year 2021-2022. The University eagerly awaits the respective academic endeavours, performance, and achievements of students.

The programme is a new launch from the academic year 2021-2022. The University eagerly awaits the respective academic endeavours, performance, and achievements of students.

  • As per Times Higher Education Global Impact Rankings 2021, Vishwakarma University, Pune is featured in the top institutions amongst 1200 universities from 98 countries/regions. These rankings assess universities against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • Vishwakarma University is conferred with the Emerging University of the Year award in Western India by ASSOCHAM in its 13th Higher Education Conclave 2020.
  • Vishwakarma University Pune has been declared Winner for Excellence in Design Education Award at the World Education Award 2021(Higher Education) held on March 6, 2021 for the project “Industry on Campus and Industry Connect”.
  • Shreya Ekbote from Product Design dept. stood third in Logo identity design in 2017 organized by Banaras Hindu University

Option 1- In Person 

Option 2 – Online 

Note: Vishwakarma University (VU), Pune charges application form fee.

  • Basic Qualification Required: Passed 12 th / 10+2 with English as a passing subject or 3years Diploma or equivalent qualification from any recognized Board / University.
  • Minimum % of marks at Qualifying Exam for Open Category: 45%
  • Minimum marks at Qualifying Exam for Reserve Category: 40%

Programme Commencement Date: 1st September 2021.

As applicable for UG / PG Programme

For Reserved Category Students – Caste Certificate, Caste Validity, Non-Creamy Layer Certificate, are additionally required (over and above listed documents).

Last date of submitting all / pending documents: 30th September 2021.

  • Rs. 3,65,000/- Per academic year (annual fees). The fees will remain the same for the subsequent years of the batch.
  • Hostel fees (if applicable) and Examination Form Fee will be charged separately.

Click Here to know the applicable Annual Fees and Amount to be paid in instalments.

Note: Postdated cheques (PDCs) are to be submitted for Installment II and III at the time of provisional admission along with payment of Installment I.


Option I – Visit Accounts Section, Vishwakarma University Office, Pune, and deposit only DD or Cheque of requisite amount. No Cash Payment. DD / Cheque should not be deposited directly into the bank. It is to be deposited to University’s Accounts Section (Monday – Saturday, 10.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.). DD or Cheque is to be drawn in the name of “Vishwakarma University” Payable at Pune.

Option II – EDC Machine (Card Swipe Machine). Use Debit or Credit Card to swipe for payment of requisite fees at Accounts Counter, Vishwakarma University, Admissions Office, Pune.

Option III – RTGS / NEFT / IMPS (Immediate Payment Service - Interbank Electronic Fund Transfer)

Institute Name Vishwakarma University
State Maharashtra
District / City Pune
Bank HDFC Bank Limited
Branch Kondhwe, Khurd, Pune 411 048.
Type of Account Current
Account Number 50200027418843
IFSC Code HDFC0000029 (Fifth to Ninth character is “Zero”)

After completion of the transaction, inform the accounts section at the earliest on email (accounts.university@vupune.ac.in) or visit the accounts section with the following details.

  1. Student’s Full Name
  2. Programme & Year
  3. Date of Transaction
  4. Amount of Transaction
  5. Bank Name
  6. UTR No. and / or Transaction Id

After receipt of said information, the accounts section will issue a payment receipt.

Separate accommodation and food facility for Boys and Girls on a first come first serve basis.

  • Boys Hostel (Grade A & B) with capacity more than 140 Beds
  • Girls Hostel with capacity more than 70 Beds.
  • Food (Compulsory) – Vegetarian
  • Booking Amount : Rs. 10 Thousand
  • Refundable Deposit : Rs. 5 Thousand
  • Laundry Charges : Charged separately
  • Transport : Hostel to VU (To and Fro) Rs. 1 Thousand - (bi-monthly) subject to minimum number of seats.

Note : Refer photo gallery for Hostel facilities.

Counselling & Admission Officers :

Mr. Ganesh Thite / Mr. Vinayak Shinde

Vishwakarma University, Main Building, Room No. 1006, Survey No. 2, 3, 4 Laxmi Nagar,

Kondhwa (Bk.) Pune - 411048.

Maharashtra, India.

Contact Numbers: +91 90670 022 23 / 24 / 25 / 26

Email: admissions@vupune.ac.in | connect@vupune.ac.in

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