BVA - Digital Filmmaking

Bachelor of Visual Arts - Digital Filmmaking

4 Years - 8 Semesters - Full Time

Inspiring Innovation and Creativity in Filmmaking


The Digital Filmmaking programme offered by Vishwakarma University, Pune is crafted to give students in-depth knowledge and exposure in the film industry. The programme enhances the students’ level of understanding about various processes of digital film making, creative & aesthetic abilities, visualization power and real-time experiences. Students are taught the basic criteria of bringing life to stories. Learn the real craft of filmmaking here and live the life of a filmmaker.

The students learn two key aspects of filmmaking – storytelling & production. The filmmaking course combines the expertise of a highly committed team of professionally skilled and experienced faculty and guest lectures along with an advanced curriculum that includes theory, processes, practical training and technology that provide an understanding of filmmaking, animation and VFX in an aesthetic way.

The programme also covers the fundamentals of VFX, spanning from conception to application and final production. The film specialization path focuses on production through visual and sound artistry utilizing hands-on experience with the camera, editing, and sound equipment. The filmmaking path also leads to sub-specialization in direction, sound, cinematography and editing along with major film productions. The specializations ultimately develop students’ production skills and promote filmmaking as creative media.

Outcome On successful completion of BVA - Digital Filmmaking programme at VU the student will be able to :
1 Analyze the historical and theoretical foundations of filmmaking
2 Create film work that manifests the filmmaker's unique voice.
3 Analyze the story structure and the screenwriting process for use in the critique and creation of a film.
4 Apply current best practices in cinematography.
5 Apply current best practices in editing language and visual effects.
6 Effectively manage the resources and logistics required to produce a film.
7 Edit digital video on non-linear, industry-standard software and equipment.
8 Collaborate as a member or leader of a filmmaking team.
9 Evaluate the ethical implications inherent in filmmaking practices.
10 Analyze one's own interests and skills in the context of filmmaking industry challenges and opportunities in order to help formulate career goals.
11 Analyze the relationship between film and other art forms and intellectual discipline.
12 Understand the film distribution and business, the process of censorship and the safety and health measures.



Course Type Course Name Credits
FOUC Communication Studies for Design 2
AECC 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
AUDC Pre-Production 2


Course Type Course Name Credits
FOUC History of Indian Cinema 2
AECC 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
AUDC Layout & Story Board 2


Course Type Course Name Credits
DSE History of VFX and VFX Pipeline 3
Art of Story Telling
DSE Digital Concept Art - Matte Painting Photoshop 3
The Script Development Process
DSE The Element of Film Making 3
Minor Project Ideation & Story Presentation 4
OE Introduction to Cinematography 3
OE Concepts of set extension & CG integration 3
The Screenplay & Visual Breakdown
AUDC The Process of Digital Film Making 2


Course Type Course Name Credits
DSE 3D Asset Development 3
DSE Advanced Character Creature Creation 3
The Three Act Structure
DSE Digital Environment Modelling 3
Minor Project Ad film with CG integration Mini project 4
OE Shading & Texturing 3
OE Digital Lighting - Look Development 3
Film Appreciation & Aesthetics
AUDC Fundamentals of 3D 2


Course Type Course Name Credits
DSE Advanced Motion Graphics 3
Casting & Characterization
DSE Introduction to Animation 3
Introduction to Acting
DSE Character / Creature Animation 3
Minor Project Motion Graphic - Project Submission 4
OE Technical Animation (Cloth) 3
The Director's Cut
OE Hair & Grooming 3
Introduction to Visual Effects
AUDC Motion Graphics - Foundation 2


Course Type Course Name Credits
DSE Introduction to FX 3
Production Designer
DSE The Art and science of FX 3
Role of Location Manager
DSE Advanced Compositing 3
Film Distribution & Marketing
Minor Project Post Production Formats & Terminology 4
OE The Rotoscope technique 3
Ethics in Film Making
OE BG Prep / Paint Artist 3
Health Safety & First aid
AUDC Concepts of Compositing 2


Course Type Course Name Credits
DSE Advanced Tracking & Matchmation 3
Creative Editing
DSE Editing Process 3
DSE Music & Sound Design 3
Minor Project Digital intermediate Color Grading 4
OE VFX in Motion Picture, Case studies 3
Complete Post production
OE Mini - Project Specialization Rotoscope / Paint 3
Critical Study of Direction & Directors
AUDC Introduction to Camera Tracking 2


Course Type Course Name Credits
Major Project Industrial Internship / Graduation Project 16
OE Film Censorship & Legal Compliances 3
OE Shadowing VFX industry 3
Shadowing Film Industry
AUDC Introduction Virtual Production - Unreal 2


Industry Engagement

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

  • Workshops
  • Graduation film - Jury
  • Opportunity to participate in film festivals (domestic and international)
  • Shooting spot visit
  • Experts Seminar
  • Festival of Films
  • Short films uploaded on YouTube channels
  • Internship with production houses


Other Features

  • A comprehensive 4-year professional degree programme focussed on various processes of digital film making
  • Focus on the principle of learning through work
  • In-house production facilities and practical classes
  • Opportunities for students to engage in constructive discussion with industry veterans and filmmakers who encourage critical analysis of different film styles and techniques
  • Film appreciation and critique sessions.
  • Portfolio creation
  • Internship and placement opportunities
  • State-of-the-art infrastructure and in-house studio with amenities

Mr. Mayuresh Belsare
Faculty of Journalism & Mass Communication

Mr. Mayuresh Belsare
Assistant Professor & HoD
Mr. Vaibhav Thakare
Faculty of Journalism & Mass Communication

Mr. Vaibhav Thakare
Assistant Professor & HoD
Prof.(Dr.) Kiran Thakur
Faculty of Journalism & Mass Communication

Prof.(Dr.) Kiran Thakur
Professor Emeritus and Director VUCCD
Dr. Radheshyam Jadhav
Faculty of Journalism & Mass Communication

Dr. Radheshyam Jadhav
Adjunct Professor
Mr. Ravi Nikam
Faculty of Journalism & Mass Communication

Mr. Ravi Nikam


There are various job opportunities in:

  • Photographer
  • Scriptwriter
  • Short filmmaker
  • Camera assistant
  • Production supervisor
  • Editor
  • Dynamics Artist
  • Line producer
  • Director
  • Executive producer
  • Production controller
  • Asst. director
  • Art Director / Cinematographer


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.

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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%

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. 4,00,000/- 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 ( 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.

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