B.Des. (Game Art & Design)

Bachelor of Design (Game Art & Design)

4 Years - 8 Semesters - Full Time

Design your Future


Game Design and development focuses on the design and art of animation and games. The specialized programme involves the fundamentals of game development that includes strategy, creativity and implementation. The students learn to challenge their mind and hone their skills to create clever, compelling games. They come up with stories and concepts, play and analyze games to understand what makes them successful. This is followed by game development from concept to publishing, sketching plotlines, gameplay and character arcs – and stitching them together to create whole new worlds. The degree provides a well-rounded understanding of game design and development. In addition to learning game design and development using animation and the latest programming software, students develop storytelling and illustration skills.

For students who are looking to make their mark in the creative virtual world, Vishwakarma University, Pune presents a flagship long-term course in Game Art & Design. The gaming industry is on the lookout for skilled and passionate professionals. The programme imparts the proficiency to take any game from a concept to a market-ready product that is able to deliver top-notch results.

Students get an in-depth insight into the gaming world from our industry-experienced faculty. They develop game art techniques such as modelling, texturing and game engine integration using the latest software and technology. 

Outcome On successful completion of B.Des. programme at VU (A&D) the student will be able to :
1 Develop creative thinking & aesthetic appreciation.
2 Generate innovative ideas, and go beyond the obvious and predefined.
3 Select the correct technological tool for the task.
4 Design a technical system that achieves artistic goals for audience experience.
5 Recognize the context in which a computer system may function, including its interactions with people and the physical world.
6 Demonstrate proficiency in Art & Computer Science in the core knowledge areas of Data Structures and Software Engineering.
7 Apply systems-level thinking and abstractions within the context of interactive applications.
8 Recognize and take into account the social, legal, ethical, and cultural issues in the discipline of computer games.

Demonstrate knowledge of visual interaction design and artistic practices in domains involving playful interactions.

10 Demonstrate written and oral communication skills regarding technical material about computer games broadly conceived.
11 Demonstrate the ability to collaboratively plan, organize, and execute complex, team-oriented projects, using appropriate communication and coordination techniques.

Identify industry expectations and apply those professional standards to your own work.

13 Identify industry game design roles and the specific skill sets required by each role, in order to develop a successful, individual career path.


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.

Our faculties are exclusively handpicked after analyzing their years of experience and passion for knowledge sharing and teaching animation courses. Their exposure to the actual production process, problem-solving skills, and in-depth subject knowledge will be a valuable addition to any student pursuing this course.

  • Workshops
  • Campus placements
  • Work while you learn
  • Experts Seminars
  • Participation in Indian and international competitions
  • Project validation by Jury members
  • Industry visits
  • Studio Internship
  • Graduation Project

Other Features

  • Internship and Placement opportunities
  • A comprehensive 4-year degree course
  • Creative Thinking and aesthetic Appreciation
  • Critical thinking and critique
  • Individual practice
  • Written, oral and group communication.
  • Quantitative literacy
  • Use of latest technology
  • Emotional Intelligence for personal, social, and global awareness
  • Leadership, professionalism and career preparation. 
  • State-of-the-art infrastructure and in-house studio with other 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 a game designer, you have ample career choices that include:

  • Pre-production artist
  • Game Asset Artist
  • Concept Artist / Photoshop artist
  • Texturing Artist / Digital Painter
  • Matte Painting Artist / 3D Modelers
  • 3D Texturing Artist / Lighting Artist
  • Effects Artist /Rendering Assistant
  • Game Designer/AR & VR Designer
  • Character animator
  • Game Developer/Game Tester
  • Game Modeler/Level designer
  • Game Quality assurance tester/Interactive Media Designer
  • Game play Programmer

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 12th / 10+2 with English as a passing subject or 3 years 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

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