BVA - Visual Effects

Bachelor of Visual Arts - Visual Effects

4 Years - 8 Semesters - Full Time

Transforming Ideas into Action


The undergraduate programme at Vishwakarma University, Pune prepares students for an exciting career in the rapidly growing digital visual effects industry. The students learn to create dynamic and realistic visual effects for use in film, television, games, and architectural visualization. They produce a concept sketch and storyboard, shape a model, stage a scene and represent movements in three dimensions. The focus is on professional skill development through a practical, hands-on approach in labs that are outfitted with the latest tools and industry-standard software with training focused on major trends in visual, digital and special effects arts.

The students learn the relevant skills, right from basics of art, visualization design, scaling & proportion, colour theory, set extension, VFX film making, to teaching chroma keying techniques for a shoot and CGI graphics. They are also exposed to the world of 3D computer graphics.

The University is equipped with in-house facilities specific to this field such as a floor green room and an edit suite for students to experience real production techniques of the industry. Students are taught seamless integration of CGI elements with real characters and the complete process for creating photo-realistic lighting along with compositing techniques.

Outcome On successful completion of BVA - Visual Effects programme at VU the student will be able to :
1 Understand various approaches, methods and techniques of Visual Effects Technology.
2 Develop competencies and skills needed for becoming an effective CGI Artist.
3 Master ideas, techniques & digital tools to produce stunning stills and moving images.
4 Exploring different approaches in computer animation.
5 Manage visual effects projects from their conceptual stage to the final product creation.
6 Develop expertise in visualization, life-drawing, artistic approach and related techniques.
7 Apply audio and video production techniques to visual effects projects.
8 Produce a body of work suitable for seeking professional opportunities in their chosen field..
9 Solve creative problems within their field of art and design, including research and synthesis of technical, aesthetic, and conceptual knowledge.
10 Communicate their ideas professionally and connect with their intended audience using visual, oral, and written presentation skills relevant to their field.
11 Execute technical, aesthetic, and conceptual decisions based on an understanding of art and design principles.
12 Evaluate work in their field, including their own work, using professional terminology.
13 Recognize the influence of major cultural and aesthetic trends, both historical and contemporary, on art and design products.
14 Apply the professional skills and behaviours necessary to compete and capture the global marketplace in the field of Visual Effects.



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 Indian Cinema 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 History of VFX and VFX Pipeline 3
Art of Story Telling
Discipline Specific Elective Digital Concept Art - Matte painting Photoshop 3
The Script Development Process
Discipline Specific Elective The Element of Film Making 3
Minor Project Ideation & Story Presentation 4
Open Elective Introduction to Cinematography 3
Open Elective Concepts of set extension & CG integration 3
The Screenplay & Visual Breakdown
Compulsory Audit Course The Process of Digital Film Making 2


Course Type Course Name Credits
Discipline Specific Elective 3D Asset Development 3
Discipline Specific Elective Advanced Character Creature Creation 3
The Three Act Structure
Discipline Specific Elective Digital Environment Modelling 3
Minor Project Ad film with CG integration Mini project 4
Open Elective Shading & Texturing


Open Elective Digital Lighting - Look Development 3
Film Appreciation & Aesthetics
Compulsory Audit Course Fundamentals of 3D 2


Course Type Course Name Credits
Discipline Specific Elective Advanced Motion Graphics 3
Casting & Characterization
Discipline Specific Elective Introduction to Animation 3
Introduction to Acting
Discipline Specific Elective Character / Creature Animation 3
Minor Project Motion Graphic - Project Submission 4
Open Elective Technical Animation (Cloth)


The Director's Cut
Open Elective Hair & Grooming 3
Introduction to Visual Effects
Compulsory Audit Course Motion Graphics - Foundation 2


Course Type Course Name Credits
Discipline Specific Elective Introduction to FX. 3
Production Designer
Discipline Specific Elective The Art and science of FX 3
Role of Location Manager
Discipline Specific Elective Advanced Compositing 3
Film Distribution & Marketing
Minor Project Post Production Formats & Terminology 4
Open Elective The Rotoscope technique


Ethics in Film Making
Open Elective BG Prep / Paint Artist 3
Health Safety & First aid
Compulsory Audit Course Concepts of Compositing 2



Course Type Course Name Credits
Discipline Specific Elective Advanced Tracking & Matchmation 3
Creative Editing
Discipline Specific Elective Editing Process 3
Discipline Specific Elective Music & Sound Design 3
Minor Project Digital intermediate Color Grading 4
Open Elective VFX in Motion Picture, Case studies 3
Complete Post production
Open Elective Mini - Project Specialization Rotoscope / Paint


Critical Study of Direction & Directors
Compulsory Audit Course Introduction to Camera Tracking 2


Course Type Course Name Credits
Major Project Industrial Internship / Graduation Project 16
Open Elective Film Censorship & Legal Compliances 3

 Open Elective

Shadowing VFX industry 3
Shadowing Film Industry
Compulsory Audit Course Introduction Virtual Production - Unreal 2

  • A range of topics including fundamentals and concepts of VFX and compositing, Prep, Sterew, 3D modelling and animation, match-moving and camera tracking, DI and post-production.
  • In-house facilities, featuring audio recording studios, broadcast-standard radio production studios and management systems, standalone film studios equipped with multi-cameras, as well as green screen facilities.
  • VFX facilities including high-definition mixed media workstations, using industry-standard software such as 3ds Max, Maya, Nuke, After Effects, etc.
  • A comprehensive 4-year degree course.
  • Internship and placement opportunities along with guidance for the portfolio and graduation films
  • Industry connect with studio internships, group projects, experts seminars, graduation projects, industry visits, project validation by jury members and campus placements

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


The animation & VFX (visual effects) Industry in India is growing at an average of 16.1 %yearly and expected to reach INR 108.0 billion by 2020. There are various job opportunities in:

  • Fully-fledged CGI Animation Studios
  • Visual Effects services studios
  • Television series production studios
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Production houses

Job Profiles

  • Corporate filmmaker
  • Motion Graphics Artist
  • Roto Artist
  • Paint Artist
  • 2D Animator/3D Animator
  • Junior Compositor/Prep Artist/VFX Generalist/Shading Artist
  • Modeling Artist/Lighting Artist
  • Match Mover/Layout Artist
  • Dynamics Artist


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 12 th / 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. 3,50,000/- 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.

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

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